Well guys after much research and advice from those on the hide I pulled the trigger on a Savage Model 12 LRP chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. It comes with a 1" thick 26" barrel with a 1/8 twist. Needless to say I am pretty stoked.
My local shop says the delivery is about 2-3 weeks out so in the meanwhile I will be searching for a 20MOA 1 piece scope mount and some rings for an SWFA 10x42 SS scope. I'm thinking a 1 piece from midwayusa and some badger rings. I most likely will be upgrading to a Nightforce F1 3-15 or a USO SN3 (both of which are very hard to find it seems?) after I have some rounds under my belt.
My only concern right now with this rifle is the factory stock. I've never been impressed with any factory stocks so I am basically buying the gun for the action/trigger/barrel. I do have my eyes on a Manners T5A (thumbhole). How much work does it take to drop in a factory barreled action into one of those? I've never bedded a rifle or whatnot before. Not opposed to doing it, but I don't want to screw it up either!