Re: Accurate benchrest RUGER??
brass and dies are your cheapest part, so do not let that drive the train. Custom Neil Jones dies for your chamber are $275 and that is shoulder bump bushing and micrometer seater die. Redding or Forester can do custom BR dies off your chamber specs or fired brass. I would go with either 6.5-284 or 06AI, and new brass for either so same cost. Do not settle for less than what you want, or will never be happy.
One piece blocks are a royal pain for a gunsmith to change barrels (glue in barrel to block) while the split block costs more initially, but are easy and much cheaper to change barrels.
As for the Ruger action, Phillip Yott is the first IBS 1000 yard shooter to get 100 points winning matches (1/2 point relay win and 1 pt match win) and shoots a mauser action and a win m70, so lots of guns can be made competitive. Ruger problem will be good aftermarket trigger IF you want one.
elk ridge is good stock, I have one obtained on trade, so I had no idea as to cost now. Just mentioning the Baer so you can have a price comparison.
Just got a call from a friend of mine who has a Snake River (west coast mftr) SS HV taper 6.5 barrel 1-8 twist that is 28-29" finished that is for sale $200 if you are interested. He won it.