I've read all those Chet. The sps and 5r especially. The sps seems to not be free floated totally and the stock is often changed fast by a lot of people. The 5r is a good out of the box factory from what I've seen. So is the savage fcp-k from what I've read.
I'm thinking the fcp-k is what ill get. 24 in barrel, threaded, good stock out of the box, and cheaper than a 5r. For a first bolt action I'm thinking its a good middle of the road while letting me have some extra cash for scope mounting and bipods.