I really like the Remington Model 7 as a compact, fast handling deer rifle for woods hunting. But my problem is that they don't make it in a left hand version. Remington does however make a Model 700 SPS Youth rifle in left hand version in 7-08mm. It has a nice, short 20" barrel. I thought that this would substitute for the Model 7. The only difference size wise is that the SPS youth has a 12 5/8" length of pull vs. the sandard 13 5/8" LOP. While I've never handled a youth rifle, I'm not sure that the short LOP would be a negative if you want a compact rifle. Plus the SPS comes in a synthetic stock (which I like for a woods rifle) and is only about $500 - $550. What do you think - would you think that a youth rifle is just too small to be handled by an adult? I'm only 5'9" and average build.