Now if THAT isn't a good ad for someone looking for a hunting rifle that shoots 7.62 in bolt action, I don't know what is.
I keep agonizing over which bolt action rifle to get myself, and I always come back to Remington as the factory rifle to get if I accept no subsitutes.
Lefty models in .308:
Model 700 SPS
Model 40 XB
Models I wished were available in lefty:
Model 700 VTR
Model 700 XCR
Model 700 XCR LR
And how about THIS model 7615 for a lefty .223 carbine? It isn't shooting pistol ammo, it's .223, but it has the AR magazine, and it's appropriate for lefties, AND it already has iron sights.
Model 7600 can shoot .308... No M1A magazine, but it does have a drop out 4 rounder. Hmmm... Scout rifle...
[UPDATE: Look at the ad for the M24 at the top of this post. There is a front sight! Where is the rear sight in all that? Why doesn't Remington offer an iron sight arrangement?]