I was asking about left hand bolt action rifles a couple of weeks ago and got some good info and suggestions - thanks!

I just happened to look at the Remington website a bit ago and saw that they have a new version of the 700 called XCR (for extreme conditions rifle). Looks like it fits just about exactly what I mentioned I was looking for, except that it is limited in calibers (I was thinking about a 25-06).

Sure would like to get my hands on one in person - it will probably be a bit before the left hand versions are in circulation, though.

Here's the link if anyone is interested:
http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/centerfire_rifles/model_700/model_700_XCR.asp