Hey guys, I'd eventually like a rifle of my own once and for all (can't always use Dad's) But my needs are pretty specific and I'm all ears on suggestions. First my "important" specs, so to speak: - 5'3" female, kinda boney, works out/stays active - has no use of left arm/hand Rifle I'm looking for: - caliber needs to handle: whitetail (primary game; doe and bucks), coyotes, bobcats/mountain lions, pigs ...ie, the likely suspects when out in the brush or stand (sidearm will be carried as well) - semiauto: more of a need than a want. no use of my left am makes successive follow up shots difficult, slow, & cumbersome, unless on a stand - weight of rifle: as light as possible. I do not want to be confined to using a bipod. I need to be able to shoulder when on the ground. The lighter the better; light 6lbs is ideal - length of pull/stock: I feel pretty comfortable using youth size rifles. - barrel length: the shorter, the easier it is to shoulder and balance with one arm...con: shorter barrel may influence accuracy I've got a pretty short list of semi auto rifles I found here: Top Guide Picks - Top 5 Semi-Automatic Deer/Big Game Hunting Rifles This list really limits my choices, I know that. If I went shopping like normal I'd probably take home a Remington Model Seven Youth .243 or a Ruger M77 Mark II Ultra Light .243. Off the cuff, what do you guys think? Am I over analyzing what I need? Am I missing important info? Just toss me your thoughts. I've never been adverse to 'figuring things out' and getting creative. Before the accident and growing up I was a pretty dang good athlete and still do where I can, so mentally, it's always "I'll win"