LC, I'm waiting on delivery of my LH Compact All Weather .308 after reading the reviews. Sold my accurized Remmy 700 LH .270 to get it. Some might think I'm wrong, but I never fully trusted the safety. The hammer forged barrels and free floatin from the factory are great. The stock is just to hold onto and don't bother me in the least. As happy as you are now, wait till you get the right loads for her! I can hardly wait myself, but I'm really happy for you brother. you got a real gem of a wife too, you're one lucky husband!