I have a couple old Marlin bolt actions. One is a single shot model 100 from 1950's or maybe even a little older than that. I also have a Marlin 25 that is magazine fed and super accurate. Not sure you would find a left handed model though as they probably never made one. The only Savage bolt gun I have is a 308 and it is a great shooting rifle. It sounds like it would do the trick if you are looking for a left handed rifle as Savage makes a good rifle at a good price and you could even find a aftermarket stock for it I bet if you wanted to change it up.