How particular are you on the make? You may consider going on gunbroker and picking a left hand savage in any 30-06 based cartridge. It is not that hard to rebarrel the Savage. You just need a barrel nut wrench and a set of go, no-go gauges. You can pick up an Adams & Bennett Barrel in 35 Whelen for $130 froms Midway USA.
I've got a remington semi auto 750 I'm trying to sell. It's unfired, has a new and better recoil pad and a saik removable muzzle break (cost me $240 on it's own). I'm getting rid of it because I can't take a semi to Africa and am making a new one out of a bolt action 30-6. I'll sell it to you with the muzzle break for $575 and without it for $475. Email me if interested.
From the books that I have read, there is a lot of importance in knowing every nook and cranny of your hunting territory as well as the animal that you are hunting. So scouting as much as possible, just walking the land, will give you a good idea of what's around the corner or what's on the other side of a hill. Which can be very beneficial.
Making your own maps of human and deer trails, and different types of foliage such as group of pines,...