I recently inherited a Remington 700 BDL LH 30-06. It's beautiful gun with a scope. It was my wife's 80 year old grandfathers pride and joy, shooting Moose, Elk, Deer etc with it. I grew up hunting with a Marlin 30-30 and have shoot many different types of rifles, but I am a right handed person and I always place the butt of the rifle on my right shoulder. I am wondering if I will have an issue using this left handed rifle. I plan on going to the range and trying to get used to it and see how it goes.
I may find that it will just be kept for sentimental value and not used as a hunting rifle. So if I need to get another gun for hunting I need some recommendations. My dad still has his 30-30 Marlin up in NY where I grew up, but I will be hunting in the state of Georgia for deer and boar. I have asked a people that I know here in GA and the most common caliber is a .308 or any bolt action rifle that's what everyone is recommending. I loved using my dad's Marlin, but I everyone say to go bolt action. Also the stocks are not made like they used to be made. I went and looked at a Marlin in the store the other day and the stock looked fake.
Any recommendation on caliber and gun would be great in case I am uncomfortable using the left handed gun.