Re: LEFT HAND OR RIGHT HAND
I'm a natural lefty, but for years all of my hunting guns an early competions guns were true right handed actions due to cost. I bought used equipment ot get into the LR competition game. Custom actions were few and far between back then, let alone the choice of RR, RL, LR, or LL custom actions we have today.
And until 2 yrs ago, all of the hunting rifles (bolt action) were right handed also.
From an operating perspective: shooting a right bolt in your left shoulder isn't a big issue. I've done it hundreds of times hunting and competition. You just have to adjust. Welcome to a righthanded world.
The only thing I would add is the follow safety consideration:
When firing a right ported action from the left shoulder if you have any type of case failure, primer leak and/or peircing, or in the worst case.. a blowup, the port is pointing toward your face and eyes.
I have had 2 Federal primers fail on me in the last couple of years. These were not peircings but the edge of the primer cup failed and blew gases and bits or brass and metal through the extractor groove and out the ejection port. I was wearing glasses, so my eyes are fine. But if I could show you the lenses in those glasses it would raise your eyebrows. Also if you are shooting a right port action with a Sako extractor conversion be a little more careful. Some don't agree with me on this setup, but that is fine. Chances of a complete extractor coming out of that port are slim, but I'm not a gambler. There is a really good chance of smaller peices coming out though. That cut in a remington bolt to install a sako extractor is a big cut. So answer that question for yourself before pulling the trigger.
Just keep that in mind and load accordingly. I still have several RH actions (current competition guns are Left bolt, right port) but I don't shoot without glasses.
be safe and have fun!