It is likely a bit much for deer and elk but with that said, it will certainly do the job without question. Go with light loads for whitetail and mule deer and it will serve you well.
It will likely be a bit of a beater for the range but you won't know till you put some down range.
I'm a lefty too and Savage offers a good selection of cartridges offered in their lefty models. I bought a 7mm Rem Mag that is a tack driver.
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