Glad you found a L handed '06.
I don't remember anyone recommending Montana Rifle Company (MRC).
Their ASR-SS is $1129, which is a little over your target price, but not by much. It is a fairly good clone of the M70 action, I believe, and accepts aftermarket triggers designed for the M70. (That is, if you can manage to find fault with the already excellent M70 trigger...)
So, you might add MRC to your list. I have no idea where you could find one to "trial fit", short of driving to Montana.