So I have the bug to build up an all around hunting rifle. Probably a 30 cal mag something or other. Barrel length around 24"-26”. I’m thinking a 3.5x10x40 or 44 scope. It will be used for mid to longer range boar and deer hunting. Most of my hunting is in canyons or deserts, so lots of walking and opportunities can come at any range. I want it light and able to take some abuse. Bear in mind I’m a southpaw. I have both Remington 700’s and Winchester CRF’s to use for the project. Out of the box every 700 I have shoots under 1” without much load development. I can’t say the same about the Winchesters, but they get around 1’ with the right combination. My questions are; 1. Which action should I use? Is one lighter than the other? Is one easier to get consistent accuracy over the other. 2. Who makes a left handed, strong, lightweight stock? It looks like most manufacturers make one for the Remington, but what about for a Winchester? 3. I’m thinking about using a fluted barrel. I know it doesn’t save much weight, but it’s different and I don’t have one. 4. I won’t be using a stainless action. Which finishes hold up well? Any other suggestions?