I have been looking for a high quality bolt action rifle and while there are several high quality options out there, very few are available for lefties, which I am. I own a savage axis and a Remington 700 in .270 and .243, respectively. Both are left handed and I love both of them. (Pretty sure the Remington was made before they went to crap) but I have been looking for something along the lines of a Winchester model 70. Not the most expensive, I know, but more than that savage. I decided I should just build my own, it’s probably gonna be a little pricey, anyone got any advice? My first question is, what is the thickness on a barrel with a No. 5 taper? It seems like a thicker barrel but I don’t know anything about that yet. I’m trying to build something light enough to carry into the backcountry hunting, but I also want this rifle to be as accurate as I can get it, hence the question about the thicker barrel. I’m going to build it in .308 Winchester.