Was talking with another member the other day about a right handed rifle shooter using a left handed bolt. My thinking is that you never want to give your master grip, so if you shoot right handed why not keep that hand on the rifle and work the bolt with your left? Thoughts?
Because your non-firing hand is what stabilizes the rifle with a rear bag. So your left hand should be running the rear bag, and your right hand's only job during firing is trigger control. Once the shot is over maintian the rear bag with your left hand, and cheek resting on the rifle, firing hand (right) cycles the bolt. You should maintain sight picture before, during, and after the shot, even during cycling. You cannot accomplish that if the bolt handle is on the wrong side, because you have to let go of your rear bag (losing rifle stability and sight picture), to cycle the bolt.
Right hand bolt for right handed shooters.
Left hand bolt for left handed shooters.
Come out to the range one day and we can run the stop watch on each other for five shots. Both of us shooting one of my left hand rifles, but you shoot it right handed.