A modern bolt-action should be instantly convertible from right to left-hand operation. About one customer in six is left-handed, and should not need to put in for special consideration.Altogether an excellent idea, a bolt that converts from left to right-handed operation. With one left-handed son and several southpaw grandsons, this is a wonderful idea. I'm not sure how the engineering would work out, but I like the ideal.
The modern bolt-action should feature a rotary box magazine with a shoulder detent to avoid masking soft-point spitzers flat while waiting their turn. (Personally, I would prefer something on the order of Savage 99, but the Mannlicher-type - if made of steel - would do as well.)Really? A rotary magazine? I didn't know that Cooper was a fan.
I also have been thinking about the modern bolt action rifle lately, so I thought I'd look to the guru to make sure that I am on firm ground. If you're interested, the online compilation of Cooer's Commentaries can be found here.