Plus, you don't want to get someone started in service rifle matches with a bolt gun, anyway. When it comes to prone rapid fire, a bolt gun can be very demanding to a new shooter (with respects to competition). Shooters tend to move too much of their body when operating the bolt and lift their head out of position. Then they have to get back into positing, establish sight picture fire, and repeat. 10 rounds in 80 seconds seems like a lot of time, but for a new shooter, 10 rounds in 70 seconds with a semi auto will be a lot easier.