Ok guys, like I said in introductions I'm a newbie here with a couple of questions for the experienced rifle users among you... I'm looking to buy my first gun soon and I've pretty much decided on a .22lr rifle for target shooting at the local range. I've been reading up and comparing models and it seems the Ruger 10/22 would be most peoples choice but my question is what are the pros and cons of a Bolt Action rifle over a Semi Auto like the Ruger I'm looking at? The improved speed and ease of use of the Semi Auto seems to be the obvious advantage but am I missing something with a bolt action? Are they more reliable? durable? Does the bolt action make you slow down and in turn achieve better accuracy? Or am I looking and trying to compare two completely different rifles meant for different jobs. Thanks in advance for any replies and wisdom.