Noobs shouldn't get a bolt action for various reasons. Such as the fact that you will find it boring after a while in your first game since you would be missing on alot of action. Airsoft bolt actions aren't like real steel or movie style "sniper" rifles without about $1000 of upgrades *cue Amos to parade around his VSR-10 :P * in order to outrange AEGs and have an advantage over them, and also the fact that pretty much all fields don't allow noobs to use high velocity bolt actions. There are allot of safety concerns when it comes to bolt actions and this is generally reserved for people who have developed a reputation within their community and the people feel comfortable with you wielding a 500 FPS bolt action.
Depending on where you live you may take a "Sniper Clinic" which has been birthed by ShaDo in southern Ontario and runs it whenever the demand reaches high enough. It can teach allot about the role of a sniper, and test your abilities to safely judge distances. If you do pass it you would then have your Bolt Action Operator certificate (Level 2 500FPS, Level 3 550 FPS [correct me if Im wrong]) but this is not a golden ticket to let you use a high powered bolt action as in the end this is up to the field owner/host of the game.
Buy an AEG first, play with that; gain experience and develop a reputation. THEN you can think about getting a bolt action.
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Originally Posted by Pliskin
This is the equivalent to knocking on deaths door and blowing his head off with a shotgun.