I was looking at a ruger 10/22 rifle today at Dicks Sporting goods. I liked the rifle but the clerk says he would never buy a semi-auto rifle again because the springs wear out and they cost so much to replace you might as well buy a new rifle rather than pay a gunsmith to replace the spring! This would be my first .22 rifle. Is this guy correct? He said I should go with a bolt action or lever action. Those of you with .22 rifle experience please chime in. What is a good .22 rifle? Should I avoid semi-autos(I am only going to target shoot at the local gun range)? Is bolt action better than lever action for target plinking? Thanks in advance for your input.