What I thought was one of the neatest stages at the Shooting Industry Masters match was a bolt-action rifle stage. The drill was to shoot four, eight inch steel targets from the bench at 100 yards. You could use sandbags for the front rest.
Challanging? No. But the hitch was to do it as fast as possible. This put an empahsis on bolt work. I’ve always believed it is important to work a bolt fast either in a tactical or hunting situation. You never know when that follow up shot might be important.
Most fo the times for most shooters seemed to be in the seven to 12 second range and some of the better shooters were in the sixes. The rifles were either Savage or TC bolt guns. I used a TC and the bolt was smooth but small compared to a Remington 700.
Next time you are at the range try this drill and see how fast you can get four hits on an eight inch target at 100 yards. Let me know if you can beat six seconds.