IMHO, there's so much personalized taste.
I'm pretty much a milsurp collector.
As for categories 11.a & 11.b, I'm just a
po' boy, I can't afford that sh!t.
Many of us have 22LRs, there's really no niche.
1. Best Rifle Ever- Ruger 10/22 Takedown- Case included, SS, 22LR, noob
friendly, great varminter, scope-ready. This little pisher kicks ass.
2. Best Bolt Action Hunting rifle- in my neck-'O-the-woods, for
wild boar-Mosin-M44. 7.62X54R in soft nosed hunting tips.
3. Best Semi Auto Hunting rifle--M16A2 in 5.56-22 magnum has never been
better, or more accurate.
4. Best Bolt Action Battle Rifle--Springfield '03A3--in 30.06.
5. Best Semi-Auto Battle Rifle-M1 Garand--in 30.06
6. Best Carbine--Ruger Mini 14 Ranch Rifle--.223/5.56
7. Best Battle Carbine--SKS with folding stock--7.62X39
8.Best Lever Action- Marlin 1894--in .44 Rem. Mag.-because, here
in South Florida, when you step outside, you enter the food
9. Best Pump Action-Mossy 500, or Rem 870.
10. What's a "single shot"
YMMV, just the ravings of an opinionated NFL fan...