This might comes as a shock but I really like guns. The problem is that there are so many and I want them all, and that is a problem. I decided years ago that I am not a collector of anything because there is no end to collecting, but there is an end to how much space I've got and how much money I have. That especially applies to guns. At the same time life is short and I really like guns. How I finally decided to remedy this situation was to create a list of the different types of guns and decide what the best gun is based on the type. I would then eventually get one that made the top of the list for each category. That way I could have a lot of different guns but there would be a limit to my collection. So now when I'm at a gun show or wherever I only look for guns that are on the list. Just creating the list and deciding what the best is was actually a lot of fun, and since there are others here that also really like guns I thought it would be fun to have a discussion about the list and the rifles in each category. And I think I posted the list sometime back to see if I was missing any obvious category? But I don't think the rifles that made the list were ever really discussed. What I would like to do now is just see if I'm missing anything obvious on categories and then discuss each rifle in a separate thread. I would really be interested in why others arrive at a different "best" rifle for each category. So here is what I have: 1. Best Rifle Ever 2. Best Bolt Action Hunting Rifle 3. Best Semi Auto Hunting Rifle 4. Best Bolt Action Battle Rifle 5. Best Semi Auto Battle Rifle 6. Best Carbine 7. Best Battle Carbine 8. Best Lever Action 9. Best Pump Action 10. Best Single Shot 11. Best Double rifle (which will cost more than I'll pay for a rifle) 11. Best Sniper Rifle I know there are some unique categories not included like rifles built like revolvers, but I felt like this list covered most common rifles out there along with their intended use. And this list is for production centerfire rifles only. So am I missing anything obvious?