I actually agree it makes more sense to split tactical/hunting/target, but those all mix a lot also.
As I posted elsewhere, unless managing it all was a problem I am not sure why the change was made.
Revolvers and semis are a lot different. How you shoot them is different in many cases. Reloading is important and much different. It just doesn't seme to vary that much for rifles to me. I can pick up pretty much all of them and shoot them as well as any other, reloading doesn't seem as important, all the types use the same triggers, etc.