a 44 mag lever gun is pretty low recoil and can kill at better than 200 yards if the shooter can do there part.
Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.
all 25 of my guns are 45/70 govt, 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple