They are very nice rifles. They handel well and shoot very well. The only down side I have with them is they load from the end of the tub (near the muzzle) rather than from a loading gate on the side.
They are probably the best made levers in current production in America.
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