I wish someone would make a detachable mag for the new Ruger .44 Mag carbines with the box mag instead of the tube. A M-44 with a 20 or 30 round mag would be a bad mofo.While I don't disagree on any particular point,
I prefer to use a PUMP rifle rather than lever gun.
Less maintenance, less chance of problems as the gun ages.
Pumps are also faster for follow up shot if you need one than a lever gun.
I'm also pretty fond of my Ruger M-44 in .44 Rem Mag.
Looks EXACTLY like a Ruger 10/22 unless you see the muzzle or magazine well/loading gate.
Four rounds in the mag, one in the pipe and semi-auto speed if you need a follow up shot!
Game wardens used to take one look at my M-44 and assume I was squirrel hunting and not give me a second though!