Ruger could hv done much better w/their gun.
Inspired by Savage 99, but on the cheap. Can be accurate, always is ugly.
Not bad for its intent, no real advantage over Marlin.
Marlin #1 ease of maintenence, quality fit n finish.
Microgroove just fine for JSP/JHP. Ballard preferred for shootin lead pills.
1894 n 96 limited by action length, no real problem for most purposes, if need super heavyweights best get 45-70, 450M, even 444 better choice.
Slow twist no problem if bullet is driven fast enuff.
If need fast twist look at Winchester scout in .44mag.