RUGER 96 was built in 22 MAG for a time. Mine is chambered for 44 MAG and its a genuine keeper!
I have one. Pretty accurate, even with a REALLY heavy trigger. Does fail to fire about 10% of the time. Got a Marlin 57M. Have yet to shoot it, as my range is closed for another month or so...
I had a 96/22 for a while... probably the most problematic 22 I've ever owned. I sent it back to Ruger a couple times. It was about 25% ftf out of the box. Got it back and that was fixed, but then it had extraction and feed problems. Got it back again and it functioned fine, but it was rougher than a gravel road after that 2nd repair. Tried buffing it out, but it didn't help, so I dumped it off on a trade. I never even shot it enough to really get a good idea of the accuracy.
Had one of the 96/44s for a while, too. It was nice and smooth, had decent trigger, and handled great, but I never could get the kind of accuracy I was looking for out of it, so eventually traded it off, too. It also kicked about twice as hard as any other 44Mag rifle I've ever shot... think it was the stock, that butt plate used to poke me right in the shoulder joint something awful ☠️
My choice now for rimfire levers is the old Winchester 9422, have a standard S/L/LR and a 22 mag, and love them both. I don't shoot the Mag much, but it's probably a bit more accurate than the LR.
The Henry Goldenboys are very nice, too, but I like the 9422 a bit better.