To the OP, your caliber choices are like saying I am going to a dance and I want to dance with a fat girl, or a skinny girl.
One cartridge is primarily a handgun cartridge to make it possible to have one size ammo available for both your rifle as well as your revolver. The 30-30 is a dedicated rifle cartridge with a rich history going back to the American west in many lever action rifles.
I have a Winchester model 1894, made in 1898 in 30-30.
The lever action calibers in handgun rounds are a compromise. Not necessarily a bad choice, but usually paired with a matching sidearm.
I have on my Xmas list the Rossi Ranch Hand in 44 mag because I like the novelty of it, and because it is as close to a tax stamp weapon as one can get. I have a Ruger RedHawk, and to have a short barrel, short stock rifle (anybody that thinks the Ranch Hand is a pistol is crackers) to compliment my revolver caliber.