The main advantage of the lever rifle is that they can be very compact and handy.My Mod.94 30-30 Trapper is 34 in long,and very accurate,I have a receiver sight on it and it is not much more cumbersome than a heavy revolver. While it is ballistically limited, it is the ideal rifle for walking is the woods.
The other end of the spectrum is my .375 H&H Win.Super Express arguably the best all around ctg.in the world. This rifle is 45 in.,long and with the fixed 4x it weighs twice as much as the 94.
It is true that you can get lever guns that are ballistically superior to the Trapper,but they are also longer and heavier.
You can also get other action types that are lighter and shorter than the
.375 but you give up the versatility.
My .300 Win.Mag. carbine is a trade off it is 40 in long and with the 2-7 scope
weighs about half way between.
This is a good rifle but it is a compromise and will not cover either end as well as the 94 or the Super Express.