In my hurried quest to tool up before my wife bans firearm purchases, I am about to the point where I am looking at picking up a lever action in .357 or 44mag. Problem is, Winchester models are out of my range, so as far as I can tell it's really a choice between Rossi and Marlin. I've heard a lot about Rossis, but it's a mixed bag (as usual and to be expected). So I'm not looking for "It's garbage! Buy a Winchester (see above). I'm just wondering if any of you fine folks have experience with these or a similarly priced rifle. Thanks in advance!