I bought a Ruger 96 right afte they came out. Basically, a lever-operated 10/22. While I've owned severl 10/22's for many years, I thought the 96 would be great. Don't know exactly what it was about that rifle, but I absolutely did not like it one bit. I shot it some, but it was never comfortable for me. I just couldn't put my finger on what turned me off to it. There wasn't anything mechanically wrong with it, as I recall no problems with feeding or poor accuracy. For some reason it just didn't work for me. Ended up selling it.