i've never had a lever gun out do a good bolt gun and i tried hard eh
but theres a lot i have not tried so it'd have to be possible , but a 24" barrel is hard to beat and it'd be awkward as heck on a lever the actions are too far forward
stocks a easy fix ..
it;d be doable but you'd be better starting just with a action and designing the rest around it
action imparts no accuracy, unless its damaging bullets while loading etc so why not ?
Juststartingout leo will take that recoil all day , some wont,
a good used leo is better than most