I know it's an issue for some guys, but reloading for wildcats don't seem to bother me. It can be an issue if you're say going to hunt at your sisters out of state (like a certain idiot I know did) and leave your boxes of shells on the kitchen counter. Luckily that guy took a 30-06 and a 30-30 with him so he was able to find shells the first place he looked. Had it been something a little more exotic or even a wildcat I might of been screwed finding ammo at the local hardware store.
Now for the lever action. I scoped my 336 for about two days of hunting. Quickly realized that it took a light handling rifle and made it awkward. Haven't done it yet, but I'll likely get a lyman or redfield receiver sight for it like what is on my 444 Marlin. Easy to use and doesn't change how easy the gun is to shoulder or carry.