I say enjoy the crap out of it, use jacketed ammo and it shouldn't be too bad.
Corbon and Buffalo Bore both load some really capable .44sp loads.
I have the 242, the 7 shot .38sp sibling to the 296, I love it.
"You need a shotgun, man, it's got a good spread.
It's easy to load, doesn't have a lot of working parts...ya ain't gotta be that accurate, the further away you are the more **** you hit."