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94AE rifling vs. bullet weight

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I just purchased a new 94AE from a local gun store. I did the usual condition checks. I asked the clerk about ammo. He sold me a box of 265g Leverevolution. The box states its for a 1 in 20 twist or faster, while slugging the barrel I calculated it to be a 1 in 38. So I checked and sure enough its 1 in 38. I was aware of the slower rifling in some models, but in my research before purchasing the only info I found was that the slower rifling lacked the ability to stabilize heavier bullets( being 300g or more). The 265g bullets certainly does not fit this description. Why did these loads get labeled like this?
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Here are some links to some older 444 Marlin threads discussing heavy bullets and twist rates. My Timber rifle has a fast twist but there two twist rates for the Winchesters.
The LeveRevolution bullets are pretty long.

Well, turns out the links to the older Lee 310-grain bullet threads are all duds today.

Well, here are two links which work. You will see some of the Winchesters have a 1 in 12” twist.
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