Luckyned. Wait till you try the .300 grainers. LOL.
Recoil is a bit more stout, but managable. However they shoot high. I have 6 different .44 mags, and with the rear sight set as low as it will go, they will shoot from 6 to 8 inches high.
Like you, I prefer the iron sights on my handguns. The only exception is a 14 inch Super Contender in .357 Max. I have a 2x Pentax scope on that.
As anybody who has read any of my posts will say, I muck prefer my eloads with cast bullets for deer. I haven't shot factory stuff, or jacketed bullets for that fact, in years. Works for me.