Regarding the .41 Magnum: I don't buy much factory ammo but I have purchased factory fresh brass for the .41. It was the same price, more or less, than the .44 Special or .44 Magnum. I've purchased hard cast lead bullets, or factory jacketed bullets, for the same price (or less) than .44s.
Back to comparing the .44 Special to the .41 Magnum; with the Ruger, the .44 Special is built on the smaller New Vaquero frame, making it less bulky and heavy than the .41 Magnum.
To me, the proportion is better in the .44 Special. Of course, "feel" is subjective so "your mileage may vary".