While I would not mind at all getting a Lew Horten 3 inch .41 snub I can say the .44 magnum revolvers are usually the same frame size and actually weigh a bit less due to the bigger hole in the cylinder and barrel (that is less steel in the gun.) And you can always load a .44 down to a .41 but not vice-versa!
My field gun now is a 629-3 4 inch .44 magnum with 240gr LSWC and 7.5gr Unique (the old Skeeter load.) For deer I use 250gr gas checked LSWC and 10 gr. of Unique for a bit over 1000 fps.
I almost never use full powered .44 magnum ammo. Just don't run into critters that need that kind of umph.
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