The whole point of this thread was to see if you can get by with a 357 in the lower 48; it sounds like you can. However there are hogs and there are HOGS! Some are sub 100 lbs.and some are VW sized. I still think a 357 works as long as you hit the right spot.
So maybe you don't need a 44 OR a 41; unless of course you just want one.