I just took my new 44 BB out sunday and it shot great. recoil was not bad and accuracy was decent and i'm no sharpshooter. I bought the 44 because I plan on hunting with mine and I want the knock down factor of the 44 plus it takes the same cartridge as my Ruger SBH.
Either one I think you'll love. They are the smoothest actions I've personally ever worked.
BTW: The Big Boys will fire both the Mag and Special loads of their respective calibers.