It would certainly work but, full power 44mags, particularly in 3"-4" guns are brutal to shoot, slow follow up shots & lots & lots of flash. If you must carry your 3"-4", as I do at times when hiking/packing, handload it with something like a 200-210grJHP @ 1100fps or as I do a 250grLHP @ 1000fps. Easier to shoot fast, less blast & flash. You will get complete penetration in most animate targets to 300#.
"Given adequate penetration, a larger diameter bullet will have an edge in wounding effectiveness. It will damage a blood vessel the smaller projectile barely misses. The larger permanent cavity may lead to faster blood loss. Although such an edge clearly exists, its significance cannot be quantified".
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