I shot pistol silhouette fors year with a 44 mag and it is still what I consider the standard for revolver (same distances, same targets). No problems with knocking down the rams.
I took some of my pistol 44 mag loads recently to the range with a lever just to see how they compare with a 30-30. I really do not like the 30-30 too much recoil, and am looking for an alternative....44 mag looks better but there is real recoil not as bad as the 30-30 but certainly not 357. I am going to use 357 this year.
In a 10" TC it was kinda at the low end but still not having to deal with the recoil should help me....