I'm going to be buying a new (to me) handgun to carry while hunting. I've decided on a revolver, and I think I want a single action. I love how they feel and shoot, and with practice, you can shoot them fairly fast. I kinda want a .45LC, because I have a .45-70, and I think it would be cool to have the same "caliber" rifle and handgun. I hear that .45LC can be hand loaded to get some really good performance out of it, but is it as good as what you can get out of a .44 with hand loads? I know there is no arguing that a .44 mag will stop pert near anything in the US. I will be hunting in Wyoming and Montana in the next couple years, and hope to get up to Canada or Alaska in the next few years, so there is a chance of running into a Grizzly. If I go with a .44, there is a chance I'll go with a DA instead. So, for backwoods protection, in North America, what would you go with, .45LC or .44 Magnum?