Quite a few chaps here using a lever .44 mag in conjunction with dogs when hunting pigs. Theory being that it gives great knock down up close, and won`t go whistling off for miles like a bigger calibre is apt too, given that shots up close with dogs close by might be a tad hurried ie: OMG!! I gotta kill this crazy pig!! Type of thing. Not forgetting one could amp up the loads a fair amount over what you`d put in a revolver.