INCAPACITATION- a term that is perhaps more accurate than deadly- comes about as a result of shutdown of the central nervous system. This can happen in one of 2 ways-
1. The connection between the brain and the rest of the body is physically broken (...since this is a 44 magnum, and could blow your head CLEAN off....)
2. More commonly- the brain does not get enough oxygenated blood to stay conscious- blood is leaking somewhere else.
In order to produce either one, you need a bullet that will penetrate far enough to reach the areas in question. The larger the wound channel, the better the odds that the track of the bullet will cross a vulnerable area.
With the weapons and ammo listed, either one could
do the job. Please note that with earlier .357 ammo, expansion when fired from a 2 incher was..... uncertain. Current ammo design is better- not perfect, but much better. You still drop a lot of speed in a snubby.
There is also the 3rd category- person decides he does not like being shot, and faints or runs away. Do not count on this, be happy if it happens.
Use a shotgun or rifle to be sure.
True. Also, if it is worth shooting, it is worth shooting again. And again.
Until target changes shape or catches fire.