I am with you, not ever owning a big Old DE but when I use to hunt Boar in the northern Tennessee and southern mountain area of Kentucky I used a 41 mag.
well I had a Dan Wesson , a S & W #57 and a standard Ruger Blackhawk.
after few hunts the lighter weight Ruger single action got carried.
everything up there is either uphill, down hill and always has water at the bottom,.
start hiking through those thick woods and those hills in that heat and humidity and every ounce counts, at least it did for me.