Didn't say it was overkill. Said it was unneccessary. And I'm a pretty big fan of the '06 myself. Frankly, I'm a big fan of the .300 H&H as well. I just don't kid myself that I have to have one for deer or elk. The simple fact is there's very little game in America that needs more than a 7X57, .25-06, 6.5, etc. So a question: if there's no ego involved in the magnums, why is it that the mere suggestion that they aren't neccessary enough to set off a certain kind of magnum owner? It's not as though I'm saying magnums are bad, or shouldn't be used, or are "overkill" or anything. My harshest criticism is that the increased noise and recoil requires an effort to master and that too many "recreational" hunters don't bother. So why does that get the "magnum men" all uptight?