It seems every time I read a thread about long range shooting, .308 seems to be the undisputed favorite. I am not really into long range shooting and have only shot at greater than 300 yards maybe a dozen times and would be a (self professed) rookie at long range shooting. Most of the rifles I shoot and have grown up with have been an '06, and have only shot a bolt gun in .308 a handful of times with maybe a 100 rounds downrange. Firing up the old ballistics calculator and running a few scenarios, I can't find anything that makes the .308 a better choice for long range shooting with a lot of evidence supporting the opposite. So I guess what I am asking is aside from the obvious differences of the two, what makes the .308 the preferred long range round compared to the 30-06?