The 308 is offered because it will sell and make the manufacturer money. The 6.5 Creedmoor in modern loadings beats the 308 handily as a target round. It simply does everything better. It isn't that the 308 sucks, it is just that something better has come along. I own 3 different 308 hunting rifles and like them a lot. But if I were serious about getting into long range target shooting I would not be buying another 308 for that purpose. Not in 2016 anyway, 10 years ago probably.