6.5 creed is here to stay. Even the big boys at Nammo decided to put it in their lapua line with a small primer. Couple that with the fact hornady ammo is cheap, easy to find and fantastic, and for the non reloader it's a better choice. For the reloader, the selection of bullets and the fact that it's not finicky at all (the 7-08 can be) it's just a easy choice for most. I'm a fan of 7-08, mainly because I like 7's so I'm not knocking it. But give me a 7 creed and I'd take it any day over a 7-08. I personally run a 6 creed, but I think simple case geometry makes it a better platform to build on. Now don't get me wrong, there isn't a deer or pig in the state that could tell the difference between the two with proper shot placement.