Can you please specify on hunting distance, and target distance... The .308 is not a caliber I would shoot hogs at further than about 350-500 yards. Deer, 750 yards, and targets 1K.
It's a great caliber used inside its intended ranges, but when you get to pushing the edges of its ranges it fades quickly.
.308 Win is my favorite caliber to shoot at the range. Cheap, accurate, and can have fun all day long and your shoulder won't hurt the next day. Plus, it's an easy caliber to load for, it's not really finicky. Also, components are everywhere, so you can easily find reloading stuff for it.
That being said....I would look into something other than a VTR...
I would look into the Rem 700 SPS Varmint .308 (26" barrel), 700 Varmint SF .308 (26" SF barrel), or the 700 XCR Long Range .308 (26" barrel).
My pick of the 3, would be the R700 Varmint SF .308 and put a B&C Medalist tactical stock on it for about $250, and you'd have a real slick shooter. And still come out about $350 cheaper than the XCR Long Range.
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