Congrates on the new Remington VTR rifle. Looks real nice and the barrel is pretty interesting. I have heard this rifle is performing well. I bet once you start reloading your own stuff, it will shoot 1/2 inch or lower groups.
The stock looks nice too, and the muzzle brake
is a nice touch. With the muzzle brake, this little beauty is barly going to recoil. The muzzle brake will come in handy on those Pdog shoots. Have you decided on what bullets your going to use?
You have a 1-12 twist barrel, so I would suggest the 110grn V-Max or 125grn Ballistic Tip for Pdoggin. My friend uses a Remington 700 VLS in 308 Winchester. He uses it for squirrel, Pdog and coyote hunting
. His rifle is pretty much stock, all he did was add a Jewel trigger to it. It shoots 1/2 inch groups all day long. His favorite bullet for vaminting, is the 110grn V-Max.
Here is what his load consist of;
2. Powder-52grns Winchester 748
3. Primers-Federal 210 Match
4. Bullet-Hornady 110grn V-Max
He has a 26" barrel and his velocities, with the above load, are around 3250 to 3300fps. I highly recommend using the Lapua brass, it performes well and will make a difference in your accuracy. This is an excellent varmint load for shots out to 600 yards. It is very accurate and devasataing. I believe your barrel is 22" in length, so your velocity will be a little sower.
Your rifle and scope look awesome. Have fun huntng Pdogs with your new rig. Report back on how she shoots and let me know if the load above works.