After leaving my moderator screwed on my .243 Sako 85 Varmint for a matter of just a few days i'm surprised at how quickly it seems to have pitted around the muzzle. I wouldn't normally be overly concerned at this, just a bit annoyed that my lazyness has quickly spoiled the look of the barrel; however on closer inspection there is a pit right on the end of one of the rifling lands. While i doubt its going to throw bullets enough to hinder my stalking, I'd like to have the barrel re-crowned for my own piece of mind when foxing.
The barrel is obviously screw cut for a moderator, so the question is can it be re-crowned without having to cut extra thread externally bearing in mind the only pitting i can see is right on the very tip of a rifling land? While its having some work done I also thought about having the action fiberglass bedded at the samed time.
Can anyone recommend a good rifle specialist in West Norfolk who does this sort of work, and at what cost? I know the Woods' at Swaffham and Ovington know their trade better than most, but I thought I would ask on here if there is an independant outfit nearby who specialises in this sort of work?