Having previously purchased an ASE UTRA SL5 moderator in 25 cal for a stainless synthetic sako 85 in 243 caibre, I was impressed by it's performance and it's compact dimensions, it only adds 4 inches to the overall length of the rifle and weighs in at 14oz, which is reasonable given it's sturdy stainless steel construction and build quality.
I have decided to go with the same mod again in 30 calibre after recently purchasing a Tikka T3 in 270 cal. The T3 is blued so a stainless moderator wouldn't look quite right in my opinion, so I have just got the mod powder coated with a textured finish. I think the finish suits the gun well and it will be interested to see how the finish stands up. Incidentally I phoned Jackson Rifles (the importers) to confirm that the powder coating process would not affect the warranty prior to getting the powder coating done.
I thought about getting the mod Cerakoted but having to pay RFD fees each way due to there being nobody local that could do the job was slightly off putting.
Here is a photo of the two mods together. I would be interested to hear if anybody else has had a moderator powder coated and if so how durable the finish was.