New member-first post: I have a Howa 1500 in .223. I'd like it threaded and crowned in 1/2"x28 TPI (standard AR threading.) (This will allow me to attach a third YHM QD suppressor and use my can on it, as well as my 10/22 and AR.) Looking for a competent 'smith in the Moses Lake WA area. Prefer driving distance, but REALLY don't want to have to remove the Sheperd scope - it was a pain to mount properly the first time, since it required windage-adjustable mounts to get it perfectly above the bore. Thanks for any comments or suggestions.