I'd suggest taking some bedding compound and building up the forend where the barrel
touches, and while you're at it, bed the recoil lug and a inch or so forward. If that doesn't
work, I'd suggest floating the barrel back to where you bedded the recoil lug.
Now if both those suggestions don't work, I immediately opt for replacing the barrel from
barrel mfrs like E.R. Shaw or Pac-Nor. Both do excellent work at economical prices. Far
more economical than local gunsmiths charge.
After all, you're not interested in a 'custom rifle
', only one that shoots. Personally, I've had
excellent work performed by Pac-Nor. And both barrel mfrs I've mentioned fully fit and chamber
their barrels to your action and ship the barreled actions back to you for far less than any
local gunsmith will charge you.
I've had Pac-Nor do three barrels for me so far. All have shot sub-MOA. Two were sporter
barrel contours, meaning they were 22"& 24" barrels, measuring less than .600" at the muzzle.