Nothing wrong with the barrel originally, it was floated and shooting fine. A big clumsy oaf managed to let fall onto a tiled floor. With the scope wound out to max on both elevation and windage best I can get is still 5inches high and 4inches left. Going to get my mate Jon to run it across a lathe and find out where its bent, a local engineering place reckons they will be able to get the bend out. Now considering puttng the restraining band back. C'est la vie.
Keith ps Many rthanks for the replies guys.