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KIDD .22LR Match Stainless Steel Rifle Bull Barrel
.22 LR Stainless Steel Bull Barrel

KIDD .22LR Match Stainless Steel Rifle Bull Barrel

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Description

  • Aftermarket 10/22® barrel
  • Slip-fit design
  • STAINLESS STEEL
  • HAND LAPPED individually 
  • 11 degree crown, 1:16 twist, convex extractor slot
Our aftermarket replacement for the .22LR bull barrel is the ultimate performer in accuracy.  Our stainless steel material along with our unique manufacturing procedures guarantee that our match barrel will group 1/2" at 50 yards.  This bull barrel will slip into your Ruger® 10/22® receiver or other aftermarket 10/22® receiver.  It comes in three lengths 20", 18", 16.5" and the stainless steel finish is offered in a polished or bead blast.  The best things about these match bull barrels are their simplicity.  They tend to be more nose heavy then our other barrels but in this way they create an advantage while target shooting.  The advantage is created by slowing down the movement of the rifle as a whole.  When the rifle movement is slow the target appears for a longer amount of time in the scope.

Barrel weight:
20" match barrel= 3 pounds 5 ounces 
18" match barrel= 3 pounds 3 ounces
16.5" match barrel= 3 pounds 1 ounce
  
We believe these are the finest barrels on the market, each one is hand lapped. Our stainless steel barrel is bored and rifled by Lothar Walther in Germany. Tony Kidd then performs all the final machining to make our match barrel a worthy KIDD product. A proprietary chamber reamer is used to ensure the cartridge and bullet feed smoothly.  Our barrels are chambered to accept .22 LR ammo and have a 1:16 twist.  Our muzzle threading is 1/2"-28 and is available with a protective cap or muzzle brake. 

The unique convex extractor slot eliminates extraction problems by ensuring the extractor is always in perfect alignment with the case rim. Why doesn't everybody use this extractor slot? Because the tooling is very expensive and requires tolerances be held very close for proper machining. Each barrel receives an 11 degree crown and the double ring logo at the muzzle.  
 
We can offer such a great price on this barrel because we don't sell to distributors, only retail and dealer pricing are offered, therefore we don't have to increase our price to compensate for 3 tier pricing. There are cheaper barrels out there but as with all KIDD products, "you get what you pay for." 

Avoiding "barrel droop":
First and foremost barrel droop is eliminated with a solid fit between the barrel and the receiver.  If the barrel slips in too easily then the shooter should already be aware that there is not a secure fit and gravity will start doing her work immediately.  Or if the barrel tenon is not the same diameter throughout the length then a teeter totter effect is set in motion.  For instance if the breach end of the tenon is smaller then the shoulder end the weight of the barrel will "pull" the barrel down and barrel droop is created.  Or if the breach end of the tenon is larger then the shoulder end then as the tenon is installed in the mortise the breach carves a larger hole and again a teeter totter effect is created as the smaller shoulder end of the tenon sits is a hole that is too large.  This same effect would happen if the middle of the barrel tenon was enlarged.  

KIDD eliminated barrel droop with the utilization of a resistance fit in this mortise and tenon joint, meaning that the KIDD barrel tenon is just slightly larger in diameter than the KIDD receiver mortise and we make absolutely certain that the tenon is the same diameter throughout the length.

Another problem area to be aware of is the proper utilization of the shoulder.  If the shoulder of the barrel does not set flush against the receiver then again the support isn't there.  Comparable to setting down a tall glass with a convex bottom, it wants to tilt.  We make certain that the shoulder created between the .920" diameter and our tenon is precise.  This requires specialty cutting tools to create a very clean step.  But if done with less care there will be a ramp rather than a step between these two differing diameters.  This ramp will not support the necessary weight and will prevent the shoulder of the barrel from sitting flush against the receiver.  

When this barrel fitment is secure we recommend the v-block screws just need to be snug, around 10 inch pounds, which is just snug enough to keep the barrel from moving forward, but not too tight to pull the barrel out of alignment.

Barrel installation: 

Depending on your receiver, if there is paint build up in the receiver mortise be sure to scrape that out. We recommend using an anti-seize compound to assist in installation. Anti-seize is readily available at automotive stores.  It is best if you can get the barrel tenon started into the receiver mortise, then turn it over and tap the back of the receiver with a rubber mallet. Be sure to line the extractor slot up as you are installing the barrel. Your barrel is ready to shoot, just run two magazines through it before you really start looking at group size. Do this each time you change brands of ammunition as well. Keep the chamber clean, but don't clean the bore too much you will decrease accuracy. Depending on the ammo, clean the bore around every 500 rounds.


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Rating Minute of squirrel eye
 
Bought a 16.5" barrel to get the best accuracy possible out of my custom 10/22, the only thing left of the original gun is the receiver and bolt. My hunting partner wants me to order a barrel for him because mine is "minute of squirrel eye" at any distant up to 100 yards. A lot of shots are at 45-65 yards with a target area the size of a quarter at best. This was one of the wisest purchases that I have made.
  Reviewed by:   from Tucson, AZ. on 6/6/2014
5/5
Rating VERY NICE
 
Just got back from the range to shoot my custom 10/22. I had a Kidd Match Bull Barrel and Bolt.....no misfires and the shot groups were great. Zeroed out to 100 yards and AWESOME.
  Reviewed by:   from Falcon , CO. on 5/31/2014
5/5
Rating Superb Barrel
 
WOW...can't wait to see what this does after it's broken in. After sighting in the gun with 40 rounds I put up a new target and placed 20 rounds of CCI Mini Mags into a dime sized hole at 50 yards! Barrel was a real tight fit going into the receiver even after freezing for a couple hours and applying some anti-seize. After many strikes with a rubber mallet to the receiver it finally seated perfectly.
  Reviewed by:   from Duxbury, MA. on 3/30/2014
5/5
Rating Awesome Barrel
 
Bought this barrel and it's worth every penny! I get .3 to .5 groups. Install note: my barrel was going to be a tight fit but a simple step can make things much easier.. I placed the receiver outside in the sun to warm it up and placed the barrel in the freezer for about an hour.... then the Barrel installed with ease. Purchase and enjoy!
  Reviewed by:   from Lexington NC. on 3/21/2014
5/5
Rating Awesome barrel
 
I wouldn't buy anything other for a 10/22 25 yards shooting spent 22 casings in half these barrels shoot excellent
  Reviewed by:   from Indiana. on 12/5/2013
5/5
Rating Shoots Good
 
This barrel out shoots my other competition match grade barrel on other 10/22 that I own. I give it five stars. .24" groups at 40 yrds.
  Reviewed by:   from Vian oklahoma. on 8/23/2013
5/5
Rating Happy Happy Happy
 
Tony how do you do it? I have ordered the 18 inch barrel, two stage trigger, bolt, cocking assembly and v block. All on different orders all shipped Texas to N.Y. all received in three day's OUTSTANDING! Everything Look's great and WORK'S even better. It's good to see someone as good as you at what you do and still treat people the way you do. You are the MAN. Thanks again Glenn McKenna.
  Reviewed by:   from Brewerton New York. on 6/22/2013
5/5
Rating Kidd 20" Match Bull Barrel
 
Incredible accuracy! Will shoot dime sized groups at 50 yards with Wolf Match Target ammo. I like to shoot pennies for fun. Very high quality and easy installation.
  Reviewed by:   from Missoula. on 1/12/2013
5/5
Rating 20 inch match
 
This by far is the most accurate barrel I've ever used on a 10/22. Ammuntion: Wolf Target Match to get 3/8" groups at 50yds and under 3/4 @ 100. Often in will print .5 moa in the indoor range at 100. Set up is a Kidd barrel 1978 Ruger receiver with my own triger work, Nikon Monarch 5x20x44 optic and a Bell & Carlson Anschutz style stock. Uses: NRA 4 position match.
  Reviewed by:   from San Diego. on 9/20/2012
5/5
Rating Wow - very happy!!!
 
Just came back from the range after installing the Match Bull Barrel. Zeroed in the scope (3-7X33mm)at 50 yards then fired 5 rounds at a 1 1/2" bulls-eye target. 5 rounds at 5 targets. I threw out the furtherest round as a flyer (i.e. bad shooter) then measured. All five groups of four, were less than 1/2". Including all five rounds the groups measured 1/2", 15/16", 7/16" 3/4" and 9/16". I'm not a gunsmith but was able to sand down the origional stock using a wooden dowel so the bull barrel fits well. Needless to say I'm very impressed and happy. This is what I was looking for. Ammo used was Wolf Target Match. I believe I will be able to improve some with more experience with this barrel.
  Reviewed by:   from Florida. on 9/7/2012
5/5
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