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KIDD .22LR Match Black Bull Barrel

Part Number:42-2
KIDD .22LR Match Black Bull Barrel
Top: KIDD Polished Bull Barrell.22LR Bottom: Bead Blasted KIDD Barrel
Your Price: 253.00
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Barrel Length, Finish, and Muzzle Option
  • Aftermarket replacement bull barrel for the 10/22®
  • .920" diameter
  • Chromemoly blued barrel
  • optional muzzle threading 1/2"-28
  • 1/2" at 50 yards 5 shot group guarantee

KIDD chromemoly blued barrel is a great black barrel option!  We believe these are the finest barrels on the market, each one is hand lapped.  Our barrel is bored and rifled by Lothar Walther in Germany.  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 ammo and have a 1:16 twist.  The unique convex extractor slot practically eliminates extraction problems by ensuring the extractor is always in perfect alignment with the case rim.  Why doesn't everybody use this convex 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 at the muzzle end with KIDD marked on the barrel.
We can offer such a great price on this barrel because we don't sell to distributors; only retail and dealer pricing is 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 than 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 than 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 round base, 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 or you may decrease accuracy. Depending on the ammo, clean the bore around every 500 rounds.

5 Stars
Make shooting fun again
Upgraded to the 20" bull and my .22 became a different rifle. KIDD barrels are the gold standard.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Haslet. on 5/22/2021
5 Stars
Completed my .22 build with an 18 inch bead blasted barrel. The only factory part is now the trigger housing and receiver, all internals are now KIDD parts and this is an extremely accurate 22LR. I have shot nearly 1000 rounds since completion only using bulk Federal and Winchester ammo. I have been at or under 1/2 inch groups at 50 yards without trying, have not done any tests with higher quality ammo yet but I know it will perform just as well! If you were on a budget, or like me was only able to upgrade one part at a time, the trigger or barrel from KIDD should be your first upgrades, you won't be disappointed!
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Reviewed by:  from NC. on 12/5/2020
5 Stars
Barrel fit
My new KIDD heavy duty barrel install was a breeze. Warmed up the receiver 200 degrees for ten minutes had the barrel in the freezer for 30 minutes. Just a little tapping required. Barrel arrived flawless.
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Reviewed by:  from Michigan . on 2/26/2020
5 Stars
Make Plinking Great Again
I read and overwhelming amount of positive reviews for Kidd products and went with this barrel coupled with a Kidd drop-in trigger. I had a stock 10/22 from Walmart that really didn't get any range time. Once upgraded with these items, it really made the rifle fun again. My son described it as really satisfying to shoot. Dime size targets are not a challenge at 75" so far. I am happy it does so with off the shelf, cheap Federal bulk ammo. Now I want more upgrades!
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Reviewed by:  from Sadfully, Maryland. on 7/23/2017
5 Stars
KIDD .22LR Black Bull Barrel
Used this 20 inch bull barrel on my last build. After sighting in I was able to shoot a .196" 5 shot group at fifty yards using Midas +. The next group was with R50 and that group measured .141".
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Reviewed by:  from HAMPTONVILLE NC. on 6/22/2017
5 Stars
Simply Magnificent!
I don't typically review purchases, but this product is nothing short of exceptional. I paired this Barrel with the Kidd trigger group, followed the receiver baking recommendations and have been rewarded with one of the finest shooting firearms I've ever owned. Dime sized 50yd targets are an afterthought now for this very average shooter. Thank you Mr. Kidd, and all those in your organization.
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Reviewed by:  from South Louisiana. on 3/9/2017

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