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KIDD .22LR Match Stainless Steel Rifle Bull Barrel

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KIDD .22LR Match Stainless Steel Rifle Bull Barrel
Polished and Bead Blasted bull barrel without muzzle threading
Your Price: 242.00
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Barrel Length, Finish, and Muzzle Option
  • Aftermarket 10/22® barrel
  • Slip-fit design
  • STAINLESS STEEL
  • HAND LAPPED individually
  • 11 degree crown, 1:16 twist, convex extractor slot
  • 1/2" at 50 yards 5 shot group guarantee
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.

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 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 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 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 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.


5 Stars
Good quality, accurate barrel
I got my barrel and instantly got to putting it on my originally factory 22. With the help of a 3/4” wrench I gently twisted the factory barrel off, and when I twisted it the extractor slot on the old barrel scraped out all the paint and the debris in the barrel hole. After that the new barrel slipped in with just a little bit of hand force and a tap of a mallet to properly seat it. Then I paired it with a mag pul hunter x 22 stock. It has shot excellent. It shot a .54” group with Cci blazers when I was perfectly still and had the same point of aim. It would have been a .28 in group, but i had 1 flyer to open it up. When I wasn’t so steady it still averaged a .6-.8” group with a home made rest. I’m overall impressed, and can’t wait to run match ammo through it!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Ohio. on 1/8/2022
5/5
5 Stars
Mississippi
I purchased the 18" SS bead blasted Kidd barrel for my 8th build. After some minor sweaking on my set-up sighted in at 25 yards shot 5 shot group measuring .186 then took it out to 50 yards shot a 10 shot group measuring .345 using CCI standard velocity. Money well spent. From now my future builds will have Kidd barrels. Thanks Kidd ??????
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Reviewed by:  from Madison. on 4/25/2020
5/5
5 Stars
20" Bull Barrel
20" bull barrel driving nails at 25yds after 1st 50rnds, < 0.5" at 50yds, and sub MOA if I control my own fundamentals at 100yds. Good-to-go out of the box. Fit was snug but easy to install with super thin app of anti-seize and only one mallet swat to seat final 2mm to action. Did place action in oven at 200 for 10mins and barrel in freezer for 20min. Super easy mod, lovin' it! Brought Grandpa's ole rifle back to life. Hope to shoot in some local rimfire comps.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from NM. on 4/28/2019
5/5
5 Stars
Mr.
I have the 18" stainless, and it hammers! I used this barrel with Wolf Match ammo, to score a perfect 250 during a Project Appelseed Event. My slow prone groups at 25 meters were one ragged hole! I also used this setup during a "fun" NRA small bore prone match, and it smoked checked the Anschutz rifles on the line! Held under a minute of angle at 100 yards! Highly recommend this barrel and their trigger groups!
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Reviewed by:  from Southern Maryland. on 4/18/2019
5/5
5 Stars
Worth every nickel!
This barrel is absolutely fantastic! I combined this with the KIDD 8/8 2-stage trigger, and its putting out .25 MOA groups (CCI Blazer) at 50 yards from round 1 (using a 24x optic). I didn't know what to expect, but I can assure you this thing has set a new standard for accuracy in my .22 collection! I will buy another without question. -Mark
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Reviewed by:  from Andover. on 4/6/2019
5/5
2 Stars
Sir
Sorry to report that My SS bull Barrel has not Performed as Advertised.I only shoot Benchrest and sad to say My groups were well over 1.5" at 50 yard. Some were around 1" Many Many Flyers from Wolf and CCI Target Calling KIDD not I am not happy.
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Reviewed by:  from Connecticut. on 11/25/2017
2/5
5 Stars
Great Barrels!
I have 2 of these... a 20" SS non fluted bull that shoots around 1/4" at 50y with lapua, and a 16.5" non fluted bull that shoots sub 1/5" at 50y with lapua. Both are great! I just ordered a third for another build. Great barrels!
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Reviewed by:  from Texas. on 10/20/2017
5/5
5 Stars
Excellent Barrel
This is the best .22 barrel I have ever used. Dramatic improvement in accuracy even in a factory 10/22 rifle. This turned my factory 10/22 carbine into a reliable tack driver that will shoot dime-sized targets at 50 yds. I look forward to adding a KIDD trigger, bolt buffer, and charging assembly from KIDD to complete my ultimate small game gun.
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Reviewed by:  from Denver. on 8/1/2017
5/5
5 Stars
16.5" Barrel
Just wanted to say thanks! I received the barrel yesterday and installed it in a snap. I took it to the range this morning and after a few “warm up” rounds, I was poking single holes at 50 yards. Thinking that maybe that was a fluke, I had to go back this afternoon and confirm; each of five five-round groups was perfect. I am in awe, sir. Sincerely, Keith
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Reviewed by:  from Nashville. on 2/17/2017
5/5
5 Stars
Amazing!!!
The flat out best barrel on the market. 1/2" groups at 100 yards with premium ammunition. Glad I made the leap of faith in Kidd. Couldn't be happier. To those of you that say you have to " pound " your barrel in, simply put it in the freezer for 1 hour. Mine slipped right in wit 2 taps from the my palm. Easy instillation and I couldn't be happier with KIDD. So worth the money.
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Reviewed by:  from Texas. on 3/25/2016
5/5

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