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KIDD .22LR Ultra Lightweight Fluted Rifle Bull Barrel

Part Number:138
KIDD .22LR Ultra Lightweight Fluted Rifle Bull Barrel
Silver and black ultra lightweight fluted bull barrel with no muzzle threading
Your Price: 224.00
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Barrel Option
  • Aftermarket replacement barrel for the 10/22® 
  • 16 1/4 inches in length
  • 1 1/4 pounds
  • .870" diameter
  • "High cool factor" Fluting
  • Stainless Steel Breech and Muzzle
  • Perfect for varmint hunting or fun target
  • Stainless Steel Muzzle threading option
  • Bull barrel stock channel  
Another superb aftermarket barrel for the .22LR by Kidd Innovative Design. This Ultra Lightweight Fluted Bull Barrel weighs just over a pound and yet is a great shooter!  We have seen a niche in our barrel market for a much lighter weight barrel and believe our customers will benefit from our durable steel barrel anchored by a stainless steel breech and stainless steel muzzle design.  As with all our barrels the bore is hand lapped here at KIDD.

This will be great for people who don't want to tote around a heavy rifle but still want a high quality product.  At 1.25 pounds and 16 1/4 inches in length this is our lightest rifle barrel.  Our product testing has resulted in 1/2" groups at 50 yards.  Though, we don't guarantee this barrel to group at that rate.  A threaded muzzle is an option on the barrel and our threading is 1/2"-28 and is available with a protective cap.

For those customers that would like our threaded and caped version the length will increase just slightly to 16 3/4" and our ultra lightweight barrel with our aluminum muzzle brake will be 18 1/4" in overall length.  This aftermarket 10/22® barrel will drop into any bull barrel channel rifle stock and will look like it was custom made for it.

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
Top Notch Barrel
I chose this barrel as part of a full kidd build and I must say I am completely satisfied. I was a bit worried about the lack of an accuracy guarantee, but this rifle/barrel combo will put 10 shots into a 1/2 to 5/8 group routinely depending on my ability that day. 50 yd headshots on squirrels are chip shots. It loves cci standards! The fit and finish on all my kidd parts is first class.
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Reviewed by:  from Russellville. on 12/31/2018
5/5
5 Stars
Mr.
Couldn't be happier! Installation was a breeze. Just cooked my receiver in the oven for the suggested 1/2 hour @ 250 degrees, applied a touch of anti-seize and she tapped right in with a rubber mallet. Getting 1/4-1/2" groups all day long @ 50 yards (off a bench of course) with CCI SV. So glad I went with the Kidd ULW for my first 10/22 build! Oh, shipping was lightning FAST! Ed
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Reviewed by:  from Mid-Michigan. on 9/3/2018
5/5
5 Stars
Great Barrel
This ultra lightweight barrel is probably more accurate that most manufacturers match barrels. Super light as in lighter than the factory barrel. I can consistently shoot 1/2" or tighter groups at 50 yards out of this barrel with sv ammo
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Bath Nc. on 5/21/2018
5/5
5 Stars
Best 10 22 Ever
I bought a complete barreled action with the 16.5" ultralight weight barrel and the Kidd single stage 1.5 lb trigger. Placed it in a Victor Titan stock with their rear tang. Rifle is crazy accurate! Shoots sub MOA all day long at 50 yards.
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Reviewed by:  from Jacksonville. on 2/15/2018
5/5
5 Stars
Great barrel
Love this barrel. Aesthetically, it really changes the characteristic of the rifle. The fit was perfect, I didn't have to get to crazy installing it. I've had it on a 2 months now and I'm really pleased with it. Best upgrade for my 10/22 so far.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Bakersfield. on 9/29/2017
5/5
5 Stars
Mr
Ridiculously accurate.
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Reviewed by:  from Wyoming. on 8/14/2017
5/5
5 Stars
My Ulta light barrel rocks!
I searched high and low for the perfect aftermarket barrel for NSSF rimfire challenge shooting. The Kidd ultralight barrel was the perfect selection for my needs. It arrived in the mail four days after purchase, including detailed instructions for installation. The fit in my factory Ruger receiver was tight but it went in easily, gripping the barrel in one hand and firmly tapping the rear surface of the receiver against my carpeted floor 5x. I sanded the factory oak stock using a socket and 100 grit sandpaper to free float the barrel, then drilled a hole in the back of the receiver using the Brownell's drilling jig so I can clean from the breach. Accuracy and reliability were outstanding from the start. On the first day of trials with five different types of ammunition there were no failures of any kind. The chamber is not so tight that it causes feeding problems, and yet tight enough to make a superbly accurate barrel. 50 yard benchrest testing using a four MOA C-More red dot resulted in nickel size groups with CCI standard Velocity ammo. I'm sure I could do better than that with the higher magnification of a scope, but that's not the purpose of this rifle. My goal is to shoot steel plates at 10 to 30 yards as fast as I can go. I know I have the right equipment to do that job nicely!
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Reviewed by:  from Chico, CA. on 4/11/2017
5/5
5 Stars
Gotta have it!
I wanted to build a light weight rifle. This barrel is extremely accurate and very light. I love to plink with friends and can out shoot anyone with a factory rifle, except maybe a TC, which I also have. Very pleased with all Kidd products, I consider them TOP of the line.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Missouri. on 3/21/2017
5/5
5 Stars
Ultralight barrel
I purchased an ultralight Kidd barrel for a build for a ten year old girl. I put it in a Ruger receiver with a Magpul X22 stock. I used an old Korean made Bushnell 4X scope. I can consistently get touching five shot groups @50 yards using CCI sv ammo.. I have a Kidd Supergrade and another all Kidd build in a Titan stock. This ultralight easily compares to the all Kidd builds. Simply amazing.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Daleville, Al. on 2/18/2017
5/5
5 Stars
Great for a hunting rifle
I got this barrel for an Alaskan small game rifle and I couldn't be happier with it. There are other lightweight barrels out there, but you can't beat this barrel's combination of light weight, bombproof construction (stainless steel breech and muzzle), accuracy and price. If I ever shoot this barrel out I'll be buying another.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Alaska. on 10/31/2016
5/5

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