KIDD .22LR Black Bull Barrel

Part Number:42-2
KIDD .22LR Black Bull Barrel
Top: Black Polished Bull Barrel Bottom: KIDD Bead Blasted Black Barrel
Your Price: 253.00
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Choose Options

Barrel Length, Finish, and Muzzle Threading 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
A++ Quality. I purchased the 18” bead blasted Blk barrel, the Silver and black single stage trigger assembly and the smooth silver bolt. In fact the only stock part left on my rifle is the receiver. With a Hunter stock. Every screw bolt and all other part are made by Kidd. I have owned many custom 22 in my day and none have ever shot so precise and smooth. It will eat any ammo or after market magazine I use without a flaw. I’m have never had that luck with any other 22. I highly recommend Kidd parts!
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Reviewed by:  from Illinois . on 11/11/2021
5 Stars
Look no further, just do it.
Picked up an 18" bead blasted model to take my 10/22 to the next level. I did a bunch of research on other barrels before I chose kidd to be the one due to its features and cost, as well as an actual accuracy rating guarentee, that sold me! And let me tell ya, Kidd was being modest about half inch groups at 50 yards, my barrel with cci standard and sk standard plus was putting out .3 and .4 inch groups consistantly with repeatablitlity during my ammo testing. If you looking for a barrel for target shooting and hunting, look no further than Kidd!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Michigan. on 10/25/2021
5 Stars
I installed it myself and it was easy. I was really worried I’d have problems but I did not. It cycles ammo the stock barrel had problems with. The first 5 shots were in a dime at 50. Very happy how things turned out.
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Reviewed by:  from Allen. on 2/28/2021
5 Stars
I do not generally write reviews but this barrel upgrade impressed me greatly, it is as Tony said you get what you pay for. 50 moa @ 50 yds, 3/4 moa @ 100, Plan to extend to 200 yds in future
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Reviewed by:  from BREAUX BRIDGE. on 12/17/2020
5 Stars
Just completed the install of my 20" black bull barrel, I reviewed several barrel change videos on youtube prior to commencing the change. The stock barrel on my almost 50 year old 10/22 was so loose it almost fell out after removing the barrel block. Did an extensive clean up of the receiver, lined up the new barrel with a little help from some anti seize, went in about 1/8th of the way by hand, then a couple of good raps with the rubber mallet and she seated perfectly. Luckily for me the extractor line up was perfect first time. Also changed out the barrel block with the longer screws, added a new bolt, charging handle and springs and topped it off with the Ruger BX trigger with an addition of the extended mag release and auto release. Stuffed the completed project into the Magpul X22 stock. Now off to the range.
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Reviewed by:  from Bemidji. on 6/5/2020

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