KIDD .22LR Fluted Stainless Steel Rifle Bull Barrel

Part Number:41
KIDD .22LR Fluted Stainless Steel Rifle Bull Barrel
Fluted polished and bead blasted bull barrel
Your Price: 287.00
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Barrel Length, Finish, and Muzzle Threading Option
  • Aftermarket 10/22® FLUTED BULL barrel
  • Slip-fit design
  • HAND LAPPED individually
  • 11 degree crown, 1:16 twist, convex extractor slot
  • Muzzle threading available 1/2" - 28
  • 1/2" at 50 yards 5 shot group guarantee
Barrel Weights:
20" SS Fluted barrel = 3 pounds 1 ounce
18" SS Fluted Barrel = 3 pounds
16.5" SS Fluted Barrel = just under 3 pounds

Our aftermarket replacement for the .22LR Fluted Stainless Steel Bull Barrel is one of the best looking barrels on the market and performs with the expected KIDD Quality. The fluting enhancement in a .22 rimfire is more of an aesthetic or cosmetic feature rather than for cooling purposes. But this refined barrel doesn't just look good it is also guaranteed to group 1/2" at 50 yards. This bull barrel will slip into your factory 10/22® receiver or other aftermarket 10/22® receiver.
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
Got my 18" fluted barrel a couple days ago & installed it immediately, finally got to shoot it yesterday. This rifle has never been so accurate! As always their shipping is very fast & customer service is great. Thanks Kidd
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Reviewed by:  from NH. on 7/1/2022
5 Stars
.22 Stainless fluted/ threaded 20"
Absolutely ?? awsome. A hole the size of a dime at 50 yards with over 300+ rounds. Fanominal barrel!!! Thanks KIDD!!!
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Reviewed by:  from Wadena MN. on 10/31/2021
5 Stars
I zero my Kidd Rifle at 60 yards the other day. Took it to a 100 yards out and I was shooting the wires of binder clips off the metal
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Reviewed by:  from Castro Valley, Ca. on 2/8/2016
5 Stars
I ordered this barrel threaded in 20" polished w/ Kidd's matching muzzle-break. When I received this item, I thought that Kidd had shipped the wrong barrel because it appeared as though the muzzle-break and barrel were one piece. I could not see where the barrel ended and the muzzle-break started. After giving the muzzle-break a twist, and it threaded off, it became all too clear to me just how perfect the machining is on this unit. It also has a perfect (tight) fit into the Kidd receiver I order to go with this barrel. A couple weeks prior, I also ordered Kidd's 2-stage trigger and bolt w/ charging handle. With all these components together, it is pure perfection! I will never buy a different brand of 10/22 custom components. Even my local FFL has several personal 10/22's that are 100% Kidd components. He swears by them! Recoil buffers, bolt, charging handles, auto bolt releases, trigger group pins, you name it, Kidd makes the best! You have a life-time customer here ....
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Reviewed by:  from Grants Pass, OR. on 1/20/2015
5 Stars
ruger 10/22
Listen up fellows! If you want TOP notch, quality, best ruger 10/22 products, then come to kidds web site, do ALL your one stop shopping and build your custom rifle and purely enjoy the pleasure of shooting the best custom ruger your can build, from kids products. This is my second rifle ive built and im so pleased, I wouldn't even consider ANY other companys products
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Reviewed by:  from ripley, tn. on 9/15/2014

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