KIDD .22LR Lightweight Fluted Aluminum Sleeved Rifle Bull Barrel

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KIDD .22LR Lightweight Fluted Aluminum Sleeved Rifle Bull Barrel
Silver and black lightweight fluted aluminum sleeved bull barrel
Your Price: 296.50
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  • Aftermarket Fluted LIGHTWEIGHT BARREL for the 10/22®
  • 2 POUND 22LR barrel
  • STAINLESS STEEL core construction
  • HAND LAPPED individually
  • 11 degree crown, 1:16 twist, convex extractor slot
  • 1/2" at 50 yards 5 shot group guarantee
  • Our Fluted Lightweight .22LR barrel is an aftermarket replacement for the 10/22® barrel. This is a fantastic 2 pound barrel to slip into your 10/22® rifle. This lightweight bull barrel design is unique due to the singular construction of the barrel, breech to muzzle. Then we sleeve the barrel with a black or silver anodized tube to give it a bull barrel look, along with an extremely rigid and durable construction. This innovation in the .22 barrel gives it unparalleled accuracy in this weight class, guaranteed accuracy of 1/2" at 50 yards. As an aside, if you are looking for an even lighter lightweight .22 barrel, we offer the Ultra Lightweight barrel.

    The Kidd 22 Fluted Lightweight barrel has a bull diameter for the first two inches and then steps down to .870 until the muzzle. The bull barrel channel of .920 barrel channel works perfect for this barrel. The 18" barrel weighs 2 pounds and the 16.5" barrel weighs 1 pound 14 ounces.

    Our muzzle threading is 1/2"-28 and is available with a protective cap. 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.

    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.

    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
16" lightweight batterl
I recently bought the 16" lightweight fluted barrel. This replaced a 16" heavy barrel by another company that was heavier than what I wanted. The Kidd barrel is incredibly accurate. However, I didn't realize how much louder the 16" barrel would be with standard 22LR. If you're debating between the 16" and 18", I'd recommend the 18". I'm used to shooting 22LR without ear pro. But both me and my kids ended up putting on ear pro when shooting the 16" barrel. I highly recommend Kidd and would not hesitate to purchase another barrel. They are well worth the money in the accuracy department.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Austin, TX. on 2/4/2020
5 Stars
Extremely Pleased
I went through quite a few other 'top shelf' aftermarket barrels before I arrived at KIDD and was just not happy with them. Whether it be chamber too tight/loose, loose fit in the receiver, machining burrs/flaws, too heavy/light etc. This barrel is the ONLY one I've seen that is absolutely flawless, both cosmetically and functionally. The weight and accuracy is astounding. The rifling is crisp and smooth and the chamber is 100% perfect, not too tight and definitely not loose. Every bit of machining on this barrel is literally perfection. Follow the instructions (especially cleaning out all the over spray if using a factory receiver) and installation is simple. Thank you KIDD for the awesome products and excellent customer service.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Ohio. on 6/15/2017
5 Stars
Weekend hunter and shooter
Switched from the standard Ruger hammer forged target bull barrel to this gem. I was sorta happy with my Ruger would shoot 1/2" groups at 50 yards, but it was very heavy. I shaved over 2 pounds in weight switching to the Kidd barrel. During installation you can just feel and see the quality of this barrel...very impressed! After sighting in at the range, with no break in time, the new Kidd barel shot an amazing 3/8" group at 50 yards using Winchester T22 ammo! Need less to say I am very happy...thanks Kidd Manufacturing for making such great 10/22 components.
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Reviewed by:  from Wyoming. on 2/11/2017
5 Stars
Damn Fine Barrel
I bought this barrel for my first build. I installed it in a stock Ruger receiver with a KIDD scalloped bolt. I had already purchased a non-KIDD trigger assembly (last product that won't come from KIDD)and when I put it all together I can cover 10 shots with a dime from 50 yards. Nice fit, very light, absolutely beautiful finish, and mates up to my Silencerco suppressor perfectly. This barrel is well worth the money.
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Reviewed by:  from Kansas. on 10/22/2015

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