KIDD 22LR Match Stainless Steel Rifle Bull Barrel

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KIDD 22LR Match Stainless Steel Rifle Bull Barrel
Stainless steel bull barrel in polished or bead blasted finish
Your Price: 242.00
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Barrel Length, Finish, and Muzzle Threading Option
  • Aftermarket 10/22® barrel
  • Slip-fit design
  • HAND LAPPED individually
  • 11 degree crown, 1:16 twist, convex extractor slot
  • Heavy barrels slow down the shooter-targets are easier to hit
  • 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
Absoultly incredible
30 years of shooting 10/22 rifles and this is hands down the best barrel i have ever used.
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Reviewed by:  from Floriad. on 10/16/2022
5 Stars
Kidd Barrel- Everything they say they are
Bought the SS 20" Heavy Barrel and the trigger kit and put it all in a new Boyds Lefthand Blaster stock with a 6-24x50 Bushnell Engage Scope and took it to the bench, shot a couple of magazines through it and the proceeded to shoot 5 different SK 22's at the IBS 50YD Rimfire target at 50 yards. Shot a 5 shot sighter group with the SK Flatnose Match, all 5 shots inside the 10 ring. Shot a 250/250 with 6X's with the SK Pistol Match Special. The barrel and the trigger kit are everything Kidd said they would be. One very satisfied customer !!!
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Reviewed by:  from Dry Ridge. on 6/8/2020
5 Stars
Bought a 16.5" match barrel to replace the 20" Ruger bull barrel ( was 1.5 " groups at 50 yards ) and the first 3 shots with cci Sv @ 50 yards were a 3/8" group ! The barrel looks like a work of art as far as looks go ! I can't believe how accurate this barrel is ! Mr. Kidd Must have some secret voodoo ! Just wish he made a barrel to fit the new Charger without modifying the stock -
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Reviewed by:  from Nj. on 1/21/2018
5 Stars
Heck Yes!
I got one of these barrels for my 10/22 build and this barrel is CRAZY accurate! I get 0.33" groups with this barrel at 50 yards. (and that's with generic ammo NOT match grade stuff) It's truly unreal! These are hands down worth every penny and if you're looking to upgrade your 10/22 forgot all the other stuff, THIS IS THE WAY TO GO! Hats off to the makers of this outstanding barrel.
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Reviewed by:  from Ontario, Canada. on 8/25/2017
5 Stars
The best $200 hole puncher
The Kidd barrel is worth every penny for sub penny sized groups at 50 yards with quality ammo. I watched several videos to see different ways people install this rather tight fitting barrel to my stainless .22 receiver. Generous amount of AntiSeize gave enough lube to get the barrel started and constant checking for level between barrel and receiver between mallet taps until the barrel was fully seated. Final minor twisting to align extractor slot for smooth function was needed. The crown is a smooth concave curve versus a flat face. The bead blasted finish eliminates glare/reflections and finger prints. The brand markings and caliber is cleanly etched. I just don't understand why the non threaded barrels have the 2 grooves cut out and polished in between. Not sure if this is functional or decorative. (I can't say I like or dislike this feature). But it is a distinctive look. With the jagged 1 hole groups, I'll stick with quality ammo to do this barrel justice.
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Reviewed by:  from Santa Clara. on 12/9/2016

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