KIDD .22LR Ultra Lightweight Fluted Rifle Bull Barrel

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KIDD .22LR Ultra Lightweight Fluted Rifle Bull Barrel
Silver and black ultra lightweight fluted bull barrel with no muzzle threading
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  • 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
Ultra ightweight fluted bull barrel
I bought three of these barrels threaded As Christmas presents for my kids . These barrels are perfect , lightweight and shoot better than 1/2 inch groups at 50yds with bulk federal ammo Winchester and cci mini mags My 6 year nephew went from 8inch groups to 1/2 inch just by replacing the barrel ,also I used the kidd polymer single stage trigger at 2 1/2 pounds . Don't hesitate on buying this product , All three barrels shoot consistent (good job tony kidd
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Reviewed by:  from St Francisville la. on 1/6/2015
5 Stars
Kidd Ultra Lightweight
Beautiful fit and finish! With this barrel on my otherwise stock 10/22, I am getting sub half-inch groups at 50 yards with RWS and Eley ammunition. No exaggeration. Hands down, this is now the most accurate rimfire I've ever shot.
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Reviewed by:  from Southern Utah. on 11/30/2015
5 Stars
Ultra lightweight Barrel
Already wrote a review on my other black Ultralight barrel I purchased from you a little while ago and the system won't let me post another. Just wanted to say that this stainless one didn't disappoint as well. I don't know how you do it. It is ridiculously accurate for a lightweight barrel. I set up half inch paint stirrer sticks in the ground at 100yd and got every single one of them. Then I set up a bunch of 1inch dots on paper and managed to get them all. I have tried pretty much every single 10/22 barrel manufacturer at some point. Nothing compares. Tony Kidd, family and staff, may you guys be around forever.
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Reviewed by:  from Seattle. on 9/5/2016
5 Stars
Super accurate out of the box. I built this in a lightweight platform with a Fab defense folding stock(love it), TM receiver and Kidd trigger and bolt group. I have a 3x magnifier red dot on it. It shoots every bit as good as my very accurate 77/22 with a 3x9 scope. And this is just playing around with a magnifier scope. At 40 yards rapid fire with 25 rounds of cheap ammo it shot a quarter sized ragged hole. Very nice stuff!
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Reviewed by:  from tuscaloosa. on 5/30/2016
5 Stars
Very pleased with this barrel. Took 10 total shots at 100 yds into a piece of cardboard with a 2'' sharpie bullseye, wind was 15mph into my face with slight cross wind. 8 shots in the bullseye and the other 2 just outside . cant wait to get a scope for it. The barrel itself is a work of art and makes my new 10/22 look beautiful. thanks to the folks at KIDD.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from in. on 1/23/2017

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