Ruger 10 22 BX Trigger With Target Barrel – The Brownells 10/22® BX-Trigger® features a light, crisp 2.5-3.0 lb trigger pull, with minimal over travel. Rugged, reliable and safe (meets or exceeds industry standards for drop testing), this new and improved Genuine Ruger® Factory Accessory comes in a completely self-contained module and is easy to install. The BX-Trigger® features a Polymer construction and drop-in installation. Fits Ruger® 10/22® rifles or 22 Charger Pistol.
Paired with a heavy contour, premium-grade “Bentz” chambered .22 LR barrel provides an immediate improvement in accuracy over your original factory barrel. Close-tolerance Bentz chamber combines the accuracy of a match grade chamber with the reliable cycling of a standard factory chamber. Extra-heavy, untapered .920″ O.D. provides maximum stability for greater shot-to-shot consistency. Use with standard or match grade ammunition; not for use with CCI Stinger ammunition. Minor fitting to stock may be required.
I recently purchased a KIDD INNOVATIVE DESIGN Bull Barrel from a close friend for an incredible price. He had purchased the KIDD INNOVATIVE DESIGN 10 22 Match Bull Barrel as an upgrade for his Ruger 10/22 but unfortunately the barrel weight was more than his kids could handle. Basically they struggled through one loaded magazine and that was it. To my eyes the KIDD INNOVATIVE DESIGN 10 22 Match Bull Barrel appears unused.
Acquiring this barrel causes yet another project to go unfinished while another comes to life. My friends point about barrel weight is valid so I decided that addressing the weight might be an interesting project in itself. I have a few idea but I will not spill the beans at this time. You will just have to keep checking back.
The image of the KIDD INNOVATIVE DESIGN 10 22 Match Bull Barrel at the top of the page is from the KIDD website. I will shoot my own very soon for a little before and after comparison.
KIDD INNOVATIVE DESIGN 10 22 Match Bull Barrel Description:
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 while allowing the bullet to consistently engrave the rifling .020″. Our barrels are chambered to accept .22 ammo (not long enough for stingers) 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 and the double ring logo at the muzzle. Our 20″ bull barrel weighs 3.5 lbs, 18″ weighs 3.3 lbs, and our 16.5″ weighs 3.1lbs.
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.” To avoid “barrel droop,” check your clamp to make sure you only have moderate tension on the screws. We tighten them to around 10 inch pounds which is just snug enough to keep the barrel from moving forward. No more than this, as even the slightest tension moves the barrel and receiver out of alignment.
Barrel installation: Depending on your receiver, if there is paint build up in the receiver where the barrel extension is inserted, be sure to scrape that out. If the barrel is tight, use an anti-seize compound to assist in installation. It is best if you can get the barrel started, 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.
The 10/22® Barrel Pusher works with all available calibers including 17HMR, 17HM2, 22LR and 22WMR. The tool removes the tightest barrel with no exertion and with no danger of marring or scratching the receiver. Any mounted scope or other optic may remain in place. The Barrel Pusher allows easy barrel removal anywhere in your home or apartment without the need of a bench-mounted vice.
Installation on a field stripped receiver literally takes seconds.
It appears to only be available at Brownells at this time.
Lightweight, aluminum replacement for factory barrel gives you the advantages of a short barrel, while the permanently attached muzzle shroud keeps the barrel length legal—no NFA transfer paperwork to worry about. Your flash suppressor with standard ½”-28 threads actually screws to the barrel inside the shroud, so it adds nothing to the barrel’s 16½” overall length. Machined from billet aluminum, with a .920″ O.D. and a chrome-moly steel bore liner to provide the rigidity and heat-transfer benefits of a bull barrel without the weight penalty. Oversized shank helps ensure a secure fit to almost any 10/22 receiver.
Drop in stainless steel barrel features match bore and chamber dimensions. The barrels will vary no more than +/-.0001″ from breech to muzzle. Each barrel is digitally measured to assure exact tolerances. The barrel features our unique chamber designed for optimum accuracy and functioning. A 32-hole compensator is also installed which allows for recoil free shooting. The compensator also stabilizes gases around the bullet upon exiting the muzzle for increased accuracy. In addition, the barrel features six longitudinal flutes that provide more surface area for heat dissipation, reduce weight and increase barrel rigidity for increased accuracy. 20″ overall length, .925″ bull barrel, weighs approx 3lb 1oz
The top 2 shooters at the 2005 ARA (American Rimfire Association) Nationals were shooting Shilen barrels. Here’s what Shilen states about their barrels.
Well, here are the barrels that are up to the job! Each one of these Shilen target barrels must meet our Match Grade criteria, air gauging within 0.0005″ of a special undersized groove diameter designed to produce optimum accuracy from all types of .22 ammunition. The bore also must not vary in diameter more than 0.0003″ for its entire length. These are serious barrels for serious shooters.
In addition, the barrels are stress relieved and warranted by Shilen against defects in materials and workmanship. Offered in both Chrome-moly and Stainless Steel, they are completely finished by Shilen and are ready for installation. Chrome-moly barrels are supplied blued. Stainless steel barrels come in polished white, with a hand-lapped bore.
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the ultimate in appearance and performance, our FINNED RUGER 10/22 BARREL is the perfect match to dress up your rifle. The barrel is professionally CNC machined to provide deep cooling grooves from the receiver to the barrel band for an appearance that is similar to a Thompson or a Reising machine gun. No other upgrade for your 10/22 looks as good and is as functional as this FINNED barrel. To make it even better, this factory taper replacement barrel is professionally CNC threaded 1/2×28 TPI and comes with the thread protector. The barrels are perfect for any 1/2×28 threaded suppressor or accessory.
The barrels are 4140 series US Certified steel and are polish blued finish. The blanks are made by a well known barrel maker that supplies barrels to many popular firearm manufacturers. The barrels are 1:16″ twist, which is perfect for standard or high velocity ammo. The barrels do not have any iron sights installed and are designed to be used with a receiver mounted scope or similar optics. Installation is fast and easy with no modifications to your rifle. Simply remove the stock, unscrew the 2 cap screws that hold the barrel in, remove your factory barrel and install this new one.
Drop-in, .22 LR target barrel features a premium, button-rifled, chrome moly liner installed in a lightweight aluminum shell to achieve match grade accuracy and reduced weight. Deep, CNC machined flutes help keep barrel weight to 1 lb, plus increase rigidity and overall surface area for improved heat dissipation. Hardcoat anodized surface delivers added strength and abrasion resistance. Versatile, 1:16 twist rifling stabilizes a wide variety of hunting and match ammunition. Installation may require alteration to factory stock. Standard models feature a .920″ diameter, straight bull barrel. Available in gloss or matte, black finish. Threaded model features the same .920″ diameter barrel as the Standard model, plus has a threaded muzzle for attaching flash hiders or compensators. Includes streamlined cap to protect threads when not in use. Matte black finish.
SPECS: Barrel Shell – Aircraft grade aluminum, anodized, black, gloss or matte finish. Non-tapered, bull bbl. contour. Liner – Chrome moly, .22 LR, 1-16″ twist. 16 1/2″(41.9cm) long x .920″ (2.34cm) O.D. 1 lb. (.45 kg) wt. Fits Ruger 10/22, .22 LR receivers only. 1/2″-28 tpi male threads, 3/8″ long