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Old 05-18-2010, 09:00   #1
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Anyone using Kidd Barrel

Anyone using the SS Kidd Match Barrel: Do you use CCI "Stinger" ammo ?

If so, what kind of results ?

Any damage to the special chamber or extractor slot?

I know the "Stinger" is a hot round with a longer casing, and I am especially concerned that I not damage this great new Kidd rifle.

Thanks.
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Got a quick, if caustic, answer on another forum. One member suggested the "Stinger" is "crap" and another thinks I am an "idiot."

Oh, well. Just trying to learn.

Now that we have cleared up the matter of my IQ, I would really like to hear from those more expert than I regarding the best (reasonably priced) ammunition for my Kidd rifle.

Thanks for any advice you can provide.

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Well, IMO, if you're going to the bother and expense of a Kidd, I'd think you'd be looking more at the finer target/match ammo rather than the hyper-velocity/hunting rounds. Kinda makes sense. Thinking the chamber is cut so that the Stingers won't chamber properly as the chambers are cut so that the standard 22lr allows the bullet to engage the rifling when chambered.
There are bbls specifically chambered for the Stinger if such a round is a must. Even the factory bbls will allow them and still have good results.
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Read the thread on the other forum. Understanding the whole "new" aspect. Now it seems you're looking at buying a Kidd bbl and then wondering what "affordable" ammo to use in it. If you're going to spend the money for such a high quality barrel, why skimp on the ammo? If you're concerned about the affordability of the ammo, buy a less expensive bbl. You'll gain nothing using ordinary ammo in the Kidd. Be like having a Ferarri and using low octane fuel.
If you simply want a good, accurate 10/22 that won't break he bank to build or shoot, look at the Green Mountian bbls. They are the best bang-for-buck bbl for the 10/22. A GOOD trigger next and then work on the stock/action/bbl fit. Optics after that.
I've built 5 or 6 so far and have 4 pending now with at least 2 more after those. Happy to help if you have any questions. PM if need be.
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The Stinger, having a longer case, won't chamber in that short, match chamber. You'll get out-of-battery discharges, if it shoots at all.

Stinger isn't "crap", it's good ammo, it's just not compatible with a match 22LR chamber. I used to shoot a lot of it through my Marlin, and it was fine through that (not a match chamber, so I had no problems).

To figure out what's the "best" ammo for your barrel, you're going to need to buy some various ones and try them. Wolf MT seems to shoot well in a lot, Federal Automatch, CCI SV.
Look over on Rimfirecentral and see what people are using to win the postal matches and such.

I know the barrel you've got is a top quality accurate setup. You'll find something that will shoot VERY well if you do some testing. I wouldn't even attempt the Stingers, they won't chamber fully. The case is .090" longer than 22LR specs, and Kidd doesn't leave that kind of "slop" in the chamber.
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Originally Posted by Evil_Lurker View Post
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To figure out what's the "best" ammo for your barrel, you're going to need to buy some various ones and try them. Wolf MT seems to shoot well in a lot, Federal Automatch, CCI SV.
Look over on Rimfirecentral and see what people are using to win the postal matches and such.

I know the barrel you've got is a top quality accurate setup. You'll find something that will shoot VERY well if you do some testing. I wouldn't even attempt the Stingers, they won't chamber fully. The case is .090" longer than 22LR specs, and Kidd doesn't leave that kind of "slop" in the chamber.
Thanks for the comments.

This is my first experience with custom rifles, and I started out trying to put the pieces together. But, in the end, I concluded that what I really wanted was a Kidd rifle . . . all the parts from the same shop. So, my rifle (which will be here this week) is a complete Kidd product.

Several shooters have recommended the Wolf MT, and I just ordered 500 rounds from Cabela's.

I also have a good supply of CCI MiniMags, and several forum members have recommended those also.

Thanks again.

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Originally Posted by BlkHawk73 View Post
If you're going to spend the money for such a high quality barrel, why skimp on the ammo? You'll gain nothing using ordinary ammo in the Kidd. Be like having a Ferarri and using low octane fuel.
Point well taken.

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ok, so you've jumped in with both feet and gotten a full Kidd. Just like not skimping on ammo, do the gun justice and get a equal quality scope.
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Originally Posted by BlkHawk73 View Post
ok, so you've jumped in with both feet and gotten a full Kidd. Just like not skimping on ammo, do the gun justice and get a equal quality scope.
I have a less expensive BSA scope that I will use until I have more experience with the rifle, but I am looking at a Leupold VX-II 4-12x40 scope with adjustable objective (25 yards to infinity).

Would appreciate comments on the scope.

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Would appreciate comments on the scope.
The BSA...wouldn't take the gift of one. Had a BSA given to me and the "finish" turned to a sticky tar-like mess. Good thing it was free. BSA fid offer to refinish it at my cost, shipped on my dollar. A friend bought one of thier "Sweet" series ($100+) and it had horrible optics. Worse than a $25 Simmons on a plinker my son uses.

The Leupold...Over-rated brand in my opinion but they are VERY good scopes with very clear optics. Well backed products also. Just feel you pay a bit for the name.
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I don't want to beat this subject to death, but would appreciate comments on the CCI Velocitor. I am guessing that it is not highly recommended, but have not found specific comments.

Don't know if I would shoot Velocitors in my Kidd rifle, but it might go well with my standard, unmodified Ruger 10/22.

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