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Opinions on Kidd 18" bull barrel or GM 17" heavy tapered sporter

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Hi All,
I'm on the last step of a build and would like some opinions/advice on the two barrels I have it narrowed down to. My gun started life as a 10/22 Deluxe Sporter 22" bbl (Wally World special). I've since sent it to Randy at CPC for a full trigger, bolt and barrel job and I've also fully bedded the action. The gun shoots great and I have no complaints. I'm looking to get a new barrel because I have a suppressor coming and the sporter barrel I have now can't be threaded. So, after a lot of research, internet mostly, I've narrowed my choices to a Kidd 18" fluted bull (.920) barrel or a Green Mountain 17" heavy taper sporter (.920 tapered to .700) barrel. My main goals are accuracy and consistency (i.e., no flyers or cold bore flyers , etc.). I know barrels have been discussed in the past but I'd like to know the current thoughts and opinions. I appreciate any advice, opinions or recommendations that anyone here can offer to me. Thanks for the help.
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I have the 18" fluted threaded stainless barrel and am very impressed with the accuracy and quality of this barrel. IIRC both of your choices are available in a threaded version from Kidd and also come with a 1/2" guarantee at 50 yds with match ammo.

Pick the one that gives you the weight and balance you are looking for. The stainless will weigh more and balance further forward than the light weight barrel. The lightweight would more closely approximate your gun in it's present configuration.

According to many respected members on this forum, there is virtually no accuracy difference between these two barrels. Both are great choices!
Rifle shooting is like racing. Speed is money. Now how fast do you want to go?

Quality, consistency from barrel to barrel, and precision all come at a price.

With that being said. I LOVE my Kidd 18" bull and my next build will be with a Kidd as well.
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