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lone gunman 09-12-2019 07:15 PM

PRODUCT WARNING AND RECALL NOTICE
 
I got this email from Winchester today and thought I would help get the word out.


Olin Winchester, LLC is recalling two (2) lots of 17 HMR

PRODUCT WARNING AND RECALL NOTICE: WINCHESTER® Super-X 17 HMR 20 Grain Jacketed Hollow Point
Olin Winchester, LLC is recalling two (2) lots of 17 HMR 20 Grain Jacketed Hollow Point Rimfire rifle ammunition.

Symbol: X17HMR1
Lot Numbers (last four characters): NB51 and NB61
Winchester has determined the above lots of 17 HMR ammunition may contain no powder charges. Ammunition with no powder charges may result in a bullet remaining in the barrel (i.e., a bullet-in-bore obstruction). Firing a subsequent bullet into the bore obstruction could cause firearm damage, rendering the firearm inoperable and subjecting the shooter and bystanders to a risk of serious personal injury.

DO NOT USE WINCHESTER® 17 HMR 20 GRAIN JHP SYMBOL X17HMR1 THAT HAS A LOT NUMBER ENDING IN NB51 or NB61. The ammunition Lot Number is stamped on the top of the 1000-round case and the outside of the 50-round plastic box as indicated here.


To determine if your ammunition is subject to this notice, review the Symbol and Lot Number. If it is Symbol X17HMR1 and the last four characters of the Lot Number are NB51 or NB61, immediately discontinue use and contact Winchester toll-free at 844-653-8358 for free UPS pick-up of the recalled ammunition.

This notice applies only to Symbol X17HMR1 with Lot Numbers ending in NB51 and NB61. Other Symbols or Lot Numbers are not subject to this recall.

If you have any questions concerning this 17 HMR rimfire rifle ammunition recall, please call toll-free 844-653-8358, write to Winchester (600 Powder Mill Road, East Alton, IL 62024 | Attn: X17HMR1 Recall), or visit our website at www.winchester.com.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

WINCHESTER
September 12, 2019

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Winchester Ammunition
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East Alton, IL 62024

Al the Infidel 09-13-2019 02:45 PM

Thanks for that LG. :bthumb:

Arrowhead 09-13-2019 02:54 PM

I was going to buy one box of that ammo last week to see what it would do but the local farm & ranch supply was out and no one locally has any 20 grain HMR except them. Now I'm glad they were out of it.

Academy Sports came to my rescue by internet. They had CCI 20 grain available.

lone gunman 09-14-2019 04:33 PM

your welcome Al, and Arrowhead glad you missed out too. I would hate to see someone hurt from this.

COBrien 09-16-2019 10:49 AM

Direct link: https://winchester.com/support/customers/X17HMR1-Recall

https://winchester.com/-/media/Proje...5082602ACB330D

https://winchester.com/-/media/Proje...D0115D27E1F0B2

John E Davies 09-23-2019 10:37 AM

What date does the code refer to? Is this recall just for freshly manufactured ammo or do we need to go through our old stock?

Thanks,

John Davies
Spokane WA

Sophia 09-23-2019 11:04 AM

Probably worth posing that question to Winchester. Contact info below. Let us know what you find out.


Quote:

If you have any questions concerning this 17 HMR rimfire rifle ammunition recall, please call toll-free 844-653-8358, write to Winchester (600 Powder Mill Road, East Alton, IL 62024 | Attn: X17HMR1 Recall), or visit our website at www.winchester.com.

jaia 09-24-2019 11:16 AM

Recall refers to specific lot numbers,
found printed on the sides of the plastic boxes

Type: X17HMR1

Lot Numbers (last four characters): NB51 and NB61

new cal shooter 10-08-2019 11:14 AM

a range member was having all kinds of trouble with his 17hmr, it was acting very strange. He was shooting this Winchester ammo, the bullet had zero neck tension. you touch the bullet and it fell into the case. Not good when you have a henry lever gun in 17hmr or a semi-auto at in 17hmr. He was glad to know about the recall because he had purchased a lot of it.

Thanks to Y'all for posting!

Takoha 10-11-2019 07:34 AM

winchester recall
 
Hi all
I just sent 765 rounds back to Winchester. I sent it back because the brass split where is necked down, then would have to be dug out as it would not eject. Also had that problem with the bullet slipping back into the case with merely a touch on the top of the bullet. Now I read where there is a problem with no powder...what in the world is becoming of the great Winchester Co.
I think I know, and at 72 years on it aggravates me to no end. A friend is ramrodding the job building a new water plant near me and we were talking about the quality of help he can get now days. Can find help and good help doesn't exist anymore. Maybe Winchester is suffering that same problem.
Until next time Erie lakawanna

RED HORSE 10-31-2019 08:09 PM

Not sure why anyone buys .17HMR Winchester. They have had troubles for at least 5 years. I sent some back shortly after it came out because of split necks and bullets which would fall into the cases.

Racer X 11-25-2019 07:56 PM

Winchester Firearms is NOT Winchester Ammo. Ammo is an Olin Corp, a major defense contractor. This should concern us beyond the 17HMR.

Winchester Repeating is someone else now.

Binford 12-11-2019 12:13 PM

Fabulous... I have four boxes of this ammo that I got a factory rebate on. To qualify for the rebate, I had to remove the portion of the label with the UPC barcodes on it and send it in. If you notice from the picture above of the label on the 50-round box, that’s where the lot number is! So I have no idea what lot number my boxes are!

What I did was weigh each box and the weights were all exactly the same. Then I weighed a few boxes of another brand’s 20-grain JHP ammo and it was within a few grams. If mine were of these lots and had no powder charges, even in one or two rounds, I think the weight would have been different. So I’m confident enough to keep these and use them at the range, only with a greater than usual alertness for a squib.


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