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NEW: Multiple Winchester rimfire ammo safety recalls ongoing...

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by DJ Niner, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. DJ Niner

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  2. bubo2069

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    Not a problem sir.;) just want everybody to be safe out there, so check your ammo and be safe guys.:)
     

  3. bubo2069

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  4. DJ Niner

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    Updated! Thanks again!


    The press release says some of these rounds may be double-charged. That would be REALLY bad news in a blowback semiauto action.
     
  5. DJ Niner

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  6. DJ Niner

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    Would you believe ANOTHER Winchester rimfire ammo recall? This one is dated 6/25/2007, and includes SUPER-X® HIGH VELOCITY (Symbol X22LR) and POWER-POINT® (Symbol X22LRPP).

    Lot Numbers containing Letters: XN, YA, YB or YC

    Details in link below:

    http://www.winchester.com/news/newsview.aspx?storyid=210
     
  7. THEPOPE

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    I realize I am a bit late on this, but I have blown up TWO pistols using Winchester ammo in .22 lr , none of the lots cited at their web-site, so the problems at Winchester are wider than they will admit to.

    My K/B's involved two with the Mark III, using "Wildcat" rounds, again, no relation to the numbers or letters found at the site, and a brand new Browning, still at the manufacturer being repaired, using Super X, once again, un-related to any lot numbers of the recall.

    I haven't fired any Winchester .22lr rounds in my pistols since then, and have had no issues since then.

    I will NOT use ANY Winchester .22lr rounds in either pistol EVER again.

    They can K.M.A.

    I M. Out ;)
     
  8. Is it customary to stick the end user with paying return shipping on a recalled item as Winchester has?

    I have a few boxes of the ammo in question and I dont feel it is right to require the consumer to pay shipping. It was their screw up so they should step up and send shipping labels out.

    And after reading THEPOPE'S post, I am now afraid to shoot the remaining non-recall Winchester ammo I have on hand.
     
  9. DJ Niner

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    Yes, in my experience it's normal.

    You could call and ask if there's any other alternative, like your suggestion of a shipping label or mailing in the ammo box end flaps that have the lot number on them, but I wouldn't bet on either being allowed. They are probably concerned with getting as much of this stuff out of circulation as possible, and may even be testing a sample of each returned batch to narrow down the exact problem.

    They usually reimburse the customer with coupons good for more ammo, both to replace the bad stuff and to cover the shipping costs, plus a bit more for your trouble. For instance, if you returned $10 worth of ammo, and shipping was $5, they might send a $20 coupon back.

    If they're excessively cheap, let us know. They're already on thin ice with most customers in the shooting world...
     
  10. CanyonMan

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    Thanks for posting these DJ..... This is one reason I mostly use CCI. ;)
    Never hardly liked Winchester anything, (except brass).


    CM
     
  11. DJ Niner

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    I concur, on both counts.
    CCI is good stuff; most of my guns prefer it.
     
  12. Retired Squid

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    I recently tried a couple boxes of WW 22 Magnums one white box and one gray. Failure to fire was 1 in 3 on white box and most were oversized and would not fit into cylinder, with the gray box it was 1 in 6 average fail to fire and had no problems with oversized rounds. These two magnums sell at Wal-Mart for under $8, while CCI run $12 to $15 a box of fifty. I guess you get what you pay for as the old saying goes.

    Needless to say I only buy CCI or Remington, mainly CCI guys.

    Forgot to mention my 22 MRF is a S&W K48 masterpiece target model of 1959 ventage.
     
  13. Ljay

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    Thats really sad, Winchester ammo used to be some of the finest available, when I was younger it was my ammo of choice for rimfire and shotgun,
     
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  15. Bill Keith

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    I had the experience of returning two Winchester 22WMR boxes of ammo when they had that recall a few years ago. They returned coupons with which I bought two boxes of 38 +P LHP ammo. I use CCI Blazer and Federal22 ammo and have no problems with either.
     
  16. DJ Niner

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    I'm un-Sticking this thread, because all the Winchester rimfire ammo recall info links (above) have been changed to happy-happy-joy-joy/New Product News links on Winchester's website. Pretty crappy, removing safety-related info or changing the address to recall pages after-the-fact so links become useless.
     
  17. Retired Squid

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    Well after almost 3 years, Winchester is still crappy ammo. I bought a 525 bulk pack of 22lr at Wal-Mart recently and about 20% are duds, and only hold about 3" group at best in my CZ 452 Lux, 453 American and my Colt M4-22 rifles at 50 yards. I have same problem with all the Remington Golden's, poor accuracy and frequent duds, only problem is I have 8 bricks of that crap.

    So far CCI and Federal is only reliable and accurate ammo you can buy that's made in US it seems.
     
  18. Kcolg

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    Similar issues myself with the bulk 525. About 1 out of 10 rounds seems to be a weak load. It's much much quieter and I can see it hit the dirt about 25 yards in front of me if aiming about 40 yards down range. Afraid I'm going to rapid fire and have one lodge in the barrel before I realize it.

    Good luck contacting them. After spending several minutes trying to find a customer service phone number or email, I finally located an email address for the company in general and have sent 2 emails with no reply. That was 3 months ago and no answers...
     
  19. Retired Squid

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    I'm if we tell enough here and people find out the hard way that don't use the Internet, believe me they will send a message to Winchester. That message will be a drop in sales, and as that happens they lose customers who don't come back. Me, I gone from Winchester for good. My grandsons will grow up with CCI or Federal, not Winchester.
     
  20. DJ Niner

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    Dredging-up this old thread to add the latest Winchester .22 ammo recall (dated 26 January 2014) info to the list, in case anyone finds this old thread through a search.

    Due to Winchester changing the page addresses in the past, this time, I'm going to quote the page so the info lives on a bit longer. If the link is good, I'd still recommend going to the link, because if any of the info changes, the newest info will probably be posted at the link.

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    From this link:
    http://www.winchester.com/library/news/Pages/s22lrt-recall.aspx


    PRODUCT WARNING AND RECALL NOTICE

    WINCHESTER® 22 Long Rifle RIMFIRE AMMUNITION
    PRODUCT RECALL OF WINCHESTER 22 LONG RIFLE RIMFIRE AMMUNITION
    1/28/2014

    Olin Corporation, through its Winchester Division, is recalling two (2) lots of M*22™ 22 Long Rifle 40 Grain Black Copper Plated Round Nose rimfire ammunition.
    Symbol Number: S22LRT
    Lot Numbers: GD42L and GD52L

    Winchester has determined the above lots of 22 Long Rifle rimfire ammunition may contain double powder charges. Ammunition with double powder charges may subject the shooter or bystanders to a risk of serious personal injury and/or death, or cause firearm damage, rendering the firearm inoperable.

    DO NOT USE WINCHESTER® M*22™ 22 Long Rifle RIMFIRE AMMUNITION WITH LOT NUMBERS GD42L or GD52L. The ammunition Lot Number is imprinted (stamped without ink) on the left tuck flap of the 500-round carton as indicated here. The 1000-round intermediate carton does not have a Lot Number.

    To determine if your ammunition is subject to this notice, review the Symbol Number and Lot Number. If it is Symbol Number S22LRT with a Lot Number containing GD42L or GD52L immediately discontinue use and contact Winchester toll-free at 866-423-5224 or visit http://www.winchester.com/Product-Service/Pages/Contact-Us.aspx for free UPS pick-up of the recalled ammunition.

    This notice applies only to Symbol Number S22LRT with Lot Numbers GD42L and GD52L. Other Symbol Numbers or Lot Numbers are not subject to this recall.

    If you have any questions concerning this 22 Long Rifle rimfire ammunition recall please call toll-free 866-423-5224, write to Winchester (600 Powder Mill Road, East Alton, IL 62024 Attn: S22LRT Recall), or contact Winchester Customer Support online.

    We apologize for this inconvenience.
    WINCHESTER

    January 26, 2014




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