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Safety Notice: semi-auto .17 HMR rifles and ammo

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by DJ Niner, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

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    http://www.remington.com/safety/17_HMR_Ammo_notice/default.asp


    PRODUCT SAFETY WARNING
    AND RECALL NOTICE

    17 HMR AMMUNITION AND MODEL 597® 17 HMR SEMI-AUTOMATIC



    DO NOT USE REMINGTON 17 HMR AMMUNITION IN SEMI-AUTOMATIC FIREARMS.

    DO NOT USE THE REMINGTON MODEL 597 17 HMR SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE.


    Remington has been notified by its supplier of 17 HMR ammunition that 17 HMR ammunition is not suitable for use in semi-automatic firearms. The use of this ammunition in a semi-automatic firearm could result in property damage or serious personal injury.

    If you have a semi-automatic firearm chambered for 17 HMR ammunition, immediately discontinue use of Remington 17 HMR ammunition. If you have any Remington 17 HMR ammunition that you wish to return to Remington contact the Remington Consumer Service number below. Do not return the ammunition to the dealer. Remington will provide you with a $10.00 coupon for each complete box of 50 rounds of Remington branded 17 HMR ammunition you return to Remington. This coupon will be good for the purchase of any Remington ammunition at your local dealer.

    In light of the ammunition manufacturer’s notice, it is very important that you immediately stop using your Remington Model 597 17 HMR semi-automatic rifle. If you own a Remington Model 597 17 HMR semi-automatic rifle and wish to return it to Remington please contact the below Remington Consumer Service Number. In return for your Remington Model 597 17 HMR synthetic stock semi-automatic rifle, Remington will provide you a coupon valued at $200.00 good for the purchase of a replacement Remington firearm. If you have a laminate stock Remington Model 597 17 HMR semi-automatic rifle, Remington will provide you a coupon valued at $250.00 good for the purchase of a replacement Remington firearm. Remington will also reimburse you for the actual postage to return your Model 597 17 HMR semi-automatic rifle to Remington.

    Please allow up to 6 weeks after Remington receives your Model 597 17 HMR semi-automatic rifle or your Remington branded 17 HMR ammunition for the appropriate coupons to arrive. Instructions for redemption of the coupons will be contained on the coupon.

    For any consumer questions or instructions on how to return of your Model 597 17 HMR semi-automatic rifle or your Remington branded 17 HMR ammunition, please contact the Remington Consumer Service Department at 1-800-243-9700, Prompt #3.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Safety First
    Always observe the ten commandments of safe gun handling and wear approved eye and ear protection anytime you are shooting.


    PDF of Remington letter can be seen at:
    http://www.acusport.com/AcuSportWeb/files/08142009150910578.pdf

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    http://www.federalpremium.com/whats_new/safety_notice.aspx

    SAFETY NOTICE

    17 HMR AMMUNITION PRODUCT SAFETY NOTICE AND WARNING

    August 20, 2009 (Updated August 31, 2009)

    Dear Customer:

    Do not use 17 HMR ammunition in semi-automatic firearms without consulting with your firearms manufacturer. Use of 17 HMR ammunition in semi-automatic firearms may result in serious personal injury or property damage.

    17 HMR ammunition is manufactured in accordance with standards issued by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufactures’ Institute (SAAMI). Subsequent to the design and introduction of 17 HMR ammunition to the market, 17 HMR semi-automatic firearms were introduced by various firearm manufacturers. Many of those firearms have proven to be incompatible with 17 HMR ammunition. 17 HMR ammunition is suitable for use in quality firearms in good condition that are not semi-automatic.

    Accordingly, do not use 17 HMR ammunition in semi-automatic firearms without consulting with your firearms manufacturer. Only use 17 HMR in quality modern firearms in good condition marked for 17 HMR cartridges. Always use eye and ear protection. Always read all product labeling carefully for instructions on safe use.

    Please contact your gun manufacturer. For ammunition questions contact Federal Premium Product Services at 1-800-831-0850.

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    http://www.cci-ammunition.com/whatsnew/warnings.aspx

    17 HMR AMMUNITION SAFETY NOTICE AND WARNING

    August 20, 2009 (Updated August 31, 2009)

    Dear Customer:

    Do not use 17 HMR ammunition in semi-automatic firearms without consulting with your firearms manufacturer. Use of 17 HMR ammunition in semi-automatic firearms may result in serious personal injury or property damage.

    17 HMR ammunition is manufactured in accordance with standards issued by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufactures’ Institute (SAAMI). Subsequent to the design and introduction of 17 HMR ammunition to the market, 17 HMR semi-automatic firearms were introduced by various firearm manufacturers. Many of those firearms have proven to be incompatible with 17 HMR ammunition. 17 HMR ammunition is suitable for use in quality firearms in good condition that are not semi-automatic.

    Accordingly, do not use 17 HMR ammunition in semi-automatic firearms without consulting with your firearms manufacturer. Only use 17 HMR in quality modern firearms in good condition marked for 17 HMR cartridges. Always use eye and ear protection. Always read all product labeling carefully for instructions on safe use.

    Please contact your gun manufacturer. For ammunition questions contact CCI Technical Service at 1-866-286-7436.
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2009
  2. mossy500camo

    mossy500camo ammo found

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    A $10 coupon? Reminton .17 HMR around here cost a good $15.......
     


  3. mserr

    mserr mmm bop

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  4. wdcfromaz

    wdcfromaz

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    I have a NIB 597 I paid $450 for and Rem. wants to give me a voucher for $250 towards another Rem. product. If this is how they treat people who lay down their hard earned money they could at least offer us a little Vaseline!
     
  5. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

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    If it's truly NIB, you might want to hold onto it for awhile. Eventually, some Remington collector will give you more than you paid for it; maybe a LOT more, depending on how many NIB 597s are out there. I suspect the vast majority of 597s are used, but the timing of Remington's announcement may have allowed some folks to snap-up many 597s sitting on gunstore back-room shelves before everyone else knew what was going on. If that's the case, there may be a lot more NIB guns out there than I thought, and it will take quite a bit longer for them to appreciate in value.
     
  6. plainsman

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    What's the 597 legacy? The 22.mag. discontinued, don't shoot the 17, I guess their is a market for them right next to used telephone books-maybe some day when hell freezes over.

    Hopefully the gun doesn't blow up and the buyer doesn't sue the seller!!!
     
  7. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

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    I am going to un-Stick this notice now.

    I will add the below terms to facilitate searches for this or related items.

    recall, product safety, upgrade, ammo recall, Remington, safety notice, 17 HMR, .17 HMR, 17HMR, .17HMR
     
  8. SpringerTGO

    SpringerTGO

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    I don't see much collector value in a gun that you can't get ammo for and is unsafe to shoot.