Winchester Recalls Some Super-X 17 HMR Ammo

Winchester Recalls Some Super-X .17 HMR Ammo markings

Look for the symbol X17HMR1 with the lot number NB51 or NB61. (Photo: Olin-Winchester)

Illinois-based Olin-Winchester last week announced a product warning and recall on two lots of .17 HMR 20-grain Jacketed Hollow Point Rimfire ammunition.

The ammunition will have the symbol X17HMR1 on both the 1000-round cases and 50-round plastic boxes while the lot numbers to look for are NB51 or NB61. Other symbols or lot numbers are not subject to recall.

Winchester:

“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.”

 

Those who find they have one of the affected lots are urged to “immediately discontinue use and contact Winchester toll-free at 844-653-8358 for free UPS pick-up of the recalled ammunition.”

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