Winchester .22 ammo recall

This is an area to discuss reloading and other general ammunition topics. Neither UCC nor its staff assume any liability for any injury or equipment damage that may result from the use of any load data or methods that may be posted here. It is the responsibility of anyone using this information to verify that the information is accurate, safe and appropriate for the proposed usage.
Forum rules
NOTICE: Neither UCC nor its staff assume any liability for any injury or equipment damage that may result from the use of any load data or methods that may be posted here. It is the responsibility of anyone using this information to verify that the information is accurate, safe and appropriate for the proposed usage.

Winchester .22 ammo recall

Postby Snurd » Wed 29 Jan 2014 9:16 pm

I saw this on UGE and thought I should post it here.

http://www.cabelas.com/assets/pdfs/Winc ... t104536080
PRODUCT WARNING AND RECALL NOTICE WINCHESTER® 22 Long Rifle RIMFIRE AMMUNITION
Olin Corporation, through its Winchester Division, is recalling two (2) lots of M*22TM 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*22TM 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-Servi ... ct-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 visit our website at http://www.winchester.com.
We apologize for this inconvenience.
Snurd
Posse
 
Posts: 9776
Joined: Sat 19 Jan 2008 10:24 am
Location: SLC

Re: Winchester .22 ammo recall

Postby bltdonahue » Wed 29 Jan 2014 9:22 pm

Everyone should give me all their .22 LR ammo....ALL of it....just to be safe. For the children.

But seriously...there's volume in a .22 LR for a double charge? Hrmmm.
The world would be much better off if stupidity caused infertility.
User avatar
bltdonahue
Sniper
 
Posts: 2230
Joined: Sat 02 May 2009 2:41 pm

Re: Winchester .22 ammo recall

Postby MarshallDodge » Wed 29 Jan 2014 10:12 pm

bltdonahue wrote:Everyone should give me all their .22 LR ammo....ALL of it....just to be safe. For the children.

But seriously...there's volume in a .22 LR for a double charge? Hrmmm.

There is quite a bit of room in a 22LR believe it or not.

A couple years ago I pulled a bullet on a Federal Bulk Pack 22LR and there wasn't any powder, just some kind of compound in the bottom of the case.
Kirk
-Seconds count, misses don't-
"The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental." John Steinbeck
User avatar
MarshallDodge
Sniper
 
Posts: 2750
Joined: Sun 27 Apr 2008 5:16 pm
Location: Weber County

Re: Winchester .22 ammo recall

Postby glock fan » Thu 30 Jan 2014 1:01 am

MarshallDodge wrote:
bltdonahue wrote:Everyone should give me all their .22 LR ammo....ALL of it....just to be safe. For the children.

But seriously...there's volume in a .22 LR for a double charge? Hrmmm.

There is quite a bit of room in a 22LR believe it or not.

A couple years ago I pulled a bullet on a Federal Bulk Pack 22LR and there wasn't any powder, just some kind of compound in the bottom of the case.



The "compound" that you saw was probably the priming compound. It is dripped into the cases and centrifugal force pulls it to the edges where it is then crimped into place.
My "favorite" gun is the one I have in my hand when I need it to defend myself.

Image
Image
Image
User avatar
glock fan
Expert Marksman
 
Posts: 572
Joined: Mon 05 May 2008 8:56 pm
Location: Honolulu, HI & Salt Lake City, UT

Re: Winchester .22 ammo recall

Postby MichaelD » Thu 30 Jan 2014 10:13 am

Boxes of Winchester S22LRT ammo look like this:
Attachments
S22LRT.JPG
S22LRT.JPG (70.67 KiB) Viewed 1498 times
S&W M&P9
S&W M&P9c
pistol-training.com
The M&P Endurance Gun
Dr. Gary K. Roberts' list of recommended SD ammo

Carry guns are like work trucks: who cares if they get beat up a little as long as they work when you need them to.
User avatar
MichaelD
Sniper
 
Posts: 2034
Joined: Mon 22 Dec 2008 6:44 pm
Location: South Jordan

Re: Winchester .22 ammo recall

Postby Aad Geordie » Thu 30 Jan 2014 3:56 pm

Well, I guess I've hit the inverse lottery—I have two boxes that each have one of the lot numbers in question :cry:
I've submitted their online form and received an acknowledgement email saying they'll be in touch.

I'll report on how it goes...
Aad Geordie
Marksman
 
Posts: 213
Joined: Sat 06 Apr 2013 7:28 pm
Location: Sandy, Utah

Re: Winchester .22 ammo recall

Postby JoeRandall » Thu 30 Jan 2014 10:56 pm

Aad Geordie wrote:Well, I guess I've hit the inverse lottery—I have two boxes that each have one of the lot numbers in question :cry:
I've submitted their online form and received an acknowledgement email saying they'll be in touch.

I'll report on how it goes...


Tell them you want to be able to purchase an undisclosed amount of rounds at cost for the inconvenience.

I'd be in for say 10,000

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
Intermountain Firearm Training
Utah Concealed Firearms Instructor
Utah Hunter Education Instructor
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
NRA Recruiter
User avatar
JoeRandall
Marksman
 
Posts: 306
Joined: Sat 23 Feb 2013 7:57 am
Location: West Bountiful, Utah

Re: Winchester .22 ammo recall

Postby Aad Geordie » Mon 24 Feb 2014 9:18 pm

Well, here's the promised report...

I received a phone a couple of days after posting the on-line form. Guy just said that UPS would come pick it up and gave me some instructions on what to write on the package.
UPS guy called the next day—knew exactly what it was so I'm guessing there's been a few.
Heard nothing until today when a check came in the mail for $100 (it was 1000 rounds so, 10c per round).

That seems like a fair price (unfortunately I paid a little more than that for it as it was before I knew better and I got it from a scalper on UGE). However I have to admit I would have preferred then to have just replaced the ammo. I expect that would have been cheaper for them too.
Aad Geordie
Marksman
 
Posts: 213
Joined: Sat 06 Apr 2013 7:28 pm
Location: Sandy, Utah

Re: Winchester .22 ammo recall

Postby Shay.ca » Mon 24 Feb 2014 9:25 pm

Thanks for the update. Sucks they just sent a check. .22 has been hard to find but easier than this past year. I have found some but not a lot.

Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk
Shay.ca
Marksman
 
Posts: 357
Joined: Fri 08 Oct 2010 7:23 pm


Return to The Ammo Bench

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest