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Ammo recall ? Not sure how old this is, but....

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by U201491, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Received this yesterday, so don't know how old this recall is, or if it belongs in this section.

    Use or delete as needed...

    PRODUCT WARNING AND RECALL NOTICE

    Olin Corporation, through its Winchester Division, is recalling five (5)
    lots of its WILDCAT¨ 22 Long Rifle High Velocity Rimfire ammunition (Symbol
    Number WW22LR).

    Lot Numbers: 3RA42L, 1RH71L, 1RH81L, 2RH81L, and 3RH81L

    Through extensive evaluation Winchester has determined the above five (5)
    lots of WILDCAT¨ 22 ammunition may contain double powder charges. Double
    powder charge weight ammunition may cause firearm damage, rendering the
    firearm inoperable, and subject the shooter to a risk of personal injury
    when fired.

    DO NOT USE WINCHESTER¨ WILDCAT¨ 22 LONG RIFLE HIGH VELOCITY RIMFIRE
    AMMUNITION
    THAT HAS LOT NUMBERS 3RA42L, 1RH71L, 1RH81L, 2RH81L, OR 3RH81L.
    The ammunition Lot Number is imprinted (stamped without ink) on the outside
    of the right tuck flap of the 50-round box. To determine if your ammunition
    is subject to this notice, review the Lot Number.

    If it contains Lot Numbers 3RA42L, 1RH71L, 1RH81L, 2RH81L, or 3RH81L, return
    the ammunition to Winchester via United Parcel Service (UPS). Securely pack
    the ammunition into a corrugated cardboard box, write "CARTRIDGES, SMALL
    ARMS ORM-D" on the outside, and ship to:

    Olin Corporation,Winchester Division, Tile Warehouse, Powder Mill Road -
    Gate 4A, East Alton, IL 62024 Attention: 22 Caliber Recall

    Winchester will send you coupons good for replacement ammunition from your
    local Winchester dealer.
    This notice applies only to WILDCAT¨ 22 Long Rifle Lot Numbers 3RA42L,
    1RH71L, 1RH81L, 2RH81L, and 3RH81L.
    Other Symbol Numbers or Lot Numbers are not subject to this recall and
    should not be returned to Winchester.If you have any questions concerning
    this WILDCAT¨ 22 Long Rifle High Velocity Rimfire ammunition recall please
    call toll-free 866-423-5224 (U.S. & Canada), write to the above address, or
    visit our website @ http://www.winchester.com.
     
  2. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    That would rock in my Ruger Super Single Six .22lr & .22 mag!
    Not so much I'll bet in a 10/22.

    Brutus Out
     
  3. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I returned some Winchester Super X .22 a few years ago because it was very unstable (FTF, FTE, weak ones stopping in the barrel). They stepped up and sent me vouchers, which I turned into satisfactory 12ga shells.

    Now this. Not very confidence-inspiring...

    I suppose they'll do the same/similar for anyone who returns the recalled stuff (just guessing).

    Is this common with Winchester ammo as opposed to other name brands? Any similar issues with Winchester .45 ACP?
     
  4. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Win Stuff has always been great.
    This kind of surprised me. Wonder if it is being made out of the country?
    I stopped using the rem thunderbolt stuff, but never had any problem with Winchester,
    and have shot about every caliber they ever made.
     
  5. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    So...Winchester is going to send coupons for replacement ammunition at your local Winchester dealer? Wonder when that dealer is going to have any .22LR ammo?
     
  6. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    late 2001 recall
     
  7. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I replaced my .22 with another brand, then used the Winchester vouchers at WalMart for shotgun ammo.

    If Winchester wanted to do something really righteous, they'd send you back new .22 ammo - round for round.
     
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  8. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that. I didn't have any date for it.
    Very strange that I had not heard about it before.
    I appreciate the info.