Skip to comments.Winchester Recalls .22 Long Rifle Ammo WINCHESTER® 22 Long Rifle RIMFIRE AMMUNITION
Posted on 01/31/2014 2:11:18 PM PST by DJ Taylor
If you were one of the lucky few guys who found any .22 long rifle on the shelves in the last thirteen months, Winchester needs you to check your stockpile. It turns out they double-charged two lots of their M22 plinking/target ammo, and these accidental .22 Super-Duper Magnums can blow your gun up and ruin your chiseled, movie-star good looks. Make the jump for the recall details . . .
From Winchesters Recall Page:
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.
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Seeing that they have no reported injuries, maybe the feds have them all................
I wish I could find some .22 LR for a reasonable price. So far everyone seems to want 15 to 20 cents a round. Before Newtown you could get it for 3 cents a round or even less.
I was able to get 600 rounds but it was CCI.
I'm still shooting them. I may never have to buy .22lr again.
Best decision I made that year.
Federal is the way to go. ATK stock is on a tear as well.
ATK also owns CCI and makes gubmint munitions.
A double charge would be catastrophic.
When I was around 12, I took a pair of pliers and pulled the bullet out of a Remington .22 LR case. I noticed it was only around two thirds full of powder.
Feeling that Remington had short changed me, I pulled a couple more and dumped enough in one to fill it. I must have been a little suspicious because I used my Brothers Remington model 513 which had dual rear locking lugs instead of my model 514 which just had the bolt handle locking it.
When I fired it, there was no hole in the board I had it pointed at, just smoke everywhere. I had to beat the bolt open and there was no case in the chamber. I have no idea what happened to it or the bullet. I did find tiny pieces of brass throughout the bolt etc. It must have literally turned the shell and bullet into gas. I still don’t know for sure what happened.
Incredibly the old Remington was undamaged. This was not a double charge but about a charge and a half.
I ended up buying a 9mm carbine so I would have a long gun to plink with. I have some .22 ammo but I hate to use it without knowing I can replace it.
I just ain’t right.
Does this mean I can use them in my .44 mag?
This explains the smokeless powder shortage.
Hey they double charge for them so they might as well double charge them.
The amount of powder in a .22 casing is very small. In fact, for world level target shooters it can be a concern about inconsistent burning from round to round even in the bet ammo.
Yes but you have to tape two together side by side.
I bought one brick of Winchester for my Marlin 795 about 2 years ago. Horrible feed and eject problems. Ended up having to use all of it in my Ruger revolver. Imagine how long that took.
CCI and Federal are what I use now.
And lucky you, 9mm became overpriced and hard to find.
Get an AK for cheap(er) long gun plinking. They eat cheap steel cased Russian.
You disintegrated the bullet.
I bought a Sig P220 in .38 Super that had a 9mm barrel included. Great! Be able to practice with readily available 9mm. I was able to find all the .38 Super I wanted through the shortage.