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.
Thanks for the post. Most of my 22LR are hollow point, but my last 1000 were Winchester 40 grain copper plated round nose, but not black, and were marked S22LRB.
Nearly 20 years ago, a dealer in South Georgia got in a bunch of Ruger model P89s (or some similar model) which had an extra .30 Luger barrel.
They were selling the model with the extra barrel for less than the ones with only one barrel. It did not make sense to me. I would have bought one but for some reason that Ruger model just doesn’t fit my hand at all.
double the charge-double your fun
I just went through my inventory. Every brick but one is Federal. The one Winchester is some 36 gr hp, so not the same stuff as in the recall. While I was there, I checked the price sticker on my Federal stock. $16.99 per brick. Not too bad compared to what places are asking for it these days.
The price tag at Walmart says $23 for 550 rounds of Federal but I’ve never seen any in stock.
I have a 38 special revolver. What is the difference with 38 special & 38 super?
My daughter used one of the Sig P2?? in 40 caliber when she was with the SFPD. Really liked it.
But it is heavy. I'm talking first-wife heavy... They made the springs sag on the car I was driving when I put those cases in the trunk.
The .38 super is an automatic cartridge. It is identical on the outside to the old .38 auto but is loaded hotter. It has just a tiny rim on which it headspaces, at least in older guns. It was determined long ago that auto cartridges which headspace on the case mouth are more accurate so many modern .38 supers do just that.
The .38 special is a revolver cartridge, a very old one.
Interestingly there have been autos chambered for the .38 special and I bet there have been revolvers chambered for the .38 super. The .38 super is a little hotter than the .38 special.
Is there a certain model AK-47 a guy should buy or stay away from?
We ready boss.
Sigh. Yes. But I have forgotten most of what I learned when I was researching AKs. If you have a good local gun shop I'd go there an pick their brains as well as doing online research.
AKs are made all over the place. At the recommendation of a person at my local gun shop I bought (from another individual) a Saiga, made in Russia. Which is a AK platform but with a few small differences. Mostly where the trigger sits in relation to the magazine. Also, Saiga mags are more costly than standard AK mags. After a couple thousand rounds I can say I am quite satisfied with it. Damn thing is like a tank. Such a different animal than the AR.
But you can't beat a reliable carbine that shoots 123 or 154 grain rounds for 25¢. And field strips in 20 seconds (no exaggeration).
Wait until the old boy beside you touches of a 300 Weatherby that had about 10 grains of 2400 under a full load of 4350. Even the Weatherby action couldn’t keep that bolt in. It was ugly, check your equipment folk’s!
I think the Finnish made Valmet are the nicest AKs ever made. They basically are more like sporting rifles than any other AK that I have heard of.
The Chinese Poly tech are excellent. Probably the Polish and Russian made ones are all good.
A tiny weld on the lip, and a bit of filing on the catch and AK magazines work just fine in your Saiga.
I had a Remington box of 7mm Remington magnum which I used in a model 700BDL.
The first round out of that box locked up the action. I had to beat it open with a block of wood. I phoned Remington to let them know but never could get anyone who cared. I got tired of making long distance phone calls and just quit.
It didn’t do any damage to the rifle but I figured a few more like it and it would. I probably still have what is left of that box somewhere but haven’t seen it in years.
I bought 3 bricks of 550 rounds at Walmart back in October. IIRC I paid less than $25 each.
So I've read. But in the big picture, who cares? I buy 5 mags at the higher price, but they (SGM) perform flawlessly. How many & how often do I have to buy mags? Once I get the number I want, I'm there.
I got some Promags made for the Saiga (cheaper than SGM) and they don't fit as well and I am having feed problems with them - so I'm back to the SGM. I want to know that my mags are 100% reliable. IOW, all of my practice is considered a dress rehearsal. No Rube Goldberging my firearms.
Who would of thought then, what we know now.
Nothing wrong with buying and stocking up when stuff is available and cheap. ;)
I reload. Components have gone up but reloading 9mm is still cheaper and easier to find than .22 right now. If I weren’t feeling lazy I’d be down stairs putting some rounds together right now.
I have access to 7.62x39 but it’s not my favorite round to shoot.
Your talking about the Saiga Ak-47, and not the Saiga 12, right? I wanted to buy the Saiga 12 but decided against it.
Yeah. I have a Savage pump for a shotgun. I wanted simple, idiot proof, tank-like reliability. I was not excited by what I read about the Saiga shotgun.
I have an AR & the Saiga AK. SHTF and I could only keep one it would be the AK. I love the 20 second field strip compared to the AR's cleaning, and its ability to fire cheap ammo reliably and get by with minimal half ass cleaning, among other things. Someone said the AK was designed for illiterate, drunken conscripts who fall down in the mud a lot. That's the carbine for me.
I have bought some recalled ammo from Sportsmans for my 30-378. 180 grain Accubonds chron'ed over 3700 and I had the tightest bolt I've ever experienced. I called in lot number and Weatherby told me to send it to them, don't shoot anymore they said, ha ha.
Stick with CCI. Winchester .22 is junk
The .38 Super is a semi-rimless round, basically a very hot .38 ACP. It will not interchange with the .38 Special, but duplicates the 125 grain loading of the .357 Magnum.
we have over a thousand rounds, guess I had better check the boxes.
lots of .22 up here in Alberta, should go for a holiday heh.