Saturday, February 1, 2014

Winchester 22LR ammo recall.

Full information on recall

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.


  1. I thought that you were recalling them to your house at first. Thanks for the heads up, but unless the recall is 3 years or older, I'm not worried.

  2. I've got some of this stuff but I bought it before the big shortage so I should be good too.

  3. Since firearmagedon I've been able to purchase about 1,500 rounds of .22lr. 1k was Remington bulk pack stuff and the rest was CCI Mini Mag or Velocitor premium hunting type stuff. I was chasing the CCI like crazy because it's the only kind that cycles consistently in one particular gun we have. The other I got because I hadn't seen any for awhile.

    Speaking of that other than .22 rat shot I haven't seen .22lr at same prices ($50 a brick for bulk pack .22lr is lunacy and while I'd like more I'm thankfully not desperate) in 6 months or so.

    Guess the lack of availability saved me from the potential risk of this recall.

  4. I've got half of a case of Russian .22LR left and some odds and ends of boxes I picked up here and there. I have some of the ammo type they are recalling but I bought it before Christmas so I am not particularly concerned that I have any of the bad lots. Besides, I'm vacillating between doing a chamber cast on a Japanese Type 99 I suspect may have been rechambered, or just saying to hell with it and putting a 7.7 Japanese cartridge in the rifle and firing it. I might blow my face off but it would be a lot simpler way of checking the chambering. So I'm pondering that right now and not thinking much about lot numbers.

    1. Harry, You have a lot of guns but just one face. Be smart about this.

      Stick that gun tight on a bench between 2 big pieces of wood then attach a 10 foot piece of 550 cord or twine to the trigger, load the round you think it is chambered in, stick another piece of wood on top so it won't move on you then back off and pull the cord. See what happens without all the risk to yourself.

  5. a chamber cast post with photos would be cool...

  6. I think you'd have to do a video to really do it justice. There are a lot of videos of chamber casting on YouTube, and while all of them have their own little touches it's pretty basic. I'll have to do a cast. I am restoring the rifle, have to replace the front sight blade, rear sights, and entire bolt. I am not about to spend that kind of money on a gun that has been rechambered. After WW2 the U.S. rechambered thousands of Type 99's to 30-06 and issued them to the South Korean Army. Also, it's always possible some gunsmith up here rechambered the gun when he cut off the front sight blades, cut the wings off the rear sights, and bent the bolt.