Some lots of 22-250 Remington and 243 Winchester ammo have been recalled due to possible multiple bullet loadings per case. The link below will take you to Fiocchi's web page, look on the right side and scroll down a tad and you will see the "Product Warning and Recall Notice.
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Huh?! You mean they seated a bullet, and then seated ANOTHER frigging bullet?
Holy crap that's bad news.
That's rifle-blowing-the-hell-up bad news.
July 5, 2013, 03:42 PM
HOWA rifle safety notice, bolt recalled
In the December 2002 issue of the American Rifleman (p. 85) is an Important Safety Notice concerning Howa rifles made between 1970 and 1993.
I just read it last night, while perusing the magazine.
"Howa Machinery Ltd. of Japan is performing a safety upgrade on all Model 1500, 1550 and 1700LS series rifles manufactured between 1970 and 1993.
"The affected rifles bear serial numbers from one of the following series on the receiver: PN00010 through PN87159, LS00001 through LS05150, M000001 through M020422, LS10001 through LS10309, B000001 through B028450.
"The safety upgrade will replace the bolt sleeve to prevent misassembly of the bolt, which might occur on affected rifles. Such misassembly might result in a hazardous condition in which the rifle can be accidentally discharged without the bolt being fully engaged, causing severe injury.
"These rifles were distributed by Smith & Wesson, O.F. Mossberg and Sons and Interarms. These rifles may bear the distributor trademark.
"Stop using your rifle immediately and visit our website at www.regen.com/howa or call Howa at 1-800-456-5131 to receive a Bolt Return Kit.
"Only the bolt sleeve is being upgraded. Your bolt will be returned to you after the upgrade.
"NO OTHER HOWA RIFLES ARE AFFECTED. CHECK YOUR SERIAL NUMBER
July 5, 2013, 03:43 PM
REMINGTON MODEL 600 & 660
If you own a Remington Model 600 (including the Mohawk 600) or Model 660 rifle:
All Remington Model 600 and Model 660 rifles were manufactured with a bolt-lock mechanism and are subject to this bolt-lock Safety Modification Program. These models were discontinued in 1979. Please see Important Safety Notice regarding the 1979 recall below. If you participate in the current Safety Modification Program, your firearm will be cleaned and inspected for proper functioning by a qualified gunsmith. Once the condition of your firearm has been assessed, you will be notified of one of the following:
Your rifle’s trigger assembly is otherwise in good operating condition and the gunsmith will proceed to physically remove the bolt-lock feature so that your firearm can be loaded and unloaded while the safety remains in the “S” or “On Safe” position; or
Your rifle’s trigger assembly is found to be in an unsatisfactory or potentially unsafe operating condition because of any number of factors, including wear, alteration or maintenance. The entire trigger assembly will be replaced with a new factory trigger assembly, which does not incorporate a bolt-lock mechanism.
The cost, if any, to you for participating in the bolt-lock Safety Modification Program will depend upon whether your Model 600 or 660 rifle was previously repaired under a 1979 recall program.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE:
In 1979, Remington instituted a recall for Model 600 and 660 rifles made before February, 1975, because, under certain circumstances, the safety and trigger could be manipulated in a way that could result in an accidental discharge. Under the 1979 recall program, owners of the affected rifles could return their guns for installation of a new trigger assembly at no charge. Since 1979, thousands of the affected firearms have been serviced under the 1979 recall and received new trigger assemblies.
How can you tell if your Model 600 or 660 rifle was subject to the 1979 recall, and whether it was repaired as part of that program?
Model 600 and 660 rifles - except those with a serial number beginning with an "A" before the serial number - were subject to the 1979 recall.
Each Model 600 and 660 rifles repaired under the 1979 recall has a “V” (approximately 1/4 inch high) stamped on the left side of the trigger below the receiver line. These replacement trigger assemblies included the bolt-lock feature.
If you own a Model 600 or 660 rifle that was subject to the 1979 recall, does the current bolt-lock Safety Modification Program affect you?
If your Model 600 or 660 rifle was subject to the 1979 recall but was never repaired as part of that recall, then a new trigger assembly without a bolt-lock feature will be installed. This change will be made at no cost to you.
If your Model 600 or 660 rifle was repaired as part of the 1979 recall, or it was not subject to the 1979 recall, you may have the bolt-lock removed at a cost of $20, plus shipping and handling, plus tax. You will also receive a safety redemption certificate to complete and submit in order to receive a free blaze orange hat (one hat per certificate).
How to participate in the Safety Modification Program
Complete the General Repair Form and
Send or deliver your firearm and the completed repair form to either:
Remington Arms Company, Inc.
Ilion Firearms Plant
Attention: BL Safety Program
14 Hoefler Avenue
Ilion, NY 13357
Remington will bill or arrange for payment once your firearm is received and evaluated.
CAUTION: It is your responsibility to comply with all laws and regulations regarding transportation or shipping of your firearm. Absolutely no ammunition should be packaged with the firearm whether loaded in the firearm itself or included in the shipping container. The firearm should be transported only in a completely unloaded condit
July 5, 2013, 03:44 PM
Friday, June 14, 2013
Thompson Center issues MAJOR recall of rifles.
Thompson / Center has issued a major recall of several of it's rifles:
From their notice:
“STOP USING YOUR RIFLE AND RETURN IT TO THOMPSON/CENTER AT ONCE. This recall applies to all ICON, VENTURE and DIMENSION rifles manufactured before June 13, 2013."
The issue appears to be related to the safety. When the safety is on and the bolt is cycled, the safety can disengage. This issue alone will not cause the rifle to fire, the trigger will still have to be pulled.
If you have one of the affected rifles, you can CONTACT TCARMS HERE. TC will be covering shipping each way with a pre paid label.
Moving forward, TC will marking rifles so you can look and know which rifles have been serviced. Look for a small mark on the safety. They will also be placing a "red star" on any returned or new boxes.
Please share this with every one you know who may own one of these rifles.
We'll keep you informed of any updates here on the blog and also at www.Facebook.com/GunReviews