Winchester recalls some of its 22 Long Rifle rimfire ammunition after some double gun powder charges were found in the rounds.
The recall is for M*22 22 Long Rifle 40 Grain Black Copper Plated Round Nose rimfire ammunition marked with the symbol number S22LRT and lot numbers GD42L or GD52L.
The company says they’ve found some double powder charges in these two lots of ammunition. If fired, a double powder charge can render a firearm useless and cause serious injury to the shooter. Basically, if you don’t want to blow your hand off and ruin your gun, make sure you’re not firing a double powder charge.
To locate the symbol number on 500-round cartons of the ammunition check the left-tuck flap of the box. Cartons of 1000 rounds are not marked with the symbol marker.
Winchester has advised anyone with ammunition marked S22LRT with a lot number GD42L or GD52L to stop using the ammunition immediately, and separate it from their other rounds and firearms. The company will provide free pick up and delivery for the return of the recalled ammunition.
For more information or to report recalled ammo, visit Winchester’s website, or call 866-423-5224.