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Dont use 17 HMR ammunition in semi-automatic firearms

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posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 09:10 AM
FYI to all you 17 HMR fans there is a warning not to use them in auto loaders... this warning is still in effect with no promises of rectifying said problem from Federal

CCI/Federal Premium Ammunition: Product Safety Notice and Warning 17 HMR Ammunition.

August 20, 2009

Dear Customer:

Do not use 17 HMR ammunition in semi-automatic firearms. Use of 17 HMR ammunition in semi-automatic firearms may result in serious personal injury or property damage.

17 HMR ammunition is manufactured in accordance with standards issued by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufactures’ Institute (SAAMI). Subsequent to the design and introduction of 17 HMR ammunition to the market, 17 HMR semi-automatic firearms were introduced by various firearm manufacturers. Those firearms have proven to be incompatible with 17 HMR ammunition. 17 HMR ammunition is suitable for use in quality firearms in good condition that are not semi-automatic.

Accordingly, do not use 17 HMR ammunition in semi-automatic firearms. Only use 17 HMR in modern firearms in good condition marked for 17 HMR cartridges. Always use eye and ear protection. Always read all product labeling carefully for instructions on safe use.

Please contact your gun manufacturer. For ammunition questions contact CCI Technical Service at 1-866-286-7436 or Federal Premium Product Services at 1-800-831-0850.

[edit on 30-12-2009 by DaddyBare]

posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 09:17 AM
Last I knew the only semi's in .17HMR were altered 10/22's as it has been a pain to properly regulate the .17's blowback or something like that.

I wonder if there are any manufactured .17HMR semi's out there with their manufacturer's frantically issuing recalls about now.

posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 09:21 AM
reply to post by thisguyrighthere

I got the notice from Magnum Research and this was what they had to say

For any customer who has purchased a Magnum Research .17HMR rifle, and has a concern about this issue, please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-772-6168, Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 CST. By your request, if you decide to return your rifle, Magnum Research will either refund the purchase price of the rifle, or replace the rifle with an equivalent one in a different caliber.

posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 06:59 AM
Just to update this safety warning

CCI, Federal, Hornady, Remington and Winchester have all issued statements warning consumers not to use .17 HMR ammunition in semi-auto firearms until contacting the manufacturer to determine if the specific type of firearm is safe to handle .17 HMR ammunition.

Remington has issued a recall of its .17 HMR ammunition, as well as its Model 597 .17 HMR semi-auto rifle as there is no safe .17 HMR ammunition available for the rifle.

Remington is providing free shipping to return Model 597 .17 HMR semi-auto rifles to Remington along with coupons to replace the rifle with another Remington firearm. Consumers will receive a $200 coupon for synthetic stock Model 597 rifles, and a $250 coupon for laminate stock Model 597 rifles.

Remington is also providing $10 coupons to purchase Remington ammunition for every 50 round box of Remington .17 HMR ammunition returned to Remington.

For instructions on returning a Remington Model 597 .17 HMR semi-auto rifle or .17 HMR ammunition, contact the Remington Consumer Service Department at (800) 243-9700, prompt No. 3.

With all the recalls in effect it looks like the ammo makers might stop making the .17 HMR altogether

[edit on 7-1-2010 by DaddyBare]

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