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March 19th, 2017

WARNING: Ramshot Recalls Recent Lot of Hunter Powder

Western Powders Ramshot Hunter Powder overpressure recall safety exchange

Here is an important safety notice regarding Ramshot Hunter reloading powder. If you have any Ramshot Hunter powder with lot number 489, you should stop using it immediately. If you have loaded ammo with Hunter Powder lot number 489 you should NOT SHOOT this ammo. Use of this powder can result in HIGH PRESSURE loads that can cause injury or damage to your guns.

You can find the lot number on the rear of the package. This make appear one of two ways (see illustration). The lot number 489 may appear above code 080516 or as a long code 080516489.

If you have any lot number 489 Hunter powder, contact Western Powder by telephone at (406) 234-0422. The company will replace your powder for free with an approved lot of Ramshot Hunter.

Western Powders Ramshot Hunter Powder overpressure recall safety exchange

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September 3rd, 2013

Springfield Armory Recalls 3.3 XD-S Pistols for Safety Reasons

Springfield Armory (Springfield) is recalling certain 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm and 3.3 XD-S™ .45ACP pistols (serial numbers below). The reason for the safety recall is that “under exceptionally rare circumstances, some 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm and .45ACP caliber pistols could experience an unintended discharge during the loading process when the slide is released, or could experience a double-fire when the trigger is pulled once.” This could cause serious injury or death. If you own an XD-S 9mm or .45 ACP pistol subject to recall, stop using the pistol, carefully unload it, and return it to Springfield. Springfield will install new components that should eliminate the potentially dangerous condition.

Springfield Armory XD-S 3.3 Safety Recall

This Safety Recall Applies to:
Springfield 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm pistols – serial numbers between XS900000 and XS938700.
Springfield 3.3 XD-S™ .45ACP pistols – serial numbers between XS500000 and XS686300.
Note: This Safety Recall does not apply to any XD® or XD(M)® pistols.

Springfield Armory XD-S 3.3 Safety Recall

If you have one of the affected XD-S 3.3 pistols, go to the Springfield Recall Notice Page (or call 800-680-6866). Click on the Get Started link at the top of the Recall Notice Page. Enter your serial number and click Next. The serial number is located on the frame beneath the dust cover (accessory rail). If your pistol is subject to recall, you will need to provide your contact info. If you no longer own the 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm or .45ACP pistol, please advise Springfield of the current owner.

Springfield will provide a return authorization and mailing label, so owners can return affected XD-S pistols at no cost. Springfield will then install upgraded components, and return the pistol. Visit for further information or call 800-680-6866.

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October 19th, 2012

Remington Recalls Rem-Brand .338 Lapua Magnum Ammunition

Remington .338 Recall

Remington has announced that it is recalling four (4) lots of Remington .338 Lapua Magnum ‘Express Rifle’ Ammunition. The recalled lots are: L13SA29L, L13SA29R, L13SB29L, and L13SB29R. The reason for the recall is that the listed lots “may have been improperly loaded. Improper loading may cause malfunctions which may result in damage to the firearm, serious personal injury or death.” CLICK HERE for more information, and to download PDF Recall Notice from Remington.

Remington .338 Recall

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September 21st, 2011

Norma Recalls 217 Powder

Norma 217 powder recallNorma has announced a recall of certain lots of Norma 217 powder, product # 20932175 (500gr cannister). According to Norma: “The present batch of 217 powder is recalled as it can give high pressure under some circumstances. We hope to have a good batch available later this autumn.” Norma 217 is commonly used for magnum cartridges. Norma describes 217 as a “flexible magnum powder, suitable where there is relatively large case volume in relation to the bore size.” Norma has not yet published the lot number(s) of the affected 217 powder batch.

If you have some 217 powder and are concerned whether it is subject to recall, contact Norma at:

Norma Precision AB
670 40 Åmotfors Sweden
Tel: +46 (0) 571 315 00
Fax: +46 (0) 571-315 40

Story Tip by Edlongrange.
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