17hmr

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by mr.t7024, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. mr.t7024

    mr.t7024 Member

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    I was looking at this american rifleman today and there was a recall on remington ..17 hmr amo and not to use in the model 597 or other semi-auto's does anyone know the story behind the story.
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    http://www.remington.com/safety/17_HMR_Ammo_notice/default.asp

    PRODUCT SAFETY WARNING
    AND RECALL NOTICE

    17 HMR AMMUNITION AND MODEL 597® 17 HMR SEMI-AUTOMATIC



    DO NOT USE REMINGTON 17 HMR AMMUNITION IN SEMI-AUTOMATIC FIREARMS.

    DO NOT USE THE REMINGTON MODEL 597 17 HMR SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE.

    Remington has been notified by its supplier of 17 HMR ammunition that 17 HMR ammunition is not suitable for use in semi-automatic firearms. The use of this ammunition in a semi-automatic firearm could result in property damage or serious personal injury.

    If you have a semi-automatic firearm chambered for 17 HMR ammunition, immediately discontinue use of Remington 17 HMR ammunition. If you have any Remington 17 HMR ammunition that you wish to return to Remington contact the Remington Consumer Service number below. Do not return the ammunition to the dealer. Remington will provide you with a $10.00 coupon for each complete box of 50 rounds of Remington branded 17 HMR ammunition you return to Remington. This coupon is for end users only and will be good for the purchase of any Remington ammunition at your local dealer.

    In light of the ammunition manufacturer’s notice, it is very important that you immediately stop using your Remington Model 597 17 HMR semi-automatic rifle. If you own a Remington Model 597 17 HMR semi-automatic rifle and wish to return it to Remington please contact the below Remington Consumer Service Number. In return for your Remington Model 597 17 HMR synthetic stock semi-automatic rifle, Remington will provide you a coupon valued at $200.00 good for the purchase of a replacement Remington firearm. If you have a laminate stock Remington Model 597 17 HMR semi-automatic rifle, Remington will provide you a coupon valued at $250.00 good for the purchase of a replacement Remington firearm. This Coupon is for end users only and will be good for the purchase of a Remington firearm at your local dealer. Contact Remington to recieve your free shipping label to return your Model 597 17HMR semi-automatic rifle to Remington..

    Please allow up to 6 weeks after Remington receives your Model 597 17 HMR semi-automatic rifle or your Remington branded 17 HMR ammunition for the appropriate coupons to arrive. Instructions for redemption of the coupons will be contained on the coupon.

    For any consumer questions or instructions on how to return of your Model 597 17 HMR semi-automatic rifle or your Remington branded 17 HMR ammunition, please contact the Remington Consumer Service Department at 1-800-243-9700, Prompt #3.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Safety First
    Always observe the ten commandments of safe gun handling and wear approved eye and ear protection anytime you are shooting.
  3. Casey

    Casey New Member

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    OK...you cant use Remington ammo or Winchester ammo in a semi-automatic .17 rifle....so just WHAT should you use????
  4. mr.t7024

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    so if remington is recalling their 17hmr,and buying back their rifles, are they going to buy back other 17 hmr cal. semi autos?
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    mrt,
    I think the only semi 17 HRM Remington made is the 597, and only they are being recalled. The 17HRM operates at 26,00 psi where the 22Mag and the 22lr. operate at 24,000 psi.. They upped the preasure a bit to get more performance out of the 17, giving it more velocity. The problem is that the HRM round is dangerously close to the limit of the brass rim to contain the preasure. If the breech face of the bolt is only a couple of thousand's out of battery, and the case head is blown off, it sometimes damages the rifle, and worse the shooter.:eek: It does not seem to be a problem in a bolt action platform, only semi auto's. Interestingly the 5mm Remington Mag runs at 33,000 psi......but the rifle was devolped with the case surrounded by steel with not extractor cuts for the case to fail at. But that is another story...:D

    Best regards, Kirk
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  6. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I don't read or at least I don't see where it says anything about Winchester ammo. I suppose that you could use CCI, Hornady, or any other brand (just not Remington) but as I read, that is only in semi auto rifles. I also suppose that you could still use the Remington ammo in bolt action rifles. It also does not say anything about .17Mach2 ammo!
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