Hornady . 500 S&W Recall

Hornady are recalling some lots of their .500 S&W 300 grain FTX Custom ammunition.

Hornady® Manufacturing announced the recall of seven lots of 500 S&W 300 gr. FTX® Custom™ pistol ammunition. Hornady ballisticians have determined that some cartridges from Lot numbers 3101327, 3110256, 3110683, 3110695, 3110945, 3111388, 3111885, may exhibit excessive chamber pressures. Use of this product may result in firearm damage and/or personal injury.

Product Recall Details:

Item number 9249

500 S&W 300 grain FTX® Custom™ Pistol Ammunition.

These lots were shipped between September 9, 2010, and October 17, 2011.

Included Lot Numbers:


The lot number can be found printed on the lower portion of the box label.

If you own any of these Lot numbers or have any questions regarding this recall, please call 800-338-1242. Hornady Manufacturing Company will make all arrangements associated with the return and replacement of this product.

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • Alaskan

    Not the “SHOCK AND AWE” scene I would want to happen if I touched off one of these bullets.

  • jagersmith

    First superformance ammo has excessive and inconsistent pressures/velocities, then the zombiemax debacle, and now this? Hornady, please get your house back in order! For now, I will stick to Black Hills, thank you.

    • Komrad

      Zombiemax debacle? I was unaware of any recall or anything like that, unless you just didn’t think it was that funny.

  • Nandor

    So I checked what I had at home and I’ve got a few boxes from the affected lot numbers. I called the number (and verified it on hornady.com) and got “Your call has been answered by Avaya IP office….Betty… is not available. Please leave a message.” And that’s it. Nothing about it says Hornady or what I’m supposed to do.

  • Wanderson

    Hornady “are” recalling some lots of their .500 ammo? That is a British-ism. In America we say “is.” Hornady is recalling some lots of their .500 ammo. In Britain, I imagine citizens can’t even own a firearm that shoots .500.

  • ap

    Does this mean these Hornady rounds might actually meet FBI penetration standards?