Remington Ammunition Recall: 22 Thunderbolt

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Remington recently announced a recall of two specific lots of .22 LR ammunition due to the possibility of an insufficient crimp on the bullet.  Remington is offering an exchange of the ammo if you contact them.

The full recall notice:

Consumer Product Notification

Remington Rimfire: 22 Thunderbolt® TB-22A

22 Long Rifle Ammunition

Remington has determined that two specific lot codes of Remington 22Thunderbolt® ammunition may contain rounds with an insufficient crimp on the bullet. This issue is specific only to lot numbers: S22BB1237 and S22BC1237.  Handling or loading this 22 Thunderbolt® ammunition could result in the separation of the bullet from the shell casing.  In certain situations, this occurrence could render the firearm inoperable.

If you have recently purchased a box, brick, or case of Remington 22Thunderbolt® ammunition with the specific lot numbers: S22BB1237 or S22BC1237, Remington will exchange this ammunition at no charge. For questions, or to arrange for exchange and replacement of this 22 Thunderbolt® ammunition, please contact the Remington Customer Service staff at: 1-800-243-9700, Prompt #3.

Remington would like to apologize for any inconveniences or concerns that this issue may have created for our customers.  We thank you for your continued support of Remington firearms and ammunition products.

Richard Johnson

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  • ekimp252

    Like they’ve got extra to replace the re-called stuff.

  • gunslinger

    how many will not send in the bad ammo just beause “a bird in the hand….”

    unless this means they have enough stock to cover it. either they are taking from future releases or they are controlling supply.

    oh no, i need a tin foil hat

    • All ammo companies control the amount of ammo released depending on output. Most won’t send the ammo back they’ll just use it anyway.
      I imagine they’ll cover those right away.

  • Jeff

    Worst ammo I ever shot in rimfire. They should recall every round they ever made!

  • Aaron E

    Problems like these have led me to look to Federal for all my .22 LR needs. Though the bulk packs are tempted there is too much time in clearing misfires.

  • yellowjacket

    No worries, soon it will all be made in china, well, the lead will come from there.

    • Chefjon

      That only applies to raw lead. Most ammo is made from recycled lead, which is still being done. Many companies are already saying that it will have minimal effect on pricing and availability. Thanks to the knee-jerks, though, tinfoil for hats may get expensive soon 🙂

      • uradumazz

        And where do you think they get recycled lead from huh? Maybe from new lead that has been used? Fucking retard.

  • Ron

    I bought the Remington thunderbolt ammo and a new 22 m&p smith & wesson the first time that I took it out shoot about 200 rounds then there was a misfire the led stuck in the barrel