Savage B.MAG Bolt Recall

Savage BMAG Bolt

Savage Arms announced a recall of B.MAG rifle bolts. According to Savage:

Savage Arms has discovered that the bolt on some B.MAG rifles may inadvertently catch the safety button and slide it forward into the “fire” position. This condition is primarily present if downward pressure is applied to the bolt too early while pushing it forward.

There have been no reported accidents.

According to the company, anyone with a B.MAG should go to this page and enter the serial number of his or her firearm. If the gun is subject to the problem, the company will issue you a retrofit kit for the bolt.

For those not familiar with this rifle, it is a bolt action rifle chambered for the .17 WSM cartridge. It was introduced at the 2013 SHOT Show with the .17 Winchester Super Magnum cartridge. The .17 WSM is a rimfire round that is capable of velocities up to 3,000 fps.

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  • Joshua

    that’s…. a pretty minor problem all things considered, but hey, better safe and all that

    • 6.5x55Swedish

      Most people won’t care, but it is good that they let those who do get it fixed 🙂

      They should however have been able to spot this in development.

      • Joshua

        your looking at over a dozen machining operations each with tolerancing ranges and collective run-out. speaking as someone who has some manufacturing experience, you can develop all you want, you don’t really *know* how something is going to come out till you run off a couple thousand and give them to people to use in ways you couldn’t anticipate.

    • Paladin

      The fact that they’re willing to do this for such a relatively minor problem speaks volumes about their quality standards. I have a feeling that Savage will be dethroning Remington in the near future, if they haven’t already.

  • Vitsaus

    What a shock, a budget gun with a recall. Never see that.

  • Julio

    Savage have been making rifles with tang safeties for a very long time. They really should be the last people to make a mistake like this.