Savage B.MAG Bolt Recall

Richard Johnson
by Richard Johnson
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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  • Vitsaus Vitsaus on Aug 26, 2015

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

  • Julio Julio on Aug 27, 2015

    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.