RECALL: Do Not Use These Lots Of Winchester Super-X .17 HMR Ammunition

Olin Winchester is recalling two lots of .17 HMR 20-grain jacketed hollow-point rimfire rifle ammunition (X17HMR1). The last four characters of the affected lot numbers are NB51 and NB61. 

Winchester has determined the above lots of .17 HMR ammunition may contain no powder charges. Ammunition with no powder charges may result in a bullet remaining in the barrel (i.e., a bullet-in-bore obstruction). Firing a subsequent bullet into the bore obstruction could cause firearm damage, rendering the firearm inoperable and subjecting the shooter and bystanders to a risk of serious personal injury.

DO NOT USE WINCHESTER .17 HMR 20 GRAIN JHP SYMBOL X17HMR1 THAT HAS A LOT NUMBER ENDING IN NB51 or NB61. The ammunition Lot Number is stamped on the top of the 1000-round case and the outside of the 50-round plastic box as indicated in the accompanying photos.

If it is Symbol X17HMR1 and the last four characters of the Lot Number are NB51 or NB61, immediately discontinue use and contact Winchester toll-free at 844-653-8358 for free UPS pick-up of the recalled ammunition.

This notice applies only to Symbol X17HMR1 with Lot Numbers ending in NB51 and NB61. Other Symbols or Lot Numbers are not subject to this recall.

If you have any questions concerning this 17 HMR rimfire rifle ammunition recall, please call toll-free (844) 653-8358, write to Winchester (600 Powder Mill Road, East Alton, IL 62024 | Attn: X17HMR1 Recall), or visit

Winchester’s page detailing the recall is here.


  1. avatar Lost Down South says:

    Got a URL for the recall?

  2. avatar Reason says:

    sub sonic & low recoil

  3. avatar Rand says:

    When were they produced?…..before I go digging into my pile of stuff!

    1. avatar Grumpy F'er says:

      YES! Excellent question. I have a good friend with a .17 (I don’t) but he’s been working overseas for the past 18 months, not buying ammo. I would rather not have to dig through all his stuff to find that the only affected dates are in 2019.

      1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

        I don’t know, and have never known, anyone who shoots .17HMR. And I come from a wide array of gun enthusiasts on both my side and my wife’s. Must be a Midwest thing.

  4. avatar dennis r carpenter says:

    Would also like to know date of manufacture. I know I haven’t bought any in at least 2 years.

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