Ammo Recall: Winchester Super-X 17 HMR 20 Grain JHP


Ammo Recall: Winchester Super-X 17 HMR 20 Grain JHP

Winchester is recalling two (2) lots of rimfire ammo, specifically Super-X 17 HMR 20 grain JHP (load/”symbol” number X17HMR1) with a lot number ending with NB51 or NB61. These images show you where to look for the numbers.

Check your Winchester 17 HMR ammo to see if it's been recalled (lot number ending with NB51 or NB61). (Image: Winchester)
Check your Winchester 17 HMR ammo to see if it’s been recalled (lot number ending with NB51 or NB61).
(Image: Winchester)

Their recall announcement is below. Please note that they use the term “symbol” for the code which I always refer to as the “load number.” It’s the code which indicates the specific “recipe” of cartridge/bullet/propellant/primer; in this case, it’s X17HMR1.

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 here.

To determine if your ammunition is subject to this notice, review the Symbol and Lot Number. 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 our website at

We apologize for this inconvenience.

September 12, 2019

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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