It looks like all 17 HMR Semi auto
manufactures are recalling
there rifles. All 17 HMR ammunition manufactures are issuing warnings
not to use 17 HMR in any semi auto firearm. Letters simular to the
federal warning below is on all of there websites as of 8/20/09.
17 HMR AMMUNITION PRODUCT SAFETY NOTICE AND WARNING
August 20, 2009
Do not use 17 HMR ammunition in semi-automatic firearms. Use of 17
HMR ammunition in semi-automatic firearms may result in serious personal
injury or property damage.
17 HMR ammunition is manufactured in accordance with standards issued
by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufactures’ Institute (SAAMI).
Subsequent to the design and introduction of 17 HMR ammunition to the
market, 17 HMR semi-automatic firearms were introduced by various
firearm manufacturers. Those firearms have proven to be incompatible
with 17 HMR ammunition. 17 HMR ammunition is suitable for use in quality
firearms in good condition that are not semi-automatic.
Accordingly, do not use 17 HMR ammunition in semi-automatic firearms.
Only use 17 HMR in modern firearms in good condition marked for 17 HMR
cartridges. Always use eye and ear protection. Always read all product
labeling carefully for instructions on safe use.