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Old November 28, 2008, 07:38 PM   #1
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An email I got today:

From: Cupero, Sue [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2008 12:17 PM

Subject: Important Safety Recall Notice for iBolt Rifles
Importance: High

To all Smith & Wesson Distributors and Retail Customers:

Please note Smith & Wesson has posted the following notice on our
website -


Notice to owners of Smith & Wesson i-Bolt Rifles

Smith & Wesson is initiating a recall of all of its i-Bolt rifles. We
have discovered that a flaw may exist in the bolt supplied with a few of
these rifles. As a result, we plan to initiate a recall that will
involve the inspection and repair, if necessary, of each bolt.

The details of this recall will be mailed to all known purchasers in the
next few days. In the meantime, in the interest of safety, WE ASK THAT

Be advised that Smith & Wesson is closed over the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Customer Service will be available Monday, December 1, 2008 to
coordinate bolt repair."

For all of our Distribution Partners and Retail Customers, we ask that
you take the following actions:

Please stop selling all i-Bolts you have in inventory. For distributors
with inventory in your warehouse, it is our intent to bring new parts to
your warehouse and perform a simple repair on the rifles.

Everyone will receive information next week as to next steps.

We will also finalize a communication for i-Bolt rifle owners and
dealers early next week with information on the recall process that we
will share with you.

Thanks for your support.

Leland Nichols
Senior Vice President - Sales & Marketing Smith & Wesson

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Old November 29, 2008, 01:02 AM   #2
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Thanks, Ken.

I'm going to sticky this in General Discussion and the Rifle Forum.
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Old February 22, 2010, 12:45 AM   #3
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I hope they got this fixed as these are nice looking rifles and have the T/C R5 rifled barrels.

I can't understand how they grouped so lousy in all the reviews. 2" at 100 yards? Doesn't say much for T/C's barrel I guess.
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Old July 9, 2010, 04:34 PM   #4
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No fears! I got one in .30-06 and she is a sweet shooting lil lady! I get 1.25" at 200 yds with factory ammo as long as I do my part 1/2 way.
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Old October 10, 2010, 03:39 AM   #5
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yeah, great. Got my son an I-bolt .270 and it out-shoots my .270 Sendero at half the price...
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