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    Question Noveske 11.5 SS Barrel Problems?

    I have a close friend that took his brand new 11.5 Noveske gun to a combat course last month. After the first 300+ rounds with intermittent breaks the rifle started to keyhole. Subsequently there after the barrel would keyhole rounds after getting mildly hot even the following day. We are trying to determine if this is an isolated problem with what seems to be just a bad barrel. FOR THE RECORD: He has other Noveske products that have worked fine throughout training. But in that session he had to rely on a colt back-up upper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CQB
    But in that session he had to rely on a colt back-up upper.
    Well, at least he had a Colt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CQB
    I have a close friend that took his brand new 11.5 Noveske gun to a combat course last month. After the first 300+ rounds with intermittent breaks the rifle started to keyhole. Subsequently there after the barrel would keyhole rounds after getting mildly hot even the following day. We are trying to determine if this is an isolated problem with what seems to be just a bad barrel. FOR THE RECORD: He has other Noveske products that have worked fine throughout training. But in that session he had to rely on a colt back-up upper.
    Thanks, C

    I believe that PacNor sent Noveske some bad steel awhile back so he might want to check with John.



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    Had a buddy that had the same problem with his Noveske 12.5, key holed after 3500 rounds.

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    Remove the flash suppressor and make sure that there's not a ton of carbon built up between the flash suppressor and barrel. I've seen carbon built up there so bad that bullets were impacting it and keyholing at 25yds. After cleaning it group returned to normal and no more keyholing.
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    Has John Noveske been contacted at all, prior to posting here?


    If not, why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVAN
    Has John Noveske been contacted at all, prior to posting here?


    If not, why not?
    John is aware and has been very responsive. Wondering who else is all.
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    John Noveske didn't replace the barrel. He just offered to give him a discount off a new one.
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    The Pac blanks were only 8 units. This was not one of them. Moral of the whole story: make sure you dont buy John's 416steel he has upgraded to a harder steel now.
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    Yeah, and that new steel is $600 extra per barrel. Noveske barrels are good to go as is.

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    How could PacNor send Noveske bad steel if Noveske is shipping them the steel to be turned into blanks? Or am I misunderstanding and Grant is implying PacNor cut the blanks incorrectly?

    How come Noveske isn't replacing the barrel free of charge?

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