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Empire Battle Tested - Apex 2 Barrel Information
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Empire Battle Tested
570 Mantua Boulevard
Sewell, NJ 08080

Phone: (260) 424-9100
Email: info@keeactionsports.com
Website: http://www.btpaintball.com
The APEX2 Barrel System has again redefined how paintball is played. The adjustable ramp switch now comes with 9 levels of control to customize your level of curve and spin, from no spin to unbelievable.
 Manual: Submit a manual
 Release Date: 2010
 MSRP: $44.99
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
 Reviews: 27
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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Empire Battle Tested Apex 2 Barrel I got the Apex 2 barrel for my GOG G-1, and it looks pretty awesome. I got the 14" version and just wanted to do a brief rundown of the pro's and cons. Pros: -Durability: I have fallen on this...
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DeadeyeDante
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Wisconsin
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $25.00
Pros: Tough barrel, easy to use curves
Cons: A bit heavy,
I got the Apex 2 barrel for my GOG G-1, and it looks pretty awesome. I got the 14" version and just wanted to do a brief rundown of the pro's and cons.

Pros:
-Durability: I have fallen on this barrel, smacked it against wooden bunkers when in a firefight, and so on and so forth, and I see no sign of wear or tear or even a suggestion that I've abused it. It's a nice sturdy material and it doesn't feel like its going to crack anytime soon. Something I like about the APEX 2 over the APEX.

-Looks: Frankly it looks awesome, a nice long barrel with a skinny "suppresor" like type makes for the mil-sim look complete.

-Functionality/ease of use- It's incredibly easy to learn how to use the APEX, and getting the APEX 2 is just as easy, now with even more options on how to use it. The 9 clicks of functionality is greater then the 5 of the APEX, and it just means more fun .

Cons-

-Heavy: Let's face it, the stock barrel is pretty heavy. I was surprised when I first handled it, it's not a deal breaker for me (I lug around a 90/45 with a Pinokio with the nose cone as part of my G-1), but for some it might throw them off.

-Tough to Clean: Just like its brethren it's tough to clean. Not as bad as the original, but still enough to be a pain

-Price: Getting the APEX 2 barrel with the tip is pricy, when you can get an original APEX and a FLasc Barrel tip for about half the price. If you want the Apex 2 get it, but if you want ot save money, can't go wrong with the APEX original.
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Empire Battle Tested Apex 2 Barrel This barrel is amazing! The pro shop that was near my house was going out of business and I got it for really cheap! I was using a Lapco 12" Bigshot barrel on my A5 and that was a great barrel! But...
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Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oklahoma
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $30.00
Pros: Amazing look, performance, and feel!
Cons: Non that I have seen
This barrel is amazing! The pro shop that was near my house was going out of business and I got it for really cheap! I was using a Lapco 12" Bigshot barrel on my A5 and that was a great barrel! But the ability to change the trajectory of the ball is awesome! Its really kinda crazy that this barrel can actually do the things that it advertised to do and it does it perfectly! Another Pro of this barrel is if you are going for a milsim look to your marker this will make it look like you have a suppressor on your marker!
Looks great!
Performs great!
Awesome barrel!!!! BUY BUY BUY!!!!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Empire Battle Tested Apex 2 Barrel Used this at Living Legends IV on my G6R, and it was great! Did just what I wanted it to do which was shoot far. Not as accurette and I would have liked and really couldnt tell where they were going...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $40.00
Pros: Shoots far, easy clean, easy change
Cons: Sometimes breaks paint
Used this at Living Legends IV on my G6R, and it was great! Did just what I wanted it to do which was shoot far. Not as accurette and I would have liked and really couldnt tell where they were going half the time because of all the paint in the air (1,000+ players)

If you are into senerio, get this!

Thanks
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Empire Battle Tested Apex 2 Barrel Having used my apex2, I've found it to be quite fun to use. One of the remarks people like to say when they see it or shoot my gun is it's like the Matrix. Curving shots is just plain fun. You do...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $44.99
Pros: adjustability, tool-less disassembly
Cons: bulky
Having used my apex2, I've found it to be quite fun to use. One of the remarks people like to say when they see it or shoot my gun is it's like the Matrix.

Curving shots is just plain fun. You do need to be a specific distance to allow the balls to curve or dip. Once you figure out the distance, it's a breeze to use. Dial in the amount of curve to apply and twist the front to direct the spin on the ball, the barrel does the rest.

If you do break a ball in the front part of the barrel, the tip disassembles without tools. Gently but firmly pull the tip apart. It's held in place by 0-rings. To reassemble, you gently press it back on. Simple.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Empire Battle Tested Apex 2 Barrel
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Join Date: Jan 2011
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $44.95
Pros: great for woodsball
Cons: hard to get used to
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Empire Battle Tested Apex 2 Barrel Good barrel, very light and adds great accuracy over distance. Only thing I don't like is every time I took it off my gun and put it back on, it would be upside-down. The threads weren't very good to...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $44.99
Pros: Light, Accurate, Easy to Clean
Cons: Didn't fit snugly on my Ion
Good barrel, very light and adds great accuracy over distance. Only thing I don't like is every time I took it off my gun and put it back on, it would be upside-down. The threads weren't very good to match the Ion. Also it sometimes came unscrewed a little if it wasn't really tight.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Battle Tested Apex 2 Barrel Ok, let me start out with I think this barrel is amazing. I've used it in a scenario, woods, and air ball setting and have gotten consistent results with varying paint. I usually use rec grade paint...
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $45.00
Pros: Curving, hooking, divebomb
Cons: lot of moving parts
Ok, let me start out with I think this barrel is amazing. I've used it in a scenario, woods, and air ball setting and have gotten consistent results with varying paint. I usually use rec grade paint and when i dial the arc in, I hit where I'm pointing. I said that there's a lot of moving parts, cause well, there's moving stuff...and that can be hard to clean, should you get dirt or paint in there. I have been able to reach distances with my Mini that will startle opponents, and always get a look from the kiddos when I walk out with a paintball marker with a "silencer."
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Battle Tested Apex 2 Barrel This thing just makes you giggle. Seriously, slap it on something with a decent rate of fire, like a GEO, and start hooking shots up, down, right, or left at 20bps. Try not to giggle. The stock...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $40.00
Pros: works as advertised
Cons: heavy
This thing just makes you giggle.

Seriously, slap it on something with a decent rate of fire, like a GEO, and start hooking shots up, down, right, or left at 20bps. Try not to giggle.

The stock barrel is heavy though. Get the UL adapter tip or the Flasc kit.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Battle Tested Apex 2 Barrel Works as advertised. Gives me the ability to hook shots, and prolong my shots. Works great. Would reccomend.
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: Accurate, hook shots
Cons: Bulky, heavy
Works as advertised. Gives me the ability to hook shots, and prolong my shots. Works great. Would reccomend.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Battle Tested Apex 2 Barrel This barrel is quite awesome, looks alot better over the Apex1 same awesomeness though, the only real issue i have with it are the orings... they snap easy and ive lost a couple
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $45.00
Pros: Everything
Cons: Orings are easy to lose
This barrel is quite awesome, looks alot better over the Apex1 same awesomeness though, the only real issue i have with it are the orings... they snap easy and ive lost a couple
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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