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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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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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Empire Battle Tested Apex 2 Barrel Definitely a game changer can do things with a paintball you may have never thought possible. When using an open bolt marker this is the only barrel I use.
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Deadmeat99
Ramping is for fat people
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Plymouth, IL
Deadmeat99 owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $35.00
Pros: Ability to make shots no other barrel can
Cons: only available in dust black
Definitely a game changer can do things with a paintball you may have never thought possible.

When using an open bolt marker this is the only barrel I use.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Battle Tested Apex 2 Barrel I was really skeptical at first but I decided to give it a shot due that my stock barrel on my tm7 was really garbage. I wasn't really surprised at first to be honest but once you get use to it,...
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eloyrmtz
Spraying n Praying
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: El Centro, CA
eloyrmtz owns a Planet Eclipse Etha
eloyrmtz has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
eloyrmtz has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
eloyrmtz supports Empire
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $45.00
Pros: great for woodsball, scenario
Cons: heavy, bulky, stock barrel not that accurate
I was really skeptical at first but I decided to give it a shot due that my stock barrel on my tm7 was really garbage. I wasn't really surprised at first to be honest but once you get use to it, obviously takes time, it makes paintball even more fun. You get crazy curve shots and improves your long distance shots. One thing to keep in mind is the stock barrel that comes with it. If you upgrade with any lapco, deadlywind, flasc barrel you'll rockin the field.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Battle Tested Apex 2 Barrel I just got the 14" Apex2 for my Salvo and due to the Salvo shroud I had to mod it a little but quality of the barrel didn't change at all! Now I've read the reviews that stated that the barrel...
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EnS - Syphard
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Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Florida
EnS - Syphard owns a Planet Eclipse Etek
EnS - Syphard has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
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EnS - Syphard has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $44.49
Pros: Curve shots and distance
Cons: Sometimes unscrews
I just got the 14" Apex2 for my Salvo and due to the Salvo shroud I had to mod it a little but quality of the barrel didn't change at all! Now I've read the reviews that stated that the barrel unscrews from time to time when you try to change direction of the apex mid game. I have the same problem, so it is not due to my modification. It gets people out of their bunker easy, and gets you out of tight situations!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Battle Tested Apex 2 Barrel
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Gowiththeflow305
Dat axe doe
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Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Miami, FL
Gowiththeflow305 owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
Gowiththeflow305 has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Gowiththeflow305 supports Empire
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 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $15.00
Pros: Accurate, easy to use
Cons: Makes your gun insanely loud
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Battle Tested Apex 2 Barrel Alright I bought this for my A5 to play scenario and woods ball with and I must say initially it was a bit of a pain to get the curving on it right but you pick up on how it works rather quickly. I...
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Herpaderpsnipewipe
 
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Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: suffolk, Ny
Herpaderpsnipewipe has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $40.00
Pros: Can shoot ropes around others cover.
Cons: One colour, otherwise nothing.
Alright I bought this for my A5 to play scenario and woods ball with and I must say initially it was a bit of a pain to get the curving on it right but you pick up on how it works rather quickly. I had the original Apex barrel and wasn't a big fan of it but my friend persuaded me to try this barrel and I LOVE it.

My A5 have a response trigger on it and when I'm out in the woods, nothing's better than being able to loop shot after shot around the enemy's cover. Not too mention the silencer look is quite awesome but definitely doesn't help with sound.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Battle Tested Apex 2 Barrel I've had this barrel on my TM-7 for over a year and it's the last barrel i'll need for this gun. It has done everything i wanted; shot that guy tucked into a bunker or gave that little extra distance...
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inquisitor
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Buffalo, NY
inquisitor is playing at Living Legends V
inquisitor is playing at Living Legends VII
inquisitor has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
inquisitor supports Empire
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: $35.00
Pros: Adds curve or distance
Cons: Must be clean to work
I've had this barrel on my TM-7 for over a year and it's the last barrel i'll need for this gun. It has done everything i wanted; shot that guy tucked into a bunker or gave that little extra distance needed to get that guy before he got me.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Battle Tested Apex 2 Barrel I like the look of the Apex 2, it blends in perfectly with my Project Salvo. It really can curve paintballs, but I use it to shoot further to provide cover fire. At the longer distances the paint...
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ixipaulixi
 
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Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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ixipaulixi has perfected Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $49.99
Pros: Look, and performance.
Cons: none...
I like the look of the Apex 2, it blends in perfectly with my Project Salvo. It really can curve paintballs, but I use it to shoot further to provide cover fire. At the longer distances the paint doesn't break as well, but it can be good for suppression. I have fired a number of cases through it and have never broken a single paintball.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Battle Tested Apex 2 Barrel I have found the Apex 2 to be pretty awesome. It defintely works and curves the paintballs. Now it you want to get someone from very far away you can definetly hit them but there isn't much or a...
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jsempire09
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Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Levittown, PA
jsempire09 plays in the PSP
jsempire09 is playing at Living Legends VI
jsempire09 supports Team VICIOUS
jsempire09 is for the Gunfight
jsempire09 plays in the APPA D4 division
jsempire09 has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
jsempire09 supports DLX Technology
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $45.00
Pros: Actually Curves paintballs
Cons: Heavy
I have found the Apex 2 to be pretty awesome. It defintely works and curves the paintballs. Now it you want to get someone from very far away you can definetly hit them but there isn't much or a chance it will break. Over long distances it looses its speed and sort of glides. Which I did expect.
Overall awesome product but a little heavy for my setup
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Battle Tested Apex 2 Barrel Appearance: This is the best looking barrel hands down. i get countless comments on how it looks on my 98c. Performance: The curve feature on this is great, ive got a couple of hits with it and its...
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KIKROCKZ
 
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $44.95
Pros: extra distance, looks, not picky on paint
Cons: accuracy on 200ft+ targets
Appearance: This is the best looking barrel hands down. i get countless comments on how it looks on my 98c.

Performance: The curve feature on this is great, ive got a couple of hits with it and its easy to adjust during play. The extra distance this give your marker is the reason i got it and it will bring a smile to your face when you see other balls dropping short of you while youre taging them in the face!!

Reliability: Its a barrel.....does as advertised

Value: well worth the money!! get it

Final evaluation: Since it got it it's been the only barrel ive used and im glad i got it. if you use the right paint it will make long distance shots more likely to break. Its not a perfect barrel as nothing is but it close. You can also put this on other aftermarket barrels to give it even better accuracy. 9 of 10
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Battle Tested Apex 2 Barrel I picked this barrel up at ION 2011 and I LOVE it. It is so much fun to curve your shots and surprise your target with a shot they thought was impossible. It adds a bit of a backspin to the ball, so...
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Mgaz728
Yippee-Ki-Yay mother****a
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Long Island, NY
Mgaz728 owns a Planet Eclipse Etek
Mgaz728 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
Mgaz728 has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Mgaz728 supports DLX Technology
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: $44.95
Pros: Ability to curve shots, appearance
Cons: Loudness, a bit heavy, may break lower quality paint
I picked this barrel up at ION 2011 and I LOVE it. It is so much fun to curve your shots and surprise your target with a shot they thought was impossible. It adds a bit of a backspin to the ball, so you do get some extra range with it. It also looks like you have a silencer on your marker, which makes any milsim marker look totally badass.

Aside from its tendency to break paint (which I've only experienced on really hot days with garbage paint), the only negative things I have to say about it are its weight and how loud it makes your marker. However, my Etek already sounds like a machine gun, so it's not that big of a deal. Plus, the marker is very light in the front with the stock barrel and air tank attached, so the heavier Apex2 helps balance it out. All in all, it's a great barrel. A must have for scenario and woodsball players alike.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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