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Empire Battle Tested - APEX 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 Apex barrel allows the player to add adjustable backspin or sidespin to the paintball. This spin imparts a variety of curves to the ball making previously impossible shots possible. The APEX installs easily as a standard barrel.
 Manual: Submit a manual
 Release Date: 2005
 MSRP: $51.99
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 stars.
 Reviews: 17
 Rating Summary:
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Empire Battle Tested - APEX Barrel Reviews
Empire Battle Tested APEX Barrel I have owned this for years(came with a marker). I used it some, but i dont like it. The apex system sounded neat but found it disappointing. While it did curve the ball, most of the time a simple...
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: NH
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: Looks cool. Does curve the ball
Cons: Price, LOUD
I have owned this for years(came with a marker). I used it some, but i dont like it. The apex system sounded neat but found it disappointing. While it did curve the ball, most of the time a simple move to the side would have done the job. Adjusting the barrel when your playing gets annoying. I found it would curve the ball when i didnt want it to do so.
I also had more ball breaks... a lot more than i got with my stock 12" barrel.

All in all the barrel WORKS it does what it says. But i believe that $50 could get a better barrel.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Battle Tested APEX Barrel Once you learn how to use this barrel, it is GREAT for woodsball/recball. Outside of that, it is not meant to be. Most people say they expected too much, but it is because they have not mastered the...
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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 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: does much more than most barrels
Cons: hard to get used to
Once you learn how to use this barrel, it is GREAT for woodsball/recball. Outside of that, it is not meant to be. Most people say they expected too much, but it is because they have not mastered the technique in using it. You can’t just shoot and expect balls to just go directly to your target. There is a technique and skill in this, and it must be mastered to get the most out of your APEX.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Battle Tested APEX Barrel im my opinion the bt apex barrel system is awesome the only thing that i wish it had was more porting for a quieter shot other than that it shoots pretty well for a 10 in barrel, and the curves it...
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Join Date: Aug 2009
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: $39.99
Pros: crazy curves
Cons: porting
im my opinion the bt apex barrel system is awesome the only thing that i wish it had was more porting for a quieter shot other than that it shoots pretty well for a 10 in barrel, and the curves it shoots are fun to play with . definitely recommended
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Battle Tested APEX Barrel I have one on my Ironhorse and Delta Elite. It does what the manufacters advertise. it puts a backspin on the ball to make it go strait or curve. I personally have used it in the up position 99% of...
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Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Enid, OK
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: distance
Cons: doesn't live up to the hype...
I have one on my Ironhorse and Delta Elite. It does what the manufacters advertise. it puts a backspin on the ball to make it go strait or curve. I personally have used it in the up position 99% of the time.Seldom do you have time to adjust it while under fire. Where this product really shines is in woodsball. Under the canopy of dense trees. In the forest where i am from, the tree branches get real thick at about 6 to 8 feet up. you can see a long way under the tree branches. if some opponants are bout 80 feet away, you would have to aim up in the tree branches to lob a shot to hit them. with the apex, you fire under the tree braches. this give you the ability to hit them and they cant touch you.
I havent had allot problems with paint breaks in the barrel, but when it happens, you balls are all over the place!!! it is not very accurate at long range. if in an open area, I would rather use my two piece barrel. its more accurate and queiter .....
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Battle Tested APEX Barrel Traded off an extra Ultralight for my Apex, just to try it out. It sat in my gearbag until I played at Sherwood's Axis & Allies game. While running my Darq, I ran a medium-backspin adjustment on the...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $40.00
Pros: Amazing range, adjustable
Cons: Loud, sacrifices accuracy
Traded off an extra Ultralight for my Apex, just to try it out. It sat in my gearbag until I played at Sherwood's Axis & Allies game. While running my Darq, I ran a medium-backspin adjustment on the Apex almost exclusively. While it was MUCH louder than the Freak I normally run, I also had just about double the range. Giving up some accuracy due to the "float" of the balls wasn't too bad with the wall of paint I was generally laying out, and the balls had a lot more reach, far beyond anything a conventional barrel could offer. I did also have one "shoot around a corner" experience with the barrel. An opponant was tucked into his building, I turned my gun sideways and sent a few shots his way. The balls arced just enough to defeat his use of cover. It can happen, but it's not something that can be reliably repeated.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Battle Tested APEX Barrel I've used the apex and apex 2. They both perform the same. The big differences are that the 2 is easier to clean and it looks better. The apex 1 also doesn't fit in a standard barrel cover. Overall,...
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Location: NC
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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 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $32.00
Pros: Increased range
Cons: Bulky and inaccurate. Too big for barrel condom
I've used the apex and apex 2. They both perform the same. The big differences are that the 2 is easier to clean and it looks better. The apex 1 also doesn't fit in a standard barrel cover. Overall, it increases the effective range noticeably and does curve shoots. Great tip to improve performance.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Battle Tested APEX Barrel I got the BTM16 Apex barrel and it is not worth the 110 price tag. It doesn't work that good and you don't use it as much as you would think. Its really a pan try to change it and it really doesnt...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $110.00
Pros: looks good
Cons: dosnt perform like they say.
I got the BTM16 Apex barrel and it is not worth the 110 price tag. It doesn't work that good and you don't use it as much as you would think. Its really a pan try to change it and it really doesnt help.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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