Originally Posted by TheEnglishGuy
If it's breaking before the barrel then it's likely an issue with your hopper. What are you using? Also paint breaks aren't usually barrel related unless there's a nicked edge somewhere. Could be the bolt or the pressure you're running at.
However, if you want a new barrel, I'd recommend Flasc SQB for increased sound suppression and accuracy, or the Lapco Assault for another nice barrel. Both work with the Apex1/2.
I do not have problems with chopped paint when I use the stock barrel (which I was forced to switch to). My hopper is the Invert Halo Too which has worked extremely well for me. It is programmed for Medium High sound sensitivity and highest BPS. My bolt is a TechT Delrin. Pressure is 200psi. Everything works perfect until I screw in the Apex 2 barrel. I noticed that the threaded end has a very slightly thicker edge then the stock barrel. I'm completely stumped on what to do.
I will look into these barrels. The Lapco Assault is a larger bore barrel isn't it? Are you sure that's a good way to go?