The Apex Barrel system is redefining how the game is played. With unmatched distance along with accuracy you will be able to hit more targets then before.
Hit previously untouchable targets with new curve feature.
Adjustable ramp switch - choose the desired level of the curve.
Left hook, right hook, drop shot and long flat trajectory shots with a twist of the barrel.
Easy to " Dial in " targets and change the level of curve.
Easy to clean
Compatible models - Fits all popular barrel threads including:
None,but i hear that the Flatline barrel is great.
US Army/ Tippmann Alpha Black Tactical Edition
Apex BT47 Barrel
(Not much but then again, there aren't that many mods for the ABT yet)
I've only used CamoTacs. Haven't had single chop or a break in the barrel.
Ability to curve shots
Takes time to perfect it.
Setting #8 is not very accurate
My gun feels heavier
So.. i'm a beginner but i think i'm getting addicted to the game rapidly.
Having said that.. I LOVE THE APEX BARREL. The last time i used it i took 3 shots, two to know where the balls are breaking and the 3rd to take a player out... and it worked like a charm. I was shooting on the #6 setting and the shot was close to 200 ft. It was accurate as hell !!!! I was able to take out at least 4 guys who underestimated the range of the gun.
The 1,2 setting works like a normal barrel. I didn't use the 3,4,5 settings. When i first got it, i tried #8, accuracy went out the window. the ball was curving out of control but the range was clearly more than 250Ft or 300Ft. But i figured 6 would be the perfect setting and it was.
The only downside to this was (on #6 setting) that it was heavy and hard to manage during quick situations. i mean the ABT is heavy as it is and this barrel easily added another 6 inches and a couple more pounds to my gun.
I still love it though. I love the range and the accuracy it gave me and i shot a guy in close range and he got a wicked scar on his thigh! I mean like a full on bleeding, swollen scar and he was amazed it was that bad. I'm pretty sure the barrel contributed towards the initial velocity carried all the way during that shot.
If you want a cool looking and a VERY functional barrel, get the Apex BT47. It works like a charm when it comes to curved shots and you can surprise the hell out of anyone who thinks they're out of range. i'm giving it a nine because it's not very easy or quick to adjust the barrel during a game and the #8 setting doesn't always give you the best accuracy.
Tippmann alpha black with a
Tippmann cyclone feed
14" J&J ceramic and an apex barrel system getto modded on it
72cu 3000psi tank
Well idk for the stock barrel but on my J&J ceramic visible impact
Better accuracy than a normal barrel Longer range
Ok for starters I do not have my apex on the barrel it comes with I have mine on a j&j ceramic and today I used the barrel in my back yard and about 70 feet i could hit the little holes in a brick!!! but when I turned it off it was harder the turning to shoot a glass jar that about 5 inches tall and 2 inches wide still at 70 feet I could hit it everytime my gun shoots around 320 right now and it tore the glass to peices after words I started to shoot at the fence and the balls were hitting alomost on top of eachother!! no more than 2 inches apart!! I was amazed now I know some people have problems with settings that are higher cause of the drop so I stayed on 6 and my paint wasnt very good since it was about 3 weeks or more old and the day I got it I put it in the freezer for 10 hours=[ but it still shot beautifully I only had one brak and that was do to my cyclone it busted the ball cause I was pulling the trigger as fast as I could well I will update later on higher distances and how it works out in a real game
ok so i tried it yesterday in a real game played from 10-5:30 and i have to say this thing is amazing not only does it look kool but it was so accurate and the range was putting the 3 ppl w flatlines to shame i love this thing it will be with me till it breaks
I would recomend this to any one I love mine 10+++++
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, March 30th, 2008 at 6:52 pm PST
Feels cheap, doesn't align well, not much better in the distance department
I bought the AK-47 Apex barrel and played with it one time. It's not a bad barrel, but it is not much better than any other upgrade barrel. Compared with my Progressive barrel, the Apex was not nearly as accurate and did not fire considerably farther on a regular basis. With the longshot engaged, the ball dips mid-flight and you have to compensate for this or you'll fire straight into the ground.
The AK shroud was made of what felt like cheap plastic. The entire piece rarely stayed aligned properly and I had to adjust it on a regular basis.
After playing, I sat in my backyard with a tube of marbalizer and alternated my old barrel with the Apex to compare. Quite frankly, I just don't think the inconsistently added distance is worth dropping $50-$100 on it.
I strongly suggest trying one out before you buy it. Personally, I think you can find more consistent barrels for the same price or less.
Derlin ACS Bolt
Lappco Feed Neck
Smartparts 14" Teardrop
Proto 14" Chrome
Dead-on Drop forward with on / off dial
Pyro Aim Regulator ( macro line)
New Designs Top performance Turbo Valve
12 Volt Revy & 12 Volt Revy Max
Pure Energy 20 ounce Co2
MadDog spring kit
MadDog Feed Neck
BT APEX ajustable barrel
16" J&J Ceramic Barrel
12 Volt Revy Max
Pure Energy 20 ounce Co2
New Designz Thread Saver
Spyder RS Stock
but any medium-sized borepaint will do
BT paintball designs have done a great job with the Apex barrel system. It gives everyone else out there who doesn't own a Tippmann a fighting chance. Did I say fighting chance? It does more than that it gives everyone out there the ability to outshoot the flat line in accuracy and distance. I coupled this barrel with my Spyder VS1. At 20 balls per second I am creating flanking opportunities like never before. As I lay down the paint keeping heads down my men are flaking to either side getting kills like never before. And my lifespan has improved per game just due to the distance I now have. Suppression from a far you have to love it. The Apex barrel system is the next step in scenario play. The guys with Tippmenns used to always brag about their flatline barrels how they were so untouchable. Well guys not anymore.
It's a great product. I recommend it for any scenario woodsball player. Not too expensive at around 50 bucks. A great piece of equipment for any paintball arsenal.
I got this barrel 5 days ago and used it this past weekend and fell in love. it was so accurate. I was amazed ho accurate it was. and also i never broke a ball.(2000+ Rounds) The distance was amazing. i shot it across a river and it seemed to mak it all the way across at about 400+ feet on super flatline.(not saying the ball will break though but hey thats killer distance) On super flatline the ball seems to float.
flatline- pretty similar except you cant change any settings
Tippmann X7 w/ response trigger
trinity full metal wire stock
red dot sight
48 cu 3000 psi hpa tank
i reccomend mid to high grade paint but it will shoot anything pretty darn straight
dive bomb feature
not so expensive
easy to dial in
So, i bought my Pexxy(yeah, people call flatlines flattys so im cally my apex pexxy) today for my X7 and shot a few hundred balls through it. Its freezing outside so i broke 3 balls, which wouldnt have happened if it wasnt cold.
First off, i shot the pexxy and was pretty impressed, it performed just like a flatline except you can chose the range from 8 setting and curve up/down left/ right.
im sorta goin towards the paintball sniper, so i laid down in my ghillie suit on my front lawn and shot at an oak tree in my woods about 150-200 ft away. It was windy, cold, but it was still VERY accurate except for when a ball breoke in the barrel. do to the lip(rubber thing in the "shroud at the end") moving up and down when you adjust it , it makes the ball "drop" an then go on a flat trajectory. Its really not making the ball "drop" but is pushing straight because the lip is slanted slightly down which makes the ball spin in a straight path. This made it hard to dial in w/ my red dot sight unless i was at very close range, it also made it a "challenge" to shoot while laying down.
the lip slants down more so the higher the setting you have, the more it will "drop" when you shoot. A SOLUTION to this is just to slant your gun up a little, its not anything like longballin, its just making the tip of the apex parallel to the ground, when this is parallel, the actual barrel isnt. ***this is why the x7 flatty barrel is curved up. if you do the same thing with the apex, the ball will not "drop"
Next, i wasnt really happy with the "curve around tree feature" but i never expected to ever use that"thats what bunkering is for" the dive bomb however is SWEEEEEEEEEEEET. the ball goes pretty high up and then (just like it says) dive bombs. I got really good range w ith it too. people say the higher you dial up the worse the accuracy gets, i dont think so. the accurqacy gets worse when te balls start breakin(like i said its freezin when i shot mine outside today.
Lastly, "duhh, the apex barrels are so hard to clean Carlos, duuuuhhh" uh no, i dont think so.all u have to do is turn the apex "off" and run a squegee through. That will make all the paint go away where the ball travels but i would still take it apart(which isnt hard) and do a good cleanin at the end of the day. but like i said, you pro'lly wont break a ball unless its cold or...dun dun dun...CO2!!!!!!
i give a 10/10 cuse its got me hooked by beating the flatlines range, price, and dial in and curve/dive abilities.
plus, it looks sweet on my X7(ill try to get a pic up)
***EDIT*** its the day after i wrote this review, and im happy to say i got to take it outside again. It was even colder today, and i shot about 300 balls through it and NO BREAKS!! I also got to use the divebomb and curve features more, and i am even more pleased with the curve(dont turn the apex 45degrees left or right to curve, rather do turn it just about 1/2 of the way to the little "notch" and the result will be more of a direct curve left or right. For about $60 less than the flatline, plus more distance, i am glad i chose the apex.
recommend it to any1 looking for range and accuracy. or looking to dive bomb.
I dont recommend it if u want it for left/right curve.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, March 8th, 2008 at 12:11 pm PST
Mainly any will work (haven't had a single break in a thousand balls yet)
I've used hot spot and PMI premiums
Ability to change course
8 settings of flight path
Could be pricy for some but at $50 it's well worth it
Ok, so here's the deal. After a year of being "on hiatus" I decided it's high time to buy all new mods for my A-5. As a woodsballer I'm inclined to want a very reliable and accurate barrel, along with wanting something to surprise the enemy with. So I went on a hunt to find the best barrel on the market. Before I had a lapse of a year of not playing, I had bought a J&J Ceramic. I was satisfied, at the time. I also bought what I now think is the dumbest idea I've had, a barrel shroud that was purely cosmetic. I remember a friend of mine ,right before I lapsed, had showed me an APEX barrel. I was in disbelief of what it could do. Sure enough, 1 year later I'm seeing it as one of the best on the paintballing market today. I bought it with few doubts and an overall sense of curiosity. Right outa-the-box it seemed to be pretty intimidating. So I put it on and tested it. Granted I was using 8 month old paint on a stormy, windy day and it didn't do so well. I tested it with what was left of that paint a day later when it was much quieter outside. Again it didn't work too well.
Anyway after gathering some money I bought a case of Hot Spots from my local Military Surplus/Paintball store. I got home and immediately tried them. They worked absolutely amazing. They aren't even the best quality of paint and I was still hitting a 12" high statue 9 of 10 times at 30 yards. It's incredible how well the barrel started working out. Then I realized just how important paint is as your gun as a whole. I zeroed in my red dot sight on level 4 flatline and it works exactly like I want it to. Only downside is that setting it to a different level requires rezeroing my red dot sight but I can mainly eye ball where the first shot goes and just know where to aim from there.
Here's a my breakdown of the levels of accuracy per level. *Note* I'm only using the Flatline setting
1- Pretty much a standard barrel with normal drop
2- Slight less drop than normal barrel
3- Getting more accurate at distances
4- (my choice level for my sight) Just enough flatline to be very accurate at 30 yards (9 of 10 hitting 12" high statue)
5- More flatline than 4 (duh!)
6- Getting much more of a flat trajectory
7- Flatline is very noticeable and is still quite accurate
8- SUPER FLATLINE- I noticed it was very accurate at even around 50-60 yards (5 of 7 balls at a 3' x 3' box) I also shot at a 3" radius pot lid at 30 yards and was amazed at the accuracy.
I would definately recommend this barrel to anyone who wants to out-shoot a flatlined Tippmann rifle (Besides mine :P). Even anyone who just wants one for looks and knowing they have one of the best barrels there is on the market.
Special Ops Commando Stock
Bushido? Or anything quality.
-Hard to clean
-Short (11 inches)
-Ball breaks = bad
Honestly I haven't adjusted it in a real game and hit anything, just not practical I guess. When you break paint in this, you're royally screwed, you might as well give up on aiming. But it is accurate on setting 3-4, the shortness can be good or bad depending on your preference. Maybe I haven't messed with it enough, I'll update if my opinion changes.
If you play scenarios I'd assume you'd have more time to "dial-in", but it seems like a novelty to me.
Please take this review seriously... I am speaking the truth.
this barrel is the biggest waste of money ever. the only thing the apex lived up to was the increased distance. That is only good if you just want to long ball people all day.
The accuracy of this barrel is almost the worst i have seen, at the maximum setting you cant even accuratly hit large tree's from distances that a flatline could easily hit, And in the sport of paintball ACCURACY is very very important.
Stick with a flat-line, it will be worth it in the long run
Tippmann A5 BT-47 Apex barrel kit and BT Combat stock
Just make sure it has a brand name. I used Brass Eagle demon balls and did fine.
Accurate, no ball breaks so far, cool looking, and far shooting.
Don't see anything yet. Mabe huge because of the AK-47 kit.
I'm able to hit posts all the time the barrel. What else Can I say. It's cool. The higher the level the ball dips like 3ft down then goes up to your level an continues. All the curves are wierd and stuff to look at. Have;nt had one break yet!
Edit: It's kind of wierd because when they are flat they look like that they are floating cause they are straight. Doesn't affect performance though.
Get this If you want to be a sniper or heavy fire from a safe distance.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, February 11th, 2008 at 10:03 am PST