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ditbu13oi
03-31-2009, 12:15 AM
Are BT Barrels any good compared to Lapco Barrels?

slim and shady
04-01-2009, 06:47 AM
I like them.

ditbu13oi
04-01-2009, 12:51 PM
Is it good because of the Apex?

aznspyder
04-01-2009, 04:47 PM
The APEX barrel are very nice barrel. They can some what increse range if u know how to use the Apex. My friends got one and he hasn't looked back since.

slim and shady
04-01-2009, 07:18 PM
I use the Apex lots but to be honest its allot better on an aftermarket barrel. I have mine on a empire barrel kit right now.

ditbu13oi
04-01-2009, 10:06 PM
I was thinking of getting a Lapco Barrel and having an Apex on it.

slim and shady
04-01-2009, 10:46 PM
I just like the barrel kits because the apex works great with them and when you turn the apex "off" you have just as good of accuracy as anyone else on the feild.

bigred76
04-01-2009, 11:29 PM
The Apex with the barrel that it comes with from BT (ANY of them) is ****. You might as well throw the balls at the person for better accuracy. Slim's sugestion is the best advice for an Apex barrel. Get a damn good barrel kit, match the paint-to-bore (tight fit, but just tight enough that it requires a little force to blow it right through), and remember to turn off the Apex effect when it isn't needed.

ditbu13oi
04-03-2009, 02:19 AM
You're from San Jose eh? Lets meet up and paintball!! ahah

ProX
04-03-2009, 06:33 AM
I was thinking of getting a Lapco Barrel and having an Apex on it.

If you do decide to go that route, Lapco has an Apex ready barrel.

RSX99
04-03-2009, 07:14 AM
If you do decide to go that route, Lapco has an Apex ready barrel.

Is the Apex ready Lapco a decent barrel? Does it compare to a J&J ceramic? Cost? Thanks.

ditbu13oi
04-03-2009, 09:56 AM
The Lapco barrel is much better. From what ProX says because you can add an Apex to the tip and make trick shots such as making the pb go to the left, right, and drop shot. They are pricey but worth it. I myself is getting one soon.

slim and shady
04-03-2009, 04:14 PM
It will do that with a JJ too thats the apex tip, it doesnt matter what barrel you put the tip on it will do all the weird **** the apex does. between the 2 barrels I prefure the JJ myself but others may disagree.

bigred76
04-03-2009, 04:37 PM
You're from San Jose eh? Lets meet up and paintball!! ahah

For sure, I'm driving out to Midway Paintball a little North of Vacaville tomorrow. Hit me up and we'll talk about someplace closer to home for the next time.

ProX
04-03-2009, 06:12 PM
The Lapco barrel is much better. From what ProX says because you can add an Apex to the tip and make trick shots such as making the pb go to the left, right, and drop shot. They are pricey but worth it. I myself is getting one soon.

Actually I think that someone else made the remarks about the trick shots.

It will do that with a JJ too thats the apex tip, it doesnt matter what barrel you put the tip on it will do all the weird **** the apex does. between the 2 barrels I prefure the JJ myself but others may disagree.

I'm mostly with slim... The Apex will work the same on any barrel. I also agree that it is a matter of preference (opinion). It is my opinion that the Lapco's are much nicer quality.

The reason I suggested the the Apex ready Lapco (quality aside) is because the some barrels are too small and have to be built up with tape or another material to make them work. Lapco has taken the "ghetto" factor of it.

Ultimately you should get what you are comfortable with. It is very hard for suggestions on the internet to make up for first hand experience. If you have the option, you should check them all out.

slim and shady
04-03-2009, 06:17 PM
^Forgot about that, probably a better choice for what you are looking for, alot more user friendly anyway.

XSiv Force
04-03-2009, 06:23 PM
my choice would be the lapco

ditbu13oi
04-05-2009, 07:12 PM
Yeah I'm gonna get a Lapco and and Apex. lol

ProX
04-06-2009, 06:14 AM
Just wanting to be sure- you do know that if you choose to go down this road, you have to buy an "Apex Ready" barrel as they are different from the rest of Lapco's line.

Here is one place to get them http://www.hotshotpaintball.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=HSP-LAP-BT-APEX-COMBO&Category_Code=BARRELS-LAPCO&Product_Count=2

And another http://www.lapcopaintball.com/store/index.php?cPath=1_31_50&osCsid=fe513956824ac14cc5b7cf94d87969d9

ditbu13oi
04-07-2009, 11:27 AM
Yeah I know. Haha. Did the research. That Lapco barrel is sexy...

Does the bore size matter? .690 and .687? Which would be more ideal?

bigred76
04-07-2009, 01:41 PM
Depends on the average bore size of paint that you use. If you use lower grade paint, get the .690. If you use upper grade paint, get the .687.

ProX
04-07-2009, 03:45 PM
IMO, just get the .690" and go with it.

RSX99
04-08-2009, 04:50 AM
Damn these barrels are expensive with Apex.

ditbu13oi
04-26-2009, 08:14 AM
I just bought the Lapco barrel but the only problem now is when I shoot my paintball's they curve like a mofo. I have the recon paintballs from walmart if you are wondering... Any ideas why?

slim and shady
04-26-2009, 08:27 AM
get a larger boared paint. make sure the balls arent dimpled. Use this chart that a paint that matches the bore of the lapco

http://milsimempire.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=3835

ditbu13oi
04-26-2009, 03:39 PM
What if i got a smaller size barrel? would it still swerve and stuff?

slim and shady
04-26-2009, 04:04 PM
not if you have the right paint for the barrel, Just get some paint that fits the bore of the lapco.