Posted 15 June 2008 - 08:51 PM
Today was the first time I played with the 12 inch Lapco Apex ready Big Shot and I have to say that I'm very impressed. It produced much Tighter grouping than the Stiffy-Apex I was using before. On the fifth step of the Apex I was able to thread balls through holes at ranges that made the rest of the players on the field mad. "Suppressive Shooting" became accurate, which is great, but it will decrease my ability to suppress larger areas like I could with other barrels to some degree. I would agree with Knightwolf16, skip the flatline and go with a quality Apex-Ready barrel. Several manufacturers make them now, and they are quite easy to find. Overall I'd say I'm very impressed with the 12 inch Lapco, next time we'll see what the 8 inch can do.
Posted 15 June 2008 - 10:42 PM
NAM is right, you can find the Apex for around $50-$60. The inner diameter of the stock barrel is huge, I've ehard its around 0.7 inches. It definitely is much more tolerant on the paint than the flatline
Posted 24 June 2008 - 12:19 AM
The 98 Flatline is pretty decent. I had some great shots with mine but you have to make sure its properly tuned.
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:16 PM
I also like the Apex tip, and it is certainly a more flexible platform, but I see no major performance difference vs. the Flatline, so its really personal taste and experience that are at play in this debate.
it's a lot like the Ford vs. Chevy debate- there are fans and haters on both sides, and they have their reasons. Each product has certain pluses and minuses, as many here have stated. As for me, having used both, if you're looking for added range and are willing to learn to properly set-up, use and care for either one, then you really can't go wrong with either one. As I've said before on this form, I have never seen a game be lost or won because a player had the "wrong" gun or equipment.
At the end of the day, the barrels are just tools that are only as good as the person pulling the trigger, so don't worry too much about what you're shooting, but how.