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Old November 7th, 2012, 10:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Barrel Extension

I recently bought a Tippmann A5 and have been getting a lot of upgrades for it. Among them include the Apex 2 barrel and a G36 shroud. There is one problem though. I got the 12in barrel as I know that in most cases the accuracy doesn't improve much after 10 to 12 inches but I have trouble getting barrel screwed onto the gun with the shroud.

As the Apex is designed to rotate to do trick shots I need to lenghten the barrel by a few inches and need to extend the barrel by 2-4 inches.

I did a search for barrel extensions and so far haven't found anything. Does anyone know of a good extension just to get my barrel a few extra inches in length?
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Old November 7th, 2012, 10:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Buy a longer barrel?
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Old November 7th, 2012, 11:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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get a longer barrel. end of story. there's no paintball barrel extentsion... maybe unless you're going the tech t route
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Old November 8th, 2012, 07:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Buy a longer barrel?

I can do that if I have too but I really don't want to spend the money on a brand new Apex 2 just so I can get it to fit in the shroud. I was thinking about getting A5 to Autococker adapter along with an Autococker to A5 adapter. That would give me the extra few inches I need along with lettine me be able to use my Apex2 on my Autococker.
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Old November 8th, 2012, 08:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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TechT makes an iFit bore kit that'll extend your barrel about 2". The gains are going to be more consistency based than accuracy - if there are any noticed.

As far as an adapter goes - IF you have an Apex kit for an A5 threading... the barrel will need to screw into an A5 threaded socket. Your A5 only accepts A5 threads. Soo.. you'd need an A5->A5. You really couldn't go cocker threads without replacing your Apex kit to boot.

It may be that I'm not versed in Apex because I don't see/have a need for one, but don't aftermarket companies make barrels for it? You may be able to pick up an aftermarket ..say..J&J with the Apex slotting on the tip and have what you need, without basically having to repurchase the kit, right? Doing that, in conjunction with purchasing a cocker threaded barrel with Apex slotting may allow you to use the apex on both your Cocker threaded marker, and your A5....especially so since you can't/dont really shoot 2 markers at the same time.

Just thoughts. answer - Buy another barrel - but there may be options available to you that don't require repurchase of an Apex kit.
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Old November 8th, 2012, 08:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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There are quite a few companies making Apex ready barrels and Lapco is my personal favourite.
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