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    Posted: 30 January 2013 at 2:57am
what is the difference between the apex 1 and apex 2?
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Looks and serviceability.

The apex 1 was shorter and fatter and required you to unscrew a few screws to disassemble it for cleaning it was also all plastic The apex 2 is a bit longer and not as fat (looks similar to a suppressor), has a toolless disassembly and has an aluminum shroud.
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do they both shoot the same?
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Yeah they shoot pretty much identical.  
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I'd say they are pretty different... 






The Apex 1 has less ramp than the Apex 2. I set my Apex 1 at 5 clicks for the majority of my shots, and the Apex 2 shoots the same at 3 clicks, and 4 clicks is even flatter. Where 6 clicks on the Apex 1 is hooking the paint. 

Plus the Apex 2 has a longer tip that locks in better to the barrel meaning the paint hits the ramp sooner when leaving the barrel giving a little more time on the ramp to "smooth" out. So you get a slightly more consistent shot, as everything has tighter tolerances. (the ramp is tighter as well, so modern small paint rolls a little better in it). 


If you have never used either, and you put them on side by side, and set the Apex 1 at 9 clicks and the apex 2 at 9 clicks, you will see that you can hook shots behind bunkers at much closer ranges on the Apex 2 because it has more ramp. 


Is that more ramp worth paying for?... That is up to you, I have lots of friends that are perfectly happy with their Apex 1 at 5 clicks and they just leave it set there. But, some guys like the added spin, so they go for the Apex 2. 

Although the Apex 1 is much easier to adjust while playing, as the apex 2 "button" feature makes it harder to switch ramp positions while playing, especially with gloves on...

I like both. But the Apex 2 looks cooler, and hooks more, so that is what I use. Here is mine at 250 feet set at 4 clicks...


http://blip.tv/trailsofdoom/if-i-see-you-i-can-hit-you-tippmann-a-5-long-range-shooting-250-feet-6515953


Now, don't expect to be able to hit guys at 250 feet right after you get one, as I have been using the Apex system since they came out... But, with the right paint, and someone who has a lot of practice with one, they are amazing...
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