So my father in law just purchased a MilSig M17 CQC. His dilema now is that he can't decide between an Apex 2 or a threaded barrel back and he's defenitly not liking the miniature barrel that came already on it. He only intends to use FS rounds part of the time. I am up in the air on this one and can't make up my mind on what to tell him. I have an apex 2 and love it, but I'm not on that magfed game. (I guess I am, but pistol only)
I had an Armson rifled barrel back in the late 90s but don't recall if it was that much better or me just talking shit back in the day. From what I've been understanding in the punkworks forum is that a rifled barrel will help pre-spin FS rounds and make them more consistent. I like this, but what is its affect on a regular paintball? Is it worth the extra benefit on a FS round to have your regular rounds (Which will be the majority) affected?
I personally like the idea of an Apex because of the consistency, its easy to shoot and adjust aim to be on target with at least the 2nd or 3rd shot, but going magfed means you're on limited paint and can't always do that. Also, on my Apex 2 I can still see the bumper when looking down the barrel even when the ramp is turned all the way off. This would severely mess with the FS Rounds in the instance when he does want to use them.