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Austin98er Wednesday, December 14th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
6 months62 of 62 people found this review helpful.

3 years
Products Used:
have used nothing similar
Marker Setup: Tippmann 98 C, Pure Energy 68/3K fiber wrap, JJ Ceramic, RT trigger, Reloader II
Strengths: Allows 98C to go full automatic
Mechanical set up makes easier to service and fix
Weaknesses: Difficult to install. Hoses are on the outside of the gun. Difficult to adjust ROF.

Review: Bought this at a local paintball shop for $50 and included installation. Note: They did not install it correctly which caused one of the problems I'll discuss later.
First thing you have to do is adjust the ROF to meet your hopper output. This can be difficult because the adjustment screw regulates the amount of air getting to the cylinder that does the recocking. There is nothing in the instructions telling you how much to turn the screw to get a one ball ROF reduction or increase, so you have to just adjust using the trial and error method. After taking time to get your desired ROF, you are done. Ready to use.
Using the RT is really easy. You squeeze the trigger and lightly hold it down. The RT's air cylinder forces the trigger back and forth, recocking and firing as long as you keep pressure on the trigger. This process can take a little getting used to, using too much pressure on the trigger will defeat the pressure the cylinder makes and too little pressure will result in a one or two ball shot only. You have to learn how much pressure to keep on the trigger in order to keep the RT running.
The RT is advertised as getting 17 bps, I have never achieved anything more than maybe 10 bps. It may be you need other upgrades to get the thing up to 17 bps, haven't really investigated that. However, at around 10 bps your Tippmann is seriously throwing paint and making noise. This will usually get you the results you were looking for, putting paint on somebody or keeping opposing players behind their bunkers.
I've had one major problem with this upgrade. After a couple of days using, the gun would go into uncontrolled full automatic. The sear was not resetting fully on the hammer. No ROF adjustment made any difference. Tippmann tech support was very good, they diagnosed the problem as an incorrect sear reset spring. Apparently, the paintball shop that installed the RT did not change out the original spring for the much stronger spring that is needed and supplied with the kit. Tippmann sent and brand new sear and the upgrade spring at no charge. Problem solved.
Another minor problem was the RT just seemed to stop working. This turned out to be associated with the air cylinder. The cylinder must be relubed periodically or it not seal and therefore not pump the trigger. Again, the manual that comes with the kit does not go into any detail about this problem other than to say check the cylinder periodically. It also should be noted that even if the RT does fail, the gun will still work in normal fashion in semi mode.
Overall, this is an excellent upgrade for a 98C. It gets your ROF up significantly and puts some fear into opponents.
Conclusion: The RT is an excellent upgrade. Aside from some minor issues with keeping it working and getting the ROF adjusted properly, it will give you a great boost in firepower and keep you attached to your 98C a little bit longer. I give it an 8 because it absolutely works, but you may find it a little frustrating to use until you get the hang of it and it can have some issues keeping it going sometimes.
8 out of 10

Review Comments
zxzinsanity89zx Sunday, December 25th, 2005 | 9:55 pm PST
u think ur so kool cuz i made a typo on my review. when u got nothin to talk about. cuz look at u , ur using a fu*%$?# tippman. qu**r!!!

Austin98er Wednesday, January 4th, 2006 | 10:35 am PST
Originally posted by zxzinsanity89zx
u think ur so kool cuz i made a typo on my review. when u got nothin to talk about. cuz look at u , ur using a fu*%$?# tippman. qu**r!!!
You didn't make a typo, you misstated facts regarding usage vs experience. Now that you've updated your review it makes sense. There is nothing wrong with a Tippmann, I'm a proud owner. You should have your mommy help you next time.

paintball_chick Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 | 7:55 pm PST
tippmanns rule your a qu**r

AustinGod Wednesday, March 8th, 2006 | 1:30 am PST
I have an A-5 I love Tippmanns P.S.

Why do you have the same name as me?

Austin98er Thursday, March 9th, 2006 | 6:47 am PST
Because I live in Austin TX , my first gun was a 98, and because it kinda has a ring to it.

liquidpaper Wednesday, May 17th, 2006 | 2:05 pm PST
yo, im havin a delema as to whether to get an eggy or stay with a reloader cause if u say it can hit 17 ill make it hit 17

Dan099 Friday, May 19th, 2006 | 11:14 pm PST
I'd stay with the reloader. The egg looks ugly and sits too high on a 98.

liquidpaper Saturday, May 20th, 2006 | 2:05 pm PST
thanx man i just piked up the r/t and it rips! thanx for the advice

Slinky17 Friday, July 7th, 2006 | 5:13 pm PST
Tippmann does have the best customer service.

menaceman666 Monday, July 31st, 2006 | 2:47 pm PST
i just wanted to know if the response has a board in it and if its safe to be running through co2 im trying to find out for my friend or would you just switch?

Austin98er Tuesday, August 1st, 2006 | 5:34 am PST
There is not board in the response upgrade, it is mechanical. It is OK to stay with CO2.

sneakyatpb Tuesday, October 10th, 2006 | 6:05 am PST
Can you turn the RT all the way down and use it as a semi auto without using co2 at all?

Tippmann_dude** Friday, November 30th, 2007 | 4:24 pm PST
sweet, i got an R/T too for my custom pro. whoever said tippmanns sucks are f*g's.

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