Any Mech. Spyder - because its in the same price rang
Brass Eagle Sting Ray - an "Ol reliable" gun just like the 98. i have 2 stingrays, they
were made in 1990, EVERY part (including o-rings) is original and there is no leak,
shoots consistantly every time.
The A.K. 47 of paintball
will fire under ANY circumstance
Parts always available
Plastic feed neck and front grip
i found this marker, included with a sniper barrel on criags list for 75 so i broke down and bought it. and im glad i did. several of my friends have this marker so im familiar with it, how it works, and how it feels. thats also one of the strengths of this marker. everyone knows it. you can't go anywhere with someone having one, or at least knowing a thing or two about it. once i got home, i loaded a hopper up with camo paintball from wally-world (surprising really good balls) and shot at my shoe-box sized ply-wood. fist i shot with the stock 8 in barrel and at 40-50 yds, the shots were hit or miss, generally had to place my shot off the previous. after about a half-hopper, i switched to the sniper barrel and what a world of difference. every shot was ball on ball. i never missed the ply-wood once i switched. if u only choose one upgrade, get a new barrel. its almost a necessity. since this 98c had the A.C.T. bolt, i wanted to test its ability. and... it works, you can put your finger in the breach and the bolt will just absorb the force. after that i test a few paintballs and they just got a little squeezed, and because of that, they flew a little crooked, so if one of ur shots fly off in a random direction, thats the reason.
that following weekend i went to my local field (M.V.P) and played a few games with it. i was shocked with the consistency of this marker. of course the years past of me playing with this marker were with the stock barrel, so i accredit the performance to the barrel. i know blow-back designs are on the air hog side, but after 5 games, i still had 2k left in my 88ci/3k tank. so not to bad for an all internal stock marker. i do however recommend a stock, the marker can get a little tiring on a longer game and a stock can aid in that. plus add accuracy.
-tried and true design
-there are several tiny parts in the marker (a spring on the trigger and sear - will fly off if not carefully when taking apart)
-barrel is just a joke the only positive to this barrel is if u wanna test something, u have a barrel u can use
-single trigger (depends tho if you wanna snipe or use for faster paced games)
-kinda hard on air if not properly adjusted, or using a better barrel
I highly recommend this marker. Its the iconic marker, its reliable, extremely customizable, will never break, and idiot proof, hence the reason why field use them as rentals. With a few upgrades, u can have a deadly sniper marker for woods games, a rope shootin gat for speed ball, or just an ol reliable gun for ur buddy to use. Get this marker