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quik Wednesday, March 26th, 2003
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Product Use:
6 months50 of 84 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann 68 Carbine
Marker Setup: Tippmann 98 Custom
20 oz. Co2
Home-made drop foward
Recommended
Upgrades:
A new barrel(unless you polish it)
A expansion chamber(if you really want to)
maybe a D/F becuase with a 20oz co2 it does get somewhat end heavy.
Strengths: The ability to shoot liquid and gas co2, also its sturdyness.
Weaknesses: Its barrel, its end heavyness, and maybe the design? *shrugs*
Review: I got this gun for christmas, and so far, so good, thats all I got to say. Although before asking for it, I did some research for it, and concluded that this was one hell of a gun(for a begginer/intermediate, depends on those upgrades ^_^) to get . I got it, and I sure was correct. I wasnt expecting anything like a Angel or Cocker, but I'm happy with what I got. Hopefully, soon, I'm going to get some more upgrades for it, which would be nice to have.

Even though its a great gun, I cant just go and say that its the best begginer/intermediate gun around(heh, which it just might be). It does have some problems. I liked the layout of the old reviews more, so I'm going to go back to basics...

||||The Good||||
++Built very strong, is able to take a lickin' and keep on tickin.

++Co2 - It has the ability to shoot liquid and gas co2, so if you live in a colder state like me(michigan), and your not looking to spend 100+ for HPA(becuase your just plain cheap), then this gun definitley helps in winter.

++Paint - Shoots alot of different kinds of paint pretty well, just make sure you match the paint to the barrel, RPS Big Ball worked for me.

++X-Chamber - Honestly, there really isnt any need for one really, considering it can shoot liquid co2 almost as good as gas co2. But I'd say get one (or a Reg.) since your shots will be alot more consistant, no mo' velocity spikes ^_^.


||||The Bad||||
--The Barell - although it isnt THAT bad, mine seems to shoot pretty nice.

--Field Stripping - It'll take around 30-45 min. when you just start, but when you know what your doing, it takes about 10-15 minutes, max.

--Not Compact - Not as compact as I would like, and pretty long with a 12'' barrel and 20oz co2 on it, I'd advise a remote or drop foward(or cradle)
Conclusion: Its a great biggner/intermediate gun, and if your not *too* serious about paintballing, your not in it to compete with the big boys(even though you probably good with some well placed upgrades), and just in it for fun with your friends, I highly reccomend this gun, its easy to maintain and the upgrades are really easy(most) to put in. The good pretty much counteracts with the bad, and the bads can be remedied quite well. I'm not going to give it a 9 or 10, because those spaces are reserved for the Angels and Cockers.

If you are on a tight budget, and looking for a gun that can get the job done, the Tippmann 98 Custom is definitley for you! And if your NOT on a tight budget and want a even better Tippmann, look out for the A-5, its moving on up with the ranks of the big boys. Soon, I'm guessing that the gun will quite the hit, and maybe someday, you'll even see someone on a pro team(besides T-Effect) using a tricked ol' Tippmann ^_^.
Rating:
8 out of 10
 

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pbfanatic36 Tuesday, June 15th, 2004 | 1:22 pm PST
Spyder Imagine Select is better than the 98 custom. it all just depends on where ur playin cuz 98 is great for woods ball. but it sucks playin speed ball. i have both rite now and i use 98 c on woods and spyder on speedball and who ever dropped their gun in water u never ever use an electro gun while its raining or goin to rain. duh!
   

bradkoll09 Wednesday, June 23rd, 2004 | 4:41 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by GX34life
My cocker out shoots a flatline, yes distance, ive done it twice at my local field and im ready to do it again
I think your full of crap
   

Gimplar Monday, July 5th, 2004 | 7:01 pm PST
It is physically impossible for one gun to outshoot another gun in distance. Unless your gun magically defies the fundamental laws of physics, it won't happen..and if your gun does manage to defy the fundamental laws of physics, well then I've got a bridge to sell you.

What you're probably noticing is this. Your paint to barrel match is better. Your paintballs fly straighter. Although he might be shooting at the same velocity, his paintballs might be curving to the ground ever so slightly..making them shoot further. It has very little to nothing to do with the gun. It's all about the paint. Also the only thing that will allow certain paint to go further is less drag.

Regardless Tippman 98's are excellent guns. They are definately not the gun for speed ballers (for around $330 you can buy a brand spanking new BKO and for around $250 you can get a used BKO) , I'd have to say Tippman's are one of the best guns you could get for scenario play.

Tippman's do have a bit of coil though, this will directly affect your rapid fire accuracy. Less recoil means that your gun will point at the same position after you fire a shot..increasing the odds of you hitting the exact same spot over and over again.

Also electro guns offer a much lighter trigger pull (and usually a much shorter one too) and make it easier to attain higher ROFs (as well as eliminating problems such as short stroking and guns not recocking properly).

...but when it comes down to scenarios, I'll take a tippman over any autococker and DEFINATELY over any electro.

Electro gun's strengthy lay mainly in the speed ball arena..where high ROFs and snap shooting dominate. They are much more "fragile" than traditional mech guns (and much more fragile when compared to the rock that is the Tippman)..and may not survive endless bouts of scenario outings.

A perfect gun for the beginning rec player. Slap a good barrel on it (I'd recommend the LAPCO Bigshot or a CP barrel) and you'll be good to go.

(PS: Don't ever let anyone tell you that a certain gun is inherently more accurate than any other gun. The only usual difference are ergonomics, looks, ROF and efficiency. A tippman can be just as accurate as any cocker. It just won't feel half as smooth or be half as quiet.)
   

Surge69 Sunday, July 18th, 2004 | 8:43 pm PST
If anyone reads this:
does it have a vert feed or slanted? i cant tell from the picture. thx
   

TXtippmann Friday, August 13th, 2004 | 3:25 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by pimpdragon75

any electronic marker dropped in the water will short out, your friends is just retarted

You shouldn't call someone retarded if you can't even spell it. pimpdragon is the biggest moron on this site. I think he lied about his age. He acts like he's about 4 years old.
   

pbwildman Sunday, October 3rd, 2004 | 1:02 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by InTeL PainTBaLL


upgrade to a flatline... that makes it shoot farther and better upgraded to its best ? nah u havent


Hey it may shoot farther but waht of the accurasy? For the xtra that it shoots farther its no tgoing to hit anything ...trust me...peace plz that barrel is waist of money..lol
   

TXtippmann Sunday, October 3rd, 2004 | 5:16 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by pbwildman


Hey it may shoot farther but waht of the accurasy? For the xtra that it shoots farther its no tgoing to hit anything ...trust me...peace plz that barrel is waist of money..lol

If you would install it correctly and use the proper paint and velocity, it would be plenty accurate.
   

Mehs Sunday, October 24th, 2004 | 9:50 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by Shulacker
here's what you should get, when i was a newb i had a tippman. i realized that it's not the most accurate gun in the world, so i got a DYE Boomstick 14in. barrel. it made it 10 times better, and increased range quite a bit too.
So the boomstick defys gravity? AMAZING! (you still seem like a newb by saying it increases range quite a bit)
   

biaatchh51 Monday, February 21st, 2005 | 8:49 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by Shulacker
here's what you should get, when i was a newb i had a tippman. i realized that it's not the most accurate gun in the world, so i got a DYE Boomstick 14in. barrel. it made it
10 times better, and increased range quite a bit too.



the all american with a freak front is way better than a boomstick
   

Sporefrog Friday, March 11th, 2005 | 11:14 am PST
Stiffi is the way to go with barrels. Or the CP two piece.
   

cradle_of_filth Friday, November 11th, 2005 | 11:39 pm PST
i have an spyder e99 avant and it doesnt compare to my tippmann.its kind of nice only because it will shoot faster. but im more about accuracy so speed isnt an issue.as far as a flatline.if u get it then also plan on getting a vertical adapter and a reg or a low pressure kit or nitro kit whatever theyre calling it now lol.they work excellent with the flatline.straight,level shots across a whole field.no floating or anything just perfect shots :D
   

cradle_of_filth Friday, November 11th, 2005 | 11:42 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by GX34life
My cocker out shoots a flatline, yes distance, ive done it twice at my local field and im ready to do it again
what kind of idiot are you?cockers are accurate. thats it .they dont have #@$! for range.thats why theyre mainly for speedball.unless you have the flatline autococker.but thats said to not even be as good as a 98c with a flatline.your full of sh!t .no cocker will beat a flatline in distance and my tippmann will beat your cocker in accuracy in range because my gun is the shiznit
   

Paintballprvate Friday, May 26th, 2006 | 7:41 pm PST
Dispute:
The stock barrel on this gun is 8.5 inches not 12.

_Paintballprvate
   

Splatmaster369 Thursday, June 22nd, 2006 | 4:16 pm PST
how the heck do you shoot liquid CO2? In order for it to be in liquid state, you would have to sustain a temperature of like -300 degrees F. And even if you could do that, wouldn't that freeze balls on contact. Thats like shooting ice cubes at 280 feet per second. Bet that leaves a big *ss welt! But on the serious side, i highly doubt it shoots liquid co2.
Last edited on Thursday, June 22nd, 2006 at 4:17 pm PST
   

tippmann_boy Thursday, August 10th, 2006 | 4:12 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by Surge69
If anyone reads this:
does it have a vert feed or slanted? i cant tell from the picture. thx

its slanted man
   

mega baller Monday, August 21st, 2006 | 10:55 am PST
i own one it rocks at woods ball but no t speed ball
   

GunnerySgtTPB Tuesday, October 17th, 2006 | 5:50 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by imacrazy
Flatline barrels will give you distance but not accuracy I would just stick with a normal barrel!

What?? I have a flatline barrel and it is ACCURATE as all hell. The only way that it would not be accurate is if you put the barrel on wrong which is possible.
   

dukedude4evr Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006 | 7:32 am PST
the flatty is WAYYY inaccurate. IF ANYONE IS GONNA GET A FREAKING DISTANCE BARREL GET A BT APEX.



If u all want any tippmann knowledge, please feel free to pm me. As my thing says, i am the tippmann master.
   

mr2man24 Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 | 2:37 pm PST
the apex sh!ts on the flatline in range and accuracy
   

metallica_rokz Friday, December 15th, 2006 | 7:45 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by bbl337
I personally have the Tippmann 98 custom. I think it's one of the best guns out there because it's better than most guns to start, but then if you put in about 5-300$ it's as good as any 1500$ gun. I recommend this to people who don't want an expensive marker, but want to have a good gun. Also, if you get it, i recommend you get the Smart Parts Tear Drop barrel, it is a great addon for the gun. happy shooting

you can put over 1K of upgrades on this gun but sorry.....it wil never be as good as 1.5K guns like the DYE dm7
   
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