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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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thspbchick Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 | 12:12 pm PST
i think this gun is killer. i just got mine about 2 weeks ago and i am in love with it!!!!!!! ya there are some.... bad things about it but there are so many great things about it to!
   

augsburger Saturday, April 7th, 2007 | 11:42 am PST
I dont think that the gun is very heavy, it is just right.
   

masterchief1212 Thursday, July 19th, 2007 | 7:06 am PST
this is a really kick ass gun, sure with no upgrades its not that good, but when you get a 20 inch barrel, G36 folding stock, red dot sight (not scope), Automatic upgrade, its a freakin aswome gun, i recomend the 98 custom ACT (anti chop technology. that means that it dosent chop (cut) the balls) to all my friends, but they all have bad guns that they spent a lot more on than i have, even will alll my upgrades my gun is still better and cheaper.
WARNING!
with the 98 custom the stocks wont fit, the stocks were made for the 98 custom PRO, so you will have to get your paintball retailer to put it in for you, or you will have to do what i did and spend many hours drilling the right hole (its not very fun, trust me i know)
END WARNING!
the 98 custom and custom pro's rail are dove tail so keep that in mind if you are gonna get a sight or scope

gun rating with no upgrades:
7.5/10
gun rating with my upgrades(the upgrades i have put in it):
10/10

if you would like to see a picture of what u can do to the 98 custom add my msn
rsx_rulez_671@hotmail.com

oh yeah and with all the upgrades to my gun, it weighs 5.5 pounds
Last edited on Thursday, July 19th, 2007 at 7:07 am PST
   
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