Black Model 98 Custom (polished internals and silenced bolt)
20 ounce Atomic Energy CO2 bottle with anti-syphon (and APP Butt plate)
DYE 12" Stainless Steel Barrel
Adco Sure Shot Red Dot Sight
6 stage X-chamber
LAPCO rear velocity adjuster
empire reloader agitated hopper
Helps when reloading
good for heavy markers.
If you have long arms there might not be as much "slack"
Even after adjusting it, when I hold my gun out all the way there is little room left to play with. This problem is probably compounded as I use a 20 oz with a butt plate. My adapter is the stock one; so my gun is pretty long. If you don' t have any neck protection you might get a rash from the sling rubbing against it. I wear BDU's and don't have that problem.
First of let me say that my setup is pretty heavy (see above); so having a sling helps out in a couple of ways:
1) [and in my opinion the biggest advantage]
Reloading- with the sling i can simply let my gun hang loose while I get out my pod and fill up. I don't have to worry about spills as I have both hands free during the process. It makes things go a little faster without spilling any paint.
Waiting- when waiting for the next game to start, I can easily sling my whole setup to my back and walk around hands free. This isn't exactly necessary; but it can help out; and I think it looks cool ^_^
Stability- I don't have to worry about dropping my gun and ruining it (although I have a model 98 custom, so there isnt' much worry anyways) If you're running a more fragile and expensive setup and are worried about dropping it, it might be a worthwhile $15.
In my opinion, its a hidden gem for the average rec-baller. Reloading made easy; and if you run a heavy setup it will defintely help keep you from getting tired. The choice is up to you as a player; you need to assess your marker setup and your needs to determine if its something that you would find beneficial I can't envision a tourney speedballer as needing something like this, but to a rec-baller like me its sweet. :-) Hope this review helped.
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9 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, February 8th, 2004 at 1:42 pm PST
dude your setup isn't that heavy dude. I have a 98 Custom, Tapco Collapsible stock, double trigger, drop foward, 20 oz. co2 , RT, Flatline barrel, dye sticky grip, sealed bolt system, and an evolution 2 electronic loader. now that's heavy. add some stuff then talk about heavy guns. Nice review though.
if you are asking me, and by "silencing" the bolt you mean my "Sealed" bolt, then you can buy an aftermarkte part at a local proshop, or somewhere online and it allows the entier gun to be closed save the end of the barrel, it does make the gun less noisey by a notice able amount, and keeps all dirt from the inside of the gun, it goes over the cocking pin on the left back side of the gun. Or if you truly mean silence the bolt, you cannot do that, because of the logistics of paintball guns, however i can tell you how to make ur 98 considerable quiet, however, if u want this tell me, or just write a reply to this asking how to do this and i will tell you.