This butt stock is adjustable to four positions to accommodate every player. It screws directly into the back of the marker in place of the end cap and it has a built in Rear Velocity Adjuster. They've also included the adjustment tool for the RVA. The adjustment screw is stainless steel and has a nylon locking patch to keep your velocity where you set it.
The Air Tipps Butt Stock with RVA is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Tippmann custom 98
14" Smart Parts Teardrop
12" Lapco Bigshot
DOP pro-style drop
Air Tipps CAR stock with RVA
NC Star Red Dot Sight
Lapco Shark Gill Sight Rail
DOP double trigger
Easy installation, easily adjustable, looks very intimidating, good stability when taking time to target
Stock rattles, no documentation, doesn't work well with mask unless you have sight rail
General - Bought the stock to give me more stability while sniping in woodsball, but also wanted to be able to adjust it so it wouldn't get in the way for sup. air or speedball. The carbine look gives a real militant feel and appearance to the weapon that isn't lost on my opponents. Good intimidation factor :-)
Construction - The stock has two major parts. The front which mounts on the end of the c98 and holds the RVA and the butt which slides (adjusts) over the front. The front mounts firmly into the back of the c98 very well. The metal housing is a tad heavy, but this enhances the durability and I can live with that. It does rotate easily and can lead to the stock sitting at an odd angle if you are moving it around a lot. The RVA is easy to use and stays locked down well. The rear portion of the stock is hard plastic. It fulfills its role in being stable and adjustable. My only quibble is that it sits loosely on the metal front half and has a tendancy to rattle when the marker is jostled around. My only other concern is that being hard plastic I'm worried it will crack or shatter easy, but so far this hasn't happened in three months of fairly rough play.
Stability - Despite the looseness of the butt section, the stock does provide good support for shooting. While the stock can rotate in the round receiver housing it is fairly easy to move back to its proper position. Not a real problem. The adjustable positions are great for supporting different styles of play. When its fully collapsed the stock is out of the way enough that it doesn't get in the way during speedball. Fully extended it makes a great support for sniping.
Looks - this is why we really get this thing no matter how much you admit you want more stability. A c98 is not a real eye catcher normally. There are so many of them out there that you really have to doctor one up to make people raise their eyebrows when they see one. This stock is one of those things that will make people look at your marker. I have actually had people get freaked when they see me with it on the field because it makes the c98 look more intimidating. The intimidation factor disappears in speedball, though. Most people quickly realize that that stock is more of a hindrance than a help there. It's easy enough to install/un-install, though, that I will quickly field strip the marker and take it off if I am going to be playing a lot of speedball or sup air.
Problems - Once again, the rattle is annoying, but it seems to be a problem that all of the CAR stocks are having. I have yet to have it betray a position or get me in trouble, though. Stocks in general suffer from an aiming problem. Masks and stocks need to be in the same place at the same time and this obviously can't happen. You end up having to keep your head elevated enough away from the sights that you can't use them to target. This can be alleviated by getting a sight rail, but it represents an added expense. If you are buying the stock to use for sniping I strongly recommend that you invest in a sight rail. It also adds a small but significant amount of weight to your marker. I'd suggest moving to a remote line set up if you plan on playing all day with this set up. I am fine early in the day, but by the end of the day the c98 becomes very heavy and the stock doesn't help matters.
If you are looking for added shooting stability and/or good looking add ons to your c98 I highly recommend this. The added feature of the RVA makes this stock a better investment than the other stocks out there which are just dead weight. The few quibbles I have with this product are minor and I would not consider them deal breakers, but if you don't want to invest in the extra sight rail or if you play a lot of close in type play (speedball) this is probably not worth the $$$ to pick up. Because it does what it's supposed to I give it an 8.
Tippmann 98C w/ remote line, 14 dye ultra light boomstick, air tipps collapsible butt stock with RVA
Many Diffrent Positions
None I can see
It's a good stock for a scenario game player like myself. I use my tippmann like I would a real rifle, it helps me steady my gun and get more paint in the air accurately. This helps me because I'm an all around player, I run defense on the flag at times. Or I move up to a sniping position where it really helps me to get a steady base to shoot from.
If you need a stock, this is the one to get.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, November 11th, 2003 at 7:32 am PST
Tippmann 98 custom with a flatline barrel, a remote air system, an adjustable stock and ADCO hotshot sight. I also carry two PT xtremes and two Tippmann Squad-busters
-makes it easier to aim and hold the gun
-easy on the shoulder
-aesthetically pleasing to the eye
-its adjustable which makes it easier to carry around when not in use
-easily installed. The stock is just screwed into the end of the gun.
-the stock locks so it doesn't move or jerk suddenly when your trying to aim.
-The stock is kinda pricey (80 dollars)
-The stock is kind of weak, being made of plastic and all
Although being slightly expensive and not as strong as i could have been, i feel that this upgrade is well worth the money i laid down for it. It has improved my accuracy and made it easier to balance my gun while i aim for things on the field.
LOOKS SWEET ON A PRO-LITE! Gives great stability, and improves accuracy due to the stock and the RVA. Good Feel to it, and it is adjustable to 4 positions not 3.
ALSO, IT LOOKS SWEET ON A PRO-LITE!
I would not recommend it if you play a lot of speed ball because it my hinder some of your movement. But, you could always take it off and have your gun back to normal in under 5 minutes. Awkward at fist because of your mask but you'll get used to it.
Mine did not tighten up into the correct position so I ran out to tru-value and bought a small thin o-ring and put that on with the existing one. Now it is very sturdy.
Great if your willing spending the money (I had no choice because is awesome!) but you might.
Installation is no prob but you may need an extra small thin o-ring.
I checked and it is the real stock on the m4, not a replica!
And the best thing of all,
IT LOOKS SWEET ON A PRO-LITE!