Introducing the most realistic paintball marker available today. The T68 fires standard .68 caliber paintball or pepper ball . The CO2 tank is hidden inside the butt stock , an option is available to mount the CO2 tank in the front in place of the M203. The T68 has standard built in electronic trigger with settings for Auto/ Semi/ Burst (#3). The T68 most awesome feature is its ability to take any M4/AR style attachments such sights, scopes, rail mount system. The T68 is built with all these features for unbelievable war games, exciting paintball tournaments and very effective live fire tactical training.
Action Auto/ Semi/ Burst
Power CO2-standard cylinder
Magazine Capacity 150+
Cycle Rate 15+BPS
Standard Barrel Length 16.00"
Length (with Standard Barrel) 33.00"
Weight (without tank) 6.0 lbs
Effective Range 150+ ft.
The T16 T68 is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Tippman model 98C, A5. Not as advanced internal mechanism (gunsmith rated it with a current Spyder). Extreme realism and weight, and upgradeability with real military spec addons. At $250 with a 16" barrel, (now $270-300). You just can't mod an A5 and beat the realistic look and weight at such an awesome price.
16" barrel as part of the M16A2 bundle, E-trigger response trigger. Compressed air tank and remote line.
Reliability of a m98. Realistic 6.8lb. Upgrade with real military parts
Simple mechanism like a basic Spyder. Very realistic.
Ok. So I was looking at upgrading my model 98 to an A5 with mods to make it look like an M16A2 or settle for a M4A1 look. Opsgear, SpecOps, and various online dealers have the scenario kits, gun parts, rails, yadde yadde...get your calculator out, and voila, you might as well get an Engler kit with real wpn parts to upgrade that A5.
first off, I was suspicious too with such a low sticker price ($250 at time of purchase, now $270). It's heavy. 6.8lb's, just a tad under the weight of a real loaded rifle. Unlike the BT-16 marker, which has a T-cocking bar at the top back of the marker, the T68 cocks in the same position as the m98. It is sturdy, all metal parts except for the O-ring of the rifle. I'm very satisfied with my purchase, at HALF of what was needed to upgrade an A5. Despite the illusion of reliability that Tippman offers, this is a solid drop in the dirt realistic marker at an amazing price. RAP also has a trade in program for older markers. So don't be put off by the $599 sticker price if you want to go all the way in. They just want you to make the switch. I have no reason to go back, except on my next project of an AK A5....(rubs chin and positions pinky to mouth corner)...hmmmm
Low end marker? I could remember a time when the model 98 by Tippman was downplayed by the reviewers as a non-serious marker. For under $300, you can have a hefty, realistic, reliable maker that looks like it's been supermodded by a professional woodsball player/gunsmith. Shoots very straight, comes out of the factory benchmarked at 295fps. For the scenario player, get this stock US infantry weapon. Wish companies like Tippman would follow this trend.
Simular products.. Tippmann 98c, A5,
Other markers I have owned and have serviced, omen, cocker, spyders, delta pistols, misfit.
i am reviewing the T68 Iraqi Freedom with no electronic trigger.
Tippman 98 custom,
vertical feed adaptor,
Black Shocker Grips,
DOD on/off drop froward.
Co2 Leaking Issues
I have been paintballing for years now and recently have purchased a T68. My first impression was wow!! Cause it is a nice looking marker. First game it starts leaking near the cocking leaver. So I call rap4, they send me a new plunger, hammer, and sear. Put them in and it still leaks. So I streched the spring in front a little to put more pressure on the white teflon plunger. leak stopes. Shoot the marker a few times, cant get the fps above 150. Sooooooo we check out the back spring.... they have two springs back there... a 500 dollar gun with a butcherd half spring and a full spring?!?!?!? Anyway, I strech out the back spring as well, minor luck170fps. I try a few springs from a spyder kit (since this is basically a spyder with a diffrent shell) with minor luck 180fps. So I call the tech department. They now think it may be the bolt. GOD DAMMIT don't they test these guns before they ship them?!?!?!? For the price of it, they should be perfect outta the box. Now I know I am not alone with these issues since scanning the RAP4 forums I have read dozens of people with issues simular to mine. Another MAJOR issue is the quality of the metal. Who ever the enginer is at RAP4 who though it was a good idea to thread holes in soft paper thin aluminum should BE FIRED!!! I wouldn't recomend this marker to anyone except people I don't like and possibly ion owners (j/k about ion owners)
Performance, Durability and Reliability
I wouldn't know about performance as I have yet to use mine fully functional.
Durability... if your comparing the T68 to a tippmann.. I would have to say no. Although the marker does have alot of metal like a tippmann some of the technics they used for fastening screws to the marker body will make it prone to failure. I would like to mention, during what little use I have had with mine, I have found alot of metal shavings in and around the hammer. The hammer in the T68 it self is already showing signs of rounding and wear on the notch the sear is catching on. My tippmann (after 2 years) both sear and hammer look like they can go another few years for sure. Also a tippmann uses some sort of acme thread on their barrels. The large chunky thread makes it hard to strip the barrel thread in the soft metal they are using. Tippmann also uses nuts on the back side of the marker and does not rely on the soft metal for holding bolts and nuts. The T68 uses a fine thread for its barrel. That two is quickly begining to look terrible. It is to soft a material to be threading.
Reliability... I hear when they work they work great, yep... right up till they break again... Unless you really baby your marker, and I mean hang it on a wall and dont play with it. I cant see this marker lasting half as long as my tippmann.
I'll give this a 2.... only because it looks good.
2 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, April 11th, 2006 at 6:39 am PST
I had a Tippman 98c with a flatline and stock. The t68 doesnt go as far as the flatline but is way more accurate and still comes close to the flatlines distance. The Tippman is alright compared to the T68's overall.
My T68 has a 16' barrel, Q-loader, remote stock, clip to hold things, lazer, and a red dot scope.
Get a regulator stock the since it controls the Co2 and get the 16"barrel or a whisper barrel compatiable for it. Get nitro if you can, lazer, sight rails, and gernade launchers.
Accurate fast shot
Intimidating headshot 150ft
very customizable Killer looks
Problems if so
bit to big
bad for speed unless for 9" barrel
The t68 is a very powerful gun in the the right hands. Thuis kind of gun can be used both ways. Spraying your emeny accurately for paintball players, and controlled firing for realistic players. The t68 is very very customizable as like the tippman 98c adding real M-4 items also they have diffrent grips for barrels, diffrent sightrails, diffrent barrels, sights, stocks, hoppers, gernade launchers, handguards, electronic triggers, clips, and use of Spyder compatiable items. The t68 is like the Spyder but is bot like one it can use most of its internal things but is better with the upgrades and diffrent thing making it more accurate.
If your a back player that shoots from a distance with aim you gotta have this, also people who play scenario games this is the gun you should get. You can change barrels take of the stock and stuff if youre a close combat player. Thsis gun is good for any player and it looks cool so you play dirty but look cool at the same time.