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Tippmann SL-68 II
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Number of Reviews: 116
Average Rating: 9.4 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $170

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Tippmann is reintroducing a paintball legend with a few modern updates, including a redesigned integrated feed neck that fits most current standard hoppers, as well as a redesigned ergonomic grip for enhanced comfort and control. Most of the other great features that helped establish the original as a true paintball legend still remain.

Key Features:
• 11” Performance Aluminum Barrel For Accuracy
• Smooth Short Stroke Design For Speed
• Redesigned Integrated Feed Neck Fits Most Standard Hoppers
• Auto Receiver For Faster Firing – Hold trigger and pump repeatedly for continuous firing
• Solid Cast Aluminum Receiver and Non Corrosive Internals for Durability
• Redesigned Ergonomic Grip For Comfort And Control
• Integrated Tank Adapter with Built-in Gas Line
• Front and Rear Sling Mounts
Product Availability 
The Tippmann SL-68 II is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
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Unregistered User Friday, November 3rd, 2000
Strengths: The gun is very durable. It has an auto trigger. Is easy to work on. Ok accuracy. Very good begginer gun.
Weaknesses: Gun bolt somtimes will jam. Spring problem may occur also be carfull when cutting. Do need an adapter for your hoppers.
Conclusion: This gun is a great gun. Personaly I think players should start with the thing. I started with one and I am a mutch better player for it. I think people take ROF and painting whole trees for granitid and should learn how to play with one of these first. A player who started with a pump In my my mind will be way better than a semi starter. I think that this gun is perfect for that role. Also for anyone who wants a back up.
Rating:
8 out of 10
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DaCuban1 Tuesday, October 24th, 2000
Strengths: Tippmann is known for guns that can take abuse and this is exactly that. This gun was made to last. The simple mechanics of it may dissaude you of it's ability, but it can shoot just as well as other pumps. The body of the gun is one piece, and is a tiny but heavy, but won't really bother you. The mechanics are simple enough to look at, as if it was necessary. You could practically put this gun in mud and it would keep shooting (accidents happen). Even better is that the tippmann wire sqeegee fits in a little slot below the cocking handle. On a side note, if anything were to go wrong, Tippmann's godly warranty service will replace anything, sometimes not even asking for warranty info, nice people too.
Weaknesses: If you wanted to try and pump while holding the trigger to shot a round or 2 faster, sometimes the bolt jams. Then again, pumps aren't really made for that. Also, the elbow for the gun is not the normal size, and therefore requires an adapter that is not supplied with the gun ( I duct-taped a brass eagle hopper to it). And one minor trouble is that the velocity range is a little limited, I had to have my spring cut to make it go below the field range of 230 fps, before that, it was shooting at 310. However Tippmann sent me a spring as soon as I told them about my troubles
Conclusion: This gun is defenitely worth the price for those who want a pump they can put through hell. The valve of the gun has an actual lifetime guarantee. It's not perfect, but it's so simple, that any person who likes dependable stuff can appreciate it. As far as pumps, I would never consider another one
Rating:
9 out of 10
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p8ntfreak Wednesday, April 9th, 2003
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Product Use:
Less than a month0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
PGP Pump Pistol
Marker Setup: -98 Custom -SL-68II
12" Lapco Bigshot Green Paintjob
CP Drop Scope
14 and 16 oz tanks SL bow adaptor
Recommended
Upgrades:
Scope for looking around, SL Elbow adaptor, 4oz tank
Strengths: Accurate, Light, Fun to use
Weaknesses: Not many Aftermarket Parts
Review: This thing is very accurate for the price. Its like 100 bucks for it and its well worth it. I would suggest a 4oz bottle if u dont need a stock because it makes it lighter then ne other size.

The only thing bad about it is that the whole body of it is made of steel. this leads to few aftermarket upgrades. You can get a CAR stock to fit in the rear part if u get it custo ordered. You can swap out the barrel for a J&J Ceramic barrel
Conclusion: If your lookin to go for a cheap but good pump, buy this one, it wont let you down
Rating:
8 out of 10
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Unregistered User Thursday, February 8th, 2001
 
0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Strengths: Very dependable, few moving parts to break, very solid, seems like it could survive a nuke blast. It's pretty acurrate and good range. I played with a bunch of guys who all had tippmann model 98's with all kinds of upgrades, laught at me until we started playing. I did well with this gun. I had only 2 balls break in 6 or 7 hours of non-stop playing. I like the fact that is sipmle in design. It has fewer parts in it to break then most guns and it's fast and easy to take apart and clean.
Weaknesses: Not many barrels for it, the stock barrel makes it a bit louder then I would like it to be. Non adjustable sights. I haven't been able to find any barrels for except the other ones tippmann puts out but I don't know how well those work. some people don't like the solid metal grip but it's all good unless you got hands like the jolly green giant.
Conclusion: Over all good gun, I like it. I recomend it for people just starting and for people who have played for a while. I put a fiber optic sight on mine, very accurate.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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ThatGuyW/APump Sunday, October 12th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
2 years0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Shot a lot of markers, but owned none similar to this.
Marker Setup: Stock sl-68 II w/ 45rd BE hopper
(sometimes use 12-grams, sometimes 9-12 ounce tank)
Recommended
Upgrades:
None really....
Strengths: Accuracy and range. Namely, accuracy at range. Gas efficeincy. Weight. Reliability.
Weaknesses: Slow ROF. Lack of upgradibility. Bolt open to Outside/
Review: Great Marker. The unbeleivable thing is the stock accuracy, and the range at which you can shoot and still be accurate. Tough construction, and simple so not a lot goes wrong. This is simply a great pump!

The built in cast iron sights work great for aiming. Seriously, From my experience this gun is accurate out so far that the balls won't even break any more (that's at about 280 fps).

My only qualm is that the bolt is visable from the outside. While this does have advantages, i.e. Seeing the balls enter the barrel and easy velocity adjustments, it can let dirt into the area around the bolt. I would prefer a latch or cover of some kinda, but hey it isn't anything big.
Conclusion: Get it if you want a pump. I've heard the phantom is great, but for any player the SL should do fine.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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Unregistered User Tuesday, April 30th, 2002
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Less than a month0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
1) - WGP Sniper II (98)
2) - Sheridan KP-3
Marker Setup: stock
Recommended
Upgrades:
good luck finding any!
Strengths: 1) - strong
2) - dependable
3) - accurate
4) - auto-trigger
5) - velocity adjustment... well, it's at least easy to get to
6) - durable (all metal construction)
Weaknesses: 1) - upgrade poor
2) - LOUD... (someone duck hunting here?? NAH!! That's just Brian and his pump)
3) - a royal pain in the A$$ to clean if you puke a ball in the barrel
4) - NOT too awful light (see # 6 above)
Conclusion: Compact, durable, accurate, great range and a rate of fire that rivals most semi's (using the auto trigger), the SL68-II is a GREAT entry level pump, however it's almost impossible to find upgrade pars for these guns, unless you find a store with an old supply of parts.
The gun is loud... VERY loud and one shot (two at the most) will let everyone in a three county area know where you're at.
Rating:
7 out of 10
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