*Never Breaks balls
*Good beginner gun
*Alot of Mods for it.
*Really hard to take apart
The 98 was my first gun. I got it and put a new barrel on it and then a expansion chamber. It is very durable I have been using it for a long time and only broke a few balls because they were old. But I have tested my friends spyder's and there guns are so much lighter. Also they are easy to take apart. I tried to oil up my tippman and open it up and pieces came flying everywhere and I had to take it to the shop but they spyder is easy to clean and keep in good shape. All and all I think it is a good gun for beginners and people who dont play paintball alot.
All and all I think it is a good gun for beginners and people who dont play paintball alot.
The 98 gives you alot for your hard earned money. Durable and easy to use. The breakdown is simple and maintenece can be completed easily. The marker is easy to point and aim, plus the foregrip allows you to steady your aim while assaulting. The built in elbow and front sight release allow for quick cleaning of your barrel. The 98 has a nice trigger pull that won't tire your digit out and I have been able to fire a variety of paint thru it and have yet to encounter any problem outside of inaccurate paint. You get what you pay for folks.
The adjustable sights are a bit large and you have to be sure that your hopper is tightened properly, if not, you will lose it when you hit the deck. Also watch out for the small brown plastic piece that attaches underneath your barrel. It will get lost. As for the front sight post, the little spring is another piece that will get lost easy. Also, if you are used to pulling your parts out the back of your marker, you may not like this one. It splits in half.
If you were the type that carried a rifle in the military, this marker will be perfect. Good heft and length that make aiming easy. Once you put in your personal touches, you have a good marker that will bring you a lot of use. This marker is my first and it has what I wanted right out of the box. A no nonsense marker for a no nonsense player. Try it. By the way, Tippmann Ordanace makes a M203 style grenade launcher that just may be the perfect addition. One can dream.
Tippmann Model 98 with 14" J&J Ceramic Barrel and a 32 Degrees Icon E (stock)
This gun is awesome. It is very powerful. It also has an assault rifle feel which doesn't make it perform better but makes it look really cool. It is not very expensive. this gun is great for beginners and more advanced players alike. This is a great gun. dont hesitate to buy it.
this is a good gun for beginners and advanced players. If you are looking for a great gun but aren't in looking to spend a lot of money buy this gun
The gun was a good gun to start with. The gun was pretty cheap at the time that i found it.
you have to take the gun apart to clean it, which can be a pain in the ass, and you will likely lose some parts, which I did alot!!! after I got the boomstick on the gun, the gun was really HUGE!!! i had trouble gettting out of my bunker because the gun was aboult 5 feet long! and even witht the boomstick, the gun wasnt that accurate.
It was a good gun to start with, but soon or a later, I gave up the gun because it was driving me crazy!! If I had to use the tippmann for the rest of my life, i thnk i would have gave up on paintball
Upgrades are worthless, just get 14" barrel. Get 16" if you want but I don't see much difference.
-STRONG. Mine is 11 years old.
-Sufficent on Co2.
-Be VERY careful when cleaning. Don't lose small parts
This gun is a TANK. I love the grips on it. Make sure you take apart slowly and carefully. Easy to clean by the way. Youi just need good paint and you're good to go. The body is light and looks pretty cool. Tighten your screws tight or else they get loose easily. Especially on the bottom where you put in the Co2/air.
Get this gun. It will NOT break and is an easy clean which you want because you should clean after every game. You just need a good barrel for accuracy. Make sure you buy good balls.
I rebuilt one of these and added some upgrades. The gun was very accurate and easy to use, but slow. Product support from Tippmann was very good. Field stripping of this gun is not as easy as other guns in it's class. Unlike the Custom 98s that followed, this gun doesn't have the e-grip options that would make it more competitive.
Would make a great beginner gun, but needs serious upgrades to be more competitive.
I got this gun for Christmas two years ago and I didn't ask about or say anything about wanting one...i have always loved paintball though...This gun is awesome...I haven't had a single problem...stock barrel sucks...I'm thinking about getting a Truimph electric hopper for it...but the stock hopper loads fine...I don't like vertical feed so i really like this gun. It shoots nice. It can be a little loud but that doesn't really bother me...mine seems a lot quieter with the Smart Parts barrel. This gun is a must for woods ball! This is a very upgradable gun. I play woods ball probably 75% of the time and it rarely fails me with my SP Teardrop barrel. I don't like how people spend so much money on a gun and use the "spray and Pray" method. My neighbor put a lot of money in his Ion and I can still take him in the woods and on the speedball field. He's a got a Halo B hopper, 16" SP Progressive barrel, remote and other mods and It still doesn't make him a better player. Guns don't make the game unless you're just spraying paint like a chain gun on the speedball field.
Buy it... I recommend this gun to anyone...from beginners to pro's in the sport. The model 98 can either be a woodsball or a speedball gun...depending on how much money you're willing to spend.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, April 6th, 2009 at 4:38 pm PST
a-5 w/ Response and flatline = better
ion (one day) = way better
Spyder Xtra = horrible
Model 98 16" Progressive barrel 47ci 3000psi compressed air
For Now That Is.....
Short/Light Trigger Pull
Stock barrel both ugly and useless
This is the first gun ive owned, and the second ive used, and i really like it. it is tough, ive run it through some extreme games and is has yet to break anything major, and now that i have my progressive barrel on it, it is insanely accurate.
HOWEVER, the stock barrel is useless, axtending a mere 8.5" from the gun. i like to be able to hit a target from a good range, and i could not do so with this. also, unlike the 98 custom, a new barrel is about the only performance upgrade available, besides air upgrades. Also, it flies through CO2, making backyard paintball more expensive than a day at the field.
All in all, an excellent starter gun, but it quickly becomes a hinderance when you start to get serious about paintball. good for woodsball, do not consider for speedball or other serious play.
I love this gun. Been using one for years. I have one of the first ones that came out and besides replacing a few o-rings (expected) this thing has always fired for me. The factory trigger has a pretty heavy pull on it, but since I started with a pump gun, I'm slow to fire anyway. I have seen (an done) some pretty massive abuse to these things, pick 'em up, pull the trigger, and a ball comes out the end.
My biggest beef is the amount of parts in it. If you open up the body, theres like a million little tiny parts that you could potentially lose. It still takes me forever to get it back together after stripping it.
I recommend this gun to any starter for a first gun because it will grow with you. You wanna shoot faster? They've got the upgrades. Better barrels? All over the place. I have never seen a more upgradeable gun on the market. Only giving a 9 because of all the moving internal parts.
I like this gun! Most places use this gun for rentals... It blends you in with the crowd, because like, everyone uses it. It's very LOUD!! The Sonix Pro is better... But a lot of people like this "Marker(:P)". And I can see why! It will get you far, and it will last for like, 10 years!!!!