The trigger is excellent for a gun in this range. The only one that outdoes it would be the G2 Piranha's. It's quite light and you can pull it fast enough to outshoot a hopper with ease. The gun is also rugged to the point where you could probably beat someone with it, or beat up a tree while your at it. The elbow for the loader's built in, that saves you about $5.
The size of the gun is uncomfortably large, for me. It's too much of a rifle and feels cumbersome in speedball play. The built-in elbow can get worn down and pretty unreliable.
It's a great performer out of the box, but definately needs a barrel upgrade, and wouldn't hurt from a 9V Revolution. It's a pretty good deal for what it costs. Comparing it to the other best gun in the range, in my opinion the G2 Piranhas, it's a tossup. While the Piranha's don't have the "tank" durability, they do have the agility and increased trigger speed that the Model 98 doesn't have. I say try both to see what fits your style most comfortably - and don't be sold on the M98's foregrip, as you can easily add a foregrip to most any gun.
Barrel, internals, about everything if you want to play speedball
its ok for woodsball stock
Good for woodsball
This gun is ok for woodsball but if you want to play anything else get another gun,they are very inaccurate, and loud they chop paint but are like tanks, they will never break ever. it needs a new barrel because the stock 8" sux , i would personally just get an ion it will work so much better
Ok for woodsball but sux for speedball
4 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, June 4th, 2006 at 3:14 pm PST
- not to expensive
- easy to mod
- Tippman is an excellent company
- not accurate
- chews threw Co2
- looks horrible
Overall the m98 is alright. You can modify it fairly easily, unless thats the c98 I'm thinking of. It's a liitle to heavy for me, but hey, people call me weak. I think it looks horrible, with only 2 colors and no easy way to fire. I tried to bunker this one guy and I had a totally clear shot and fired 5 times dead on but he spun around and got me becuase my paint went wide to his right. That ticked me off.
If you have the money and are looking for a gun to modify to get just right, your better off getting a c98 and using that.
Tippmann Model 98 w/ Lapco Bigshot 11.5" barrel also w/ Kameleon paint job.
Very big drop forward or remote kit
-Many Upgrades for it
-Very little plastic
-Short trigger pull
-Long, about 3 feet with my Lapco and 20oz.
-Not very accurate, even with upgraded barrel
-Can not be field stripped, me and my friend spent about 2 hours taking his gun apart and putting it back together. Mainly because we lost a tiny spring for the front sight.
I think this is a fairly good gun for the price, but it is not as great as a lot of think it is. At about $125 you get what you pay for. I very heavy and long innacurate gun. The only reason i would recommend this product is if you're looking for a gun that will last you for a very long time.
2k2 Rat Impulse
Rat Hole hammer
ND Slick Shaft
ANS LPR Jackhammer II
Blade Magnetic Trigger
68/3000 Compressed Air
Reliable...doesn't break often
good beginner gun
you could do some upgrades
not very accurate
I used this a couple of times at a field where I didn't want to use my rat. They had sand all over the ground since it was indoor and I didn't want to hurt my imp. The tippmanns are reliable, but are horribly innaccurate and slow. I never did like the plasticness of tippmanns either, and when something breaks, its usually something that may not be very easy to fix (not like an o-ring or something). Its ok if you're renting it, but if youre gonna buy a gun, don't get this....at least get an A5 or custom 98....which are stilll...bleh
I'd reccomend getting something else because the plastic hotness of tippmanns are just too cool.
Spyder AMG, Spyder SE, Spyder victor, Spyder Fenix, Pro carbine, Silver bullet, black Dragun, Icon, Icon Z, Mongoose
2003 Impulse: Vertical Max-Flo, W.A.S. Board, New Designs Ram assembly and hammer, Disaster products custom angled bolt and trigger, Strange LPR, Psycho Balistics Bullet Drop, 10"-12"-14" Freak system, 12" Dye Ultra-Lite, Halo B w/ victory board, and a Pure energy 88/45.
Response kit or the E-Grip, expansion chamber, obviously a new x board revy, Drop forward, and a new barrel, (anythings better than stock)!
They are tough and not a bad way to start out in the game.
They are slow, un-accurate, a pain to disassemble and find good parts for!
These markers are not a bad way to start out in the game but the thing I find so often is that little newbies get Tippmanns and think their invincible and that they have the baddest gun around. This is by far not the case. They also tell all their little newbie friends the same and it is a domino effect from there. I worked in a pro shop for several years and if I had a dime for every time I encountered this I would be paying someone to type this out for me. Some wood ball players also do the same with Tippmanns. They think because they may have had good luck with them that they are the baddest gun on the market. Also, not the case. Don't get me wrong, they are decent guns for beginners but they are by far not the best. I have shot every gun from a Intimidator to an Angel all the way down to a Raptor and Im here to say that they ardent the best preforming.
And just for all you little newbies that read APG, P8nt, and Pb2x, those adds that say that the A5 is the fastest gun on the market, IT IS COMPLETELY A LIE!!!!!!!!!!!!! A decked electronic A5 shoots about 8-10 shots a sec MAX! A completely stock Impulse will do 15, a stock Intimidator or Angel will do damn near 20! There fore it is NOT EVEN CLOSE!!! ( Sorry for preaching but if I had to hear another little newbie say that again I would just lose it! )
3 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, October 15th, 2004 at 7:13 am PST