ACT (Anti-Chop Technology) is a patent-pending design that helps eliminate ball chopping and ensure consistent performance. Using a new technology that has the front and rear bolts working independently of each other, ACT virtually eliminates chopping and improves accuracy with less barrel cleaning. And unlike other anti chop systems, this system maintains ball velocity shot after shot and does not have to be re-cocked if the anti chop technology had to be engaged.
The Tippmann Custom Pro ACT is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used. Check out the Places to Buy links below for places to purchase it new.
I'v been playing paintball for over 9 months. This is by far the best gun I'v owned.I'v had it for 2 mounths and I'v already shot 3000 balls through it. I haven't chopped a single ball, even when i used crappy paint. I recommend a new barrel because the stock barrel bites,it's horrible. A new hopper would also be good. On nov. 5 im having a big paintball game with my friends so i will tell you what happens when i get back.
Although the price is high you should get it. The reason I give this a 9 is because the barrel sucks and the price is high.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, October 19th, 2006 at 10:03 am PST
Tippmann Custom Pro ACT
No trigger spring
Custom mounted red dot sight
Dye sticky grips
PMI razzor 14" barell
Custom drop forward
20 oz brass eagle tank
Trigger wobble fix
Fun to use
trigger pull, trigger wobble, Stock barell.
This is a great gun. the A.C.T. works wonders. I've had the cheapest paint in the world in my gun and it still shoots them like an other ball. For me alot of modding had to be done and it can all easily be done. Just go to www.model98.org. There's really nothing wrong with this gun I love it. If you going to buy this gun definetly look into a new barell.
Great gun fun to use, easy to maintain, I recommend it for sure.
When the other markers are on the proshop bench, you will be on the feild.
Rate of fire.
Feeder Elbow design. Hopper will wiggle, maybe spill.
Size of marker
I like this marker. I owned an a5, ion, and this 98. I sold my a5 because this one just worked better. This marker was the most consistant. It never chops. And if you do need to clean paint from the barrel, it is easy with a pull through squeegee. The feeder elbow has a spring release; this design will give you some wiggle in the hopper. I have had the hopper flop down during play, a big frustration. This maybe possible to fix, but I have not taken the time to mod, this issue.
The question for most beginners... Buy a 98 or an ion? I would suggest, get the 98 first. It is very forgiving, hard to break, and just a fun marker. You shoot halve as much paint as a Ion, and you learn to use cover because your rate of fire will scare no one. Your skill at snap shooting, and accuracy will develope quicker with this marker than an ion, because you will not be a "spray and pray" type player.
The greatest weekness is the rate of fire. I have used the responce trigger. It helps. E - trigger makes your rate of fire equal to the ion. But here is where you need to consider which type of player you want to become. After all these upgrades the Ion becomes the better choice. It is lighter, smaller, less recoil. Price upgrading both markers is about the same.
A great marker. Fun, forgiving, good bang for the buck. Welcome to paintball, everyone wants to upgrade after the marker is 2 weeks old, my guess you will 2. :)
7 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, October 20th, 2006 at 10:46 pm PST
Custom Pro w/ ACT
PMI 20 oz CO2
PMI 48/3000 HPA
None so far. I may get a stock. I will have to try someone elses barrel to see if I need an upgrade; this one seems fine.
This is my first marker. I think it is great right out of the box. I had no trouble hitting who I was aiming at with the stock barrel. I only play woodsball and I think this marker is perfect for my style of play. I have fired over two thousands rounds without a break.
This product is just what I thought it would be. I would recommend it for anyone who plays in the woods.
Very durable. There is a lot of hype about how tough tippmanns are and in my experience, it is true. jumped from a tree and landed on the gun. thought the open-bolt trigger would be screwed up because it was face down, but it seemed just fine. just cocked the gun and continued to play.
Easy to understand and maintain. Took it apart the first day and was able to understand piece's role. After polishing the internals, the next day my brother took and played with it. He didn't seem to notice that the gun wasn't oiled. got it back, oiled it. still works like nothing happened.
nothing else really outstanding about the gun
Although the Custom Pro comes with a double trigger. It is nearly impossible to consistently walk the trigger for a sustained duration. Trigger pull is heavy. Lot of people do pen spring mods to counter this.
A bit on the heavy side.
I got the Pro ACT because its durable!, because i know it'll last me my whole lifetime, and because it's easy to maintain for a beginner like me.
I have had this gun for 1 year and i love it so much its not funny. Its never broke on me so i only use it for woods because its shoots to far with the flatline barrel i allways over shoot. this probably the best tippmann on the market. Its act(anti chop tech.) so it never chops so u can shoot as fast as u want and NEVER EVER chop. this gun is so tuff u could drop[ it from a 2 story window onto concrete and it would just scratch up.
If you play woodsball a lot this the gun for u.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, June 7th, 2007 at 8:13 pm PST
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tippmann 98custom pro ACT, extreme rage 9v hopper, 16 inch smart parts linear barrel
Barrel, Hopper, possibly a stock
Accuracy with ok barrel
Very durable and reliable
Posistion of Hopper
Stock Barrel, not to bad
Of course stock hopper, always just stops feeding
GREAT gun, my first gun and it will stay that way until it breaks (knowing the durability of a Tippmann that won't be until a while). After ordering it I regreted it because I saw all of the other cool looking guns. I realized soon I soon after it's arrival it was worth every penny i used to pay for it. The hopper is placed aside for better aim which, in my opinion, helps a lot. This gun hasn't failed me yet. THOUGH I REALLY ADVISE YOU TO READ WHAT I AM ABOUT TO SAY. If you get a 20 ounce tank the stock dropfoward will get really loose so that when you play the dropfoward with the tank attached will wiggle around which is pretty annoying so you will to tighten it after maybe after a half day and definetly after a full day, though tightening is a piece of cake. If you like to snipe get a get barrel, not a thirty two degrees barrel, but a smart parts. That last statement was my opinion and if you feel comfortable with getting a thirty-two degrees barrel get it, it has just been known to break easily to me. Pretty low price, easily located at stores, usually in stock at lots of places. I got mine at Actionvillage.com along with many other products. I recommend that website. Be careful if you take it apart, there are a lot of little pieces that could get lost. Oh yeah and I go to Friendly Fire in Upton Ma. which is really sick.
Overall good gun. Hasn't failed me on the spot in the woods. Pretty low price so I would say get it. Pro or not this is great for woodsball. BUY THIS!!!
Tippmann Custom Pro A.C.T.
TechT Fang Trigger
Tippmann 16" Sniper Barrel
Getting a Vertical Expansion Chamber and
Tippmann barrel or Dye Boomstick(if you have the $$$)
Can be shot fast with no upgrades
Not too expensive
Great for woodsball
Weight(not a problem though)
Stock barrel is SUCKS!!!
Little noisy...not a problem though
I got this gun a while ago for $160 and it is great. Great price, very upgradeable, and fast(if your good). It is great for woodsball. The camo is even better for it. I just can't stress it enough, DON'T KEEP THE STOCK BARREL!!! That may be the only flaw. If your a beginner or a vet, this is a great gun.
This gun is a great gun for the price. I would give it a 9 for for the out-of-box rating with the stock barrel, but who can leave it stock with all the upgrades? I give it a 10!
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, May 10th, 2007 at 12:59 pm PST
Tippmann 98 Custom Pro ACT
14" J&J Ceramic
X-Chamber or Palmer's Stabilizer
Reliable - See Review
This gun is rock solid reliable. however i wish i had bought one without ACT.
There is a huge aftermarket for parts and upgrades for this gun, it truly is a custom. I don't think theres a part of this gun that hasnt been modified by someone.
This gun is also incredibly easy to disassemble and clean. I took it apart and put it back together about 5 times to figure out how everything works, and unless you start screwing with the powertube and CVX valve you cant mess it up...
Cleaning and oiling this thing is a breeze, if you break any paint a little washcloth and warm water will fix it up in about 10 minutes. and you dont even has to take it apart to oil like most guns. just put a few drops on the hammer and drive spring a couple in the asa and shoot about 10 times.
Now the only bad part with this gun.
the ACT is great idea and it work really well. i'm not sure what caused it, but jouring a game my entire ACT spring assembly exploded and shot out the cocking slot of my gun. the only part i found what the longer spring of the two and it was bent in two places and jammed between the hammer and cocking slot.
Mind you tippmann has awesome customer service and fixed it in a week.
Overall this gun is sick. I highly recommend it to anyone in the new to intermediate catagory. Theres so many this you can do to it, and you Tippmann will warranty your gun at stages of modification WAY beyond what other companies will.
There's no doubt. Just go buy one. I give it a 9, would be a 10, but i couldn't play with it for a week cause of the ACT.
Rental gun- Tippmann 98 custom
The Tippmann 98 custom Act Pro is a huge improve over the regular Tippmann 98 custom. It is faster, more accurate, and it doesn't chop.
I only have the stock equipment, though I am going to buy a new barrel called the Smart Parts "20 inch" tactical barrel which I have heard good reveiws from.
Double Fingered Trigger
The only thing I could thinks of was the barrel, which isn't that bad.
I bought it off Actionvillage.com. Tippmann is always a good and reliable choice. You can't go wrong with Tippmann unless you buy one from some place that doesn't even give you the real gun. DO NOT GO TO Paintball Online. My brother bought a gun from there and it was plastic, the cyclone feeder was broken, and the response trigger did not work! Make sure if you buy a gun it is off a reliable website. I highly recommend ActionVillage.com. Please listen to me and do not go to Paintball Online. Trust me you will thank me. So the Tippmann 98 custom act pro is a choice that you can't go wrong with. It is a great gun for any type of paint-ballers.
I would recommend this gun to anybody Begginer or Pro. It is sure a pro choice. It is good for little kids because it is easy to cary and run with. I recommend that you buy it off Actionvillage.com