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.
ACT doesnt chop balls, great gun with lots of upgrades to keep you busy
ACT!!!!! cant put a stock on it other than that none
Hey all just wanted to let everyone know that with the ACT technology you can not put a STOCK on the end of the gun my friend just got this gun and was disappointed to find that no one makes a stock to fit the gun cause the ACT parts get in the way. just FYI its a great ... no awesome gun just dont plan on ever putting a stock on it.
This is a great gun just wanted to let everyone know that you cant put a stock on it like the regular 98 custom.
-Ion (No comparison. Ion is just a higher end marker)
-Rodeo (I'd take the Tippmann over this)
-Tippmann 98 Custom (not a Pro)
Tippmann 98 Custom Pro
Smart Parts Progressive barrel
Redz tank cover
32 degrees Stock gravity hopper >_<
New barrel, new double trigger if possible
very Relyable. accurate with new barrel. Pimpin after cusomazation. not too pricy
Stock barrel, trigger wobles. its a low end gun, but a kickin low end gun
Its all around a good gun. cheap, relyable, accuate (after a new barrel). the only thing is u pay more for ACT and i can still chop ballz. but its still a good gun. a auto hopper for this gun is kinda pointless unless u have a new double trigger or you can get the stock one to get goin like i did. you never have to grease the gun, or so ive herd, my friend hasint since he owned it and its shooting like new still. not a good speedball gun... i learned that the hard way. if your gonna play speedball, get anything but this gun or a pump action
a must have for begginers. mabey dont buy ACT tho. otherwise, you wont be dissapointed. if your good enough, you can take out vets with bob longs (I did)
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, August 13th, 2006 at 5:49 pm PST
Nothing really i've used a piranha and a brass eagle marauder though. I've also used a spyder pilot.
Tippmann 98 custom pro (all stock) with ACT
A tippmann werks sniper barrel would be awesome.
Other then that you dont need anything but if you want to make it a speedball gun
get a cyclone feed and a responce trigger.
Next to no ball chopping
Not choosy with balls
Stock barrel isnt as accurate as some barrels but still ok
nothing other then that
Ive used this gun for 3 games shooting stinger it never chopped once and i went through 1500 balls the ACT is awesome! It"s very comfy and easy to use and extremely upgradeable and can be used for speedball or woodsball althought it is cleary woodsball oriented. The only paint it chopped was all star which was odd another paintballer said it was the stock barrel but all star was horrid through it.
This is an amazing gun and i wouldnt pick another tippmann over it unless it blew this away, it comes semi up'd with a drop forward and bigger barrel then the normal custom it also has a double finger trigger. This is an amazing gun if your a biggener or a hard core woodsball this is a great gun! (not to bad price either i got it for 235$ with ACT and thats including tax and shipping and everything)
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of Product Use:
Less than a month
Similar Products Used:
Tippmann Custom Pro ACT
J&J Full Tilt Ceramic 16" Barrel
20oz Pure Energy Tank
Durability in strength
Anti Chop Tech
Not very fast
Not really anything
A very nice gun to own. I especially like the ACT option because you can put any kind of paint through it and the gun will treat the ball like any other ball. Never chops and uses CO2 more consistant. A better barrel would be better. I like the J&J Full Tilt Ceramic 16" because it is soo accurate and looks great on the gun. Perfect woodsball sniper gun. Accepts large scope or sight. I like the parallel action of the guns look. The double trigger is not a major advantage because of rate of fire or pull inability. Drop forward is very nice, durable and acting as a sub-perfect stock.
I literaly love this gun and hope to get the response trigger and cyclone feed. I would recommend this gun to any woodsballer and even for speedball, with upgrades. ACT is a great advantage and saves a little money on paintballs. For around $160 at paintballonline.com, this gun is a great investment for the inexperienced and the experienced.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, June 6th, 2006 at 7:21 am PST
I decided to get the Custom Pro as my first marker because of all the kickass reviews it got and the look. I found a refurb shop on ebay and bought one for a bit cheaper then new. When I got my marker i was so exited so i took it out for a nice spin. First time out, pops a ball. Found out it was dirty so i clean, lubbed, and set everything nice and shiny. Pops another one. Its probably defective in some way since its refurb, but my marker pops a ball almost every time I go out.
I loved that it shoots no matter, even if its dirty, or full of paint, it will shoot, no problem.
I really like this gun but the one I bought did not impress me and im getting a different one because of it. I recommend it very highly for casual play and as a first marker. Great price and great marker, keep it clean and its amazing.
-Not Bad For Speed
-Kind of Slow but not bad
I had this gun for about a year and when I had it this thing was indestruable. I treated mine good but I new people with tippmanns and they threw theres around and treated them like crap and they still worked fine. Tippmann is definatly the most reliable marker out there but not the fastest.
If you just play with your friends or play rec league at the local field get one.