The 98 Sniper is a 98 Custom with GTA accessories. The 98 Sniper comes with the farthest shooting barrel on earth, the Flatline Barrel System. The Pro Team F/X Collapsable Stock is added for unparalleled stability, thus improving accuracy. Our Pro Shop Remote Line gives versatility by allowing the player to choose where the air tank is stored, this helps with crawling and strafing maneuvers. The 98 Sniper is more for a player that likes to shoot from long distances, and uses sniper like tactics.
The Tippmann Proshop 98 Sniper is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
98 Custom w/ FlatLine, CAR Three-Position Stock, and unmarked double-eye redpoint sight
I'd suggest a remote feed, to better utilize the stock.
Accurate, powerful, and able to hit what other markers can't.
Needs specific paint, or it chops; takes up considerable air.
Having been a Spyder fan most of my time as a paintballer, I wasn't very impressed with the basic 98 design. It had a short barrel, and just wasn't that great.
But then I borrowed my friend's FlatLine rig for a church outing, and I've yet to give it back. I'm very impressed with the ballistics that this gun can pull off. The gun was reliable and never fouled on me.
And of course, the barrel made sure that I could take someone down from 25 yards with ease, while they were lucky to come within five feet of me with their shots.
If you got a spare four hundred or so lying around, go pick this gun up.
Autococker with E1(Zero-B), Freak, Halo-B, Eclipse Internals, Orange bolt, CCM feed neck, gen-x, palmers LPR, Psyco-Balistics Bullet Drop, 68/4500 tank
-Flatline does shoot further and is accurate
-Stock improves accuracy
-This gun is enormous (if you play "gun hits kill" this is very bad)
I built this gun out of my 98 only a few months before getting into speed ball, so I did not get to use it for long. However, when I did use it in the woods, it rocked. Of course we have durability. The flatline allows you to shoot further than the other players and most people think it looks cool. A little on the loud side.
This is a good choice for scenario gamers of avid woodballers. I give it an 8
**** WARNING! THIS RATING IS BASED ON WOODBALL USE ****
Dust red proto
ST clamp neck
ST On off
A spare barrel incase flatline acts up
Its a tank
Not for everyone
A Solid Gun for the money, I traded my sorry PMI evo for one of them.
When I first shot the marker, I used my revy, and Diablo heat paint. There was a footbal sized field and The marker cleared the whole thing, wow. I started to get the trigger speed up, to around 9 BPS and I did chop, O well. This gun isnt made for ripping.
Accuracy was Great, along with efficencey on C02.
It was easy to balance with the stock. In woodsball games I became sniper eliet (appealed to me at the time). Do not use the flatline in the cold! It is instant chopping. In cold weather switch out the flatline to a SP progressive or Dye barrel, and your gun will still own people.
Spyder Electra '05 acs
48ci/3000psi hp tank
VL eVLution 2 hopper
Freak Delux Kit (coming soon)
cant judge speed of ball
Lots of ball breaks
Very weak plastic case
very small nuts/screws
I have used this gun for about 1 year with the flatline, and 1 without it. This barrel is wonderfull for woodsball, it goes in a straight trajectory, thus making it so your opponents cant judge the speed of the ball. It does make the balls drift up a little, but that is just something you learn to compensate for. Just be carefull with the plastic case that holds it to the marker, it is very weak, and mine broke when a friend tried to grab it from me. While this gun may be great for woodsball in many aspects, it does break alot of balls, and you cannot use a stick squeegee with it. This is one of the major flaws i found with this setup. There are also some small screws and a very very small nut that you need to hold it on, just be sure to keep track of all the small parts. It can also be tricky to install the flatline on the marker if you dont know what you're doing.
I would recommend this setup to anyone who plays woodsball, but if you tend to play more speedball, go with a smaller barrel or an e-marker. *Edit* I recently bought a wgp trilogy pro, and if you want the accuracy in a smaller package, get it.
6 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, January 10th, 2006 at 1:06 pm PST
the stuff on my gun
Fast, Good accuracy, light with remote
This gun is sick, Big but light with remote, Very good accuracy, and a good sniper. THE BEST SNIPER IS THE TIPPMANN 98 CUSTOM. 3 words: of the hook. The Bi pod is very helpful when snipping. E-bolt with cyclone feeder is the best duo ever. VERY FAST. Very light with remote. Ez seetup with sniper.
It is not accurate and it is way way way to huge and hevy
I had the diss plesher of shooting this bolkey inaccurate pice of plastic.I was not at all inprest with it no pb gun should ever be over three feet long and who cares if the flat line makes it shoot far if it is less accurate than a ruber band gun.I dont think any one should by this gun for the mony you could get a WGP pro stalk auto cocker.
Dont buy this gun.
3 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, January 9th, 2006 at 5:33 pm PST
98 sniper,flatline barrel, e-grip,nitrous hook-up, bi-pod, and scope
flatline barrel, e-grip,nitrous hook-up, bi-pod, and scope
It use much less co2 than the a-5 and carbine,great sniping(accuracy)
Has minor mechainical problems, like trigger and bolt
its one heck of a gun, great with out hook-ups and stuff has a minor issue with how the trigger sticks and how the bolt can break,but ive been using it for 3 years now and not many problems. It really needs a flatline on(although it already has one on it). It uses so much less co2 than an A-5 or pro-carbine. Overalll its a great long term gun. Not recomended for begginers
Overalll its a great long term gun. Not recomended for begginers
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Nothing compares to it's crappiness
tippmann a-5, e-grip, flatline barrel, all american, 32 degrees drop
get rid of flatline,stock,remote and get a new barrel
Nothing at all
The tippmann 98 flatline barrel is a piece of junk, it makes a dramatic cuve upward so if you were playing then you would have to shoot at their toes and maybe you will hit the top of their head if you are lucky!!!! and if you have a stock your better off holding it at your waist because you cant aim with the piece of crap.
sight rail electronic hopper or qloader warp feed halo.
Reliability of a tippmann, proven distance of a flatline, inexpensive.
Side to side accaracy, no field stripe.
I was very happy when i first got a 98 costom it is a great first gun I chope the stock barral to 3in it is loud and not accurate so idecided to get a flatline barrral and and it helped get the dystance but i foun out it is hard to make the side to side accuracey any better then i found a scope an it helped to see people but not accuracy then i got a stock and i found it did not help with anything. I got a remote line and that mad the gun lighter.
Tippmann 98 custom with flatline barrel, steel remote line, collapsible car stock, and red dot sight.
Best for snipers.
Not very good for speedball / close range shoot-outs.
Flatline goes crazy in cold weather!
I originally started out with the Tippmann 98c, and have purchased the upgrades as I've gotten more into the sport. I think this is an excellent purchase if you are a sniper, because the gun gets a ton of range, and the flatline barrel quiets the gun a lot more than the stock barrel does. Many people say that the 98 sniper sucks. This is because all they've ever played is speedball. When they get out in the woods, they don't know what to do. YOU CANNOT PLAY SPEEDBALL WITH THIS GUN. It's not what it was designed to do. Personally, I like to set up strategies and game plans, so I can pick off my opponents one by one as I lie hidden out somewhere in the field. I love this gun because I have a huge advantage over many people on the field.
Buy this gun if you want to be a sniper. It will not help you at all in speedball. That is why I have the piranha gti as my speedball gun.