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Tippmann Sports - Pro-Carbine Information
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Tippmann Sports
2955 Adams Center Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46803

Phone: (800) 533-4831
Fax: (260) 749-6619
Email: tech@tippmann.com
Website: http://www.tippmann.com
Tipmann's woodsball sniper rifle, meant for long range shooting and light weight carry. Low BPS with very long range and very high accuracy. No longer made
 Manual: Submit a manual
 Release Date: 2005
 MSRP: $175.99
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
 Reviews: 4
 Rating Summary:
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Tippmann Sports Pro-Carbine Pro: lightweight marker for the time. Very reliable marker, you could run over it with a car and it would still work fine. Can't comment on efficieny since I used CO2 with it and didn't shoot more...
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slb061
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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: schwenksville, pa
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $110.00
Pros: durable
Cons: tough trigger pull
Pro: lightweight marker for the time. Very reliable marker, you could run over it with a car and it would still work fine.
Can't comment on efficieny since I used CO2 with it and didn't shoot more than 500 balls when I played for the entire day. So the pro would be you don't shoot a ton of paint!

Cons:
stock barrel was less than desirable
trigger pull was heavy
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.6/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Pro-Carbine I have 2 of these. Freakin love them both. Just played a big event with 300 other players. I was the only one playing with a pro carbine. A-5 threads are a plus.
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cswanson
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Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kansas
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $40.00
Pros: Nostalgia
Cons: The woes of old markers
I have 2 of these. Freakin love them both. Just played a big event with 300 other players. I was the only one playing with a pro carbine. A-5 threads are a plus.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Pro-Carbine I started using this marker a couple of years ago, well more like 4 years ago to be honest when I really think about it. I truly found my marker in this one. I remember the day I got this marker and...
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Join Date: May 2013
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $150.00
Pros: Lightweight, Reliable
Cons: Gas hog, length (negligable)
I started using this marker a couple of years ago, well more like 4 years ago to be honest when I really think about it. I truly found my marker in this one. I remember the day I got this marker and it was dirty, grimy, and to be honest it looked grim. I put some co2 in her and she rattled to life soon after, no leaks, no issues with firing. It was simply the rough treatment she had before. So after I stripped her bare, boiled some water to pour through the barrel and soak the naked receiver in, I put her back together and she played just fine without issue. The only problem I had with this marker was a stripped out receiver and that was way later. So, in terms of durability I will say that this marker is the toughest I have seen yet.

She is extremely pointable which is something that I have noticed with Tippman markers, they seem to have a good angle to them for point and shoot indexing almost on purpose. My original ProCarbine had a chopped rear sight so that some sort of optical device could be mounted to it, which to me is a waste of time to be honest considering that markers arent really consistent enough to warrant optic mounting, well in my opinion anyways. My second one, recently purchased in "cherry condition" has a full rear sight, and it looks pretty nice, and has a good sight picture to it, with the pointability of this marker they are a deadly combo as Iron sights are honestly the best policy on a paintball gun. The trigger is kind of long, and tough, but it breaks rather crisply, I thought it was a good thing, other players dont seem to like longer triggers, they dont really bother me at all unless they have a lot of creep or sway. This one is smooth on both markers, smooth but long.

If you are looking for a gas efficient marker....yeah, look elsewhere. This marker doesnt seem as bad as a 98 custom, or especially an a5/x7 (non-Phenom before you start.) Its not bad, but definitely not good. The way this marker is designed, the rear sight holds the linkage arm in, so dont mess with your rear sight much, I used a piece of electrical tape to hold the chop job of a rear sight in my first one, the second one barely looks used at all. It even still had that annoying rubber cocking knob cover on it, so I doubt I will have issues there. Also, one other thing I would like to point out about a tippman, they have the bottle adapter angle just right on all of their markers. I own an an sl682 and both of those, my first a5, and m98 custom all have the right angle for you to use the tank as a stock, and see down your iron sights, which are fairly unique to Tippman. You dont really see a whole load of a lot of people who put sights on their markers. Everyone is obsessed with using red dots nowadays. lol, so alot of rails, but not many irons. Thats just a preferential thing if you ask me though. I do get a laugh out of people who put loads of stocks on their markers and cant get mask clearance to aim down their sights. I just use the tank and go with it. I seem to do just fine, lobbing and such. This marker is thin from side to side, so it makes a greats snapshooter. Its easy to maintain and upkeep, its also a little quiet. It seems to be because of the open top, so this gun is a great stealth piece if you asked me. Anyways, I would highly recommend this marker in almost all respects except air efficiency, and then the fact that it is really picky with barrel selection. Which reminds me....get rid of that stock barrel like as fast as you can. It makes a huge difference to be honest.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Pro-Carbine My first gun ever when it first came out. I have used it a lot and it still looks new. You can drive over this baby and will still work. In 11 years I changes oringa like 5 times if that. Just works...
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Location: Seattle
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $0.00
Pros: Durable and fun
Cons: Air hog but who cares
My first gun ever when it first came out. I have used it a lot and it still looks new. You can drive over this baby and will still work. In 11 years I changes oringa like 5 times if that. Just works and is fun to shoot. You better ave a strong finger though because it has a ten pound pull

That release date has to be wrong bc I had this in high school and graduated in 04 more like 01-02
  This review has been rated:
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