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Tippmann Sports - Tippmann 98 Custom 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
The most popular gun ever. This gun changed paintball in many diffrent ways. It made a reliable cheap paintball gun that can be upgraded to the max. With many Tippmann siblings the 98 custom revolutionized paintball still to this day.
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 Release Date: 1998
 MSRP: $119.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 stars.
 Reviews: 146
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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Tippmann Sports - Tippmann 98 Custom Reviews
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom The Tippmann 98 Custom is probably the most common rental gun on most fields. This is because of its simplicity, durability, able to customize it, etc. There are PLENTY of upgrades available for the...
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bartow County, GA
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $150.00
Pros: see review
Cons: see review
The Tippmann 98 Custom is probably the most common rental gun on most fields. This is because of its simplicity, durability, able to customize it, etc. There are PLENTY of upgrades available for the 98. These upgrades include stocks, expansion valve chambers, the flatline barrell , response trigger, e-trigger, cyclone feed system, to name a few.

Pros:
-EXTREMELY durable
-plenty of upgrades available to make it a complete new marker
-Reliable performance, espically for the 98 A.C.T. (Anti-chop technology).
-One of the BEST guns for woodsball

Cons:
-Cost of upgrades will start adding up to be hundreds of dollars
-Nothing special about the stock 98.
-Upgrades make the gun heavy and have a high profile.
-Not the best gun for airball, when you're shooting 5bps.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom This marker is a classic. I would recommend it to all beginners that are looking for a cheap solution to starting up.
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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Indianapolis
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
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: $120.00
Pros: Reliable
Cons: Looks ugly as sin
This marker is a classic. I would recommend it to all beginners that are looking for a cheap solution to starting up.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom The Tippmann 98 Custom was my very first paintball gun. It is a great beginner gun and a great gun to get into the sport. It is very reliabe, cheap, and durable as hell. I would recommend this gun to...
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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: San Diego/Nor*Jerz
p8ntfreak98 has been a member for 10 years
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: Easy to use, reliable, cheap
Cons: None come to mind.
The Tippmann 98 Custom was my very first paintball gun. It is a great beginner gun and a great gun to get into the sport. It is very reliabe, cheap, and durable as hell. I would recommend this gun to any beginner starting out in the sport.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom My second marker after my BE Tigershark. More than 10 years ago and its still functioning. All it really needs is cleaning once in a while. It is a low end gun and its not real cost effective to...
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Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Mechanicsville, Virginia
paint_suey has been a member for 10 years
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $65.00
Pros: Reliable
Cons: Low End
My second marker after my BE Tigershark. More than 10 years ago and its still functioning. All it really needs is cleaning once in a while.

It is a low end gun and its not real cost effective to up it to competition specs but it can be done. It has a great community of users and its awesome to see the milspec creations using it as a base.

If you mainly play woodsball and not looking to empty a hopper quickly, then I would recommend this to any player who has not already purchased a gun.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom I played with a tippman 98c countless number of times and I gotta say, this is one of the most reliable markers I have ever used, the thing is a tank. Out of the box the thing is pretty accurate as...
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Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Maplewood, Minnesota
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $150.00
Pros: Accurate, easy to take apart, indestructible
Cons: Nothing
I played with a tippman 98c countless number of times and I gotta say, this is one of the most reliable markers I have ever used, the thing is a tank. Out of the box the thing is pretty accurate as well. But if you throw on a new barrel (J&J is what I used) this thing is spot on. So all in all, this is a perfect starter marker or great for woodsball.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom this is the best gun i have ever owned. the only bad thing is that the barrel is tiny so i bought 16 inch tactical sniper barrel (highly recommended). i also got a stock for it, a red dot sight, an...
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Location: Meyersdale, PA
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
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: $200.00
Pros: accuracy, look, off side hopper, sight, grip
Cons: short barrel
this is the best gun i have ever owned. the only bad thing is that the barrel is tiny so i bought 16 inch tactical sniper barrel (highly recommended). i also got a stock for it, a red dot sight, an adjustable rail sight, a new grip, and a bipod. i have an estimated amount of 200 dollars into the gun and every penny is worth the gun. i highly recommend this gun for anybody who plays paintball.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom Great starter gun. Will never ever ever break down. Drawbacks are obvious, but for a person just getting started, you couldn't pick a better gun.
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Location: Tampa Florida
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $85.00
Pros: Rock solid reliable, can use CO2
Cons: Kick, efficiency, size
Great starter gun. Will never ever ever break down. Drawbacks are obvious, but for a person just getting started, you couldn't pick a better gun.
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Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom first ever marker, bought the package. still have the beast, most reliable marker ive owned.
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Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Lackland AFB
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
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: $199.00
Pros: reliable, period.
Cons: a little heavy compared to market
first ever marker, bought the package. still have the beast, most reliable marker ive owned.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom Great gun for the price. Easy to upgrade and decent after market. Takes a beating and keeps going. It's like a real hummer, not a h2 or h3.
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Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: WA
pokenose has been a member for 10 years
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: $120.00
Pros: Durable, easy to fix, Cheap
Cons:
Great gun for the price. Easy to upgrade and decent after market. Takes a beating and keeps going. It's like a real hummer, not a h2 or h3.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom Got this as my first marker a few years ago. I've beat it up like crazy and still shoots like its new. Great gun for beginners. Reliable as hell. Chops a lot of paint though and it also freezes...
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Join Date: Dec 2010
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: reliable
Cons: in review
Got this as my first marker a few years ago. I've beat it up like crazy and still shoots like its new. Great gun for beginners. Reliable as hell. Chops a lot of paint though and it also freezes up pretty quick if you are using co2.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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