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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: 145
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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  • Currently 2/5 stars.
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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Tippmann Sports - Tippmann 98 Custom Reviews
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom The Tippmann 98 is a Durable, good Rental/Beginner gun. It is a gun you can go out and buy and know that it will always work for you. However, once you have played for more then 6 months, and...
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DPX99
 
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $150.00
Pros: Durable.
Cons: Weight,Trigger,Stock Feedneck,Barrel
The Tippmann 98 is a Durable, good Rental/Beginner gun.
It is a gun you can go out and buy and know that it will always work for you.
However, once you have played for more then 6 months, and actually know what yopur doing in paintball, then it is time to upgrade.

The marker is light if used with a remote line.
The trigger will not be able to hit more then 5 - 6 BPS with out a upgrade.
Trigger upgrades could be a Response Trigger, Or E-Grip.
The Stock Feedneck is bent 50% down, Witch can cause a jam when balls are not pressed.
Other then a good beginner gun and rental marker, there is know reason to buy this marker.
It will always work for you, just not a very good preforming marker.
I give it a ( ) and a ( )
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom ooooook this gun is great ive had it for over 4 years and whenever i thought i need a new gun this piece of **** sucks i just upgraded it and saved money. its amazing. my gun looks just like a real...
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Length of use: Less than 6 months
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: $170.00
Pros: reliable million ways to customize it
Cons: .........is there any?
ooooook this gun is great ive had it for over 4 years and whenever i thought i need a new gun this piece of **** sucks i just upgraded it and saved money. its amazing. my gun looks just like a real m4 rifle and draws a croud where ever i go. and its a tippy! they all ask what kind of gun it is they all think its a rap4 but when I say its a tippmann 98 custom they dont believe me. its true though. I would never sell this gun. il just upgrade it even more
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  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom Used a 90 for a few years and found it to be insanely reliable and durable. Throw it in mud ~ still shoots. Don't clean it for a few months ~ still shoots. Throw it in mud and let it sit for a few...
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MurderFX
 
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $120.00
Pros: Durable, Reliable, Durable, and Reliable
Cons: loud
Used a 90 for a few years and found it to be insanely reliable and durable. Throw it in mud ~ still shoots. Don't clean it for a few months ~ still shoots. Throw it in mud and let it sit for a few months ~ still shoots. It's the AK-47 of the paintball world in terms of always working.

My biggest complaint with the 98 (and later the A5 and X7) is they are louder markers. Sure there's barrels that will help quiet it down ~ but regardless compared to other markers it's loud. Not the prettiest marker out there either but it's easy to over look it's ugliness based solely on how durable and reliable it is.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.2/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom Tippmann 98 Custom is the best marker for a new player; and has been for a while. Even though there are some cheap electro-pneumatics out now; they tend to break easily. Tippmanns are good for the...
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Location: New Hope, PA
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $129.00
Pros: Rugged, easy to use, fun for home mods
Cons: Weighs a ton, stock barrel, unique barrel threads
Tippmann 98 Custom is the best marker for a new player; and has been for a while. Even though there are some cheap electro-pneumatics out now; they tend to break easily. Tippmanns are good for the not-so-mechanically inclined individual, but as well as the home-tinkerer, or madman with a Dremel and a can of spray paint. I actually think its impossible to break on of these without opening it up, or doing something incredibly stupid.

The best part about the 98C is that you'll run out of money before you get bored with it. You can turn it into a ram/poppet speedball marker with the eBolt, or a long and heavy scenario marker. You can make it look like anything you want, from AK-47 to M16 to something from Halo.

As far as low end mechanicals go; it doesn't get any better than the 98C.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.1/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom i have owned a tippmann 98 custom platinum pro for 3 years now and i finially decided to post a review. This gun is incredible. When i think of woodsball, this is the first gun that comes to mind....
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: OBX North Carolina
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $160.00
Pros: Indestructible easily upgradeable
Cons: has a "newbie" rep
i have owned a tippmann 98 custom platinum pro for 3 years now and i finially decided to post a review. This gun is incredible. When i think of woodsball, this is the first gun that comes to mind. No other gun that i know of can take a direct hit to a foot thick pine tree. This gun is a tank, it looks intimidating and packs a punch. But the only downside is that every newbie to paintball owns it. I wish it was treated as a crappy newb gun like it is where i live.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom i bought my tippy in 2005 and its worked great since the day i got it... you can customize it a bagillion diferent ways and feel like you actually put this gun together. not something that you paid...
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dson25
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: sarasota, fl
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $180.00
Pros: durable, customizable, straight beast mode
Cons: u can sink a lot of money into them, taking apart
i bought my tippy in 2005 and its worked great since the day i got it... you can customize it a bagillion diferent ways and feel like you actually put this gun together. not something that you paid 400 dollars for that looked cool but you actually spent the time and money to make it your own. but that has a down side as well after you make it your own tippmann you realize that you spent all that money and time you realize that you could have bought a nice high end gun for that price that can shoot a lot faster, better, more efficient, and a lot easier to take apart. which brings me to my next downside...
taking the gun apart this is one of the biggest hassels with all the pins and springs that can go flying whenever you take your gun apart and dont even get me started on the front sight because that thing can really get on your nerves... the worst part about taking the gun apart though has got to be when you clean it and take everything out then you put everything back in except for one little pin so then you have to unscrew all five bolts, make sure you have all your parts that might have gone flying somewhere just to put back in one little pin. and sometimes it doesnt go on right so you have to just tighten those bolts to make everything snap into place but its a tippmann so you can beat it up. lol.
customizable extremely extremely extremely extremely extremely extremely extremely extremely extremely extremely extremely extremely extremely extremely extremely extremely extremely extremely extremely extremely extremely extremely extremely extremely extremely extremely customizable. my tippmann probably cost me all together about 500-600 dollars you can get a cyclone, a response trigger, a stock, a drop forward, an expansion chamber, a new barrel(flatline is amazing), egrip, a new sight, new bolts or powertube, new trigger, shrouds, bipod. just goes on and on.

best upgrade...HPA tank it will make your marker shoot much much better and consistent and try to get the biggest size tank you can remember you get 10 shots for every cubic inch on 3000psi and 15 shot for every cubic inch on 4500psi
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom I bought mine with a package, and it was my first paintball marker ever. For appearence, you really cannot say much, it just doesn't look that good, but don't judge it on that alone. Performance,...
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $285.00
Pros: Reliable, Customizable, Really Reliable, ACT works
Cons: Weight, Stripping, Looks Bad
I bought mine with a package, and it was my first paintball marker ever.

For appearence, you really cannot say much, it just doesn't look that good, but don't judge it on that alone.

Performance, well, I rated it so highly because when I pull the trigger, it always shot, and with my upgraded barrel, it shot well. May not do 15 bps, but with this, you can forgive.

Reliability is crazy. Never had a chop, only ball breaks. And when it had its ball breaks, it still shot fine. But, my father happened to run over my 98C with his van, and I was scared to be honest, but when I gassed it up and shot, it was fine. That is amazing stuff there.

I rated Value so low because re-sell value sucks. But, if you are just a monthly paintballer, this works perfectly for you.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom Won't break and if it does the parts are easily obtainable and to put in I upgraded mine with a response trigger and whisper barrel and it became a beast. Good gun for FIRST time gun owners
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Littlebighorn
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
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: $100.00
Pros: indestructible,reliable
Cons: isn't a tournament gun
Won't break and if it does the parts are easily obtainable and to put in
I upgraded mine with a response trigger and whisper barrel and it became a beast. Good gun for FIRST time gun owners
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom i really like this gun for woodsball, but i play more airball than anything so it doesnt really keep up with airball too much.....but this gun is really reliable and is a great starter gun for the...
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $160.00
Pros: durable
Cons: heavy, speed
i really like this gun for woodsball, but i play more airball than anything so it doesnt really keep up with airball too much.....but this gun is really reliable and is a great starter gun for the price.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom I have been using this gun for a little under 6 months.I bought the power pack which includes the 20oz co2 and face mask.This is a very good gun to start off with for beginners or any level you are...
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Length of use: Less than 6 months
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: $220.00
Pros: Great Gun for beginer/Very Reliable gun
Cons: No cons
I have been using this gun for a little under 6 months.I bought the power pack which includes the 20oz co2 and face mask.This is a very good gun to start off with for beginners or any level you are at.You can put so many ups on this gun that is why it is called a 98 custom.This gun is very accurate and reliable.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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