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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.
 Manual: Download the manual for Tippmann Sports Download
 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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  • 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 Truly the Ak-47 of paintball marker. this marker will work for no matter what. perfect choice for beginners and people who don't know the complex mechanics of an electronic marker. cheap realible...
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hunter18
Slackssss
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: CT
hunter18 plays in the PSP
hunter18 owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
hunter18 is an NCPA player
hunter18 plays in the APPA D3 division
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $139.00
Pros: very reliable,
Cons: heavy and loud
Truly the Ak-47 of paintball marker. this marker will work for no matter what. perfect choice for beginners and people who don't know the complex mechanics of an electronic marker. cheap realible easily upgradable, enough said
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom My Tippmann 98 Custom I've had since the summer of 2001. Even now its still my primary marker on the field. It may not be good looking but it can take any kind of abuse and still function...
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Orpackrat
 
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Join Date: Dec 2007
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $149.99
Pros: Reliable, Upgradable, Excellent for all players
Cons: None.
My Tippmann 98 Custom I've had since the summer of 2001. Even now its still my primary marker on the field. It may not be good looking but it can take any kind of abuse and still function perfectly.

Besides some upgrades, all internal parts are stock (except powertube for cyclone and RT use) and the bolt O-ring has only needed to be replaced once in the last 7 years. My 98C still functions just like new and has had more than 260,000 paintballs fired through it.

Its not too attractive visually but its one of the most reliable, upgradeable, and cost effective marker availble.

If your a new or an experianced paintballer, the 98 Custom will be the one you can always rely on and customize it to whatever you want.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom Everyone owns one at some time. Mine was no different, just a stock Tippmann 98C. It worked like a charm all the time every time. I treated it like garbage and it showed me nothing but love. Best...
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PlayFront36
Now in HD!
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Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Illinois
PlayFront36 has been a member for 10 years
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: $185.00
Pros: Reliable
Cons: Long
Everyone owns one at some time. Mine was no different, just a stock Tippmann 98C. It worked like a charm all the time every time. I treated it like garbage and it showed me nothing but love. Best entry level marker/rental ever made.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom i loved this as my first gun, sure it has its problems, but hell ive droppped it from 20 feet and it still worked, ive used it in heavy rain it shot nicly, ive used it in -40C temperatures still...
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caraboose
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Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: CYYC
Length of use: More than 1 year
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: $149.99
Pros: everything
Cons: nothing
i loved this as my first gun, sure it has its problems, but hell ive droppped it from 20 feet and it still worked, ive used it in heavy rain it shot nicly, ive used it in -40C temperatures still worked, but the co2 got used FAST.

VERY GOOD BEGINNER GUN
lots of available upgrades, visual and performance

5 years later, gun still working great, only had to replace the bolt once from wear and tear
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1.8/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom i would not reccomend this gun to anyone. you get as much performance as a be gun for 2x the price pro's/con's says it all
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JobForACowboy666
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: northern OH.
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $130.00
Pros: reliable
Cons: chops, inaccurate, VERY slow, ugly, long
i would not reccomend this gun to anyone.
you get as much performance as a be gun for 2x the price


pro's/con's says it all
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1.8/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom I'm going to put down this note before i write the rest of the review i got my 98 brand new and only paid $50.00 because it was on closeout. But anyway some nice things about the 98 is that A.C.T....
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darkwarrior2042
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Join Date: Dec 2007
Length of use: More than 6 months
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: $50.00
Pros: Its a brick,easy to take apart,A.C.T.
Cons: Closed bolt,stock barrel,kinda loud,too many
I'm going to put down this note before i write the rest of the review i got my 98 brand new and only paid $50.00 because it was on closeout.

But anyway some nice things about the 98 is that A.C.T. comes stock on most models and that their easy to take apart and clean.
Another somewhat nice detail is that its a brick not kidding.
You can spike this marker into a tree,put it two feet underwater,pull it out gas it up and it'll still shoot.

Some problems are the closed bolt makes it a little more difficult to clean then i prefer and the stcok barrel makes it pretty inaccurate.
And one thing that really isn't a bad thing about the marker but there are just too many floating around.

But overall I'd say go pick up this marker if your a woodsballer or a noob
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1.7/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom Everyone else has pretty much said it. If you can break one of these you have magical powers and you have to try to break paint. I dont have act and I have never chopped a ball, I've out shot my...
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Leafy
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Join Date: May 2008
Location: Sandown, NH/Worcester,MA
Leafy helped look for balloons
Length of use: Less than 6 months
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: $120.00
Pros: Reliable as all get out
Cons: People think you have a rental and are a newb
Everyone else has pretty much said it. If you can break one of these you have magical powers and you have to try to break paint. I dont have act and I have never chopped a ball, I've out shot my hopper and not choped or broke any balls. It is really a great gun. Just everyone thinks you are a newb. Then if you're cool you open up at them at 30 bps with the e-grip(that you upgrade it with). Then ask thier opinon again.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1.7/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom Ok this is basically the ak of the paintball guns, that being said let's start. Pros: Durable, beginner friendly, upgradability, accuracy-up to a point, runs on co2 or compressed air, pretty...
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Addict56
 
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: VA
Length of use: More than 6 months
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: in review
Cons: in review
Ok this is basically the ak of the paintball guns, that being said let's start.
Pros: Durable, beginner friendly, upgradability, accuracy-up to a point, runs on co2 or compressed air, pretty cheap
Cons: slow, stock barrel sucks, long, heavy, not the most air efficient
This marker is great, you can customize it in so many ways. It's extremely durable i've dropped mine, smacked it against trees and bunkers. The field i play at they rent these, they look like crap but they perform like new. This is great for beginers, woodsball players, or someone who wants a good gun but doesn't want to too overly much for it. Great gun, highly advise against using it for speedball though.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1.5/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom This is probably the best mechanical paintball gun out there.
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: South Dakota
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $119.00
Pros: Completely Reliable
Cons: NA
This is probably the best mechanical paintball gun out there.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1.5/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Tippmann 98 Custom anyone want a tippman 98 custom platinum series act it has smartparts barrel 14 inch response trigger and viewloader hopper 250 for whole gun plus tank included make an offer
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $350.00
Pros: bubba
Cons:
anyone want a tippman 98 custom platinum series act it has smartparts barrel 14 inch response trigger and viewloader hopper 250 for whole gun plus tank included make an offer
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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