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Tippmann Sports - 98 Custom Platinum Series 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
This high performance semi-automatic marker features an all aluminum die cast receiver and Tippman's anti-chop technology for less cleaning and down time.
 Manual: Download the manual for Tippmann Sports Download
 Release Date: 2008
 MSRP: $139.99
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 stars.
 Reviews: 62
 Rating Summary:
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Tippmann Sports - 98 Custom Platinum Series Reviews
Tippmann Sports 98 Custom Platinum Series OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG This gun is reliable in the sence that, every time you pull the trigger its going to shoot. The only real bad thing about the gun is what ever...
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: lafayette
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: shoots every time
Cons: Never hits anything
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG This gun is reliable in the sence that, every time you pull the trigger its going to shoot. The only real bad thing about the gun is what ever your aiming at is probably the last place your paint ball will end up. But for $100 new.. You cant beat it.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports 98 Custom Platinum Series i've owned a tippman 98 for a long long time and plan on keeping it forever. i swear, you could throw one of these out of a vehicle moving at highway speeds and you'd be shooting paint with it as...
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PureInsanity
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Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Wiscompton
PureInsanity has been a member for 10 years
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $60.00
Pros: unbreakable
Cons: stock barrel
i've owned a tippman 98 for a long long time and plan on keeping it forever.

i swear, you could throw one of these out of a vehicle moving at highway speeds and you'd be shooting paint with it as soon as you found it.

if you want a reliable back up gun that will never fail you, pick one of these up. my local field uses them for rental guns for this reason.

CONs: stock barrel is garbage. basically the only thing you need for the gun.

PROs: everything you'd expect from tippmann. great entry level marker.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports 98 Custom Platinum Series This is my main gun and it's a great shot and won't break but it would be amazing if it was a little lighter. I have a 16 inch barrell on mine and it has amazing accuracy. It would probably be my...
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Location: Clyde, OH
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
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: $179.00
Pros: Very durable, works great
Cons: Heavy
This is my main gun and it's a great shot and won't break but it would be amazing if it was a little lighter. I have a 16 inch barrell on mine and it has amazing accuracy. It would probably be my favorite gun of all time.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports 98 Custom Platinum Series My first Markers were Tippmann 98's from various versions. I still have a collection of them to use as loners when I invite friends out to play. They are simple to use and simple to clean and...
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Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Sandpoint ID
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: $50.00
Pros: reliable, tough, simple, consistent
Cons: simple, gas guzzler
My first Markers were Tippmann 98's from various versions. I still have a collection of them to use as loners when I invite friends out to play. They are simple to use and simple to clean and nearly indestructible! Great for little kids or people who are not familiar with guns. They are also great for first timers or just to slow everybody's shot count down a bit.
Overall they are the best entry level marker out there and last forever.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports 98 Custom Platinum Series I love this gun! This was my very first gun and got me started with the sport. Never had an issue with anything, barely ever cleaned it, never replaced anything, only changed the barrel and fires...
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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: very reliable, shoots every time, great starter
Cons: outguned by friends with higher end guns every tim
I love this gun! This was my very first gun and got me started with the sport. Never had an issue with anything, barely ever cleaned it, never replaced anything, only changed the barrel and fires like new every time.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports 98 Custom Platinum Series I bought the gun used, and I have had a very good time using it. The only problems is that its kind of expensive for the make and I am not a big fan of how it looks, but that is very subjective. But...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $140.00
Pros: Shoots well
Cons: Look of it.
I bought the gun used, and I have had a very good time using it. The only problems is that its kind of expensive for the make and I am not a big fan of how it looks, but that is very subjective. But besides that
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Tippmann Sports 98 Custom Platinum Series Would definitely reccomend. Got it used, and loved it.
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Kansas (Where Else?)
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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 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $15.00
Pros: Accurate
Cons: Heavy
Would definitely reccomend. Got it used, and loved it.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports 98 Custom Platinum Series Although It's loud, the Tippmann 98 Platinum Series is a very useful, heavy duty marker. This thing is tough as nails when it comes to the actual frame, etc. I'm not a pro, but when I was younger I...
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They Call Me Rain
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Join Date: Nov 2010
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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: $139.00
Pros: Durable, Light
Cons: Sound Signature
Although It's loud, the Tippmann 98 Platinum Series is a very useful, heavy duty marker. This thing is tough as nails when it comes to the actual frame, etc. I'm not a pro, but when I was younger I owned one.

Pros -
  1. Fairly Light
  2. Customizable.
  3. Ergonomic.
  4. Easy To Maintain.
  5. Nice On Paint (Brands/Field Conditions May Vary).
  6. CHEAP for its price.

Cons -
  1. Kind Of Ugly... Haha
  2. Loud
  3. Kind of Bad on Air, as I Remember

As I said above, this thing is tough as nails. Iv used other 98s. Iv doven into bunkers, and accidentally mashing them on rocks. They're like. The AK-47s of paintball! A nicely priced, all around good gun by Tippmann!!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports 98 Custom Platinum Series So mine was the Wal-Mart cheap starter kit thing. It wasn't even a 98C, just a straight up 98. It was loud, heavy, and sounded like hell but it worked in the handful of outlaw games I played with...
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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 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Simple design, cheap, reliable
Cons: ugly, heavy, loud
So mine was the Wal-Mart cheap starter kit thing. It wasn't even a 98C, just a straight up 98. It was loud, heavy, and sounded like hell but it worked in the handful of outlaw games I played with it. Upgraded the crappy barrel to a 12" CP one piece since that was all I figured I could do to it and that made it a bit quieter and gave a "perceived" increase in accuracy...

I will give it marks for reliability and it just worked. I never cleaned it and had it for 2 years with maybe 3 cases of Wal-Mart paint shot through it but every time I pulled it out of the closet it worked. What can I say, I was young

All in all, works for a starter if they don't have access to rental gear or just really really want their own gun. Obviously this thing's reputation speaks for itself, but I wouldn't say it's the end all starter gun.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports 98 Custom Platinum Series great gun for a starter like me! not confusing, easy to shoot! its a great gun for someone that likes to play woodsball. God this gun is invinsible!
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Join Date: Jun 2009
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $150.00
Pros: sturdy, reliable
Cons: none
great gun for a starter like me!
not confusing, easy to shoot! its a great gun for someone that likes to play woodsball. God this gun is invinsible!
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