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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.
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 Release Date: 2008
 MSRP: $139.99
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 stars.
 Reviews: 57
 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 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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Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Galveston, TX
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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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t94j0
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Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Charelston, SC
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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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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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
Location: New York
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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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Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Phx, AZ
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WhiteStripes supports Empire
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.
  This review has been rated:
  • 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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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports 98 Custom Platinum Series The 98 is a pretty good gun. Great for beginners and very reliable. You could run that thing over with a truck and it would still shoot fine (don't run it over with a truck) I would recommend it to...
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Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Missouri
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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: $89.99
Pros: Reliable
Cons: Not much
The 98 is a pretty good gun. Great for beginners and very reliable. You could run that thing over with a truck and it would still shoot fine (don't run it over with a truck) I would recommend it to someone looking to get into paintball.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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