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View Poll Results: What do you think

1-Horrible 2 16.67%
2- Okay :/ 6 50.00%
3-Alright.......for a beginner 4 33.33%
4- Great Marker!!!....one of the best out there 0 0%
5-AWESOME!!! 0 0%
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 03:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Tippmann Model 98

Here's my primary gun i use. A tippmann model 98. i bought this gun when i first really got into paintball for $170. i heard from a friend that this brand was a good one. the only thing i wish i wouldve known is the difference between the model 98 and 98 custom. i want to mod it into a M4 Carbine for woodsballing. i cant do that with this gun the way i want to. but anyway this currently has a 14" nightstick barrel with nothing else but a spraypainted camo 20oz co2 tank, everything else is stock. my friend did the spray paint on the tank btw. Also let me know what you think and dont be all opinonated just be truthful, give good criticism and advice. i put the poll in so u could rate it on 1-5. 1 being horrible and 5 being awesome. (and i dont expect any 5's) i wouldnt even give it a 5.

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Old May 22nd, 2010, 10:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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2/10 typically around here we rate on a scale of how far from stock the marker is, but to be honest you dont want to get this thing far from stock, it will cost too much and you will get too little in return
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 06:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks. and youve actually convinced me to not upgrade this with anything. but what gun should i get for woodsball that i can actually upgrade and get better performance?? idk im the kind of person who likes to upgrade just for cosmetics also but performance too. im thinking a 98 custom like i said in the other thread or an a-5.i dont really like the alpha blacks or x7. i want to stay in the Tippmann area.
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All Tippmanns with the exception of the X7 Phenom are just a Model 98 with a few minor changes. There are no (worthwhile) performance upgrades for any of them. If you're going to stay with a Tippmann, just keep your current Tippmann the way it is. When you decide you want something to perform better, get away from Tippmann and get something better.

98 Custom is no better (and in many ways worse) than your current M98. A5 and X7 is just a body kit on the 98C with a blender attached to the side.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 11:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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^^ ya, if you want performance get something in the mid range, and if you want something that you would have fun upgrading id pick up a PMR, and you could either get a older one with standard frame for super cheap then have fun sinking tons of money getting a UL frame, clamping feedneck, on/off asa etc, or get a newer one that either has all that stuff stock and have fun with the bolt, eyes, and well, other things i cant think of much else on the newer ones that really could use a upgrade
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Old June 15th, 2010, 11:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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if you want a good tippmann that has great performance, go with the x7 phenom, a A5 will cost another 300 easy to get near the phenom and it still wont have all the great features
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My advice is get a better hopper and tank because you can use those on other markers you might buy.
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Old September 24th, 2010, 04:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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All Tippmanns with the exception of the X7 Phenom are just a Model 98 with a few minor changes. There are no (worthwhile) performance upgrades for any of them. If you're going to stay with a Tippmann, just keep your current Tippmann the way it is. When you decide you want something to perform better, get away from Tippmann and get something better.

98 Custom is no better (and in many ways worse) than your current M98. A5 and X7 is just a body kit on the 98C with a blender attached to the side.
I dis-agree. The Tippmann sierra one doesnt come with an e-trig, which i upgraded to. Its get hell of a kick, which i installed a lighter hammer, barrels can be upgraded, better accuracy,quieter etc. cyclone feed system/ vortex mod, and along with that there are many rails where you can mountthe folowing: Laser, sight(red dot, acog are useless for paintball in my opinion), Bipod(for woods ball which the guns are great for), foregrip(i ahve one its folding and very handy), You can get grenade launchers that ive seen on mil-sim sites. For woods-ball all of the mods i listed above would only give advantade to your game play thus i deem them "worthwhile"
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I dis-agree. The Tippmann sierra one doesnt come with an e-trig, which i upgraded to. Its get hell of a kick, which i installed a lighter hammer, barrels can be upgraded, better accuracy,quieter etc. cyclone feed system/ vortex mod, and along with that there are many rails where you can mountthe folowing: Laser, sight(red dot, acog are useless for paintball in my opinion), Bipod(for woods ball which the guns are great for), foregrip(i ahve one its folding and very handy), You can get grenade launchers that ive seen on mil-sim sites. For woods-ball all of the mods i listed above would only give advantade to your game play thus i deem them "worthwhile"
bipod not an upgrade, it's a useless attachment
grenade launcher not an upgrade, it's a useless attachment
sights aren't an upgrade, they're useless attachments.
barrels don't increase accuracy, better paint increases accuracy
quieter, yes, that can be had with a barrel upgrade.
Cyclone system, I covered that with "blender"
eframes available for M98's too, so that's a non-issue since either can have that slapped on them
Hammer will reduce kick, but not as much as buying a used Mini.
Considering what is static in paintball (velocity, range), the same things make a marker better in woodsball as speedball, hyperball, or capture the flag. Lighter means less weight to carry means you can move faster. Shorter length means you get closer to your bunker and have less of you seen by the opponenet. Faster ROF means a better chance of hitting your opponent given that you're shooting an inperfect spherical liquid filled projectile. When doing mil-sim, it even works better because then you can lay cover fire better for the rest of your squad.

I stand by my case. Don't ever get rid of a Tippmann to get a Tippmann. It's a total waste of money that is better spent going to a marker that offers higher performance, and not just more bolt-ons to look pretty.

If someone only cares about pretty bolt-ons, they wouldn't have bought a M98 anyway.
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Bi-pods and grenade launchers arent useless. Launch a grenade in a bunker it will get them all not to mention of they run out because of the grenade you can then have a steady shot with your BI-pod lol

^ probably a load of bull-something
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hehe, I've seen plenty of grenades go off in a bunker with players that not a single person got marked. Most of them mark about a 6" circle 2" high from where it lands. The RARE one will eliminate a few players.

If you weren't carrying a 20 lb. paintball marker, you'd have a steady shot holding it with your hand and wouldn't need a bipod to steady it.
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Unfortunately in woodsball that often isnt an option. Sierra one fully loaded is about 10-12 pounds. its not that hard to get a steadyshot but ur breathing pretty hard by then.
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Too bad you don't need a $100 marker with $500 worth of metal and plastic strapped on. Ego 9 > Any tippy.
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It's also several times the cost of a Tippmann. TRY to stay in somewhat similar prices. IMO, Electra > any Tippy.
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It's also several times the cost of a Tippmann. TRY to stay in somewhat similar prices. IMO, Electra > any Tippy.
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Tippmann 98's were great.... Back when they first came out. They were a good, solid-shooting gun that was better than something like existing Brass Eagles without astronomical cost like the Angels. Nowadays they're good starter guns or die-hard MILSIM guns.
The only people I personally know who use Tippmann's, BT's, Army or brands of that nature on a regular basis, are our security forces who want to train for close-quarters sweep&clear tactics with something that weighs and feels like an actual firearm. With MIL-SIM style paintball markers, they don't have to spend the extra cash needed for Simunition Rounds or the rail adapters and specialized armor designed for SIM-Rounds.

BT-4's and similar markers are also good rental guns for places because they're fairly easy to care and maintain at a lower cost, and they hold up fairly well through day to day use. MIL-SIM guns are great if you are a die-hard scenario fan. They can be used for speedball or rec-ball, but in the long run, weight and comfort become bigger factors.

I can run around easily with most autocockers, but I'm also 6ft'4. My shooting buddies like the style of my Autocockers, but some of them claim even that's to heavy. And yeah, sadly grenades, for safety reasons, mostly switched to the balloon-style grenades. They are mediocre at best.
Some of the older black-powder charge grenades werent to bad, but obviously, due to their black powder charge, there was an inherent danger to them that the balloon-ones lack.
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I'd only go a 2 at best. You're barely above stock. Consider using a response or electronic upgrade with an electric hopper. If you're playing woodsball with it I would suggest a stock, sling, and remote as well to make movement easier. If you do this you'll have a stable shooting platform and not have to swing around the heavy tank while you're moving through the woods.

I don't just spit out random garbage either. This is similar to my current setup. I have a 98 custom pro with electronic trigger and hopper, sling, and remote line attached. The CO2 tank resides in my molle vest. The vest lets me carry other gear as well such as pods and my Tiberius T8 pistol.
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Not bad

I give it a 2 due to it being not entirely modifies, which you cant really do without it being custom. Mines completely painted camo and love it. Good luck out there
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