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Old December 12th, 2012, 09:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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old tippman vs new tippman

Can somebody give me a rundown of exactly they changed that's noticeable on tippmans that's made them lesser quality? I've been looking for one to use as a beater, and i think I found it. The guy doesn't know how old it is, though and i'm trying to figure out questions I can ask about it to know if it's pre or post 2004.

Yes Trbo, it's not a spyder. get over it. I used to own a 68 carbine and that thing was a tank; wish now i'd never sold it.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 11:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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ala pbn

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old style 98
--the sear spring PULLS the sear to "cock" the bolt
--the rear bolt plug is metal
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new style 98
--the sear spring PUSHES the sear to "cock" the bolt
--the rear bolt plug is plastic
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Old December 13th, 2012, 12:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes Trbo, it's not a spyder. get over it. I used to own a 68 carbine and that thing was a tank; wish now i'd never sold it.
hey i like the pre-04 98s its just that as you are finding, they are getting harder and harder to find

the post 04s also have plastic power tubes correct?
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Old December 13th, 2012, 09:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have an old X7. Im having a hard time saying good bye to it.

The number 1 reason is I have a response trigger in my old one and the new X7 has the e trigger. The RT allows me to decide - as I am shooting - what I want, full auto, 3 round, single shot. The e trigger means throwing a switching and even then I have to pull the trigger 3 times before I get auto...freaking annoying.

Also...I have not chopped a ball in over 6 months. Since March, I have not had to do anything but oil it at the beginning of the day...thats with me playing once or twice a week. When I do need to get it "fixed" its simple, fast and almost always at no cost.

So ya, its a tank.
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did they make the X7 before they started nerfing product quality?
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Old December 13th, 2012, 02:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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nope, x7 was after the a5

A5, im not sure came about right before or right after the company changed hands but either way it was the start of the downfall and had the plastic power tubes. when tippmann was making good 98s all they were producing was the 98 and perhaps the 68 still but im not sure on that one
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