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I am wondering if I will still be able to use the sights on my 98c well if I attach and use a carbine (m4 like) adjustable stock. Will I really be able to still see down the sights? What if I have my paintmask on, will I be able to get my eye behind those sights comfortably enough?
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a paintball gun isn't even accurate enough to use the sights, just watch where your paint goes and adjust. ti will be ALOT easier and mroe effective to getting kills thne suing sights. and please don't get a scope/ laser sight/ daisy red dot
 

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It might be difficult.

I used to have a T-stock on mine, but it attached under the grip frame.

Unless you are using a remote like, I would use the tank as a 'stock' and just shoulder that instead.

If you're going for the look though, I don't know the answer. It'll depend on the mask you're wearing as well, some stick out more.
 

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I am wondering if I will still be able to use the sights on my 98c well if I attach and use a carbine (m4 like) adjustable stock. Will I really be able to still see down the sights? What if I have my paintmask on, will I be able to get my eye behind those sights comfortably enough?
Thanks for the advice
i did have a m4 carbine stock, no it doesnt get up the the sights, it just gives u something to put on your shoulder, the EQUINOX SAW STOCK on the other hand is curved a little, it has a curve that goes down- that will get you on your sights, i have one its nice payed $36 for it. Be warned though, if you get a saw stock you must either use a 12oz tank, have a remote line kit or have a drop forward because 20oz tanks wont fit under the stock.
 

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Okay so the m4 stock isn't going to let me at my sights...as I was speculating...
What would be the easiest solution w/o blowing all my money?
Should I try to find attachable ironsights on a raised carrying handle like on a m4 rifle?
It seems like they wouldn't be to durable and might fall off the toprail...I really would prefer to use the sights built into the gun.

Using my tank as a stock isn't going to work for me. I want a stock in the correct position, high and close to my chest just like how you would properly fire a real rifle.
To be clear I am not going for looks, I simply want to be able to control my gun more smoothly by having the stock support, and to be able to access my sights more smoothly by having the stock support.
And btw, this is a very accurate gun, using the sights hits pretty dead on. It is completely stock, but believe me it is more accurate then you would imagine.

How about this question...What would be the best stock out of the; Commando Stock, Longbow Stock, M249 Saw Stock, or the Collapsable Stock?
P.S. Will it be a pain in the ass to lay on the ground if I have a 20oz tank? Are there any solutions to this?
Thanks a lot for posting.
 

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Aiming in paintball is alot different than when I was in the military. For starters, and this is for me, I think there is difficulty with sighting, while wearing a paintball mask, and using a stock, on a 98. SO, I would suggest using a sight rail. A BT one will work just fine. However, no matter how well your aiming, your paintball will do as it wants and so null and void the whole process.

Now, if you get the raised rail, like the M4, a handle and aiming sight, you will be able to sight using a mask and stock. One problem; Hopper. The Hopper's position on the 98, any type, makes it nearly impossible to use the raised rail that is like the M4. Side note: The rail attaches at 5 points and will not come off easily. If you get a good one, it will be more durable than you. Mine is still going strong after a few years.

Hmm, going prone w/ a paintball marker is a pain in the.. well.. lots of places, for me it is my shoulder, holding up everything because the tank is in the way. I know a way around this, but it is ugly as sin, and is impractical. You can PM me for details, but trust me, there are better answers. Read on.

Ok, so rigging an air feed on a 98 w/ most stocks is a really bad way to go(trust me). There is a BT Adjustable stock that folds. This does not, however, solve your prone question. So, after all that, I would suggest a Longbow Stock. The air feed connects at the rear and is ready for your remote. If you are used to Military shooting, the remote should not get in your way. However, it can be impractical in some paintball situations: see speedball. In Rec ball, I do not think the remote should be a problem. As for Prone, the remote feeds eliminates the tank, and drops, and so on.

LongBow Stock + Shroud + Bi-pod = good for your needs - the ability to use sights since these are paintballs. The longbow system fot the Tac-One (AirGunDesigns) allows for a cleaner profile. Yet, barrel length becomes an issue. For the 98C, or any Tippmann, a Stock may help with your personal preference. Please feel free to PM me with any questions. I have had my 98 and 98C for many years.
 

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Okay so a remote line and longbow air-thru will make for the easiest prone shooting...

I don't want to spend a lot of money though just yet, so I will deal with holding the firing end up a little when I want to prone. I think I can lay the 20oz on the ground, and balance that with my forward elbow.

So my question is, if I am only getting a basic stock, is there one I don't need a slightly raised sightrail like the BT one you mentioned? Sofar it looks like the longbow is the superior basic stock to me, but can you use it w/o extra sightings or would another stock be better for this?
 

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No, you do not absolutely need a raised rail. Deciding if another stock is better is all a matter of opinion, sorry.

Due to the nature of the game and how the paintball marker (the gun) works, sighting works differently than for firearms. I use the raised sight rail and the shroud less for the function and more for the familiarity of the feel. Sometimes I feel more comfortable with a M4 style shroud and Rail. I use a folding stock.

I still aim down the side of the marker. I use the sights to acquire my general direction, then I aim in the manner I learned by watching SpeedBall players. Now, you can get a rail that moves your line over. If you get one, I would suggest using a simple dot sighting system. The thing is, with some masks, and stocks, comfortably using the stock 98 sight is near impossible. If you are left eye dominant, like me, then traditional sighting gets worse. However, being left eye dominant works to my advantage in paintball. I think you would need to try it out. Perhaps there is another local player with a stock, so you could try it.
 

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Okay thanks a lot for the advice everyone
I am gonna go get a longbow stock if they have one, it looks a lot better then the collapsable... I will take your advice and try to aim like a speedballer when I need to, I am left eye dominant aswell so maybe that will help like you said. Aslong as I can still get some kind of sighting when I am shooting for the longer ranges and when I have the jump on someone.
 

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I cannot find a good store for barrels locally. At the shop I go to they only have a silver barrel, and at wal-mart they have some kind of carbon barrel with an attachement for it to work on a tippmann...
I might end up ordering one, but the stock barrel seems pretty accurate, it is suprising to me.

I just found out you can buy little plastic attachements to put on the back of your 20oz tanks so they fit onto your shoulder, pretty cool stuff.
 
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