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heres what i am looking to at to my tippmann 98, remember this setup is for woodsball.

1. Tiberius Arms Universal Bipod Kit
2.Dead On Rear Velocity Adjuster
3.Tacamo AK-47 Sight Cover Model 98 Gun Accessory
4.Tippmann Model 98 Longbow Stock Air Thru Kit
5.Tippmann Model 98 Platinum Series Quick Thread Flatline Barrel
6. and maby a cyclone feed, or whatever the a5 feed is.

tell me what you think, and what you would subtract or add.
 

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loose the bipod, they're not practical

loose the stock, use the tank for a stock

loose the remote line

Unless you really think that your marker looking like a AK-47 is some sort of an advantage, loose that as well.

dont' get a cyclone feed.

don't get a flatline barrel, they don't work as advertised.

All these things have 0 practical use and therefore I see them as a useless way to spend money.

What you should do is get a standard forcefed hopper, use the tank as a stock since it's attached to the bottom of the marker anyhow. and pick up a $30 J&J ceramics barrel.

That'll save you hundreds of dollars, plus you should get better performance.
 

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I guess if you're nout using an e-trigger or a reactive trigger, there is no need for something realyl nice.

I suggest a viewloader revolution, or maybe even an evolution. Be warned, howevre, that the evolutions are not the best design inthe world and break for no reason. I own one and have yet to have breaking problems, but it wasn't keeping up with my faster markers so i don't use it anymore.
 

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Maybe a Ricochet AK for a hopper? I've never been a fan of stocks but if you like using them the air through ones are the way to go. Definitely skip the bipod they are the most useless things in paintball the only people I see using them are the new guys fresh from the latest FPS.
 

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First two upgrades I'd reccomend is a HPA tank and a new barrel. In that order. The stock 8" barrel isn't the complete **** that everyone says it is, you'll be able to paint your targets with in 40 to 50 easily enough. With that said, it still needs to be one of the first two upgrades you do for your marker.

I've read both good and bad things about the Flateline barrel, but I've heard great things about the J&J ceramic barrel. Now my long term plan is to get that over the Flatline.

If you're wanting the milsim look, go for the milsim look. But get it after you get your performence upgrades first. While I love the look of a nicely done milsim marker, many of the ones I've seen aren't based around a 98.
 

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ok thanks for all the suggestions, i will look into all of them. Also i am looking for a REALLY small hopper. Something that is a lot less bulky, any idea? Maybe like a 30 ball hopper?
 
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HPA=high pressure air. As for a 30 round hopper, look for a brass eagle pocket loader or a mini hopper that carries 50 rounds, not sure who makes those.

But seriously, listen to these guys, the ricochet ak or 2k are great options. Hold 140 rounds, are fairly compact and light, and the ak feeds about 10bps consistently and 2k about 15 bps consistently.
 

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For small hoppers look for Winchester or Sportshot they are gravity feed I use them on my Houndstooth pump but for a semi marker gravity feed just isn't worth the hassle. As for the low profile thing remember that any shot heading for your hopper would likely hit your mask or shoulder anyway.
 

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kinda, on a 98 its not so cut and dry as the hopper is off to the side, this would definatly be true if the person using it is left handed. the problem with the ricochet on this marker is if the paint deflects off the left side of the hopper, it is then going straight into your mask(if your right handed), and idk about you guys but id much rather be wiping paint from my hopper rather than my mask and brushing my teeth to get the taste out
 

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I can't say I've gotten many ricochets with my Ricochet I bought it because it was nice and light. It has directed a couple of shots into my mask but I still get more breaks on it than anything. As far as I'm concerned the whole ricochet thing is yet another paintball gimmick but judging it as a hopper I'm pleased with it.
 

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loose the bipod, they're not practical

loose the stock, use the tank for a stock

loose the remote line

Unless you really think that your marker looking like a AK-47 is some sort of an advantage, loose that as well.

dont' get a cyclone feed.

don't get a flatline barrel, they don't work as advertised.

All these things have 0 practical use and therefore I see them as a useless way to spend money.

What you should do is get a standard forcefed hopper, use the tank as a stock since it's attached to the bottom of the marker anyhow. and pick up a $30 J&J ceramics barrel.

That'll save you hundreds of dollars, plus you should get better performance.
Loose the remote line? Aren't you one of those "Tippmanns are SO HEAVY" guys? Now you're telling this guy not to take weight off his gun? :confused: Air thru stocks are a great way to get the air off your gun, and keep it "pointable".
 

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First, you can take your remote setup, and put in on any ASA marker.
Second, a pack is part of most peoples standard load-out. where do YOU keep YOUR reload pods?
Third, with the money thehate is talking about spending, a stock is a drop in the bucket, if it makes the gun work for him, he should go for it, although I have noticed that some tubular stocks have a propensity to fall apart if you don't keep the set screws TIGHT.
 

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First, you can take your remote setup, and put in on any ASA marker. um, nobody ever said you couldn't
Second, a pack is part of most peoples standard load-out. where do YOU keep YOUR reload pods? yes we have packs but what your failing to realize is you need a +1 pack to hold the tank, you cant buy just any pack, hence more money
Third, with the money thehate is talking about spending, a stock is a drop in the bucket, if it makes the gun work for him, he should go for it, if he were buying a dm7 then id say a stock is a drop in the bucket, but add the price of a stock, remote and pack together and its not just a drop in the bucket anymore although I have noticed that some tubular stocks have a propensity to fall apart if you don't keep the set screws TIGHT. yet another reason why he should use the tank as a stock for starters
remarks in bold ^^^

people run remotes to try and take some weight off the marker but in doing that they are actually carrying more weight around, but i know its a personal preference, and they do sound like a good idea but once people play a little more they offten realise there is not a huge advantage to having one so they switch back to tank on marker
 
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