Tippmann 98 Custom Paintball Marker Review
Hey this is Tony from Lone Wolf Paintball. I’m here today to take a look back at the all new and improved Tippmann 98 Custom. First off, I recommend this gun to any new player that is just getting into the game. You may ask why? First reason, foremost reason, is the reliability of this marker. It is the AK-47 of the paintball world. You can run this gun through the dirt, the mud and the water and it’s still gonna work for you just fine.
Secondly, Tippmann products; they offer a two year warranty on any of their markers, brand new, in box and they’re always willing to help you out. Tippmann is a great company to work with. Putting the gun together, assembly. That’s the 98 Custom for you right there. You attach the feed neck, screw the barrel on, the guns good to go. Put the tank on the back, hopper full of paint, you’re out there on the field ready to play.
Two of the newer features compared to the original model of the 98 Custom is the split receiver. Right here, you can easily take this gun apart if you’ve got a problem in the back half of the gun. You can just take off the back section, replace the trigger, replace the sear, replace whatever you need to do on the gun. If you need a ball detent up front in this area, you can take that front piece off as well, without having it all one piece clamshell like the original model was. Second biggest thing on this gun is the anti-chop technology. You can see it right here on the grip frame.
This does have a second spring located near the top of the gun that will not pinch your paintball. Let me show you here by demonstration. Cock the gun back; I can put my finger in there and not get it completely chopped off when I pull the trigger because of that second spring that’s real light on the paintball if it was halfway within the chamber. For those of you that do not know what chopping a paintball means, it means a paintball only fed halfway into the breach. When the bolt goes forward, that means the paintball is sliced in half and now you have a gooey mess inside of your gun which you do not want. It will certainly affect accuracy and performance of the marker the 98 Custom is a great gun straight out of the box but if you do want to customize it, which it’s known for, here’s a couple different options for you.
First off I recommend a barrel anywhere from 14 to 16″ at most. Second off, I would recommend the cyclone feeder for this gun. It easily attaches right on the side. You take your top elbow off, put this right on the side of the gun, attach your cyclone screw, and it’s good to go, take you less than five minutes. Double trigger to put on the gun as well. Always helps with improved firing rate for the gun. Electronic trigger for you, you’re gonna want to put this guy on for a three shot burst or a fully auto mode. If you are gonna use this option, you are going to have this option over here because your firing rate will not keep up with just a standard gravity fed hopper.
Once again the Tippmann 98 Custom is a great beginner gun at under $150.00 price point, almost anyone in the game can afford to start off with this marker. The 98 custom is so reliable we do use these as our rental guns at our outdoor fields. We run them through the dirt, mud, the water and they still perform well. Because the Tippmann 98 Custom is our rental gun, you can go out to our field and try one out. If you do like it you can come in store and purchase or go to www.lonewolfpaintball.com Make sure to give this video a like and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Thanks for watching.