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 Paintball Gun. First off, I recommend this gun to any new player that is just getting into the game.

To see how the Tippmann 98 custom performs when shooting, take a look at our shooting demonstration video below:

First Reason Why We Love the Tippmann 98 Custom Paintball Gun

The first reason, and the foremost reason, is the reliability of this paintball 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.

Second Reason We Love the Tippmann 98 Custom Paintball Gun

Second, for Tippmann products; they offer a two-year warranty on any of their paintball markers, brand new, in the 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, and the Tippmann 98 Custom paintball gun is good to go. Put the tank on the back, and the hopper full of paint, and you’re out there on the field ready to play.

Tippmann 98 Custom New Features

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 with the back half of the gun. You can just take off the back section, replace the trigger, replace the sear, or 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 in a one-piece clamshell like the original model was. 

Tippmann 98 Custom Anti-Chop Technology

The second biggest thing about 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 the accuracy and performance of the marker. The Tippmann 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 are a couple of 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. It takes you less than five minutes. Double trigger to put on the gun as well. Always helps with an 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 check out the Tippmann 98 Custom Paintball Gun here. Make sure to give this video a like and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Thanks for reading.
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