Tippmann 98 Custom Review

tippmann 98 custom

This tippmann 98 custom review also will cover the platinum tippmann custom paintball gun, as you will see below.

The Tippmann name is the most well known in the paintball industry. The Tippmann Custom 98 is a good all around paintball gun. It's probably the best for woodsball, and can hold it's own in most other types of scenario and even in some tournament play.

The Tippmann 98 custom is the most mechanically sound piece of equipment we have ever come across. Many players have never had a leak or a serious problem for three years or more.

It's not as light as some paintball guns, but it's reliable and very effective. In addition it highly accurate.

You will also like the fact that it's customizable. There's quite a few upgrades you can buy to make it even more effective and fun the use in the field.

  • cyclone feed.
  • trigger kit.
  • and more.

Overall, this is a five star paintball gun for recreational paintball, scenario, and woodsball. So if you need a good reliable paintball gun for weekend games, or fun with your friends this is it. And it's priced well too.

Here's What Two Paintball Players From Our Free Newsletter Subscriber List Has To Say:

Meko, from Canada:

I have a tippmann 98 custom platinum series. what is like about it is that it is very durable and also many upgrades for woodsball, scenario, and even tournaments. I am thinking about getting a double trigger and an e-grip with rampage ape board...


  • many upgrades
  • durable and dependable
  • on the cheaper side
  • split receiver design for easy maintenance
  • and more


  • a little heavy
  • not extremely good looking
  • more for woods ball and scenario

overall: 9/10 because it has suited my needs really well so far.

Jordan, Bismarck, ND:

I have owned a tippmann 98 custom gun for about 6 years now and I like it. It isn't the best gun but it is a very reliable and it isn't that hard to clean. I like this gun because of how easy it is to clean and how reliable the parts of the gun are.

I would recommend this gun for those of you who are just trying paintball or for those that want for play time than fixing time.

I wouldn't recommend this gun for those of you that are more of the speedball type or that want an elctro gun.

Is The Tippmann 98 The Best Paintball Gun On The Market?

A Tippmann 98 Custom is arguably one of the best all around paintball guns on the market. And it has been for some time now. Here's why...

A good paintball gun can prove to be very crucial in determining the winner and the loser. The better the gun, the greater is the chance of hitting the opponent even before he gets a chance to hit you. There are various markers in the market but none inspires so much confidence as a Tippmann 98 Custom does. Not only is it accurate, dependable and durable, it is also highly upgradeable making it the favorite paintball gun of a beginner and a seasoned pro. Some of the special features that mark the Tippmann Custom are the front fore grip, removable elbow, built-in sight with sight rail and more importantly a year of warranty. The fact that the gun is semi automatic adds to its utility.

tippmann 98

Tippmann Custom 98 marker: performance and maintenance

Tippmann 98 Custom paintball gun is very much user friendly. It has a relatively easy trigger pull and makes very little sound when fired. There is however one disadvantage that the gun seriously suffers from. It tends to lose accuracy after 85 to 100 feet. But this problem can be easily fixed by replacing the barrel with a Tippmann flatline sniper barrel. The gun has to be maintained properly if it has to perform to its potential every time. It can be cleaned by just removing the wench screws. Reassembling, however, is a bit difficult but should not pose a serious problem if you refer to the manual for help.

Tippmann is easy to upgrade

Of all the paintball guns ever manufactured by any company, Tippmann 98 Custom is perhaps the most popular. One of the most noteworthy features of the marker is the ease with which it can be customized. Other than the barrel that can be upgraded, there is a host of other features that can be added to 98 Tippmann Custom. The trigger is one area where a lot of improvements can be done. The original trigger can be upgraded into a double trigger or response trigger for rapid fire.

Tippmann 98 Custom has a few cool features

In order to increase the range and accuracy of the gun a flatline barrel system is installed. The flatline newly designed barrel has a slight curve that imparts a backspin to the paintball as it leaves the barrel. This enhances accuracy and increases range, thereby giving the player an advantage in thick bush or canopy play. Tippmann 98 Custom with its increased range gives the player option to hit a lot more targets than ever before. With the installation of reactive trigger, this gun has become really effective and powerful. It has not only increased accuracy but also minimized response time. The concept of reactive trigger is very simple. The gun is fired by applying a little pressure on the trigger. The trigger moves only after the gun has been fired. The system reduces response time so much so that the marker behaves like an automatic gun. The technique does not break the common tournament rule of one ball fire per trigger cycle.

User-friendly characteristics

The choice of color for buying a Tippmann 98 Custom is limited to two, black and silver. Small but very important marker accessories like barrel plug cannot be in any way overlooked. The adjustable sling strap makes it easy to carry it in a paintball field. The weight of the gun and the magazine capacity also has helped a lot in increasing its popularity.

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