Pros & Cons of Tippmann Model 98 Gun | Paintball

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Learn the pros and cons of the Tippmann Model 98 paintball gun from paintball pro Mike “Pev” Peverill in this Howcast video.

My name is Mike Peverill. I’m here at Pev’s Paintball Park in Aldie, Virginia. I’ve been playing paintball nearly 30 years. I’ve played professional paintball with numerous pro teams all over the world. This facility here was built from the ground up for paintball, kind of like a paintball Disney Land. Our website is Hopefully you can come out and visit us sometime.

Tippmann Model ninety-eight, workhorse of the paintball industry. Tippmann’s been around for over twenty-five years. They’re one of the founders in the semi-auto paintball gun, They’re originators. They make a good quality product. The reason why they’ve been around so long is because of the quality product they make. We use these at our paintball park. We have close to five hundred of these paintball guns we use. We use them because of durability, reliability, and they keep on working. I mean you throw them in the trunk of a car and, you know, take it out and six months from now it will play again, and it’s still gonna work. A paintball field, you drop it on the ground a million times, it’s gonna keep on working. And when you’re running a thousand people a day through your paintball park, you need a paintball gun that’s gonna be reliable and durable. So it’s a great little gun for fun. At the same time, you know when I’m playing with the guys with electronic guns, it’s tough because the rate of fire that’s one of the downsides is gunning. You know, you’re shooting less than ten balls a second with this as opposed to shooting, you know, fifteen balls with one of these electronic paintball guns. So there’s a big difference in what you get with what you run it up against, but again, workhorse of the paintball, a great little gun, has all the little features, semi-auto. You know you pull the trigger, fire, good to go, simple, has a safety. It let’s you change the barrel to different size barrels that you want. I recommend a slightly longer barrel than a shorter barrel. It’s easy to use and it’s reliable. It’s ready to go, every time.

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  1. Ok so I'm really torn between this and the Cronus… Is it worth the extra money you pay for the 98? I know that the 98 is more moddable which is nice, but is it really worth the extra money?

  2. I just got a Tippmann 98 chameleon with a j&j stainless steel barrel that came with it because it was a used gun and the person before me put the barrel on the gun, the barrel is worth $100 and the chameleon part means its got this purple color to it these 98's were only made for one year so there pretty rare. the only setback is there an older model and there all metal but it's still really cool. I bought this gun refurbished for $150!

  3. Hi I need assistance. I run a paint ball target shooting in Chennai India. I use tippmann 98 custom . can we connect these gun directly to larger co2 tank using valve and gauges? Will damage my guns?

  4. I would like to say the 98 custom is a good start in paintball mostly for players interested in a fun time and a controlled fire, what makes it different from the guns that a lot of pros have been using (not sure what type of gun it is)is well it's custom almost to the max you can change the barrel, feeder, stock, rail accessories, and add yourself a remote line to your gun and your good to go.

    What this gun boils down to is mostly play style like myself I don't play speedball I'm more a woodsballer(or just old fashioned paintball player) a lot of people presume that the faster the fire rate the better the gun but when you play woodsball it's kinda a different story to the extent where you shoot like a forest area you might not hit your target so a precise shot will matter compared to speedball where you can easily see where the guy is and well light that motha fuka up! (Some courses are set differently so I'm not sure how speedball courses are set in other states so this might be inaccurate)


  5. watch kids r gonna buy it from walmart or any sport/hobbie store because some stores have them but u should buy it from a real paintball store 

  6. What he didn't mention is that you can pull back the spring lever and it can burst fire about 5-6 paintballs with one trigger pull. Its handy for emergency close quarter scenarios (With-in legal proximity of course)

  7. all tippman mech guns are pretty much the same, with the exception of the phenom, but the internals of the gryphon, a5, 98, carver one, and several others are pretty much the exact same internally.

  8. Do you think this is worth 450 dollars / how do you refill the hpa tank because I'm not sure if it's worth getting one or just using c2o in mag ?

  9. How loud is the action of the rifle and the muzzle pop? I'm considering picking one up to use with a foam filled suppressor for a stealth build.

  10. so what line remote do you prefer because i hear a lot of times people mix and match companies? is that safe for your gun what should you do?

  11. I'm thinking about getting this M4. I'm reallyinto milsim and I know I can use this with the Co2 cartridges but is the performance the same as if I used the remote line?

  12. what is the outer barrel length im gonna be buying the tippman soon and wanna get a better looking rail system but I can not find the barrel length anywhere can you help me doc?

  13. I can't believe that magazine design. If they had just had a cap that pre-punctures it then you'd be able to remove the magazine and replace it without loosing all your gas like any other GBBR. If they had done that this would have been the best GBBR in the market by far because it's so flexible being able to take AEG mags with an HPA line etc.

    One thing I do like about the CO2 mags is that they are 90rnd midcap. I think midcap in airsoft is actually more realistic than real cap just because it makes up for the fact that airsoft bbs aren't as accurate as real rounds and you need to shoot more to achieve the same effect.

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