Posted by dztechdaniel on March 27, 2012
We are pleased to announce the introduction of Tippmann Marker Oil and Tippmann Marker Grease. Both are formulated specifically for use in Tippmann markers. The Marker Oil has been developed for use in all Tippmann, U.S. Army, and TPN blow back markers, while the Marker Grease is to be used in FlexValve markers such as the TiPX and Phenom line of markers.
Increase performance and keep your markers running like the day they were unboxed with these new products.
Posted in Tippmann Paintball Guns, Tippmann Sports, US Army, US Army Paintball Guns | Tagged: 98, A5, Marker Grease, Marker Oil, Phenom, Tippmann Paintball, TiPX, X7 | 1 Comment »
Posted by paintballtech on December 27, 2011
& J Performance Apex Muzzle Break [Commando Barrels
J & J Performance Sarge Muzzle Break [Commando Barrels
The new Commando barrels from J&
J have a removable tip so you can customize the look of your barrel. The come stock with an M16 muzzle break but you can also put on the Sarge Muzzle Break
or an adapter for the Apex barrel tips
. Available for Tippmann A5′s
and Tippmann 98 Custom
Posted in Barrels, J & J Performance, New Releases, Paintball Gun Upgrades, Tippmann 98 Custom Paintball Gun, Tippmann A5 Paintball Gun | Tagged: 98, 98 Custom, 98 custom barrel, barrel, J&J, J&J Performance, paintball, paintball barrel, Tippmann 98, Tippmann 98 Custom, Tippmann A 5, Tippmann A5 | Leave a Comment »
Posted by paintballtech on September 13, 2011
End Caps – There are now 3 different end caps for the 98 guns. They are all interchangeable. You can use any one of them on any Tippmann 98 Paintball Gun.
- 98-05P has a smooth back. I don’t have a good pic of the back.
- TA02019 has “A.C.T.” on the back. I don’t have a good pic of the back.
- TA02088 has the molded sling mount built in.
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Posted in Airsmith and Technical Info, Tippmann 98 Custom Paintball Gun, Tippmann Sports | Tagged: 98, 98-05p, ACT, back cap, end cap, Sling Mount, ta02019m ta02088, Tippmann 98 | Leave a Comment »
Posted by paintballtech on April 27, 2010
The 98-68 Tippmann 98 Flatline Rear Sight Shroud Nut was discontinued by Tippmann. They’re not ordering more and they’re all out. This was a black nut. We’ve re-sourced the part from a different vendor but these new ones are silver. So if you need this nut you’re not out of luck. TippmannParts.com has you covered. But you’ll get a silver one now instead of black. Nothing a little black sharpie won’t fix.
This is the rear sight nut from the original 98 Flatline Shroud , not the new Platinum Flatline Barrel.
Posted in Airsmith and Technical Info, Barrels, Clearance and Discontinued, Tippmann Sports | Tagged: 98, Flatline, Flatline Parts, Nut, Part, Parts, Replacement, Replacement Parts, Shroud, Stock Parts, Tippmann | Leave a Comment »
Posted by paintballtech on April 21, 2010
Posted in Clearance and Discontinued, Paintball Gun Upgrades, Tippmann Sports | Tagged: 98, 98 C, 98 Custom, 98 Custom Expansion Chamber, 98C-VE, Braided Hose, Braided Line, Expansion Chamber, paintball, Tippmann, Tippmann 98, Tippmann 98 Custom | Leave a Comment »
Posted by paintballtech on August 4, 2009
Posted in Brands, Paintball Gun Upgrades, Sales, Specials, and Promotions, Tippmann Sports, Uncategorized | Tagged: 98, 98 Stock, A5, A5 Stock, Air Through, Air-Thru, Commando, Dogleg, Longbow, M249, SAW, Shoulder Stock, Tippmann 98, Tippmann 98 Stock, Tippmann A5, Tippmann A5 Stock | Leave a Comment »
Posted by paintballtech on February 3, 2009
Lord Odin from the A5 Operator’s Group wrote this well thought out and thorough paintball gun comparison pitting the Tippmann A-5 against the Tippmann 98 Series guns.
Tippmann A-5 vs Tippmann 98 Series Paintball Guns
Tippmann A-5 Paintball Gun
The Tippmann A-5 is the next generation of markers after the Tippmann 98 with a few major differences. On average, they cost a bit more, but for about $50, you get a superior marker.
The first major upgrade is the Cyclone feed system built into A-5 marker. Tippmann has done away with the vertical feed and have added a pneumatic force feed system that virtually eliminates jams. Unlike electronic loaders, there are no batteries and force is only applied to the balls when the gun cycles. Due to the large opening of the Cyclone, it eliminates jams in the feedneck that can happen on the 98 Custom and any other small feed neck gun. The Cyclone has a lower profile than traditional hoppers, which is ideal for woodsball because players will mostly pop up over something than off to the side. Reducing your silhouette reduces your chance of getting shot.
Tippmann A-5 E-Grip
Tippmann has also made the gun more accessible by including pushpins for commonly removed items. Rather than completely disassembling the marker like on the 98’s, you can now remove pushpins to access your optional E-grip, remove your internals to lubricate or fix a problem, or change stocks. The A-5 lets you completely remove your trigger and grip. This is important if your trigger is malfunctioning or if it starts to rain and you want to switch back to a mechanical grip. The front grip is also removable, which gives you more options of style and placement on the marker.
The internals of the A-5 gun are very similar to the 98 Custom with one major exception. The A-5 now makes use of a tombstone. This is a piece that slides into the gun from the outside and is locked into place but is easily removable. On the 98’s, a braided hose was screwed directly into the valve body and was not easily removed unless in the staging area. The Tombstone on the A-5 allows for easier disassembly and gives you more upgrade options. Now you can mount a regulator directly to the gun, move locations of your gas line, or even connect a remote line directly. And all of this is done easily by attaching it to the tombstone with your hands. No tools are necessary to connect components to the tombstone or the tombstone to the gun.
Tippmann 98 Custom Platinum Series ACT Paintball Gun
The A-5 now has completely enclosed internals. The 98 Custom had its cocking handle connected to the hammer, which exposed your internals to dirt, paint, and other debris. On the A-5, the cocking handle has been relocated and the internals closed off, which will make your gun operate better and cleaner. Parts such as o-rings will need less replacement, as well.
The A-5 comes with a different barrel threading than the 98 Series guns. One of the complaints of 98 users was the barrel twisting loose on them due to the steep threading. The gradual threading of the A-5 barrels requires more turning to remove the barrel. This creates a tighter fit and it is much less likely to unscrew.
Lastly, manufacturers are producing many more upgrades and accessories for the A-5 instead of the 98 series, which seems to be taking a back seat to the A-5. This gives you many more upgrade options when you choose the A-5 and many of them are easy to install with the quick release pins.
For the little extra money, the A-5 is big step up from the 98 and is well worth price.
-Thanks for the review Lord Odin! An abbreviated version of this comparison has been incorporated in to our Tippmann A-5 Buyer’s Guide. TippmannParts.com carries the full line of Tippmann A-5 and 98 Series Paintball Guns in stock at the best prices.
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