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Tippmann 98 Custom Stocks: Learn>Browse>Buy

Tippmann 98 Scenario and Folding Stocks. If you’re in the market for a new stock for your Tippmann 98 Custom, but are having trouble deciding which stock is the best for you, then visit our recently revamped Tippmann 98 Custom Stock page. It now features a buying guide, which outlines what features the stocks have, and how this will benefit your next game of paintball.
Trinity Paintball Fury Tippmann 98 Custom Stock - Black

Tippmann Marker Oil and Grease – Specially Formulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

J & J Performance Releases New Commando Barrel

“] & 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.

All About Tippmann 98 End Caps

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.

  98-05P Tippmann End Cap [98 Custom, Model 98]  TA02019 Tippmann End Cap ACTTA02088 Tippmann End Cap with Sling Mount [98 Platinum Series]

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Tippmann Flatline Rear Sight Shroud Nut – Re-Sourced

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. Rear Sight Shroud Nut [98 Flatline Barrel] 98-68 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 Flatline Shroud Complete - Plastic [98 Flatline Barrel] TA02001, not the new Platinum Flatline Barrel. Tippmann  Flatline Platinum Barrel [98]

Tippmann 98 Expansion Chamber Kit Discontinued

It looks like Tippmann’s discontinued their expansion chamber kit for the 98 series guns (non platinum).   We’re all out too so that’s the end of that.  The A5 Expansion Chamber  Tippmann Vertical Expansion Chamber Kit [A5] - Blackkit is still available.  We do have some other expansion chambers  Pro-Team Products Intruder Expansion Chamberthat will work just fine on your gun.  You just need to make sure you have the right fitting and braided line to install it.  Feel free to call us for help.

Just to be clear.  That discontinued item is for the NON-Platinum Series 98 Customs.  If you have a 98 Custom Platinum or PS  Tippmann 98 Custom Platinum Series Ultra Basic Paintball Gun - Blackthen you’re still good to go.  The Platinum Series Vertical Expansion Chamber is still available. Tippmann Vertical Expansion Chamber Kit [Platinum Series 98] - Black

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Paintball Gun Review: Tippmann A-5 vs Tippmann 98 Series

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

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 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

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.