My Choice of Tippmann 98 Upgrades
Posted 12 April 2009 - 10:57 AM
I'm currently using the apex, which the barrel it comes with is pretty darn good. However, I also have a
brandless 14" "sniper" barrel that works just as good. Anything but the stock. Other than a barrel you need
a e-hopper. I think HPA on a 98c would just be a waist of money. One nice thing about the 98c is the metal body.
if you ever get bored of it, you can chop it up and mod it out. I've seen some crazy projects made from 98s, like an
M1 Grand! I actually plan to turn mine into the assault rifle from aliens, complete with shotgun.
Posted 12 April 2009 - 01:36 PM
I don't know if you've gotten the RT versus E-Grip thing figured out yet, but I thought I'd chime in with a few points.
First off, as mentioned earlier, the RT does not waste any gas. The gas used by the RT (as well as the cyclone feed) is gas that your marker was already venting. So your efficiency won't change.
I have an E-Grip and love it, but you do have to be careful about your battery. So far I haven't run out mid-game. You just have to pay attention and change it on the early side. But as far as field legality, my field actually does allow RTs but anyone with an E-Grip is required to keep it on semi. I hadn't heard of a field that allows E-Grips over RTs, but I suppose it's possible. I'd check with the field(s) where you think you'll play most.
This post has been edited by Silent-7: 12 April 2009 - 01:41 PM
Posted 12 April 2009 - 06:45 PM
Posted 12 April 2009 - 08:35 PM
That's just something to keep in mind, from one paintball player to another. In the mean time, enjoy your 98C and, most importantly, go PLAY!
Posted 13 April 2009 - 12:30 PM
Posted 24 April 2009 - 08:05 AM
Edit: Eh, nevermind, from what I can tell a regulator is really only needed if I plan to run with an HPA system. Which, tbh, I don't know if I should or not. Especially since players have had troubles getting it to work with the Response Trigger.
This post has been edited by Nelos: 24 April 2009 - 10:59 AM
Posted 22 June 2009 - 02:13 PM
I agree. In all of my experience with a cyclone fee, it chops so many balls. and then you have to open up the gun to get to the internals and clean them out before you can play again.
Posted 22 June 2009 - 08:10 PM
Response trigger vs Electronic trigger - I prefer electronic. The response trigger ate through the hammer assembly repeatedly. The electronic trigger is much easier to use.
Flat line vs Apex - Flat line takes some time to set up properly is picky on paint (smaller paint sizes work better). The flat line adds distance to the paintball by adding backspin. The Apex is not picky on paint. The Apex adds distance by adding back spin as well but can be turned to add curves or drop effects which can be useful in different situations one you get used to it. Also you can turn off the effects of the Apex.
Polishing the internals - This helps with the shot to shot consistency of the marker (mine went from a 20-25 fps spread to a 5-10 fps spread) this greatly increases accuracy and efficiency. Also, by far the cheapest "upgrade" all you need is a can of WD40, a scouring pad, paper towels, and an evening with your marker.
Rocket Cock - Helps keep the internals clean for those crawling situations. And helps conserve some air.
Loaders - If you use the cyclone you can easily switch to a gravity fed hopper should something happen. Just keep your original feed neck handy. All you have to do is pull of the air hose to the cyclone, depress the front site to remove the cyclone and put on the stock feed neck and gravity hopper. I have had to do this once and it only took about 1 minute off the field (didn't even miss a game).
Stock with remote vs On air - This is totally a personal preference I again have done both and prefer the stock with remote line (a slide check is a must so you are not "attached" to your marker).
HPA vs CO2 - CO2 gives you more shots per tank but the faster you shoot the more drop you will see, paint not flying as far. This can be patially solved by getting an expansion chamber, which I would highly suggest if you are going with CO2 (it can also be used with HPA). HPA give much more shot to shot consistency which helps with accuracy, but does not give as many shots per fill. This can be overcome with a larger carbon fiber tank (which is far lighter than a CO2 or steal tank).
Hope this helps.
This post has been edited by Spaceman Spiff: 22 June 2009 - 08:16 PM
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This post has been edited by klaatu: 09 January 2010 - 10:06 AM