Upgrading The Tippmann 98 Custom Paintball Gun

Tippmann 98 Custom

Tippmann is counted among one of the most prominent manufacturers of paintball guns, barrels, and other accessories. Among the most popular paintball products are the reliable Tippmann 98, Tippmann TPX, and Tippmann A-5 series. In 1986, advancements in gun laws pushed the company into shifting its business specialization from minimized replica machine guns to paintball-related products.

The change was relatively convenient for Tippmann, as years of producing machine guns allowed them to gain expertise that became suitable for making Tippmann paintball guns. The Indiana and Illinois-based company prides itself in being a pioneer of the semi-automatic and full-automatic paintball field. Among some of the company’s popular products include the Tippmann A5, the X7 Phenom, and the Tippmann 98 Custom series. The latter is currently enjoying consumer popularity, particularly because of the many Tippmann 98 Custom upgrades available in the market. Customizing Tippmann 98 models offer sure benefits for the weathered Tippmann paintball gun user. Even the most terrible playing conditions and difficult situations can be improved a lot when a player purchases customized upgrade parts for his marker.

The Tippmann 98 Custom series was developed by the company to be conveniently modifiable. Among some of the trademark features of the 98 Custom are its Split Receiver Designs, which enable the user to ‘split’ open the 98 for improved internal cleaning and maintenance; as well as the front sight springs and trigger pins that allow the user to put the 98 back together again with ease. Tippmann 98 Custom upgrades allow the paintball enthusiast to modify the muzzle velocity, reduce recoil, improve handling, enhance marker accuracy, and generally improve the performance of their paintball markers. Stores both online and retail offer many parts cut out for Tippmann 98 Custom upgrades, such as bolts, feed systems, triggers, shoulder stocks, charging handles, sight rails, and many more.

Modifying the bolt of a Tippmann can pay off for the professional player, as an improved replacement can reduce the risk of recoil. Recoil is the backward force resulting from firing the gun, which in turns makes it hard for paintball players to aim the gun properly. Augmenting the quality of your bolt – ideally replacing it with a lighter one – can yield smooth and accurate firing, since less effort is needed to steady the paintball gun. This appears to be the target selling point of bolts and hammers for Tippmann 98 Custom upgrades. Products such as the TechT Paintball Zero Kick Hammer have made the hammer lighter, increasing its movement speed and contributing greatly to the entire bolt mechanism. Other customized Tippmann upgrades, such as the Rufus Dawg Wicked Bolt, bank on their capacity to withstand damage from dirt and crime which reduces the need for replacement.

Good muzzle velocity is also a very important feature of a paintball marker. Muzzle velocity rates how fast the paintball pellets discharge from the marker – the faster the muzzle velocity, the less the air resistance. Thus, pellets fired from a greater muzzle velocity are more accurate and increases the chance of scoring a win on that next paintball tournament. Replacing the current spring of a paintball gun with customized upgrades for the Tippmann 98, such as spring kits, provide increased muzzle velocity, while upgrading a marker with customized charging handles allow paintball users to cock the weapons with ease. Other Tippmann 98 Custom upgrades also include velocity adjusters to change muzzle velocity for different situations, custom triggers that allows for different firing modes and increase in rates of fire, and shoulder stocks that support stable firing for situations that require fast shooting.