The TIPPMANN 98 Custom¿ with A.C.T. (Anti-Chop technology) is a fully customizable semi-automatic paintball marker. The receiver is manufactured with die cast aluminum. Tippmann's new Anti-Chop Technology is a complete new system consisting of a rear bolt, front bolt and linkage arm with movements that are dictated by the location of a paintball in the chamber prior to firing. If a paintball is fed correctly, the system's front bolt and rear bolt travel together - connected by the linkage arm - to fire the ball. However, if a ball is lodged inside the chamber incorrectly, the front bolt will stop moving forward as soon as it makes the slightest contact with the lodged ball. The rear bolt continues moving forward, but is momentarily disconnected from the linkage arm until it hits the marker's air valve. Upon reaching the air valve, the rear bolt is quickly forced back as it reconnects to the linkage arm, which pulls the front bolt back into firing position. While the two bolts are traveling back together, the lodged ball falls into position and the marker then cycles itself to discharge the ball at normal velocity. Competitive systems are typically just spring-loaded bolts, which require you to re-cock after each ball jam. Shot velocity is maintained with Tippmann's new system because its cycle speed never changes, unlike with spring-loaded Anti-Chop bolts that stall slightly when encountering a lodged ball. In addition, "blowback," a sudden release of trapped air into the hopper that often breaks paintballs and creates a big mess, is also eliminated because Tippmann's Anti-Chop Technology maintains consistent airflow in the marker whether there is a blockage or not. Marker made in USA
There are ordinary paintball markers, and then there are paintball markers that act as extensions of your personality. The Tippmann 98 Custom PowerPack fits squarely in the latter category. The fully customizable semiautomatic marker is compatible with Tippmann's accessory arsenal, including the Flatline barrel system, the sniper barrels, the double trigger kit, the Response trigger system, the collapsible stock, and the rear-cocking system, among many others. Want to create a paintball marker that represents your style, your game, and your creativity? Look no further. Plus, it's easy to install a new accessory, as all you need is the same tools you use to take the marker apart.
The Tippmann 98 Custom is made of die-cast aluminum with an extra-sturdy finish. More significantly, the marker boasts Tippmann's Anti-Chop Technology (A.C.T.), a system consisting of a rear bolt, front bolt, and linkage arm with movements dictated by the location of a paintball in the chamber prior to firing.
If a paintball is fed correctly, the system's front bolt and rear bolt travel together--connected by the linkage arm--to fire the ball. However, if a ball is lodged inside the chamber incorrectly, the system moves the bolts independently until the lodged ball falls into position. Once the ball is back in place, the marker cycles itself to discharge the ball at normal velocity. Not only does the A.C.T. system prevent stalls and "blowback" (a sudden release of trapped air into the hopper), but it also maintains shot velocity, as the cycle speed never changes. It's a must for the serious paintball enthusiast.
Additional features include a quick-release feeder elbow, a removable front grip (for adding an expansion chamber and vertical kits), and a 200-round hopper. The Tippmann 98 Custom PowerPack also adds a few extras that aren't available with the Custom Basic model, including a 9-ounce CO2 tank (the marker works with CO2, compressed air, and nitrogen), a butt plate, and a high-performance goggle with an anti-fog lens, along with a standard maintenance pack with a barrel sleeve, oil, wrenches, cleaning cable, and spare tank O-ring.
- Caliber: 0.68
- Action: Semiautomatic
- Power: CO2, compressed air, or nitrogen
- Hopper capacity: 200
- CO2 capacity: 9-ounce cylinder
- Feed rate: 8 balls per second (BPS)
- Firing rate: 8 BPS
- Trigger: Standard
- Barrel length: 8.5 inches
- Length: 19.6 inches
- Weight: 2.9 pounds (without tank)
- Effective range: 150-plus feet
Tippmann's mission is to provide innovative, high-performance and durable paintball markers and accessories to the world and stand behind them with renowned customer service. Tippmann Sports is a premier manufacturer of high performance paintball markers and accessories. Founded in 1986 by Dennis Tippmann Sr., Tippmann Sports prides itself in its pursuit of cutting edge technology and design. Whether you're just starting out or an advanced player, Tippmann has something to start or add to your game.