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Looking at this 98 setup for woodsball....

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    Posted: 29 September 2011 at 11:05pm
I've been out of paintball for a while about 10 years, hence I'm putting this in the new players forum. I already know I'm a woods player and not a speedball player. I'm not really interested in the newer tippmanns as I like the feel of the 98. From what I understand I can obtain the same or better performance with some upgrades. I can get all this from a local shop for 600 slightly used (some kid bought it all and thought paintball hurt). Is this a good setup and is there anything that might be troublesome down the road? The guy at the shop told me it would easily keep up with any electro marker (which I find hard to believe, but maybe I'm wrong). I know BPS is kind of pointless, but I don't know much about the cyclone and it's potential with upgrades. I don't like to be bs'd either lol.

Tippmann 98 Custom ACT Platinum Series
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Well, that seems just a tad pricey to me for a used marker no matter how slightly used.  For $400, you could get yourself a brand new X7 Phenom electro-mechanical marker.  Can use C02 or HPA.  Very accurate for a Tippmann thanks to the new valve design.  If the battery dies while in a game, you can switch it over to mechanical mode and still play.  The other $200 you could buy cosmetic or functional upgrades.  I know you like the 98, but if you have that kind of money and it has to be a Tippmann, the Phenom is a good marker.  Pick one up and see how it feels in your hands.

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Originally posted by StormyKnight StormyKnight wrote:

Well, that seems just a tad pricey to me for a used marker no matter how slightly used.  
Shop around on Ebay. I am certain you can get a similiar setup for probably 1/2 that price. $600 is a LOT of green for a 98. Granted, the tank is worth at least $100, so really you're paying $500 for the marker, but it's still a lot. I would think you could build it new for that price. As mentioned, the X7 Phenom can be had for that kind of money.
 
Typically, to price a used Tippmann, I would take the cost of the marker and all the accessories new and cut it in half. You can find used 98's on Ebay with E-grips often times in the $100 range.
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I'd go with the phenom for that price(or hell, try and look around for an e-bolted 98 if you're that fond of them).
Just know that if you're going to be dropping money into a Tippmann that you probably won't get much of it back.
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would say Phenom before that package
a 98 is a great system but a phenom is better

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Go with the Phenom, it's the better platform you will get better peformance out the box than you'd get with that 98.
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I wouldn't even get the e-trigger.  I only use semi because i think its a waste of paintif you use full auto and other modes . although 30 bps on full auto is pretty bad ass
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