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Dreadpiratepig Saturday, November 26th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
3 months1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
All manner of VL's, Ricochets and Halo frontman. Regrettably, this loader has done nought but reinforced my opinion that you are often better sticking with what you know works. The nifty sound activation is offset by by the crappiest shell construction since the backman/frontman loaders and unusual slight tapering of the feedneck guaranteeing that it will not fit true in a clampneck.
Marker Setup: When I'm playing semi, RTP with body and externals by RPG, Deadlywind and White Wolf Justice barrel.
Strengths: Sound activation, moderately good aesthetics. Feeds perfectly well for up top top end mechs.
Weaknesses: Overly brittle shell construction.
Tapering feedneck.
Review: All in all, I have used this loader less than 5 times and already there are stress cracks emanating from all the magnet housings. That combined with the periodic rotating in the feedneck when full, due to the feedneck getting bigger toward the body has made all 5 outings with this loader utter misery.

After chatting with a friendly but unhelpful customer support person at Empire who suggested that I have a gun tech check it out (WTF?) I have found a perfect use for this loader - broken in half it serves adequately as a dish to put nuts in while I enjoy a beer and watch the OSC 3 man games on dvd.
Conclusion: Avoid like the plague. You can do better for your dollars, and should. The below rating is based on the fact that it actually holds paintballs and looks better than a non motorised hopper. Your VL200 will last longer though. But then, so would a scooped out meringue.
Rating:
4 out of 10
 

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