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af895 Sunday, July 22nd, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
6 months3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

2 years
Products Used:
Brass Eagle Pocket Hopper (OK but tends to SELF-DESTRUCT when hit with a paintball)
"Ammo box" style hopper designed to be loaded with 10-round tubes (OK but loading is inconvenient without 10 round tubes)
Marker Setup: AGD Classic 68 Automag
Tac-One body
Palmer Pursuit Shop 12" dual-vented 0.685cal barrel
J&J brass barrel
Palmer Pursuit Shop male stabilizer
9oz. & 3.5oz. anti-siphon CO2 tanks.
Strengths: Tiny, durable, adaptable, light-weight, low-profile, inexpensive
Weaknesses: only comes with "Pringles lid" (easily fixed)
Review: Winchester is the KING of the 50-round class hoppers. You've got a few options in this area: the Winchester, the Brass Eagle Pocket Hopper and "ammo box" style hoppers which load using a 10-round tube.

I've used all three and now only use the Winchester.

I play most games with the Winchester as it holds enough paint to be used for light-duty suppression and it's small enough that you'll avoid hopper hits more often than you would with a more conventional hopper.

One thing you should do immediately is upgrade it with a flip-open lid. I use a Dye-locklid on mine but I've seen other styles of lid on the Winchester. It's easy to just pop a new, collared lid on and expoxy it in place. With the lock-lid, you may have to put a tiny screw and washer on the "post" for the pivot arm to prevent the arm from coming off. (if the lid were on the Dye lock-lid pod, the pod itself would keep the arm from coming off)

You won't likely play a tournament with this kind of hopper (though it's been done by the LA-Hitmen when they play pump) but it's a lot of fun and forces you to conserve ammo or at least be more aware of how much you're using.
Conclusion: Buy one and upgrade it with Dye-locklid.
10 out of 10

Review Comments
splatomatc Saturday, July 28th, 2007 | 9:03 am PST
how many bps does it get

af895 Sunday, July 29th, 2007 | 6:22 am PST
Originally posted by splatomatc
how many bps does it get


No idea. Maybe 10? It feeds faster than the Brass Eagle Pocket hopper.

But, if you're using this type of hopper, you probably aren't too concerned with BPS. ;)

mjr_paranoid Tuesday, August 14th, 2007 | 4:08 pm PST
Originally posted by splatomatc
how many bps does it get
Is that even a serious remark???

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