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redneck_76 Saturday, November 17th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
3 months18 of 18 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
VL200
Extreme Rage
Ricochet AK Rhino
Marker Setup: Tippmann pro carbine
32 degrees expansion chamber
20inch J&J ceramic barrel
Archon Tacamo hopper

This is my marker. There are many like it, but this one is mine. Without me, my marker is nothing. Without my marker, I am nothing.
Strengths: No batteries
Durable
Secure lid
Cheap
Fastest gravity fed hopper I've ever seen
Weaknesses: Hard to find, only available on a few websites. Have never seen in store
Review: First of all, I only play woodsball so I don't really care about high rate of fire in a gun or hopper. Plus where I play when batteries go dead it is a 45min drive to the nearest mini-mart to get new ones. I'm not made of money so I try to shoot as little paint as possible, after all if you buy decent paint it costs about $.03 per shoot depending on how much you drop on the ground while filling your hopper. My pro-carbine has a supper low rate of fire but even standard gravity fed hoppers would jam up leading to chops and misfires. My brother even said I should get something other then the VL200 I was using cause he could hear the misfires and me shaking my gun from across the field. I came across this hopper on Ebay. It boasted all about how great it was 11.6 rounds per second, but what caught my attention was it said no more misfeeds. It is designed to use the blow back gases that are expelled thru the feed neck to agitate the paint as an electric hopper would. I did not want to pay $10.00 for shipping from Ebay so I found the same hopper from I&Isports.com with much cheaper shipping. I bought two just for testing and was blown away by the performance. Not a single misfire or chop all day and I shot about 2000 rounds. The channel design not only holds about 10 shots coming from two different directions but it also keeps the weight of all the other paintballs off the feed funnel. Even if one side jams the other side is feeding and you have ten shots worth of blow back gases to agitate the paint and clear the jam before a misfire. If you want to test how it might work on you gun, take your hopper off a put a couple rounds in feed neck, once you pull the trigger the paint should fly out of the feed neck. If it does not fly out, this hopper might not work as well for you. I was so impressed I sold all of my other hoppers, gravity feed and electric then bought six of these that I use not only on my pro-carbine but also the other five guns I have. I cannot verify 11.6 r.p.s. but my e-rex shoots about eight on full auto and this hopper can easily keep up.
Conclusion: Can’t beat the performance for the money and simplicity. Spend the four bucks and try it yourself. Even if this wont be your primary hopper it makes a great backup.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 at 8:56 pm PST
 

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