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ncoco252 Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
VL-200 Hopper
Marker Setup: Tippmann 98 Custom
12" Lapco Bigshot Barell
Strengths: Smaller size
Made of thick plastic (strong)
Good lid

Weaknesses: Doesn't feed balls very fast
Shaped weird?
Review: I got this hopper because I wanted a small hopper, but the Brass Eagle 50 Round Hopper was too small and it breaks very easily. I stumbled upon this and thought it could finally be a decent smaller size hopper. It's made with the same type (and thickness) of plastic as regular 200 round hoppers, so it should be pretty durable. It also has a sturdy, hinged, locking lid. The shape of it is kind of weird, though. It's almost wider than a normal 200 round hopper, but a lower profile, and it's back heavy when it's filled, but it doesn't really make any difference. I tried it out on a small game and found that it doesn't feed well. I was using a stock Tippmann 98 and it couldn't even keep up with that. So I drilled one small hole on each side of the hopper and found that it feeds better when you drill a couple holes in it. You can also do some modification to the inside of it to smooth out the feed tube area. It's pretty much the best small hopper out right now with simple modification.
Conclusion: If you want a good small gravity-fed hopper, this is a very good choice as long as you do the easy mods. Way more durable than other small hoppers.
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 at 6:36 pm PST
 

Review Comments
p8ntballa100 Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 | 5:05 pm PST
I believe that there are groves inside the feed neck that you have to file down in order for it to feed right. The hopper was made to feed 2 calibers of paint.
   

ncoco252 Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 | 6:38 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by p8ntballa100
I believe that there are groves inside the feed neck that you have to file down in order for it to feed right. The hopper was made to feed 2 calibers of paint.

That's true. I only did a simple test with the holes. I have looked around and found the feed neck mods will help a lot.
   

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