Customized Halo B (Powerlyte shell, rip drive, 9.6V battery with toggle backup switch, Angry board).
Ego 09 Vicious Grey/Pol.Grey
.693 S3 barrel / .691 Site Mfg MF 14" Carbon Fiber barrel
Empire Prophecy Smoke Standard Front (no RF)
Custom Products 48ci 4500psi LP
Simple to use
Assembly and disassembly
Changing the batteries
The Prophecy is a very nice loader out-of-the-box and pairs well with my Ego 09. It fits snuggly into the feedneck, you pop off the front, remove the tray, plug in four AA batteries, put it back together, flip the toggle switch and off you go!
Tool Free Design
The tool free design is nice. It's no worse than my old Powerlyte shell, except there's no nuts to lose, no tiny screwdriver required, and cleaning the inside of the loader is a snap. I do not like having to remove the inner tray to change the batteries as part of the design - it's one of the few drawbacks to the loader.
I really like the fact that Empire has designed some optional accessories for the Prophecy: 200 ball front, 280 ball front, Radio Frequency (RF) transmitter, quick-fill lid and dual 9 volt battery adapter. The bad news... none of them are included in the standard package. There are a few extra magnets and a lid spring included though.
For now, I haven't even bothered to tweak the settings. The manual is professional and easy to follow. I just haven't seen the need to tweak anything yet. Right now I've been content to turn it on and let it rip.
The Prophecy kept up with the Ego 09 just fine. No breaks in the loader yet - and that was with a case of old dimpled paint. I'll update this review after I've had several cases through it and tweak the settings a bit. I'll also report on the alkaline AA battery life later too.
One of the best features about this loader is how light it is. Seriously light, but sturdy. Going to four AA batteries also helps reduce weight. The magnetic lid works great and is simply huge! The toggle switch was something I had incorporated into my customized Halo, and it's nice to see it on the Prophecy. Due to the low profile of the loader on the feedneck, the center of gravity and balance on my Ego 09 is great.
I like the Prophecy loader by Empire. It works great out of the box and fits like a glove on my Ego 09. If you're looking for a new loader, this is a great choice. I can't wait to upgrade with some of the accessories.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, February 28th, 2009 at 6:12 pm PST