Easy to use
Long battery life
Taking it fully apart can be difficult
I've been using the Prophecy for a little over a year now and I love this loader. I've used it in just about every type of paintball game...tourneys (indoor and outdoor), woodsball/recball games, scenarios, etc. And it has yet to let me down.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: This loader is freaking LIGHT! It is very well balanced on the gun and does not make the gun feel top-heavy. The low center of balance does wonders for how the gun feels in your hands. When I got it I did not adjust any settings at all...I just threw in 4 AA batteries and hit the field.
ON FIELD PERFORMANCE: Let's face it...it does not matter how good-looking a loader is or what bells and whistles it has if it does not perform. The Prophecy certainly performs as advertised. I slapped this loader onto my Driod and preceeded to hit the field. Off the break this loader did not skip a beat. I practiced and played all day long (combination of ramping and semi games) while diving, bunkering, and running and gunning down the field. All of that and the loader kept right up with no problems. At the end of the day I was curious how fast this loader could go so I put my Droid on unlimited ramping (which caps out at about 26bps) and shot out an entire loader of paint. The Prophecy kept up without skipping a shot.
BELLS & WHISTLES: Out of all the loaders on the market the Prophecy has the most to offer in terms of adjustability and user interface. It is pretty much idiot proof to make the adjustments that you want to maximize the performance between the loader and gun. With the ability to use sound, RF, or a combination of the two it will please pretty much any one. And the best thing about the Prophecy is that you do not have to adjust anything...you can just throw it on your gun and go play.
TOOLESS: The Prophecy is tooless in it's design. It takes only a few seconds to remove the shells. But putting them back on is another story...I'll get to that below. With it being tooless it is very easy to get to the inside if you break paint, need to change batteries, or install a speedfeed. And the best part is that 99.9% of everything I just mentioned can be done by taking off the front part of the loader.
BATTERY LIFE: I've had this loader for about a year and I have changed the batteries 3 times...that's right only 3 times. And that is with playing tournaments, practicing, or just screwing around playing recball just about every weekend. I do, however, use the Energizer E2 batteries and that makes a huge difference in battery life. I can't really tell you how many cases I get off of a single set but if I had to guess I would say it is somewhere around 15-18 cases per set of batteries...and that might be a low estimate. I also do not know how many cases you would get out of a set of Alkaline batteries.
OVERALL DESIGN: The internals are based on the Halo B design but have been highly refined. The feed system is all magnetic and works increadibly well. I have yet to experience a jam, mis-feed, or crushed paint. The shells are very durable. I have dropped the loader onto concrete, banged on coutless items, taken hard dives, been shot in the loader while being bunkered and the shell does not even have hair-line cracks in it. The feedneck is very strong as well and feels very sturdy on the gun.
THE ONLY DRAW-BACK: The only weekness of the Prophecy is taking it fully apart. It is pretty complicated to break down every last component and then reassemble them in the correct fashion. The Prophecy is engineered to go together one way and one way only. But on the plus side: You do not NEED to EVER take this loader fully apart. The only part you really need to take off the Prophecy is the nose cone. The nose cone gives you access to the batteries and will enable you to clean out the insides. But if you really have the uncontrollable urge to take this loader apart you have been warned.
With all of the options of loaders on the market today it can be tough to choose one. I was in that same boat at one time. I did ALOT of research and chose the Prophecy over all others and I do not regret it one bit. The Prophecy is truly one of the best loaders you can get today.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, March 8th, 2010 at 8:34 am PST