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squanto Tuesday, July 22nd, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
3 months2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

1 year
Products Used:
VL200: more durable
Marker Setup: Stock 2k3 cocker w/ boomstick and a 98 custom w/ teardrop
Strengths: faster than non-motorized hopper
Weaknesses: not the strongest shells in the world, feed neck is too small diameter
Review: I got the reloader as per the great reviews and recomendations from the forums and reviews on this site. I was happy with it, it kept up well with my 98 and works well with my new cocker. One thing, the feed neck was too small to fit well in either gun, so I used electrical tape to "shim" it, and that worked.
I have only used it on 3 weekends of play, and the feed neck is broken. It seems more durable than my friends' revvies, but it still broke.
I emailed Empire, and they told me to get an RA number and send it to them to be fixed. I am in the process of doing that now, and hopefully that will turn out well.
The sound activation is nice, as it spins on every shot, but the servo is kind of loud. I didn't notice much with the 98, but with the cocker it seems the hopper is just as loud as the gun itself. It doesn't have any probs "hearing" the cocker, so people who say it doesn't pick up quiet guns are wrong on that point.
In one game this past weekend, it decided to break a ball in the hopper, which sucked, and lead to no balls being fed to the gun and taking me out of a game to get the hopper working and clean again.
Conclusion: Overall, a good hopper, but if it could hold a few more balls and was more durable, it would be better.
VL200's are almost unbreakable in my experience, why can't we have a motorized hopper made of the same material???
Gets an 10 for working well, but a 1 for breaking. Averages to an 8 cause I expect empire to fix it.
8 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2003 at 3:05 pm PST

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