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Menohl Thursday, January 8th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
3 months14 of 18 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann Stock 200 RD Hopper
Viewloader VL200 Hopper
Both are basic gravity fed 200 Round Hoppers and work alright, but they don't feed as fast and sometimes require shaking to get the balls through the feedneck.
Marker Setup: Tippmann 98 Custom
GTA Inline Expansion Chamber
GTA Double Trigger
32* Star Fire Bolt
J&J 14" Ceramic Barrel
Viewloader 12V Revolution w/ X-Board
Brass Eagle Red Dot Sight
32* Coiled Remote
Thunder Pig In-Line CO2 Gauge
PMI 20oz. CO2 Tank
Strengths: Fast Steady Consistant Feeding
Weaknesses: outer casing will break if dropped, but so will any other agitated hopper!
Review: I must admit that this was not my first choice for an agitated electronic hopper. I had planned on buying an Evolution II hopper, when my buddy who used to shoot a Sypder Custom recieved a Free Tippmann A-5 w/ RT Trigger from his brother. Since the A-5 has the new cyclone feedneck system, he no longer needed his Vrev 12V, so he gave it to me.

When i got it, the feedneck on one side was broke off halfway up because it had fallen off of his spyder one day. I took a Dremel with a cutting wheel and cut the other side of the feedneck off so they were even, and then i tood a sandpaper grinding wheel and shaved down the top of the feedneck so that it was even diameter with the rest of the feedneck. Since the Tippmann 98's come with a feedneck that has a lock down bolt, the feedneck fit in enought that i can tighten the bolt up and it does not move at all.

I usually don't shoot very fast i'm honestly more of a sniper, but i must admit that when i did have to start laying down on the trigger this sucker kept up with me with zero problems. My old VL200 required an occasional shake when i started laying down the paint at a fast rate, so this was a nice change of pace.

After using it most of the day, i did trip on barb-wire in a woods field and fell flat on my chest, and upon that impact my marker and hopper did smack the ground. The hopper did crack on the hinge of the flip cap did break. I'm not saying that these things are flimsy, not at all, any hopper would have broken if you did that to it. I'm just saying take care of your gear.

(Update, i'm searching throught all the Viewloader links for replacment parts i discovered that most people want $8-10 per body side... but after some furthur research i found an online store that carried both sides for $5 in black, or $10 for clear and smoke. The shell i had was clear, but since my Tippmann is black i wanted the black anyway so i ended up buying both Halves, a new flip lid, spring, and battery door for $10 and got a free 140rd. Reload tube and 5 Bottle O-rings with my order. Since i've taken out the electronic parts and moved them to the new body, its working like a champ, and looks much better on my gun.)
Conclusion: Its a good hopper for the money, its fast, its sturdy, and what can i say, i like it! 9 out of 10.

It gets a nine because i may still end up buying the Evolution II because i want a hopper with the feedneck at the front so the hopper sits back furthur on the marker. And if i do get it and i like it more, it will get the 10 out of 10 for being furthur back on the marker
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, July 15th, 2004 at 9:13 pm PST
 

Review Comments
BladeBuster Saturday, February 5th, 2005 | 6:30 am PST
What website is it??? ive got a friend that bought one and on the first day it broke when i bunkered him and shot him on the hopper and it cracked! he is blaming me so now ima buy him a new shell. so wat website is it??!?!
   

slaminator3323 Monday, June 13th, 2005 | 9:01 pm PST
technically there is sniping its just in different degrees like some snipers will only have camo and be like 100ft away some will have ghillie suits be about 200ft away and have a 21"-28" barrel
   

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