98 Custom and Cocker both with too much $ spent on upgrades and a Nelspot 007.
Cheaper and lighter than Halo.
Not as fast as halo.
Battery door feels flimsy.
I have an Evlution2 with y-board in smoke.
When I joined my paintball club they all told me horror stories of their Halo B's going down in tourneys and frantically cranking the rip drives only to shoot a couple balls before having to crank again. Only one of the 8 guys with Halos didn't have a broken shell, blender incident, or battery dump. The main reason they all haven't gotten eggs is because they dropped 130 on the freaking halos. What sold me on the egg2 was when I saw a guy in my local proshop drop an egg on concrete leaving only a scratch. <-- thats what stickers are for.
My egg's shell is a lot stronger than it looks. The feed neck is in 2 halves so it doesn't feel rock solid but it hasn't broken. I would suggest removing one of the springs for the lid and then opening and closing it while watching TV to break it in. One episode of Dave Chappelle should do it. Anyways, my guns have clamping feed necks so I didn't have to sand down the neck and possibly weaken it. I've slid hopper first into plywood bunkers, trees, dirt, and taken more hopper hits(I suck) than I care to admit. Do yourself a favor and buy a 99 cent spray bottle at walmart to clean paint off your gear with H2O. Since the hopper shell is made from the same polycarbonate used in mask lenses you should clean paint off it as soon as possible since the paint will weaken polycarbonate if left for too long. The flexible white rubber impeller is nice and soft. It wont jam or break paintballs. Instead it just flexes around any stubborn balls unlike the clear hard hook shaped impeller in the original. I like how the hopper is farther back on the gun. I can push the whole gun farther up against a sup air bunker to manipulate it. I think that's the main reason you see a lot of pros with eggs.
I don't know how the other reviewers only got 160 balls in this thing. I filled the hopper with 225 (I counted every one) packed in tight. I think the Halo holds about 170. I only load about 210 or so for safety. The egg spit them out in about 14 seconds (15 bps)The reason I didn't get 17 bps like everyone else is because the paintballs I used were from a 1/4 bag of blaze I spilled under my computer desk and forgot about for 3 months. The were exposed to the heating vent so most were oblong, covered in dust, dented, soft, or swollen when I finally dug them all out. The egg still fed them all without any problems except for the slower feed rate. One more reason to USE FRESH PAINT!
My only complaint is the battery door. It's quite flimsy so take your time with it. Be easy on the lid too if you can.
The Halo can feed consistently when tilted 60 degrees left or right. The evo can be tilted 60 degrees too but the angle decreases to 20 when you get down to about 40-50 paint balls. But with the huge capacity, you should be able to reload way before then.
Some think the egg is ugly. It sure looks better than a revvy though.
Finally I noticed some of the reviews that talk about problems that seem related to the original egg and not the second one. Check out a review of the evo2 in the warpig.com techincal section for a good article on the egg2's. It shows key differences in the original crappy egg vs. this one. Apparently some P00P headed dealers took the original egg and just threw the new impeller in it.
I didn't like the rough lid screws. I replaced them with aluminum 1/4 inch threaded posts from Lowes. They fit perfectly with a lock washer and since they screw into each other, they dont tear up the plastic. They also don't stick out of or into the loader. A little teflon tape or a lock washer helps keep them together.
It feeds faster than I can shoot. My buddies have had fewer problems with the egg on their e-guns than they had with the halo. The Halo and Evo2 both have their pro's and con's. Both are better than any other loaders though so its up to personal preference and $. I give it a 9 because it's not as rock solid as I'd like, and it doesn't make women drool all over me.
BTW - Why do some people that post reviews never check their grammar and spelling. I hate when a review doesn't help me because I have a stroke trying to understand the sentence.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, March 11th, 2004 at 12:53 pm PST