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Dark Master Wednesday, March 10th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month89 of 94 people found this review helpful.

2 years
Products Used:
Revy,Empire Reloader,Eggy2,Halo B
Marker Setup: *Black 2k3 Vert Feed Autococker * Chrome E-blade * Black/Chrome Superfly Bolt * Chrome Tickler LPR * Chrome FreeFlow Ram w/ QEV's * Black Shocktech Mini Drop * Black Empire On/Off * Chrome Kapp Twisted Cocking Rod * Black FreeFlow Beavertail * Chrome Kapp Ball Detent * Black Bob Long Reg * Clear Eggy2 * Clear Empire Reloader B * Empire 8-piece Barrel Kit * 12in Boomstick * Crossfire 68/4500
Strengths: ~Feed Rate,etc...
~4 or 6 AA Batts.
~Rip Drive
~See Through
~Sound Activated
Weaknesses: ~Feed Neck
Review: ~PROS~

The empire reloader is a very fast feeding hopper using force feed ways.This hopper has a feed rate of 22+.Some people claim 30 but i haven't tryed it with long strings of paint yet.Tis hopper is a lot more consistent then the halo b.It feeds at a continuous rate or whatever it it.This hopper is has no jams.When i had my halo b it would jam every once in a while.

What i love about this hopper is u can switch it with 4 or 6 AA batteries.It comes with another batteries source thing for 4 batteries.When using 4 batteries it makes the hopper lighter but the feed rate is slower.

I love that this hopper comes stock with a rip drive.It allows u to manually feed paintballs such as when ur chrono ur gun or when we have a jam in ur hopper.

This hopper only comes in 3 colors as i know of right now;clear,smoke,and blue.There might be more but i haven't found any more yet.Also,about the first 500 made came with sparkles in the shells which made it look pimp and more shiny.
EDIT:I have found that they now also come in orange and black.

Another feature i love is that it is see through.The whole hopper is,except for the motor.
It is easy to see how much paint u have left everywhere,including the feed tube and raceway.

I love that it is sound activated.I can use any paint and not worry about dark shelled paint.It will spin on every shot it hears.Plus u can tell it spins by watching the rip drive and/or the paint inside.Also the blinking green light goes off when ur shooting so u know it is spinning.


The feedneck on this hopper is HUGE.It took me awhile to sand it down to size to fit in my 'cocker's feedneck.And it still isn't all the way down yet.

This hopper is heavy compared to other hoppers out there but it is roughly the same weight as a eggy2 both filled.If u use 4 AA batteries and have it filled,it will weigh less.

The price for this hopper is around $150.I think that is a little high but i think it is worth it.It might be hard for people on strict budgets to get one cause it is so much.
Conclusion: Overall,i think this is the best hopper out there today,with a high feedrate.It will keep up with u.If ur looking for a high feedrate hopper for high ROF high-end guns then this is the hopper for u.
10 out of 10Last edited on Monday, July 5th, 2004 at 6:23 pm PST

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Tbone0423 Sunday, April 16th, 2006 | 7:07 pm PST
the empire b is better? why? because it is sound activated. It responds faster to ur gun and is more consistant because it doesn't wait for a break in the ball stack. Empire B is faster then stock halo, but a halo with cheetah board will be just as fast and concistant, so theres ur choice, one with eyes, one without.

FDS Saturday, June 17th, 2006 | 7:38 pm PST
Originally posted by stevko
also my second qustion do u think an indian creek free style for 600 on is better then an impluse?

I would get the freestyle especillay the Naughty Dog model.

Foltzie88 Monday, July 24th, 2006 | 11:52 am PST
Ok haha, if you people think that little hopper is heavy...go lift some weights. =)

Pyro13 Sunday, February 4th, 2007 | 12:30 pm PST
Foltzie88 has a point lmao

potatoboy13 Saturday, May 26th, 2007 | 7:25 am PST
Originally posted by stevko
whats better halo b or the empire loader?

the reloader b is faster dont own one but have a friend who does

smartparts399 Saturday, May 3rd, 2008 | 10:06 am PST
I got one with a speed feed and an upgraed board for 66

sniper002 Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 | 4:48 pm PST
Oh, just so you know, there is a sale right now for $65 for it
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