'04 Prostock WGP Autococker
72/3000 Pure Energy HPA Tank
Evil Pipe Kit
Richochet Rhino Hopper
Runs on 1 9V
No battery indicator
I'll do the good things first. The plastic is sturdy and the feed neck has some o-rings which keep is attatched well. The design is pretty cool (though I doubt it actually deflects balls) and it only needs one battery. Now on to the bad. First, the constant agitation is really annoying. I didn't think it would be an issue, but it is. Not only is it annoying, but it could give away your position in a shorthanded, quiet woods game. Also, the agitation is inconsistent. When it's full, the agitator doesn't even turn. When it's not full, the balls fall inconsistently. This isn't usually an issue because you're moving and shaking the balls down but when I loaded it and turned it on to test the speed, I was very disappointed. I don't need a hopper that loads 20 bps, however I was hoping that the Rhino would put my days of empty shots and shaking the gun behind me. It has not. Finally, the top loading makes refills a little difficult under pressure because you can't keep the gun pointed downfield, you need to tip it forward.
Overall, I can't recommend this product too much. Many people say that for the price it's good, but when you can get something much better for only $10-$20 more I don't think it's a good value.
-14 inch Progressive or 14 inch thunder pig barrell
- Ricochet 2k
- Adjustable Stock
- Hyperstar Bolt
Some level of forced feed over a simple gravity hopper. It is very affordable.
Absolute loudest hopper ever! Motor turns nonstop so it is rough on batteries.
It is a super cheap way to get into the electronic hopper scene. However, price and a little gain in ball feed does not justify the level of noise this hopper gives out. It has no auto shut off so it will kill your batteries qwik .... It has a different drive motor then the next levels up and the difference is quite noticeable from a performance and noise factor. It is OK for beginners, but not for anyone with a serious game to play.
I would give this product a pass unless you do not care about giving away your position with a terribly loud and annoying grinding noise. It can seriously hinder your play depending on your game play & strategy, as the continuous use and obnoxious noises are just out of hand. I would just throw down another 20.00 or 40.00 to get one of the better hoppers, as their features and quiet performance are DEFINATELY the way to go !
I tried out this hopper because I was looking for a E-Hopper when I had my E99, so I tried out my friends rhino. It was terrible! The thing was slow and loud. My friend told me that it deflected balls well, but it got hit and the ball broke, not splatter it broke. It continuously agitated and was so loud it sounded like someone was mowing a lawn next door. I quickly put my regular 200 round VL back on and played like that for the rest of the day.
I wish the ratings went from 0 to 10 so I could give this product a 0, thats what it really deserves. If you are thinking of buying this hopper don't. Get the 10 extra bucks and buy a 12 volt revy.
1 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, June 24th, 2004 at 9:41 am PST
deflects paint and looks cool on all sorts of guns
slow feed 7bps and o rings break when u out it in
its an ok hopper for guns like viewloader and brass eagle but not for busheys or cockers. if u get thisa hopper u better be a beginner i got this hopper for my little sis she plays and she has a viewloader orion and it feeds just fine on he gun