Sound Activated, no problems with dark shell paint. Also able to work thru ball breaks in the hopper which would interfere with the eye sensors.
-Auto Turn off allows you to conserve Power .
-Low Battery LED lets you know when to change batteries.
-Able to work with 6 AA or optional 4 AA batteries The board adjusts the power to the motor depending on the batteries used. Using 4 AA batteries will make for a very light hopper.
-Stainless Steel Hardware
-Glitter Flake in shell
-See Through drive case you can now see the belt and gears work.
-Rip Drive Installed - You can now Un-Jam paint. Manual feed balls at chrono. And have a back up system if your batteries ever die during a game.
-Achieves up to 22+ bps with any color shell paintball.
The Empire Reloader B is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
empire reloader b
worr blade bolt
stiffi switch barrel
68ci 3,000 psi tank
It is very fast.
Fast hopper with rip drive which is cool. It is lighter than the halo b. Good hopper and no matter how fast you shoot it will keep up even if you are slow it will not double feed. Also makes any gun look good and feeds great. More battery efficient than the hao b to and it is faster.
Spyder Pilot ACS stock
Empire reloader B
Viewloader Pro Attitubes Harness
looks like a Halo,
easy to clean with break
loads a ball when you open and close the lid (sound activated)
This hopper is awesome, It is so easy to use. With three different loading speeds you can customize it to whatever speed you want. I've only encountered 1 weakness, is that I accidently turned off my hopper, then back on, so it fed a ball into the feed neck when it was already full of balls. A ball broke, which probly lead to many more breaks during that one incident. And I had a huge mess, good thing it's so easy to take apart. Also it gave me something to do when I was bored at home. haha. Other then that, it doesn't misfeed and it's really reliable. I probly shouldn't set it on the highest speed when I'm playing. I only have a problem with the way recognzes sounds. It would be a better loader if it didn't recognize the popping sound of every open and close of the lid as a shot. Other than that it is the best loader on the market in my opinion
If you want to consider buying this, then buy it if you have the money, if you have a sorta slow marker, like mine. Then get the Empire reloader, or reloader 2. It deserves an 8. If it had a 9 or 10, then Jesus would use it, so it isn't perfect
8 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, January 30th, 2006 at 10:51 pm PST
nothin really, a little on the heavy side, deal with it
This thing is great! I know it is a little expensive, but i ordered a normal REloader for $50 and they sent me this so im not complaining! The belt feed is so fast, it keeps up with the fastest guns and fingers. It also never spills, because the belt only rotates if it is on and senses noise (or you turn the manual crank on bottom). I have never had a break and hopper hits don't screw with it. It seems bulky but the way it is made makes it for a lower profile. It also holds a crapload of balls so you can run a few games without having to reload. This is easily the best hopper out there. If you have enough money and a good enough gun, buy it!
Fast, holds alot, doesnt break balls or spill, GET IT!
Sound Activated, no delay in force feed, and adjustable
Magnets could be stronger on stock lid, also plastic on lid could be stronger
I've been using this hopper for about 3 years now, maybe more. My current marker has an uncapped rate of fire (SP Ion XE with Virtue Board & TechT lvl.7 bolt + 360 QEV = pretty effin fast). Now I know this hopper's been around for awhile now, and it's not the fastest loading piece of equipment available, however it's still pretty fast. I have no way to measure my exact BPS output as I do not own any device that can clock that, however I do know that I can turn the eyes off on my marker and rip on it in ramp mode and my Reloader-B will still keep up (my Dwell on my marker is set at 9, delay on eye response is turned off, d-bounce set to 3). Now enough on my experience with it, time for my actual review on the product.
Essentially it's an Improved Halo-B that loads off of sound. So no more having issues with anything to do with eyes. Also since it is sound driven every time you pop off a shot it will actuate, ensuring a ball is fed. And just like the Halo-B it is a force feeder so you don't have to rely on gravity to drop the ball into your chamber. Gone are the days of long feed necks and shaking your marker. Just rip and ride.
Outside of it's performance, it's fairly reliable and robust; excluding the lid. Now the Lid I will complain about, and it's about the only thing I will complain about. As nice as the lid feels, and as cool as it is to have magnets hold things together, I have had my lid open up on me and dump my paint on the floor while pointing the marker upwards, or while running and diving. Not only do the magnets suck at holding the lid shut, the lid itself did break on me. It took one shot to shatter it, which was in itself a blessing because I ended up replacing the lid with an Exalt feed gate, which is awesome, and one of my favorite purchases I've made, I mean who doesn't want a more convenient way to load?
Going back to the robust and reliable build of the hopper itself, I'm still using my original shell that was on the loader when I purchased it, and it's taken shots, been dropped, been banged up against bunkers and various other objects, and even stored haphazardly for about a year (stopped playing for awhile in 09). I did accidently strip the screw hole that holds the battery door down (my own fault for using a SnapOn Drill driver and being lazy, for all screws on plastic, use a screw driver and make it hand tight, no power tools or facepalm yourself like I did). Duct Tape now holds my battery door closed (Duct Tape is one of Humankind's greatest creations). Aside from the self inflicted damage, this hopper has never let me down, I've had it since 08, it's now 2011, and it's working flawlessly.
If this is a hopper you're looking at, I'd say go for it. My only complaint is with the hopper lid, because the stock lid in my opinion could have been made better, I will give it -1 point for that, but that's the only thing about it that bothered me. Now is it the best loader on the market in 2011? No it is not, however it is good, and still one of the better ones out there. The only one I'd take over this for myself would be a Dye Rotor. In the words of Hunter Hearst Helmsley on a deodorant commercial "anything less... would be uncivilized."
empire reloader b
Aftermarket barrel (can't think of name right now)
custom duct tape grip ;)
Great hopper. Fast. Very durable. I tripped on some rocks last time I used it. The hopper took a direct impact on a rock. It went crazy and chopped some paint, but after wiping it out with paper towels, all was well. It needed complete dis-assembly and cleaning after I got home, but NO CRACKS. Being a spazz, I fall in the woods all the time. This hopper has taken some (unintentional) abuse and still works well.
I would recommend to anyone! Who needs a 50bps loader???
Baught the reloader b when it first came out and just baught another one a month ago because I loved mine so much. Easy turn on/off and easy adjustability of modes. I could of spend $100+ for the new hoppers that feed 50bps but who will honestly use that? The reloader b will fit anyones needs unless your interested in having the latest and greatest of items(guilty as well).
This is a well made hopper which needs no upgrades. Save your money and buy the reloader b.
Well... where to start.
Ive found that these types of loader (Halo and empires) were high in cost, but that was a while ago and also when they owned the whole market. Much has changed since a couple of years ago like the vlocity coming out and the new dye loader which i havent tried yet, but these newly introduced hoppers came out in my opinion more advanced and reasonably priced. I used to play with a reloader B and didnt find it the best loader out there, but it definitely does the job you need it to do. It feeds fast and i love how its sound activated because it honestly never missed a beat and never once jammed on me. You fire, it feeds. It has a 160 round capacity which is decent but i prefer the vlocity`s 200 round count. The reloader also does have a strong shell much like the halo B`s. This being said it pretty much sums up all of the key strong points for this loader, and yes, it is 100% fast enough to feed your 20-25bps marker rate. The 6aa batteries really make the loader heavy.
I got it because i was more on a budget, i got it used. it does what it needs to do, but if you would like more perfection which is what ive always wanted, go with the vlocity as it feeds faster, its alot lighter and has more round capacity
best hopper ive owned compared to the other cheap hoppers
DP Fusion limited edition stock-pure energy carbon fiber tank
Fast as you'll need
Board took a second to get used to (my first legitimate hopper)
Solid hopper. on the heavy side. i have a blue glitter edition so i get compliments on it. has the 4 or 6 battery option. its as fast as you'll ever need. the only time i have ever mis fired was when the battery was dying. it will definitely keep up with you otherwise. i did have to sand down the neck for an autococker i had previously. not quite sure how, but i got this hopper for less than 80 bucks. 9 out of 10 for slight heaviness and neck thickness, yet neither are really a big deal.
Great solid hopper. All you'll ever need unless your extremely picky
Redz Smart Parts Ion with redz
Redz clamping feed neck
Redz asa on/off regulator
14 in. redz Peperstick barrel
EMPIRE reloader B
3000psi 48 ci air tank
Fast speed, different battery use choices, rip drive, no eyes, dosn't
A littel heavy
This hopper is one of the best still after being on the market for a good time now this hopper shell comes in every color of the rainbow it seems and more i use this hopper on a eclipse ego spyder pilot and smart parts ion is keeps up with every thing i can throw at it laying on my side i can still shoot poping up and down snap shooting everything its amazing
In my conclusion this is a quality hopper that is good enough for every gun u put it on i love this hopper i might not ever get a differnt one in my tournament career
proto slg 09 ultralite
empire b reloader
proto 2 piece 14" in barrel
tippmann triumph eXT
proto 1 piece 14" barrel
easy to use
Too awesome, jk
This is an awesome loader. ya, the dye rotor is out now, and it's good, but for the money, this loader is better in my opinion. it is a lot cheaper and you can buy boards to make it faster, so that can bring it up to the level of the rotor. i like that is has the option of 4 or 6 batteries. with the sound activated board it doesn't miss a shot.
Definitely buy this product. awesome loader for the money. if you have good money, do go with the rotor i'd have to say, cause it truly is better quality. definitely good though.