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.
Good on batteries
[None as of now]
I got this hopper and was immediately impressed by it's looks. It is a very fast hopper and shouldn't have any problems keeping up with most mid/high-end guns. I bought the Empire B instead of the Halo B because it is sound activated. I did not wan't to worry about getting dull paint. The hopper immediately reloads when you're marker fires. The Empire B comes with 3 speed settings that can easily be changed and can help conserve batteries. The Empire B is good on batteries. Mine was on the majority of the day and never ran low. I put about 1500 rounds through it without a battery problem. Rip Drive comes stock on the Empire B and comes in handy more than I would have expected. I was told I would barely use it, but the paint I was using was huge, and it came in handy once or twice.
Price is a large factor with this hopper. This hopper costs $130-$145. I don't consider this a con though, because you get what you pay for, and you are paying for a great hopper.
The Empire Reloader B is a great hopper for mid/high-end guns. You will not regret getting this hopper. I am giving it a 10 as I have yet to have any problems.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, August 27th, 2006 at 11:07 am PST
smart parts back stiffi front
shocktech feed neck
black heart board
smart parts qev
Doesn't drain batteries
Fastest hopper i used
I have used this hopper with my ion for a while and I have only changed the batteries once this is the fasted hopper I have used all my friends have ego and dm6 and they all use this hopper and they are very pleased with it, it never jams
If you want the best hopper on the market buy this hopper
-Smart Parts Ion
-Empire b loader
-dye sticky grips
-redz q-lock feedneck
strog feed neck
It's made by empire, what do you expect
have to sand feed neck
This is by far the best loader on the market. this loader has a strong body, unlike the eggy,
loads extremly fast and it's sound activated. you don't have to worry about dark paint or what not. i highly recomend this loader ifyou have the money. if your on a tight budget then go get a halo. otherwhise all i can say is BUY THIS LOADER
Best loader on market. Worth every penny. I'm giving it a 9 because nothing is perfect
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, March 11th, 2006 at 9:15 am PST
Ion, mongoose flame-drop w/ 32-degrees on/off, allamerican, DYE throttle 68-4500 fiber tank, Smoke Reloader B, CP roller trigger, lapco clamping feed, black macroline, blue and black body kit w/ matching foregrip, blue Dye stickies, blackheart board, bob long torpedo reg.
Rip Drive Stock
Must be shaved to fit into my Clamping feed
This thing is great. It is rediculeously durable, really fast, and looks awesome! I didnt tighten mine in all the way on my feedneck and it fell about 30 feet and rolled on CONCRETE, and all that happened was was the lid chipped, but that was a 5 dollar fix! I reccomend this over any other hopper on the market. It also has 3 adjustable speeds, so you can garuntee that it is fast enough for you, but not so fast that it double feeds. I prefer this to the Halo B and the Egg 2, just because of the durability and the speed.
UPDATE: I just played in my first tournament with this hopper, and all I can say is WOW... THIS THING IS TIGHT!!!!! I was shooting on ramping and didnt have a single problem. I highly reccomend this Hopper. I tried my friends halo and it suks compared to this. I broke down and my friend had to return it. When he did... guess what he got??? a Reloader B! Its definately worth the $30 more. The only problem with it is that when I took it apart to clear the paint, the battery wires got pinched when i put it back together. The only thing that required to be fixed was to have 5 of the related screws taken out and I used a toothpick to put the wires back right. Get this if you want a good Hopper! And unlike most people say, you can drop test it. Just fill it with a pod of paint (just a pod, no more), hold the pod directly under the hopper, turn it on, and walk your fingers on the back panel with a little more force than normal. Doing that will produce enough sound to make it feed. Also, if you must shave it, be sure not to shave it too much.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, March 13th, 2006 at 7:39 pm PST
Doesnt fit in any feedneck
Kinda slow(reason in body)
Well i got this empire at the local pb store for about 139 and its was an ok nib hopper but when i got home that afternoon and was goin to use it, it didnt freaking fit in my feedneck. so i tried to shove it in it fit but fell off. i was shooting as fast as i could but it was so slow. made soup come out of my barrel. reason was i didnt set it to the 3rd speed in the borad, also a pain in the butt to clean.
Empire Fuel 71/4500, Smart Parts All American w/ Freak Front, Empire B, Qwick Lock Feed Neck
Rip Drive, Sound Activated, Speed Modes
A little heavy with all 6 batteries
Great Hopper. I got this hopper with my Nexion which didn't quite work out for me but i kept the hopper when I sold my gun. I'm glad i did. With my new ION this hopper is a must. I love it. Never misfeeds or jams. The speed modes are perfect.
Evlution-decent hopper, can find for pretty cheap used now a days
I have deflected paintballs with it. :)
Rip Drive wheel broke
Sometimes doesn't seem to respond
This is a great hopper, but it has had it's flaws. Last week my Rip Drive wheel snapped in half. I've been told they are pretty brittle. Maybe Empire or Odyssey should beef them up a bit. I don't know why, but sometimes the loader doesn't seem to respond to my shots by feeding. I played yesterday at an indoor place, and one of my games I had this crazy jam or something. It would not load at all. My Rip Drive wheel was broke, so I was SOL.
Other than those two pretty minor problems, this is the greatest hopper ever in my eyes. It's fast, I prefer the sound activation over the eyes, just because the eyes sense a gap in the paint where with sound activated it's gonna spin each time it hears a report.
If anyone is looking for a great fast loader, I'd go with this one. Just watch out in the Rip Drive, or go ahead and buy an aluminum one like the Shocktech or Critical wheels.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, July 24th, 2006 at 11:25 am PST
ACP bolt, ram, pull pin
FBM wave trigger
Price (I bought it for $130)
This hopper is amazing, I've only used it for 3 months but it has not let me down so far. The lid is string and never opened on a slide. The sound activation is also another good quality about this hopper. I dont have to worry about what color the shell is. I was a previous Halo B w/ victory board owner and this loader is deff better.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, February 12th, 2006 at 11:27 am PST
Smart Parts Ion
Price, but worth it
This is definetely the best hopper you can get out there. It is so nice and everything works. It's also very durable and I will have this thing for a long time. You can not get any better than this. Even though it is $150, it is well worth it. It is sound activated, and it has three different loading modes. Slow, Medium, and Fast. If you can come up with the money this is your best bet.
This hopper is a great buy and I think that this hopper is all around the best one out there. Anyone can use it from noob to pro. Empire did a great job on making this hopper fast enough, strong enough to slide into a bunker and ti not fall off and light enough to play with
This hopper is insane
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, February 5th, 2006 at 12:24 pm PST