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Number of Reviews: 225
Average Rating: 9.6 / 10
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Suggested Retail Price: $145

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Empire Reloader-B

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.
-3-Speed board.
-Achieves up to 22+ bps with any color shell paintball.
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The Empire Reloader B is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
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Reznor Monday, April 5th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Egg 2, vl 2000, standard hoppers, revy
Marker Setup: 2k3 blue vertical feed autococker
68/4500 crossfire tank
mac dev gladiator 04
dye stickies(blue)
dye rhino cover(blue)
empire reloader B (sparkly blue)
empire barrel system
orracle bolt (blue)
KAPP derlon ball detent.(blue)
Pychoballistics drop forward (chorme)
Strengths: fast
smooth
easy to use
easy to clean
rip drive
Weaknesses: price
weight
flashes at night
Review: This hopper is fantastic. It loads every time all the time with no ball jams. Plus it is more sturdy than an egg. I only bought it because my egg broke right before practice and it was the only motorized hopper the field had. Lucky for me.
The strenghts speak for themselves so lets look at the weakness.
Weight: it is a little heavy, but i play with a cocker so I am use to it.

Price: was a little more than i wanted to pay, i use to think the egg and halo were the same but i was wrong. It is expensive but it is worth it.

Flashes: I am a scenario player so a green flashing light is not what i want on my gun in the middle of a night game, but this is nothing that a little duct tape can't fix.

Conclusion: If you have the money buy it. You will not be sorry. For all of you blue cockers out there, the blue reloader looks really sweet on blue cockers. Everyone will be eyeballing you cocker if you put it on there.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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torbo Friday, March 19th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month18 of 19 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
egg, revvy, reloader, halo B
Marker Setup: Frenzy'ed Black to grey 2k2 tmmy
Strengths: fast, rip drive, sound activation, ability to use 4 batteries
Weaknesses: heavy, dissassembly
Review: Pros:
Fast and force fed. Has great burst speed, and better responce time than a regular Halo. Its basically the fastest hopper out there.
Rip drive: Everyone with a halo should have one. If yur halo dies, you cant shoot at all. With the rip drive, you can at least still put paint into the gun, although rather slowly, itll keep you in the game.
4 batteries: If you dont need to be quite as fast, you can run it on 4 batteries, making it a bit lighter, and saving some money by useing less batteries.
better made than an egg.

Cons: Heavy, just like all halos. Full it weighs the same as an egg though, so no complaints.
takes forever to sand the feedneck.
like all halos its a pain to take apart. Just be very very carefull, because the button on the circut board is easy to break.
Conclusion: additions to an already great hopper. The pre installed rip drive makes up for the price increase over a Halo B. The sound activation give it a better jump. great hopper, no bad tsides at all.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Monday, May 17th, 2004 at 4:40 pm PST
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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.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
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
~Colors
~See Through
~Sound Activated
Weaknesses: ~Feed Neck
~Heavy
~Price
Review: ~PROS~

~FEED RATE/CONSISTENT/NO JAMS~
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.

~4 OR 6 AA BATTERIES~
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.

~RIP DRIVE~
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.

~COLORS~
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.

~SEE THROUGH~
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.

~SOUND ACTIVATED~
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.

~CONS~

~FEEDNECK~
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.

~WEIGHT~
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.

~PRICE~
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.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Monday, July 5th, 2004 at 6:23 pm PST
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trev-dog3 Tuesday, March 9th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 months
Similar
Products Used:
gravity loaders
12 volt revvy
Marker Setup: 2004 black wgp v/f cocker
empire reloader B
14 inch dye ultralight barrel
72/4500 pure energy stubby
all black supa fly
Strengths: fast
no problem with dark shells
Weaknesses: none really
kinda heavy
Review: I got this hopper with my cocker and it is fast. Its sound activated so you can use black paint and there are no eyes to get dirty. This already comes with rip drive installed and is the same price as the halo b w/ rip drive i got mine for 145. the feed neck is a little big but o well you just gotta sand it for a good fit.
Conclusion: This is a good fast hopper and i recommend it to anybody if they have the money.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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FasfooImmigrant Monday, March 8th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Empire reloader
Evolution II
Marker Setup: -New Alien Speicies Intimidator
-LE tricked Angel
-Diamond Blue Reloader B With Rip Drive
-Dye Boomstick
-3A 71ci/4500psi Tank
-CP Regulator
Strengths: Really fast, no trouble with dark ball, always feeds, and it saves batteries!
Weaknesses: -Heavy
-Neckfeed is too big
-A little expensive
Review: It works great for my gun, fit's the Alien intimidator perfectly, but it doesnt fit the Angel so I'm not gonna waste my time sanding it for a gun that don't even like anymore plus I like the shape like it is. It's fast and perfect for my gun, it always feeds, it has no trouble with black paint, and no chops(well I haven't had any yet)! There Hopper is heave but you could put either 6AA or 4AA batteries in it to make it lighter, I even put a 9 volt in it and it worked! but i dont know if thats a good idea. Plus it turns off by it self if you leave it on for too long without using it! I'm glad I got it and I was just about to get a Halo-B until saw the reloader B! It's the best hopper I've ever used!
Conclusion: The Reloader B is Fast, works great, I havent had any chops,and I'm glad i got it! You should get it too if you dont like changing batteries all the time with the Halo B and the other hopper, it's a little expensive but it's worth it.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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