What's the deal with a sound activated loader? An optical sensing loader "prevents" misfeeds while with the Reloader they simply don't happen. While an optical loader basicaly acts like a regular gravity fed loader until it senses a misfeed and then rotates the paddle, the Reloader never waits for a misfeed to happen. Instead it loads a ball everytime the marker is fired, able to load up to 14 balls per second.
This latest version of the Reload features an improved shell design, magnetized lid that won't wear out, and a contained battery door so you won't lose it!
The Empire Reloader II is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
Spyder Pilot ACS (everything stock)
Empire ReLoader II
20oz Pure Energy Co2 Tank
Easy To Take Apart To Clean
This is a very good hopper for low-end electronic markers. It only feeds at a max. of 12 bps so I would not get this for a high-end marker. The cap is amazing with the magnets which I love, the only thing is when you take it apart sometimes they fall out so when you want to put it back together you have to spend time making sure they are in there spots (you don't really need to take it apart, I only did because my paint was cold and backfired into my hopper). The feed is great with the flower inside and the rate it feeds is fine because most of us cant even shoot a gun 12bps on semi.
This is a very good hopper and when you upgrade, this makes an amazing backup hopper, you will defiantly get your moneys worth!
This is the first electro hopper ive had. This thing works and looks great. I had a choice to get a vl egg but i passed and got this instead and so far im impressed. I can pop off 15bps and this hopper can keep up. This hopper is also very strong i got like 6 balls on it at the same time on the motor peice and it was fine. Another good thing is that is has a low battery light and it shuts of automatically after half hour of not using it.
If u have a low end electro gun this is definitely the hopper for you.
Reloader hopper, elbow, and premium paintballs only.
Recon E5 OR SP8
Tac-8 and holster
4+1 pod belt with 48 cu in compressed air and remote
Fairly fast delivery
Nice and durable
Nuthin that I can think of
This hopper is a great hopper for woodsball. Its electronics are fairly small and the smoked colored version is nice to see your balls and yet conceal their colorificness. The sound activated is nice to have so you dont sound like a hundred bees sneaking up on somebody yet it never waits for it to jam. The plastic is very durable and is in a nice shape. I must say though that the best feature of this is the magnetic lid. It not only holds the lid closed with 2 super magnets but also has one to hold it open for you! I have never lost my load with this hopper even at the most xtreme angles.
Perfect in every way in my opinion. It may be able to go a bit faster but I have no need for that. BUY ONE! Hell buy two if ya want...
Shocker '03 vision with:
-ShockTech gas thru grip,
-New Designs Roller Trigger
Smart Parts All American two piece 12'' and 14'' with freak kit.
Halo B with Rip
Evil Scion HPA with Dye Rhino Cover
Out of the two hoppers listed above, this ranks in the middle. It is clearly better than the Overdrive, which has constant feed, and only 8BPS I think. It can't really compare to the Halo however which is one of the best markers on the market, but it did however surprise me for its price. It is sound activated, which is actually a one up on the Halo, and I find it superior to an eye. The magnetic lid is great because there is no "snap" when you go to reload. It is somewhat of a light hold however, great for back players, poor for front, so you can't really knock it either way it just depends what you play, I personally like lighter lids, and I play front...its just preference. The shell to me doesnt seem to be made of the greatest material, but I havent had any problems yet so we will see, just doesnt appear to be the strongest. My biggest gripe about this hopper is how complicated it can be to turn it on and off. You have to click on once to turn it on, and hold it until the low battery blinks then release to turn it off, but this only seems to work sometimes. I always have to check it by opening and closing the lid, if its on the hopper will feed...if not it wont. It feeds 14 BPS, which is great for the price and lower end mechs out there. I think it also looks decent which is another plus. The feedneck I did find to be a problem, it kept sliding out of my feedneck...but I put some tape on it to add friction and it stays now.
This is a good hopper for the price. For a medium speed hopper I think its probably one of the best one out there, I'm not a huge fan of Ricochet, so I would go for this. Sound activation is top of the line technology, I think you will be happy with this hopper.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, December 25th, 2006 at 10:32 pm PST
Spyder Imagine Select
Smart Parts Linear Barrel
Shock Tech Feedneck
Custom Products Flame Drop
20 bps Board
Empire Reloader II
Pure Air Nitro
Feeds pretty good
Battery thing slides in
Hard to tell if its on i guess
I got this hopper so i could have balls actually go into the gun. It works pretty good. At the time it could keep up with me (now it can't). I liked it alot because it was small and about the same size as a gravity hopper. This was the fastest hopper i've used (at the time).
It a good cheap hopper great for people who are new to paintball but aren't noobs
32 Degrees Icon LED (Duracell Battery, works much better!!)
14" Whisper Barrel
T-Board + Ramping Chip
3000psi Pure energy Tank
Feeds balls quickly and exactly when you need them.
Confusing to turn on/off
Nothing else really.....
I bought this hopper for my first electric marker (Icon LED) and found that it couldnt keep up with my marker on full auto, but seeing as i only used semi in tournys it didnt really matter. This hopper is virtually unbreakable even if you dive and land on top of it ive taken easily 200RDS straight on to the weakest part and it didnt do any damage what so ever! It looks good and is reasonably cheap.
Im going to get a T-Board and ramping chip soon so im going to swop to to an Evo3.
This hopper will give you an excellent run for your money.
Brilliant Good Fast Reliable Cheap! Perfect for those starting with an E-Marker...
Spyder Pilot ACS 05
14 inch Smart Parts Progressive Barrel
Empire Reloader II
Fast, sound activated
I took this hopper out and tested it and it never left my marker without a paint ball. The sound activation is really cool, but it sometimes won't here the marker when it's on auto. It's kind of heavy, but not to bad. It won't always stay open when you are moving while reloading, but will always stay shut. A little expensive, but if you need a good hopper now that's cheaper than an egg or halo, get this.
Its a great hopper, WAY better than gravity feed. I'll give it a 9 because its a little to heavy for me.
Very Fast Feed Rate
Keeps Up Well
First off let me begin by saying that I LOVE THIS HOPPER. I mean they really outdid themselves when they created this hopper... Now... this isnt going to outpreform the Halo B... but for the price, this hopper really gets the job done.. of course looks are a preference, but everything else is important.. for a hopper like this going for 40-60 bucks w/ this preformance.. its just is an awsome addition to anyone's marker setup...
I am proud to be the owner of this rockin Hopper...
Deffinately a perfect buy for those of you on a budget...
i have had a mach 404, and a quantum. The mach 404 did almost as good but it fell apart fast, and the quantum was the crappest thing in the world i hated it, it sucked
spyder pilot acs, 14in jt barrel, 20oz co2, empire reloader ll,
Its very reliable
It only feeds when the gun shoots
There are none
The empire reloader ll is probley the best hopper any of my friends and me have. It is extremily reliable and feeds great. You can clean it very easly too. The lid stays on good and because of the magnets. You can have a full hopper and hold it upside down, and it wont spill. its relativly cheap for such a good hopper. I would recommend this to anyone who is starting off.
get this gun cause its cool cooler than you but I would get the black not smoke