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.
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of Product Use:
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Similar Products Used:
REVVY EGG2 HALO EMPIRE REALODER B (MUCH BETTER)
Pe hpa tank
Ellen wrenches and o rings
Um it puts paibtballs in ur gun but they r all choped
Plastic shell sux ace
Whole thing just sux
Ok I GOT THIS LOADER FOR CHRISTMAS THINKING IT WAS GONNA BE THE COOLEST THING EVER I TAKE IT OUT A ND PUT PAINT THROU IT TO SEE HOW FAST IT WOULD LOAD AND IT TOOK OVER A MINUTE TO LAOD BACK UP THE POD SO I GO TO THA FEILD THE NEXT DAY AND EVERYODY IS LAUGHING AT ME AND I AM REALLY EMBARESED AND THEN IN THA MIDDLE OF A GAME I SPRUND MY LID OPEN TO FILL UP PAINT AND THA MAGNETS FALL OUT AND I GOT BACK TO MY TABLE AND TOOK THA HOPPER OFF MY GUN AND THREW IT ON THA GROUND AND MADE IT BURST INTO A LOT OF PEICES AND I JUST USED MY FRIENDS BACK UP HALO CUASE I WOULDNT USE A PIECE OF CRAP FORCE FED HOPPER
This was my first fast feeding hopper that i owned but i have used a reloader b.
Diablo mongoose II reincarnation LED, 20z co2, Empire reloader, smart parts linear.
It is a tough shelled hopper and it feeds good enough.
The stem is too narrow for my mongoose's feed neck.
This hopper is decent for the price but it is nothing special. The shell is tough ( thank god) because every time i walk my mongoose too much, the hopper falls off lol. It feeds fast enough for me which is like 12-15 balls a second. Overall is a good hopper.
Good hopper for beginers and cheap dudes. Thats it.
Imagine 04. PMI Razzor 14" Barrel. Empire Reloader II hopper.
Battery lid opens too easily
Hard to tell when its on
This is a great loader for the price. Although I listed the magnetic lid as a weakness its more like a drawback. The magnetic lid stays closed very well but if it catches on something it can open easily. However Ive never had it open while playing, only when taking it off the gun or picking up the gun. One problem I have is that I never know if its on without trying to turn it on/off. I have to bang on it to see if it spins. Im getting used to turning it off after every round but when I first got it I left it on a lot and the batteries drained quickly. It does turn off after 30 minutes or so but Id go to turn it on when another round starts and it would still be on. The biggest gripe I have is that the battery lid kept sliding open. I eventually taped it shut with duct-tape but it was very annoying to have the batteries fall out while im playing.
This hopper more than keeps up with my 04 Imagine and I get almost no chop. The only real problem I had with it was the battery lid sliding open frequently.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, September 9th, 2006 at 2:19 pm PST
update: freak green ion, all stock, empire reloader 2, 3000 psi air pure energy
Hard shell, batterys, looks, mag lid,price, sound activated.
None so far.
oddly enough it fits on my ion with out the q-lock, I have played with it every 2 weeks for 3 months and the battery's still work, the price is great for me because i found it at a store by me for 50 bucks, and a bargain hopper for the ion, my ion can get up to 15 bps if i ramp
Overall great product, nice for any marker, "thanks Empire"
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, September 7th, 2006 at 6:48 pm PST
halo b w/rip, viewloader tripod, regular gravity feed
NDz Equalizer "Pro Delrin" bolt
NDz HE Housing Assembly
NDz Slick Shot
NDz Mid Weight Hammer
NDz Jackhammer II
NDz RIP Valve
CCM no-pro feed neck
OTB frame w/delrin trigger
CP Long Reg
Sound activated (good for a loud impulse)
Looks and no rip drive like halo b, other than that, a perfectly serviceable loader
Tested this loader on a impulse i traded to a friend. it worked well enough, no broken balls, and it kept up with our shooting (12ish bps, we're not really tht fast). a good loader to begin speed ball with, unless ur gun is quiet as hell. if that is the case, get a halo, it uses eyes.
Good to start speedball with, plan on upgrading quickly if u play all the time though
Spyder Pilot ACS 05'
Empire Reloader II
Dye Stickys (Black)
CCM Heli-Clamp Feedneck
J&J Ceramic 14"
Feeds pretty nice
Magnetic Lids, no more snapping
None so far except that the shell feels brittle.
This is a nice hopper and it feeds fast enough for my pilot. I played speedball with it and I was able to lay down a nice ROF without dry firing or any chops. It's a nice hopper to have in the woods because since it's sound activated you won't give your position away due the the spinning paddle. It's a great hopper to have If your really low on cash, or you just need a backup.
Great hopper if you are low on money, or If you just want a hopper to keep up with your low endelectro.
diablo mongoose2 with eyes evo Hopper cp barrel 16 inch 2500CPA
Sound activated, magnetic lid, good weight. Low battery indicator.
Weaknesses: Feed neck needed sanding.
Review: After getting the feed neck sanded down and finally placed on my marker the hopper did well in it's performance. The only trouble i ran into was it started not feeding right, but all that i had to do was removed the batteries and put them back in and it worked just fine. (As though it needed to be reset.) If I am correct the hopper can feed up to 12 balls a second, which is good enough for your lower end electrics or high end mechanic's (like my diablo mongoose). While i was playing I was able to keep laying the paint down and did not have to worry about the hopper not loading. Every time the trigger was pulled and the marker shot, the hopper loaded paint like it was suppose to. The hopper has an automatic shut off after thirty minutes of non use so it saves battery power.
Conclusion: I greatly recommend this hopper to any one that wants a inexpensive but good hopper. The only thing I can advise on is to keep your batteries out of it until you are ready to play. Having to sand down the feed neck can be a pain if you don't have a dreamer's or faster way of sanding. But I would rather have to sand it down for it to fit then it be to small.
Smart parts ion
dynasty body kit
dead on drop forward and on/off switch
redz clamp feed
pure energy 3000 psi carbon fiber tank
Looks Pretty Cool
Only loades 14 balls per second
I got this when i got my ion it was pretty cheap for $48 i thought i would be pretty good i went to the field and it worked like it was so good it seemed like it was a pretty expsive hopper like a halo or somthin i would reccomend this hopper to anyone whos startin paintball or if your hopper breaks and you need a good one fast
I give props to empire for makin this loader I would recommend this loader to anyone
I like how its 14 balls a second, my gun is a 13 ball.
Batteries die fast
Its a great hopper really good to use and easy cleans well not to to heavy, but nice all round good hopper, you should get it, magnets could be stronger though, just a little bit i might have to put stronger magnets on because when i was playing in a war i ran to another bunker but fell and my hopper opened and dropped like 100 bals so i was quite mad.
This is basicly all yu need. If you are like me and cant afford to dump 50 bucks on a case of paintballs and then blow them al off in one day then this is just fine. It keeps up as fast as you need. It somtime doesnt go off with you shoot but thats not lways the case.
If your not to proud to not have a halo.. this will do the trick A ok