Progressive 18" barrel
Dead On drop forward
12 oz CO2 tank
Ricochet AK loader
Smart Parts ION
DXS N2 tank 48 ci 3000 psi
Battery can be changed quickly & easily
Agitates with every shot fired
Lid snaps shut (I prefer the magnetic lids of the *Halo)
*I'm not comparing this product to a Halo
If you want an inexpensive loader that doesn't constantly agitate this one works great for me. I have never had a problem with it what so ever. I even used it with my Ion and it kept up easily. The window on the side is pretty convenient when it comes to keeping an eye on how much paint you have left in the hopper.
I use this loader with my woodsball set up and it hasn't failed me yet.
Had to file down the feed to fit it into my Karnivor's clamping neck
I have used this a handful of times, but my latest trip made me really appreciate it. After running and diving onto my chest in the middle of a gun battle, I noticed I had slammed my hopper against the ground and broke 6-7 balls inside. At that point I continued to fire away with what I had and I managed to take down three more people to end the game. The hopper worked flawlessly and consistently fed at 12 BPS down to the last ball even though it was full of paint and shell fragments. I like the automatic feed turnoff when the hopper is empy. The last guy I bunkered because he hadn't realized I only had 3 balls left.
I consistenly shoot at 12 BPS and this hopper is perfect for staying with me. It has definately proven to me that it's durable and can still fire when filled with debris.
Easy to use
Never misses a feed
Low battery indicator
First off this is my first electronic loader. It's a ton better than a gravity feed hopper and works just as well as a cyclone feed for my experience with it.
It's easy to use, just one button on and off.
I shot through almost 2,000 rounds with this hopper and every time I pulled the trigger a paintball was fired. No chops at all.
For when I do eventually run out of battery on it the light should turn red before I actually run out of power, however I haven't seen this work yet, but that's good that the battery lasts for at least a case of paint. Supposedly it will last for almost 10,000 shots.
I got this on sale for $35 dollars and there is nothing that works this well for that cheap. Check actionvillage.com they might still have the sale going on.
Personally I think this hopper looks really cool, but that's just me.
If I did have an e-grip the feed rate might be a little bit too slow, but for a mechanical trigger it's fine, so if you have an electric frame than you should get the apache, or 2k.
The O-Ring neck is really not helpful. In the feedneck on my BT the O-Rings break every time I take the hopper off the neck. I solved the problem with some electric tape, but I would have preferred just a regular neck that fits tight in the feedneck.
This hopper is loud. If you shoot at someone and they don't know where you are, then they will have a pretty good idea after you shoot using this. The motor runs a little bit after you shoot and makes the gun real loud, so if you're sniping make sure you hit the first time.
A great hopper for a mechanical gun, but maybe not too great for a electronic gun. A little loud, but not a real problem. The O-Ring neck doesn't work too well with a BT, but maybe better for other guns. Other than that it does everything advertised and also on a side note I fell down when running to cover and the hopper hit the ground directly and theres not a scratch on it.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, August 12th, 2007 at 8:56 pm PST
This hopper is very reliable and hasn't broke or jam. Have not had any breaks. My apache broke when some bad paint got in and leaked through the cracks which killed the board. This hopper feeds 12 and thats fine unless your really rippin balls down the field. So if your not shootin around the NPPL limit your fine.
Great hopper if you don't want to spend 80-130 bucks on a hopper.
Viewloader revolution 12v w/ x-board
Viewloader evolution II "egg II" only tested
standard gravity feed loader
BT4 S.W.A.T. w/ trimmings, ie. laser sight, A.C.O.G. scope and foregrip
BT 1913 "14 barrel
Pure Energy 68ci air tank w/ remote
Sleek and stealthy design
Takes only one 9v
None that i've experience so far
With the addition of the e-trigger to my marker an electronic loader is also a must. i have purchased the viewloader revy 2 days before the Ak because of the price. The paintball store i bought it from have them on sale for $40 canadian and can't keep them in stock. As soon as i have installed it to the marker i've noticed a change in weight, w/ a full load its even heavier and unbalanced. So i decided to get the Ak for $15 bucks more and was my original choice to begin with. upon installing it to the marker there's a significant difference in weight. It is much lighter, i only carry 100rd pods so the 170rd capacity is perferct it is a perfect complement to the marker.
Upon reviewing similar loaders a lot of the points made are the hard plastic shell. Many have experience cracks even breakage on the neck area. I have only been out once with the Ak so far i have bangged it againts trees, tires, boards whatever outdoor courses have to offer and even dropped it and survived. I even cut the feed neck a little bit for that low profile look.
Its not the fastest loader out there however, the e-trigger on the marker only shoots a max of 13bps full auto and i only shoot about 6-7 bps semi auto, having the revy in hand for comparison both loaders perform pretty similar can't outshoot them both. although, the Ak is a tad faster than the revy. I have shot about 2000 rds with the Ak and i have yet to break any paint and the weight difference helps a liitle bit when playing in a long period of time.
As always it all comes down to your own preference out of the 3 loaders that i've tried, the Ak is the one for me. The Ak, revy and the egg performed about the same although the egg is suppose to be faster. I don't really see any significant difference other than the weight. The Ak is much lighter, sleekier looking and reasonably priced.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, July 24th, 2007 at 1:21 am PST
Great for new players and anyone else. Works great on my tippy, i can get the full BPS with it and i havent had a ball pop yet (4000 Balls). My friend has one on his pilot and another friend has one on his BT they both really like it!
The Hopper also is made so it deflects paintballs which is great. Very Durable
BT-4 Iron horse
Ricochet AK loader
specter one point sling
BT magazine expansion chamber
Capacity (only holds about 150-170 balls)
I haven't ben playing very long, and I bought this loader cheap on EBay (30 bucks0 So I assumed it wasn't going to be as good as the 100+ dollar loaders. Well I didn't break a ball in 6 hours of play, and it kept up with my e-grip on 13 bps full auto. In addition I had several balls bounce off my hopper.
As far as I am concerned this was the best purchase I ever made. It's light and only uses 1 battery. I can't think of a better hopper if you have a mechanical marker.
Grey Piranha Evo 05
upgrades soon to come
170-ball capacity (enough for me)
no LCD screen
this hopper is extremely durable for it's price. also it is small so there is much less than a chance of getting hit by a paintball, unlike the halo B. the halo B is huge but it feeds fast. the weaknesses are for mostr paintballers 170-ball capacity isn't enough. also, lots of techy players who have the latest equipment to make paintball a lot less realistic won't like this hopper because it has no LCD screen.
This is a pretty good hopper for the paintballer who doesn't shoot a lot and is small and very durable.