View Full Version : Cheap, reliable, hopper

07-30-2007, 12:39 PM
Hey guys,

do u have any ideas for a hopper that costs under 50 bucks? It doesnt need to feed over 11 bp/s (or even 10)...I just need a hopper that won't force me to shake my gun after letting loose a few shots (u can imagine how much time i waste doing this)...



07-30-2007, 12:53 PM
Take a look in the sales corner, eggs and others from $40 to $50 are in there all the time.

07-30-2007, 12:54 PM
I use a Viewloader Revolution ("Revvie") 12-volt. I love it. Feeds like a charm and I never outshoot it. I am not, however, a big-time finger-walker. I think you could outshoot this hopper with a pilot, but I never have, even using burst mode.

07-30-2007, 12:56 PM
Take a look in the sales corner, eggs and others from $40 to $50 are in there all the time.


You might want to look into the new Viewloader Force hopper. I hear they sell for $30 and I think it would work perfect for what your looking for. You can also looked at used Viewloader Evolution II's and III's (Eggy 2 and 3) which you can find for around the price your looking for. Either hopper would work fine for what you need.

07-30-2007, 01:26 PM
VL force hopper looks perfect...

thnks guys

07-30-2007, 05:07 PM
Empire re-loader 2 under 50 brand new, used on e-bay under 30. Sound activated so there's no constant whirring, and it'll feed pretty darn fast.

07-31-2007, 05:49 AM
:yeahthat: I use an empire reloader 2. Had no problems with it.

08-07-2007, 06:39 PM
The VL Force (w/o eyes) is a good choice on a budget. For an 18 bps force feed hopper, $25 is outstanding!!!

If does look kind of big because the profile comes straight dwon instead of tapering. They did this because it is a tray design. Basically that means, you can pull the top off and clean it easier, replace battery, etc...

It also runs constantly, hence the w/o eyes model. You can just turn it off with the switch when you want to be quiet or when not in use. It can be a little annoying , but there is absoulty NO Lag time. It keeps 18 balls in the chute with constant pressure for awesome feed rates. I can run my pilot at 20 bps straight (ramped) with no misses.

To quiet it down a bit, I removed the motor and mounted it in rubber. I also mounted the feed tray in rubber too. It helps, but hopper still has a little whine. Not bad though.

But if you can save up for a Velocity, Halo, etc... Whatever you desire! They are obviously top of the line.

08-09-2007, 05:24 PM
i use a halo backman tsa and with the stock trigger it is great. if you are planning to upgrade to the rocking trigger (like i have) then you want to get a force fed loader like and evo or the vl force like sumone said above me.

08-09-2007, 07:21 PM
Evo's are not force feed loaders.

08-09-2007, 08:39 PM
Why arent they?

08-09-2007, 08:41 PM
because they don't put constant pressure on the ball stack
like a holo b or vlocity does

08-10-2007, 06:05 AM

The evo has a paddle that spins to ensure that there are no ball jams and to push balls towards the feed tube, but it doesn't push them down the feed tube.

ross * pilot
08-10-2007, 07:55 AM
i say go with the viewloader force fed hopper w/ eyes. Great buy for a low price.

08-10-2007, 08:09 AM
i have a friend that owns a shop and i asked him the same question and he said a revvy AT LEAST, maybe a halo. i believe him. i'm goin there to get a revvy for my pilot cuz i have a tourney comin up tomorrow! :D. i think a revvy or egg will do fine. the only disadvantage about eggs is that they make a marker back-heavy. that's why i chose a revvy.

08-10-2007, 09:21 AM
well considering that you are getting serious about this sport
I say you buy a Halo B, it will be better in the long run

08-10-2007, 09:45 AM
Yeah, if you are serious about the sport spend a couple extra bucks on a Halo B or VLocity now and you'll be set if you ever decide to buy a higher end marker. You'll save yourself the trouble of buying/selling/trading a new loader that will keep up with a new marker. Personally I'd go with the VLocity.

08-12-2007, 05:06 PM
Just make sure whatever your heart desires, is FORCE FED!!!

08-23-2007, 09:05 PM
hahah i bought the vl force...crzy gud hopper...once again thnks guys..