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fwgericke
11-17-2007, 07:27 AM
Hey Guys, im stuck between these two hoppers, the Realoader b2 or the V35 Halo, could anyone give me pros and cons so i can make an educated decision on which one to buy? I can get them both for the same price so thats not an issue.

Thanks in advance

vikingshadow
11-17-2007, 07:35 AM
Reloader B (B2):

* Uses "sound" but it's actually more of a vibration sensing mechanism to feed paint into your gun. Feeds even if paint is broken in loader.
* Reloader B has 3 speed settings and the B2 has 6, I believe.
* The B2 has a setting to adjust the pressure on the stack as well, but the B doesn't.
* The B2 has instant on, but the B doesn't.
* Reloader B comes stock with RIP installed.
* Can use either Empire or Halo Shells as replacements.

V35 Halo:

* Uses eyes instead of ears. Might not see darker shelled paint. If the eyes get covered in paint, it will stop feeding until it's cleared.
* Victory board installed.
* RIP isn't usually installed.
* Uses Halo or Empire shells.

Personally, I prefer my Empire B over the Halo. Unless you tell us more about the Halo, we have to assume that the only upgrade it has is the V35 board. For the same price, the Reloader is a better buy.

fwgericke
11-17-2007, 08:09 AM
The Halo comes with Rip installed as well, and the guy at the shop said if i want a harness for 2 9volts he'll do one for either hopper free of charge,

Could you tell me what the feed rates on both hoppers are??

xsvly-fat
11-17-2007, 08:28 AM
Empire:

Feeds 25 + balls per second
Built in adjustable sound sensitivity allows you to harmonize the B2 with the sound signature of your marker.
Six selectable motor speeds and spring tension monitoring prevent ball breakage even with the most breakable shells
Well balanced shape
Increased ball capacity
Polycarbonate diamond body construction
Reinforced feed neck
Soft-touch micro power switch
Adjustable sound activation sensitivity
Spring driven, true force-feed system
Built in RIP drive system

Halo:

22 + balls/second
Belt drive
Spring loaded drive cone
Computer controlled
Reflective sensor technology
Reinforced feed neck design
Low battery indicator
Magnetic lid
20,000 rds/battery change
170 rds ball capacity
1 year limited warranty
Includes the V35 Victory board installed
Also includes the rip drive built in!

these were taken from actionvillage.com

fwgericke
11-17-2007, 08:51 AM
Dude, your forgetting its the halo v35

shunut
11-17-2007, 11:10 AM
VLocity. I've used the Halo B in the past but never the Empire. The VLocity, way out performs the Halo B and since they are so similar I would guess it out performs the Empire.

SupaSnipa
11-17-2007, 11:38 AM
I like VLocitys..they are sweet

I might pick me up one of these (http://www.firstcallpaintball.com/pages-productinfo/category-2653_2655_3641/product-5366/paintball-loaders-and-acc-paintball-loaders-viewloader-vl-vlocity-jr-smk-with-spd-fd.html?zenid=26c18da5046e44fa752926925c332586) since they are so cheap. I mean $98 for a VL jr with speedfeed and Gangstar chip, plus I get a team discount from there :)

fwgericke
11-17-2007, 11:56 AM
Problem is guys i live in South Africa, The velocity is like 1500 Rand, and the halo v35 with rip drive and the reloader b2 are both 900 bucks each, so its a big difference.
And doesnt the v35 halo outperform the vlocity? it feeds up to 35 bps on a gun, and the vlocity only feeds 25 on a gun??

SupaSnipa
11-17-2007, 12:37 PM
35bps is just bursts and it wil not feed 35 bps on gun consistantly

The v35 might outperform the stock Vlocity but if you put a Gangstar or other upgrade chip in it then it will out perform the Halo..BUT if youre still set on getting the one of those I'd get the Empire B2. The Empre B/B2 uses sound/vibration, like vike said, and the Halo uses eyes, my teammate has had some trouble with his Halo not sensing dark paint.

fwgericke
11-17-2007, 12:53 PM
Thanks for the info, I would really love to get the vlocity but as i say its a lot more expensive than the halo and empire and performance differances arent much different.

Thanks a lot for the advice, i appreciate it!:D

xsvly-fat
11-17-2007, 02:19 PM
Dude, your forgetting its the halo v35

if you were talking to me then i was looking at the v35 i just didnt put that, sorry for not saying that

vikingshadow
11-17-2007, 02:19 PM
35 bps is a worthless reason to buy a loader. Can you really shoot that fast? How many fields will actually allow you to shoot uncapped ramping, and how many boards will let you? Then, how many of you can afford the paint to shoot at that speed? Yeah, it's a gimmick (although it works at advertised speeds) to trick people into thinking they need it.

Same for anything over 20 bps. I say get what you like and is reliable as well as cheap. Either the Halo or the Reloader B is going to work great for you - same as the vlocity, but they ALL have features that are useless. I won't change from a Reloader B until I absolutely can't use it anymore....then I may just pick another one up!

fwgericke
11-17-2007, 02:29 PM
if you were talking to me then i was looking at the v35 i just didnt put that, sorry for not saying that

No hassles man, thanks for the help!;)

fwgericke
11-17-2007, 02:36 PM
35 bps is a worthless reason to buy a loader. Can you really shoot that fast? How many fields will actually allow you to shoot uncapped ramping, and how many boards will let you? Then, how many of you can afford the paint to shoot at that speed? Yeah, it's a gimmick (although it works at advertised speeds) to trick people into thinking they need it.

Same for anything over 20 bps. I say get what you like and is reliable as well as cheap. Either the Halo or the Reloader B is going to work great for you - same as the vlocity, but they ALL have features that are useless. I won't change from a Reloader B until I absolutely can't use it anymore....then I may just pick another one up!

Vike i wasnt wanting to buy it cause it feeds 35bps but i just wanna know what the guys think about these loaders, my main concern on the loaders was the eye activation vs sound activation. would i encounter more probs with the halo over the reloader b with the eyes not picking up dark shelled paint or is that just a scarce occurence?? Cause im just imagining i get a halo and im using brittle paint and it doesnt pick it up and WHAM! PAINT SMOOTHIE!

vikingshadow
11-17-2007, 02:52 PM
Oh, I understand that. I just brought it up because that seems to be the selling point to a lot of people on forums. I wasn't meaning to imply that was why you were looking at them.

In regards to your last post, that's really the only difference between the two. There are two schools of thought here...

1. There were rumors (and I say rumors, because I have NEVER found a gun my Reloader didn't work on - and my loader is a ho - been on a lot of different guns!) that say there are some guns the Reloader B won't work on because they're too quiet. I've heard there are some Angels, Shockers, DMs and such that aren't Reloader friedly. Again, I feel that's just a rumor because I've actually used my loader and several different models of these very same guns with no issues, and the loader itself isn't entirely SOUND activated - it's more like vibration activated. However, this could be an issue with some so we'll leave it like that. However, if you have a gun that this isn't an issue - it will feed constantly, even with broken paint in the loader so you can keep shooting during a game.

2. In a Halo with the eye activation - if you should happen to be playing with paint that has a thick fill, have paint break in the loader, then that fill could coat the feed tube and the eyes would stop functioning properly. Or, it's also possible to be using dark shelled paint and the eyes wouldn't see the paint, causing a malfunction. Although, I hear with the aftermarket board, that's not so much an issue anymore.

Assuming both guns are equal (V35 and Stock B2 boards, both have RIP, both have the same battery capacity) in my personal opinion, given the above listed conditions, I'd go with the Reloader because it's more a possiblity for eyes in a Halo to stop working than the vibration sensor in the Reloader.

Again, that's my opinion, and there are going to be those that will disagree, just like there are those that are going to start listing the Vlocity, Pulse, Magna, and the other loaders out there.

xsvly-fat
11-17-2007, 04:42 PM
No hassles man, thanks for the help!;)

no problem, good luck finding a hopper.

fwgericke
11-24-2007, 09:33 AM
Well i decided on the v35, i went to the store to buy it and there was a guy selling his v35 which he used twice for like half the price of a new one, BONUS!!:D
Checked it out, works great, feeds beautifully. Anyway thanks for the input guys.