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battlechaser
01-29-2008, 02:37 PM
It looks like I sould probably think about replacing my Reloader 2... long story short, last year I took up pb, saw it and figured, 14bps, I could never hit that... well... it turns out that 14 bps is probably rated while the hopper was in a paintshaker upside down with the lid removed.. so... My local pb shop has been having a sale for the last month, no tax. And I'm debating another Empire hopper, as I like the sound activation feature, that way it's cycling every time I fire the gun.

The Options

Empire Magna - Has a laundry list of options, including selectable feed rate, spring tension, torque, gun synching, and RF transmitting - $150

Empire Reloader B2 w/ Rip - Adjustable gun synching, motor speed and spring tension - $140

Empire Reloader B w/ Rip - Sound activated - $110

Halo B - $100

Halo B V35 w/ Rip - $120

VLocity Jr. - 1 force setting, instant auto anti-jam, eyes - $110

VLocity - 3 force settings, anti-jam, eyes - $130

XSV Vlocity - 5 force settings, clockspring propeller, anti-jam, eyes, LI-Ion batterys - $130

I basically want something that'll keep up with my marker, and not need replacing if I buy something higher end.

Here's the marker specs.

Half Backed/Polished Electra Body
32 Degrees Valve
Bob Long Gauge
Check It Assault Block (Chrome)
Dark Horizons Titanium Striker
Evil Detonator
Kingman Chrome ESP Frame
J&J Ceramic 16" Barrel
T-Board Ver. C
Muddytaco Trigger
Dye Stickies
Eye Covers - going on ASAP just need to drill + tap/mill frame
Critical On/Off ASA
05 Sonix modded bolt, to be replaced with the AKA lightning
Polished Trinity Feedneck
Modded Switch

newkid
01-29-2008, 02:41 PM
for the price I vote reloader b w/rip

Muddytaco
01-29-2008, 02:51 PM
I vote magna, as the best design and its the most consistent hopper I have ever used.

tater_salad
01-29-2008, 03:40 PM
I voted Magna i'll be buying one soon.

pb34
01-29-2008, 03:46 PM
I chose Magna as well. I have one on the way.

SupaSnipa
01-29-2008, 04:01 PM
I voted Reloader B2, I just like the options it has

pbfreak3221
01-29-2008, 04:07 PM
Voted magna, mine as well is on the way.

Hob Hayward
01-29-2008, 04:53 PM
Why not a torque?

SupaSnipa
01-29-2008, 05:25 PM
Why not a torque?

I've heard from numerous people that Tourques are uinimagiably horid on batterys

battlechaser
01-29-2008, 05:30 PM
My proshop doesn't carry Torque, and they're having the sale.

Jegger24
01-29-2008, 05:49 PM
I voted for the favorite one that I own... VLocity. It is VERY fast and with an upgraded board, it is excellent on batteries. If I voted for something that I don't have, it would be the Magna. From the looks of it, they are the top hopper. Good luck with your purchase!

HeadShot
01-29-2008, 09:58 PM
empire magna, with the transmitter or with out???

battlechaser
01-30-2008, 03:02 AM
empire magna, with the transmitter or with out???

Without, when I get a high-end I'll get the transmitter.

FAQTO
01-30-2008, 04:45 AM
i would go with the magna i will be ordering one soon

xsvly-fat
01-30-2008, 10:15 AM
i voted XSV cause in my opinion the vlocitys are one of the best then i would say a magna

battlechaser
02-01-2008, 01:08 PM
For anyone thinking about picking up the Magna, I found a really good press release video on YouTube. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TKRJU9bEpo&feature=related

snoopdogg
02-02-2008, 02:31 PM
actionvillage got a halo b with rip and v-35 board for 108bucks

HelpDeskHustler
02-02-2008, 03:00 PM
Hoppers best list right now:

Magna, only if you have that kind of money lying around
Vlocity Jr.
Vlocity Jr. w/ chip
Vlocity
Pulse (Used)
Reloader B2 (Used)
Reloader B (Used)
Halo B (Used)

Just get the Vlocity Jr.... It will outload your shooting 90% of the time, unless you play uncapped semi (and rock) or you use super ramping.


I marked used next to the ones you should never buy new anymore, something else is cheaper and better than them.