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Viewloader
5818 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Phone: (800) 755-5061
Fax: (760) 579-5901
Email: info@jtusa.com
Website: http://www.viewloader.com
12V version of the famous 9V Revolution.
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 Release Date: 2000
 MSRP: $50.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 stars.
 Reviews: 75
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Viewloader Revolution (12 Volt) ( In my best old timers voice ) do I remember the 12 volt Viewloader???, ha ha let me take it back to old school. The time was 1998, It was the gay time ( stop laughing you youngin's ), it was a time...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $25.00
Pros: Light and Reliable
Cons: Can't Keep up with today's markers
( In my best old timers voice ) do I remember the 12 volt Viewloader???, ha ha let me take it back to old school. The time was 1998, It was the gay time ( stop laughing you youngin's ), it was a time when freeflow Autococker's and RT Automag's were considered " super guns", a time were you heard whispers from the shadows how about these newfangled things called " electrode semis " and there insane rates of fire, I mean people were saying 10-12 balls per second, lord almighty why would you need to shoot that fast we would ask. The problem was there was no paintball loader at the time that feed that fast and that's when are prayers were answered was the coming of the Viewloader Revolution 12volt. It was the true god send It was fast and reliable, was ready to go right out of the box. The Revvy was so reliable it was still in use has late has 2005-06 well after the Halo and the VL Egg Was released, Now I'm not saying That this loader Will work just fine on an ego, it will not but it will work just fine on today's pump and scenario markers for 2 reasons 1) The Revvy CAN keep up with pump and scenario play and 2) its lighter than a halo.
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Viewloader Revolution (12 Volt) This is the best loader ever, hands down. It's stupid reliable, good profile. It feeds just fast, if you need to shoot 5000 balls per second to score a hit, you need to rethink your playing skill.
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Length of use: More than 1 year
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $25.00
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing at all
This is the best loader ever, hands down. It's stupid reliable, good profile. It feeds just fast, if you need to shoot 5000 balls per second to score a hit, you need to rethink your playing skill.
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Viewloader Revolution (12 Volt) The Revvy. The Greatest thing to happen to Paintball since CA(that's Constant Air) In all actuality, it doesnt do much more than agitate the balls, to help get them down the feedneck, and then...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
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Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: Sturdy Construction, low profile
Cons: Slow feedrate
The Revvy.

The Greatest thing to happen to Paintball since CA(that's Constant Air)

In all actuality, it doesnt do much more than agitate the balls, to help get them down the feedneck, and then gravity does the rest, but going from the old days of "Shake and Bake" hoppers (where you had to quite literally shake the gun to get the balls to feed) The revvy was the absolute best thing out there. Many copys were made, but none as good as the original.

Good Construction/design/materials interface
Simple to use
Very good on batteries
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Viewloader Revolution (12 Volt) i have 2 old style revi's one with a was board and one with the empire board both of them are great, they are my go to scenario hoppers and i love them
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Length of use: More than 1 year
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Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
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Price paid: $40.00
Pros: light easy capacity durable
Cons: a little slow
i have 2 old style revi's one with a was board and one with the empire board both of them are great, they are my go to scenario hoppers and i love them
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Viewloader Revolution (12 Volt) This loader performs every time, as long as it is maintained. You can't lose with this loader. Granted, it's not very fast and it eats batteries, it's a great entry loader. It was my first...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
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Price paid: $50.00
Pros: Classic, reliable, light
Cons: not very fast
This loader performs every time, as long as it is maintained. You can't lose with this loader. Granted, it's not very fast and it eats batteries, it's a great entry loader.

It was my first electronic loader and holds a dear spot in my heart
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  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Viewloader Revolution (12 Volt) I own 3 of these: one with older shells and an orange impellor (unsure of manufacturer), one with old school shells, and one with the newer shells. All 3 have the X-Board. These are excellent...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
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Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $35.00
Pros: Lightweight, reliable, battery life
Cons: Not the fastest, newer shells crack easily
I own 3 of these: one with older shells and an orange impellor (unsure of manufacturer), one with old school shells, and one with the newer shells. All 3 have the X-Board.

These are excellent hoppers. Being the common bare minimum suggestion for an agitated hopper, they aren't nearly as fast as many other hoppers out there, but they make up for it with excellent battery life, simplicity, and price. They have good feed consistency and are excellent for mechanical marker users, high-speed pumpers, and autotrigger users.
The older-style shells are extremely durable- more so than many hopper materials used today. The newer ones that are sold today are not very durable and crack easily, especially when you need to take apart and reassemble your Revolution hopper.

Overall, they are excellent for the price- reliable, simple, and have excellent battery life. The newer shells leave something to be desired though. I consider the older shells somewhat of an upgrade.
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  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Viewloader Revolution (12 Volt) I've had at least a dozen different Revvie hoppers over the last 10 years, and I have nearly all of them still. What can you say about a classic design like the Revolution? It works, works well,...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: Reliable, cheap
Cons: Dated design, slower than new hoppers
I've had at least a dozen different Revvie hoppers over the last 10 years, and I have nearly all of them still.

What can you say about a classic design like the Revolution? It works, works well, but won't keep up with your 25bps markers...

It is a relic of an older paintball age, when the mech gun ruled and the electronic marker was in its infancy... they're still great on older guns and for nostalgia, but with Halos costing 20-30 bucks used, there's not a lot of point to them these days.

I probably would not recommend the Revolution to a newer player, unless they just wanted nostalgia.
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  • Currently 4.2/5 stars.
Viewloader Revolution (12 Volt) great budget loader, especially if you only need it to feed 12.5 bps. A little outdated now, but still good loaders- especially the used ones that you can buy on the nation for like $30
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Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $30.00
Pros: size/price
Cons: speed of feeding
great budget loader, especially if you only need it to feed 12.5 bps. A little outdated now, but still good loaders- especially the used ones that you can buy on the nation for like $30
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  • Currently 4.1/5 stars.
Viewloader Revolution (12 Volt) the trusty old revy! i still have a couple in my garage that hav been sitting for a good 6 years now and with fresh batteries work no problem. the old style shells on them are literally...
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $40.00
Pros: indestructible
Cons: outdated, not forcefed
the trusty old revy! i still have a couple in my garage that hav been sitting for a good 6 years now and with fresh batteries work no problem. the old style shells on them are literally indestructible. the newer ones can break but it takes alot of that to happen. the motors are strong and they do what they are asked. the only downfall is in this day and age, the guns shoots alot faster then what the revy can continually keep up with. since they are an agitating hopper instead of forcefeed, you cannot get the consistency youd expect from a forcefed. if your playing in the woods or just looking for a decent backup, these are great ways to go about it.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Viewloader Revolution (12 Volt) The revy is wayyyy past its prime. That said, it was a very viable option for years.
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Price paid: $10.00
Pros: Indestructable
Cons: sloooooooooow.
The revy is wayyyy past its prime. That said, it was a very viable option for years.
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