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Empire - Reloader B2 Information
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Empire
570 Mantua Boulevard
Sewell, NJ 08080

Phone: (800) 579-1633
Email: info@keeactionsports.com
Website: http://www.empirepaintball.com
Made using many of the same parts as the Halo, the Empire Reloader series uses sound instead of eyes to sense when to spin the paddle. The B2 has an upgraded paddle as well as board. It also comes with a magnetic lid.
 Manual: Download the manual for Empire Download
 Release Date: 2006
 MSRP: $129.50
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 stars.
 Reviews: 48
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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  • Currently 2/5 stars.
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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Empire - Reloader B2 Reviews
Empire Reloader B2 This is definitely a fast loader, it was one of the only ones fast enough to keep up with all of the electronic guns when they were taking off. The only problem, this hopper threw the paint so hard...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $135.00
Pros: fast, looks good
Cons: tends to break paint into the breech of metal guns
This is definitely a fast loader, it was one of the only ones fast enough to keep up with all of the electronic guns when they were taking off. The only problem, this hopper threw the paint so hard that it would crack and break paintballs in the loader and especially in the breech of your paintball gun where the fragile paintball is thrown into metal. On a cold day, forget about using this, better off with a shake n bake!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B2 Hopper is awesome. Super fast, Keeps up with all of my guns.. Only complant would have to be the batteries. Die so fast
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $55.00
Pros: Sounds Activation Awesome
Cons: Batteries
Hopper is awesome. Super fast, Keeps up with all of my guns.. Only complant would have to be the batteries. Die so fast
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B2 The Empire Reloader B2 is an OK loader. The feed rate is good and it holds a lot of paintballs but it is big and heavy compared to other loaders. One screw that connects the battery holder striped...
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Birmingham, AL
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $160.00
Pros: Feeds Fast
Cons: Heavy
The Empire Reloader B2 is an OK loader. The feed rate is good and it holds a lot of paintballs but it is big and heavy compared to other loaders. One screw that connects the battery holder striped really fast so I have to tape the peace on to the hopper.

It is a good loader, but if you want a better price loader and a lighter loader, which is what I like you should buy a different hopper. All in all don't by this loader.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B2 This was my first hopper that I bought. Was extremely reliable and performs extremely well. Very pleased with it. Just got a rotor and will keep this as a backup. The board burnt out when the...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $125.00
Pros: fast, reliable,
Cons: breakdown isnt simple
This was my first hopper that I bought. Was extremely reliable and performs extremely well. Very pleased with it. Just got a rotor and will keep this as a backup. The board burnt out when the backplate cracked and water got in but that gave me an excuse to get the magna board . Breakdown isnt very simple but at the time that was how they all were. It has a hybrid shell on it now so it is a little bit easier.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B2 The reloader b2 is a beast. I broke maybe 5 balls in my b2 and it just kept feeding perfectly. Sure the balls curved as I shot them but it still kept feeding fine. It cleared out really fast and kept...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $135.00
Pros: Fast, light and battery efficency
Cons: Speedfeeds dont fit perfectly and price
The reloader b2 is a beast. I broke maybe 5 balls in my b2 and it just kept feeding perfectly. Sure the balls curved as I shot them but it still kept feeding fine. It cleared out really fast and kept doing its job. The only thing I regret is spending $135 on it.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.6/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B2 First, as much as the B2 is my favorite loader thus far, I'm continually disgusted with the outrageous prices we pay for hoppers. Its a piece of plastic with a motor in it. That being said, I gave...
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $120.00
Pros: Fast, Magnetic Lid
Cons: Expensive, Hard to Field Strip, Heavy
First, as much as the B2 is my favorite loader thus far, I'm continually disgusted with the outrageous prices we pay for hoppers. Its a piece of plastic with a motor in it. That being said, I gave the value a 2; however I do believe its better than anything in its class (I haven't tested the Magna yet).

The magnetic lid was a cool feature; although one of my magnets was reversed before I got it, I had Empire fix that.

Feeds faster than you need. I was never a fan of rip drives until I got one... makes it easy in case of a jam.

I have the reliability a 3 because of how hard it is to clean. While it doesn't break, if you start blending, even though its the guns fault - your hopper is going to take you off the field for a half hour just to clean it. I'd highly advise in getting quick-strip shells.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.4/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B2 i liked my empire b2 a lot, it was fast, it lasted way longer than my friends v35 did. and it never jammed. whenever i use halos they jam. i hate halos, but empires seem to work flawlessly. the...
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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: mars
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $150.00
Pros: fast, easy on batteries, doesnt jam
Cons: a bit heavy, kinda large
i liked my empire b2 a lot, it was fast, it lasted way longer than my friends v35 did. and it never jammed. whenever i use halos they jam. i hate halos, but empires seem to work flawlessly. the reason for my rating the reliability low is because mine broke but i believe it was my fault because i'm a tinkerer.

ovrall its a good loader but it is expensive.

oh and i bought it when it was new, so $120 is a better deal
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.4/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B2 Hello, I have owned just about ever hopper on the market, and I have to say this hopper is just OK. It is good because sound activated reliable performs great fast Its bad because
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Join Date: Feb 2008
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $135.00
Pros: sound activated
Cons: breaks easily
Hello,

I have owned just about ever hopper on the market, and I have to say this hopper is just OK. It is good because

sound activated
reliable
performs great
fast

Its bad because

The feedneck breaks alot, and also when you get a poped ball in there its a pain to take apart.

I personally would like a Halo B more just because its cheaper and does just as good or better of a job. Overall I would give the Empire B2 a B+ because of its price.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.1/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B2 i bought my b2 brand new last april and used it every weekend from april of 07 to december of 07! i loved that hopper, i never had to any work to it and it was pretty easy to clean! im actually mad...
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mooresville,NC
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $160.00
Pros: sound activated! and magnet lids
Cons: heavier than the newer loaders ex. vloctiy torque
i bought my b2 brand new last april and used it every weekend from april of 07 to december of 07! i loved that hopper, i never had to any work to it and it was pretty easy to clean! im actually mad that i sold my b2 and might be buying another one very soon! empire made a great loader and id recommend this hopper to anyone!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B2 Good hopper but I like eyes to much to give them up
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: on the 50 all day
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $45.00
Pros: same as halo
Cons: no eyes
Good hopper but I like eyes to much to give them up
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1.3/5 stars.
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