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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
Mid-level loader.
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 Release Date: Unknown
 MSRP: $75.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 stars.
 Reviews: 58
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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Viewloader - eVLution 2 Reviews
Viewloader eVLution 2 I used this on my angel with a 90 degree frame and a stiffi CF barrel. It left me with an odd weight distribution. That aside, its a great loader! I can't blame this loader for anything, it does...
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akward silence
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $35.00
Pros: Cheap, effective, bounces quite a few hits
Cons: Odd weight distribution
I used this on my angel with a 90 degree frame and a stiffi CF barrel. It left me with an odd weight distribution. That aside, its a great loader! I can't blame this loader for anything, it does exactly what it is intended to do.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Viewloader eVLution 2 The EGG II. these were Not to great when they first came out. Broken feednecks, shells, lids and battery doors were a VERY common occurance. Materials did not match up with what they were intended...
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Team_ILLNatured
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Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Depew, NY(716)
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: Rides real nice and low on the top of a Autococker
Cons: Quality of materials, small design flaws
The EGG II.

these were Not to great when they first came out. Broken feednecks, shells, lids and battery doors were a VERY common occurance. Materials did not match up with what they were intended to do

But with cutting down the feedneck, you can make these ride super low, which looks AWESOME
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Viewloader eVLution 2 Decent feed rate for the price you can pick one up for, but you may as well pick up a more modern loader with better shells as you'll be replacing the shells regularly. Decent for a recreational...
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DriverJ
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: Minnesota
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $60.00
Pros: Decent feed rate
Cons: Poor quality shells, door doesn't stay shut
Decent feed rate for the price you can pick one up for, but you may as well pick up a more modern loader with better shells as you'll be replacing the shells regularly.

Decent for a recreational loader, but anything more serious in play, consider buying a loader with better shells.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.6/5 stars.
Viewloader eVLution 2 For the price at the time, it's actually a pretty decent loader. However, the thing is not as fast as any forcefed (you don't get jams though...), looks weird, and has the most awkward mouth to load...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $60.00
Pros: Always feeds!
Cons: Not force fed
For the price at the time, it's actually a pretty decent loader. However, the thing is not as fast as any forcefed (you don't get jams though...), looks weird, and has the most awkward mouth to load into - you'll never get a full hopper. For the price, pick up a different loader.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Viewloader eVLution 2 I bought my eVolution 2 (EGG) back in 2005 when I first started paintball. I was immediately happy with the hopper as it fed fast enough to keep up with my Tippmann (as i still played woodsball at...
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lrYerfdog
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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Timbucktwo
lrYerfdog owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $70.00
Pros: Fast, cheap, light
Cons: Weak, back heavy, horrible lid design
I bought my eVolution 2 (EGG) back in 2005 when I first started paintball. I was immediately happy with the hopper as it fed fast enough to keep up with my Tippmann (as i still played woodsball at the time) and eventually my ion when i got into speedball. After my time with the EGG i've owned a few Halos and a Vlocity and played with many others, and overall I was disappointed in the EGG.

Strength - I will start with the ever hated battery door. for some reason no matter how much you babied the thing, the battery door would manage to break off. A combination of the weak plastic, the small support that held it onto the hopper, and the tight fit of the batteries caused it to break. So, you tend to see many eggs out there with some sort of tape or rubber band holding the battery door on. It became sort of a race to see who could come up with the best design to hold it on, and believe me i have seen some interesting ones. Then, there is the lid. The lid was its own monster, being hard to open and fragile at the same time. The design for the lid was ingenious, sliding back as a cup and catching any paint that may have missed the hole in a quick reload. But, once again the plastic was weak and created problems. You had to apply a large force to get the lid past the plastic lip that held it in and to defeat the strength of the two springs holding it up. Well, doing so would slam the lid once it released and stress the two joints. This led to many lid breaks and an overall unhappy group of paintballers. Another downside of the lid was if you had paint on your hands or they were wet, opening the lid would require a little bit of thought. The normal motion of sliding your hand down the lid would not create enough friction to open it. Finally, there is the feedneck In the older versions of the EGG the feedneck was thin and weak, and due to all the weight of the loader and the paint it broke easily. In addition the plastic screw holes around the feedneck broke up after taking the screws in and out only a few times. This was supposed to be an upgrade from the eVolution 1 which was only out for a little while and was plagued with feedneck breaks. But, a year or two after it hit the market, a thicker more durable shell was released. I purchased the new shell (which included a thicker feedneck, larger stronger feeneck screw spots, and plastic lid clips rather than the original screw which if tightened too hard would crack the plastic threading in the shell) and haven't had a problem with durability since. Still not a fan of the lid but the hopper seems to be immune to everything throw at it.

Reliability - The EGG was overall a reliable hopper when the shells were brand new or the new version. It rarely let me down. The only incident i had was one game i had a prety harsh dive behind a dorito and the hopper stopped working. I took it apart after the game and when i put it back together it worked fine. I believe it may have been some wires jiggling loose, but i can't say it wasn't my fault cause i sucked at diving. The up side to the situation is its only partially force-fed so i was able to get it to feed like a gravity hopper by moving the paddles out of the way of the feedneck.

Speed - This hopper is by no means the fastest out there but it gets the job done. It is great for the beginner and intermediate players. Its price is low therefore it doesn't cost much to get yourself going, and it can feed almost as fast as any player can shoot. Yes, if the marker is on ramping you will outshoot it easily, especially with the capabilities of markers these days. But, those playing woodsball or just getting into the speedball scene, playing locals and some semi-large events wont have any problem with this hopper not keeping up. One downside to the EGG compared to the rest of the loaders is that it is only Semi force-fed. This means that the balls are not forced into the breech, they are just given a little shove into the feedneck by the soft paddled impeller. This reduces reliability in speeds. If you are shooting fast and the paint becomes a little scattered, the paint will not feed consistently. This causes the hopper to leave gaps, which make it seem like you are shooting slower if you have eyes on, and will cause you to chop or just dry fire with eyes off.

Upgrades - There are only a few upgrades for the EGG that were produced by manufacturers (such as the aftermarket z-board which increased BPS), but there are many custom modifications. These include:
-Paddle mod (cut off all but two of three of the rubber paddles to increase BPS)
-Tons of battery door modifications
And many more which are located in THIS PBN thread.

Weight - The EGG hopper was much lighter than the Halo and Empire loaders when it first came out. It only runs on 2 9-volt batteries which are much lighter than a halo or empire which (without modification) run on 6 AA batteries. The lighter weight was a big attraction for many paintballers craving a lighter marker setup without having to modify their hopper. But the eVolution 2 sits back with the feedneck in the front, which concentrates the weight farther back on the marker. This and the combined weight of the Co2 or HPA tank caused the marker setup to be back heavy. This displeased many and led to less interest from the larger more competitive crowd of paintballers.

Despite some of the downfalls this hopper is a great investment. It is much cheaper now than any other hopper of equal ability on the market, I mean if it was used in the pro circuit by one of the best teams in the world, XSV (granted their EGGs were highly modified for their specific needs with things such as special boards made solely for them), then it is definitely a quality product. It is definatelly worth the money!

I would recomend this hopper to any beginner or intermediate paintballer as long as it is the newer version. For the upper level players or those looking to get out of local tournaments and start attending national events, i would recomend shelling out a little extra money to at least get a used Halo or Reloader.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Viewloader eVLution 2 This hopper works pretty good for the price and gets the job done on most guns. I have had problems with it jamming in the middle of play. I'm not sure why but when I start putting a lot of paint...
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nolssss21
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Join Date: Aug 2009
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $45.00
Pros: feeds good for price
Cons: jams, ugly, bad battery door
This hopper works pretty good for the price and gets the job done on most guns. I have had problems with it jamming in the middle of play. I'm not sure why but when I start putting a lot of paint downfield it somehow gets to balls jammedin the oppening of the feedneck and spins uselessly. Ihave to reach in and unjam it manually. The battery door is also very week and tends to break.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Viewloader eVLution 2 the eggs were a goofy hopper, they fed just fine but they sat with all the weight in the back of the hopper and the lid could be a pain to open when they came out with then new boards the speed...
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TimTaylor
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $79.99
Pros: held a ton of paint
Cons: huge and ugly and sat awkward
the eggs were a goofy hopper, they fed just fine but they sat with all the weight in the back of the hopper and the lid could be a pain to open when they came out with then new boards the speed adjustment was nice to save batteries
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Viewloader eVLution 2 I liked it out of the box it was fast it saw every kind of paint i put in it the shell held up way better than my halo's and it ran great as long as the batterys were good But i do suggest you put a...
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HolyHellHound
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: Fast quiet good eyes
Cons: Back heavy and battery hog
I liked it out of the box it was fast it saw every kind of paint i put in it the shell held up way better than my halo's and it ran great as long as the batterys were good But i do suggest you put a Zboard in it it will really wake it up and peek its performance
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  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Viewloader eVLution 2 i've used this hopper since 05/06 ish still works great the lid tends to break at the screw's that hold it on to the body but over all fairly tough hopper I use it on a proto rail se and it keeps up...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Appearance:
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Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $35.00
Pros: will feed tournament cap, good battery life
Cons: lid breaks at screw feed neck a little tall
i've used this hopper since 05/06 ish still works great the lid tends to break at the screw's that hold it on to the body but over all fairly tough hopper I use it on a proto rail se and it keeps up just fine I shoot 13.3 bps psp ramp or faster semi and no trouble yet



buy some extra lids
and saw the feed neck off some its a little tall
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  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Viewloader eVLution 2 Got this loader when the first hit the market simply because it was the cheapest one around and the Revy's were great, weren't they? Well this loader starts off ok but after a little wear and tear...
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daryk77
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Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.5/5 stars.
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Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $80.00
Pros: Cheap, capacity, it does feed fairly fast
Cons: Weak lid, weak battery door,Weak feedneck, ugly
Got this loader when the first hit the market simply because it was the cheapest one around and the Revy's were great, weren't they?

Well this loader starts off ok but after a little wear and tear they really start to break down. Its main drawback it the weak construction. The battery door design is terrible and more often then not people resort to using duct tape to keep them closed as they tend to pop open when rattled, for instance when diving.

The lid has a different design which you pull down towards yourself to open. Not too bad but due to weak materials this easily snaps off. This is compounded by the fact that one tends to use more force when opening this loader because of its design. By pulling the lid towards you to open it I find that more force is used and this increases the chances of ripping the lid right off. I have gone through several lids and I believe this is the worst feature on the loader.

The feed neck on this loader is a bit high so cutting come off and sanding it down is common practice. However, this leads to the feed neck cracking and shattering over time. However, other loaders are notorious for this *** well, i.e. Halo shells.

I find that the weight distribution with this loader is not to my liking either since the majority of the weight is in the back of the loader.

On the plus side they are cheap and mine did feed fast. I would guess around 16-18 BPS max. Maybe a good entry level loader if you can find one cheap and in good condition but I would always keep a spare loader around if you can, or keep a back up if relying on it in a tourny or some otherwise important event.
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  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
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