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Empire - Reloader B 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. This eliminates the need for eyes in the loader altogether.
 Manual: Download the manual for Empire Download
 Release Date: 2004
 MSRP: $108.50
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
 Reviews: 124
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Empire - Reloader B Reviews
Empire Reloader B looks great... though its almost exactly like the halo. i like the spin on the bottom that you can hit when it jams or you run out of battery. my issue is that it sucks batteries dry way too fast...
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Join Date: Feb 2011
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $90.00
Pros: looks, thumb spin
Cons: battery
looks great... though its almost exactly like the halo. i like the spin on the bottom that you can hit when it jams or you run out of battery.

my issue is that it sucks batteries dry way too fast (9volts), and that sometimes it randomly shuts off.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B This hopper is extremely nice, its fast and reliable. This hopper is goin to keep up with ur gun. Its easy to change the speed setting and is sound activated and that what i prefer over the eyes on...
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Join Date: May 2008
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $56.00
Pros: fast, good battery life
Cons: heavy, cant see if its on or off on a bright day
This hopper is extremely nice, its fast and reliable. This hopper is goin to keep up with ur gun. Its easy to change the speed setting and is sound activated and that what i prefer over the eyes on the halo hoppers. The only true downfalls on this hopper is it is kinda heavy and larger then my old empire reloader. Overall its a great hopper well worth the money
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B I won one of these in a contest when they came out years ago, and then bought another one down the road a little. Both of them worked great, the only problem I ever had is with the shells, similar to...
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Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Colorado
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: sound driven
Cons: shells
I won one of these in a contest when they came out years ago, and then bought another one down the road a little. Both of them worked great, the only problem I ever had is with the shells, similar to halos, the battery doors, and feednecks can break fairly easily.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B iv only used halos and empiers for a few years now and have loved every one of them. there fast as hell reliable f you take care of them. and you can get them for next to nothing now. but they are...
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Join Date: May 2007
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $45.00
Pros: cheap now
Cons: HEAVY
iv only used halos and empiers for a few years now and have loved every one of them. there fast as hell reliable f you take care of them. and you can get them for next to nothing now. but they are heavy. i would sugest getting a vlocity. they are 10 times better
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B After my last hopper broke down i decided to get a reloader, iv now used this reloader B for more then 6 months and have had no problems with it, its still working like new and get me through every...
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Location: 407
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $60.00
Pros: cheap,reliable,durable
Cons: none for me
After my last hopper broke down i decided to get a reloader, iv now used this reloader B for more then 6 months and have had no problems with it, its still working like new and get me through every practice or tournament.
Its a good reliable hopper
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B This loader hasn't given me any real problems. It's fast and it sound activated, some sometimes it seems like it can accidentally be switched to a less sensitive sound setting and it might not rev...
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pbmike88
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Join Date: May 2008
Location: Manchester, Connecicut
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $130.00
Pros: Fast, pretty reliable
Cons: Some issues
This loader hasn't given me any real problems. It's fast and it sound activated, some sometimes it seems like it can accidentally be switched to a less sensitive sound setting and it might not rev when you shoot your marker.

It looks good, not to big. Had to sand down the feedneck quite a bit, I didn't have the required tools at the time so I did it by hand with sandpaper which i don't recommend. lol.

All in all it's a good loader, gets the job done, very comparable to a Halo
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B If i had a choose between hoppers id pick the Reloader B
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Join Date: Oct 2008
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $90.00
Pros: fast & different settings
Cons: To many batters& hard to tell if on or off out
If i had a choose between hoppers id pick the Reloader B


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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B Pros: There are many pros to this hopper. Firstt off it is very reliable. I ahve noly changed the batteries once and it is always there and works. Cons: Weight. Thats about it. ITs heavy.
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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Littleton
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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 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $70.00
Pros: See review
Cons: see review
Pros: There are many pros to this hopper. Firstt off it is very reliable. I ahve noly changed the batteries once and it is always there and works.

Cons: Weight. Thats about it. ITs heavy.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B this is a good hopper, but it seems everytime i use it i chop.. may be my gun but idk , not like its slow or anything, i would recomend this hopper, and i do use it since i like the sound...
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $59.95
Pros: sound activated, durable, reliable
Cons: i keep chopping paint, jams
this is a good hopper, but it seems everytime i use it i chop.. may be my gun but idk , not like its slow or anything, i would recomend this hopper, and i do use it since i like the sound activstion, and the rip drive, if it jams eays to unjam with rip drive.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B The Reloader B was my first "fast" hopper. I picked it up new at a local pro shop, and put it to work on my A4 Fly. I had no functional problems with the Reloader B through my time owning it, but...
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Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Central Wisconsin
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $125.00
Pros: Fast, sound activated
Cons: Brittle shells, heavy, tool intensive
The Reloader B was my first "fast" hopper. I picked it up new at a local pro shop, and put it to work on my A4 Fly. I had no functional problems with the Reloader B through my time owning it, but there were a few things worth mentioning. To modern standards, the Reloader B is very heavy. Sizing is about the same as a Prophecy, but capacity is 180 balls due to large internals. Some of the shells, the pearl colored shells in particular, proved to be brittle, and over time will literally crumble. That problem pushed me to put my Reloader B internals into a set of Warrior shells later. Finally, the whole system is held together with many screws. Lose one, and you might not have enough contact points to hold it together.

One final note - the Reloader B came with three speed settings. One was fast, two was faster, and three was fastest. That also applied to pressure on the stack. I'd loaned mine out to a teammate once who had broken a lot of paint in his at an event. I watched him mount my "B" to his gun, turn it on, set it to "3", and promptly blend a pod's worth of paint. Setting three comes with a lot of pressure!
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