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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
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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Empire - Reloader B Reviews
Empire Reloader B This loader is nice however I dont think it feeds as fast as a vlocity. The halo is very reliable and very strong. I dont like how the shells crack or how weak the feednecks are.
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sparklepaintball
Revenge of the Jedi
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sacramento
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: $75.00
Pros: Quiet
Cons: heavy
This loader is nice however I dont think it feeds as fast as a vlocity. The halo is very reliable and very strong. I dont like how the shells crack or how weak the feednecks are.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B My Reloader is a workhorse. I've used it on my 08 Ego and never had any issues keeping up. Feeds like a champ. Only issues I've had is that of cracking the feedneck, and the weight. Its a bit...
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spireland
 
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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: East Bay Area, CA
spireland owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: Reliable
Cons: Shell cracks easy
My Reloader is a workhorse.

I've used it on my 08 Ego and never had any issues keeping up. Feeds like a champ.

Only issues I've had is that of cracking the feedneck, and the weight. Its a bit heavy, and this is where its getting a bit long in the tooth.

A good buy for the price conscious paintballer.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B I love my Reloader B, I have had it for about 8 years now or so. The only time I have had a problem with it was when the batteries were dying. The only other downfall is that the plastic shell...
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spyder java
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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Minot, ND
spyder java owns a Planet Eclipse Lv1
spyder java has perfected Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
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spyder java supports Empire
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $120.00
Pros: Fast, reliable, perfect
Cons: Shell has issues
I love my Reloader B, I have had it for about 8 years now or so. The only time I have had a problem with it was when the batteries were dying. The only other downfall is that the plastic shell keeps cracking. I have gone through about 3 shells since I have owned it. The rib drive plastic wheel also brok, but replaced that with a soda bottle lid while I wait for the metal one to come in. Its an awesome loader that I have never been able to outshoot. I love this thing.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B Great hopper. Keeps up with any marker. Batteries lasted a decent amount of time. Tons of different shells.
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stoltzee
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Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: mass
stoltzee is a Supporting Member
stoltzee has been a member for 10 years
stoltzee is reppin' sidebar 4 life
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $75.00
Pros: Pretty much a halo.
Cons: Looks like a halo.
Great hopper. Keeps up with any marker. Batteries lasted a decent amount of time. Tons of different shells.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B Used for a number of seasons. Lasted a long time and great quality!
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SwarmJT
Gone Fishing
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Join Date: Nov 2006
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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: $35.00
Pros: Worked great!
Cons: None!!
Used for a number of seasons. Lasted a long time and great quality!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B I have had my halo b for about half a year and it has worked for me great I can shoot ropes and cover lanes without having to worry about getting a jam. I have had it chop on me because my gun had...
Report this review to a moderator   #4888
tanman57
 
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: California
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: $110.00
Pros: fast reliable
Cons: batteries
I have had my halo b for about half a year and it has worked for me great I can shoot ropes and cover lanes without having to worry about getting a jam. I have had it chop on me because my gun had chopped witch led to my halo b to chop a few balls but it was very easy to take apart and clean. Empire makes reliable products.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B these things were the only hopper you could compete with at one time. if you didn't have one, you werent serious about paintball. but then other companies started making hoppers that were as fast,...
Report this review to a moderator   #20062
tex_mania
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: ΠΚΑ
tex_mania plays in the PSP
tex_mania owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
tex_mania owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
tex_mania plays in the APPA D4 division
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $60.00
Pros: fastest on the market at one time
Cons: shells
these things were the only hopper you could compete with at one time. if you didn't have one, you werent serious about paintball. but then other companies started making hoppers that were as fast, but with less craptacular shells, and these kinda fell behind. still a good hopper when you seem them around, although most of them nowadays are held together with hopes, dreams, and lots of duct tape.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B I ran a reloader B for years, from 2007-on, and IMO it and the halo B are the best paintball hopper of all time overall, it'll feed fast enough really for pretty much anything, the sound activation...
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The2k3Green/BlackImp
Yo Dawgs I need treefiddy
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Da Hood
The2k3Green/BlackImp supports Pev's Paintball
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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: $60.00
Pros: Fast, cheap, easy to find parts for
Cons: Shells dont hold too much paint, same cons as halo
I ran a reloader B for years, from 2007-on, and IMO it and the halo B are the best paintball hopper of all time overall, it'll feed fast enough really for pretty much anything, the sound activation works without a hitch, all reloader Bs have the rip drive so that you can clear any jams/use without batteries if necessary, and they're reliable as a mofo.
The only cons really are the stock shells (and this applies to any halo based loader really) dont hold that much paint, and are kinda easy to break the feedneck off of.
And there's no toolless disassembly, but this was released back in 04 or 05 at the latest, so what do you expect.
feeds reliably every time.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B i've had this reloader b for about 16 months now, and i believe that it's a freaking beast. i've dropped it in both speed and woods games, gotten shot in the shell, feeding neck, and on/off buttons...
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TheRunningHooligan
 
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Join Date: Aug 2009
TheRunningHooligan plays in the PSP
TheRunningHooligan owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
TheRunningHooligan is an NCPA player
Length of use: More than 1 year
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: $70.00
Pros: colors, battery life, different speeds, durable
Cons: a little heavy
i've had this reloader b for about 16 months now, and i believe that it's a freaking beast. i've dropped it in both speed and woods games, gotten shot in the shell, feeding neck, and on/off buttons and it still works like a charm.

i'm personally not inclined towards sound activated, but for being shot all over the place it's still in perfect working condition. the only problems i've ever had with it was when i once ran out of paint and picked up paint off of the ground behind a dorito, and the were soft or as i call them "jellys". anyway they jammed the gun, but i was able to empty the loader out, use my finger to flick the jelly out of the spot right below the beads, and place and fill the loader up in less than a minute. (nothing to brag about, but was decently fast considering i was practically sitting on my *** behind a dorito)

and to top this loader off, you can color coordinate them!!

P.S. the loader was once shot 4 times in the seams, and hardly anypaint made it's way into the inside of the loader, which is a massive plus.

P.S.S the lid is held down by magnets. you really have to go for a superman dive to knock the lid off and lose any damaging amount of paint
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B Not a bad loader, but it doesn't always feed correctly, and it eats batteries sometimes for some reason Good hopper to start out with though!
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They Call Me Rain
Aaron
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: New York
They Call Me Rain owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
They Call Me Rain supports Team VICIOUS
They Call Me Rain is one of the top 1000 posters on PbNation
They Call Me Rain is Legendary
They Call Me Rain is Boss
They Call Me Rain supports Empire
Length of use: Less 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: $80.00
Pros: Feeds pretty consistently
Cons: Not too shabby
Not a bad loader, but it doesn't always feed correctly, and it eats batteries sometimes for some reason
Good hopper to start out with though!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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