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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: 126
 Rating Summary:
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Empire - Reloader B Reviews
Empire Reloader B the hopper is a tank...best purchase in paintball ever
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skateandpaint
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NYC queens
skateandpaint has been a member for 10 years
skateandpaint has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: reliability
Cons: a little bulky
the hopper is a tank...best purchase in paintball ever
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Reloader B this thing worked great for what i used it for(low end electros) never had a feed issue or jam for that matter. many options out there for shells and backplates to make it truly custom. only downside...
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sokopath
Kitty Amazing
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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Canton, MI
sokopath is Legendary
Length of use: More than 1 year
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: price, options
Cons: heavy!
this thing worked great for what i used it for(low end electros) never had a feed issue or jam for that matter. many options out there for shells and backplates to make it truly custom. only downside is it's like mounting a brick on top of your marker
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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.
Report this review to a moderator   #1048
sparklepaintball
Revenge of the Jedi
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sacramento
sparklepaintball has been a member for 10 years
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.
  This review has been rated:
  • 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...
Report this review to a moderator   #7477
spireland
 
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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: East Bay Area, CA
spireland owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
spireland owns a Planet Eclipse Lv1
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.
  This review has been rated:
  • 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
STRiC-9
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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Minot, ND
spyder java has been a member for 10 years
spyder java owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
spyder java has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
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
413
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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!
Report this review to a moderator   #12986
SwarmJT
Gone Fishing
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Location: Location:
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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 has been a member for 10 years
tex_mania plays in the PSP
tex_mania owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
tex_mania supports Team VICIOUS
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
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Da Hood
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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.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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