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Old 09-10-2012, 09:06 PM #1
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Electric hopper. Worth it?

I am new to pump and have been offered a gun and a used halo b. the halo is 40 bucks or should i just buy a new primo or a new sport shot for cheaper
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:12 PM #2
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I think its worth it but if you dont want to spend alot look into the new proto hopper it should be about $20 at your local shop.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:19 PM #3
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Depends on if you want a guaranteed ball in the chamber then grab a halo or revy. If you only need 100 rounds a pop or something smaller then go with the primo or sportshot?
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:24 PM #4
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For a pump gun? A Halo would be hefty... maybe look for something lighter like a Revvy, vLocity or Rotor/Proph/Z2.

I really like the Sportshot when I'm not using a Winchester.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:15 PM #5
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:21 PM #6
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When I don't shoot my Winchester I shoot a Revy it's way lighter than a halo and you can find them for like $10-15
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:13 PM #7
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When I don't shoot my Winchester I shoot a Revy it's way lighter than a halo and you can find them for like $10-15
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:21 PM #8
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get the little 40rnd hopper and call it a day those things rock!
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:43 PM #9
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Proto primo is nice.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:08 PM #10
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A good light cheap elector is the extreme rage one used it on my ion lightest electro out there lighter than rotor & halo
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:33 AM #11
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I'd steer clear of the Proto Primo. If you aren't shooting a blowback or similar semi that's got a fair bit of kick to it, it doesn't feed well. My Azodin KP's pump stroke is too smooth to "Agitate" it, as it's designed for, and I shoot blanks regularly. It's pretty frustrating.

Revvy's work well...I just don't like how high-profile they are. It just gets more expensive from there, though.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:30 PM #12
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I'd steer clear of the Proto Primo. If you aren't shooting a blowback or similar semi that's got a fair bit of kick to it, it doesn't feed well. My Azodin KP's pump stroke is too smooth to "Agitate" it, as it's designed for, and I shoot blanks regularly. It's pretty frustrating.

Revvy's work well...I just don't like how high-profile they are. It just gets more expensive from there, though.
Yup the primo and the old tacomo just dont get enough shakes with the pump. Revvy is the way to go and they are cheap these days.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:08 PM #13
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i woulden't do it go with a gravity
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:08 PM #14
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i just posted this in the virtue spire on a pump gun thread

i have used a rotor on my t2 for the last 2.5 years, every week

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hehehehehe

i LOVE my spire.

i got it on thursday night (ordered it from gearheadz paintball!)

I threw it on my Phantom... because i built a new loudner and figured i could test both at once!



Now I am AGAINST big hoppers on phantoms
This worked GREAT.
It was light, it was low profile, it fit, it didnt double feed (using a net fit freak insert .682 or .682ish draxxus field)

After a couple games, i threw it on my ccm t2
Its amazing.
I NEVER double fed, I NEVER had a problem with anything, I even dumped a pod of broken paint in on accident, still fed great (barrel shot like poo, but thats a different story, lol)

After I came off the field, I tore it apart, 1 button/lock for the upper lid, 1 button for the tray. thats it. wiped it all down with a micro fibre, she was clean and ready to roll before my little bro could clean my pod out.

we shot the most brittle paint i've shot since the GI 5 Star at HB in 2011, it was stupidly brittle, and it fed great all day

No idea on battery life, put random AA's in it, and have been pulsing it non stop for the last few days, they are still working, its really fun to tap on the top of the shell and see how face you can get it to spin!

No idea on durability, but no scratches or damage from a long hard day of woodsball (threw myself into a bunker of broken branches) and afternoon of speedball/hyperball

I gave my rotor to my little bro.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:25 PM #15
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if you find the thought of dry firing really bothersome and do not mind the extra weight, a electric hopper is fine. i did not really like the feeling of running a rotor on my pumps, it feels too top heavy, but it was nice knowing that there will always be a ball in the breech.

i had a few dry fires this weekend using my winchester hopper. i find the sportshot tends to misfeed a little more then the winnie.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:09 AM #16
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You cant go wrong with a revy.

An extra 40 rounds doesn't matter till you need em.

Most paintballers like to think they are using the greatest of all and are more than willing to let you bum it as long as you are willing to listen to em tell you why it is the greatest lol.....

Test em and find out what works for you.

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Old 09-20-2012, 06:02 PM #17
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i just posted this in the virtue spire on a pump gun thread

i have used a rotor on my t2 for the last 2.5 years, every week
Does that spire have a side speed feed or am I just looking at it wrong
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:58 PM #18
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Does that spire have a side speed feed or am I just looking at it wrong
The Spire has clear/smoke windows on it's side. You are looking thru the window at the bottom of the speed feed.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:05 PM #19
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The Spire has clear/smoke windows on it's side. You are looking thru the window at the bottom of the speed feed.
Wow now I fell very stupid lol
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:05 PM #20
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For a pump gun? A Halo would be hefty... maybe look for something lighter like a Revvy, vLocity or Rotor/Proph/Z2.

I really like the Sportshot when I'm not using a Winchester.
I have trouble keeping the Sportshot in a lot of feednecks

Little tape always does the trick.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:41 PM #21
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V-Max is cheap, light and will more than keep up with any pump. Halo is my hopper of choice on everything EXCEPT my pumps. Just excessive. However my number one choice is an X board Revvy.
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