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Old 05-14-2014, 07:40 PM #1
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Downfalls of Halo Too?

What are the downfalls of the Halo too? I have one and like it decent enough, but I am considering upgrading. What are the biggest complaints about the Halo Too? Size, speed, functionality?
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:38 PM #2
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Honestly, my only gripe with it is the fact that it's a pain to take apart. All the modern day loaders snap together and come apart with little effort. The halo too required a screw driver and has 6 screws to take off. It's not a big deal really, but it's a pain to take apart quickly.
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:02 PM #3
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It's a pain to disassemble and it's heavy as hell compared to other choices.
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Its a great hopper but you need to remember its a decade old design and from the looks of it, it looks like Empire has not updated the design at all since Empire released their Reloader B many many moons ago.

like the others have mentioned its a pain to disassemble and its quite heavy compared to the other loaders on the market now. There really arent many drawbacks for it other then those two and the Halo has aged quite well compared to other hoppers that were popular amongst its time (Vlocity, Egg). I still have a halo in my gear bag, just as a loaner or if on the rare occurance my prophecy Z2 goes down.

If you got the extra cash you might want to look into a newer generation loader, but the halo is a tried and true loader and theres a reason Empire is still selling it.
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Old 05-15-2014, 06:20 PM #5
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Besides what others mentioned, the halo can straight up crush balls in its stack and turn into a blender when something goes awry. I really don't recommend one unless you really need to shoot faster than a revvy, and you really really don't want to spend another 20 or 30 bucks to step up to a prophecy.
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Old 05-15-2014, 06:26 PM #6
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Like the others have said taking the Halo Too apart is the biggest issue for me. Granted, I've only had to do it once in the last year when I had a ball break in the stack. Some jamming issues with tiny paint but I hear that happens with some higher end loaders, too.

I love mine and no real issues with it but it's currently a backup since I picked up a Rotor. Now that I'm older and lazier I'd prefer to have something I can take apart in a few seconds. If taking the loader apart doesn't bother you I don't see a reason you'd need to upgrade.
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Old 05-18-2014, 02:03 AM #7
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As a rotor owner that stepped from a halo too I would agree with the rest here and add that the gains in battery life with the modern loaders, rotor especially, are tremendous. I can play for damn ever on 3AA with a rotor but my halo I would always worry about the battery being solid. Low batteries on the halo seemed to be my Achilles heel for a long time
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I keep a Halo B with a Suicide Shell as my backup to my Z2, so cleaning is no longer an issue. The only gripe I have with the aftermarket shell is still battery life and weight. It's a solid loader, but it's damn heavy and batteries aren't the greatest.

I'll still use if over a Spire, though.
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