Hoppers

Hoppers are the means by which a paintball player keeps their marker fed with ammunition, much as magazines are to a regular rifle. With few exceptions, hoppers are all mounted above the marker, and most use gravity as the ultimate force to get the balls in the marker. That is to say, if most hoppers are turned upside down, the marker will not be fed with balls. There are two main types: Gravity feed, and Agitated Feeders. Gravity Feed hoppers often get jammed up with balls at the feed neck, which can result in a marker 'dry firing' (firing without paint) or chopping balls due to the timing of the ball entering the marker. This is detrimental to the performance of the marker and speed of shooting. Agitated Feeders, sometimes generically known as revies, improve on this method of feeding the marker. Though a few actually force the balls down the tube when needed, most simply use some method, from agitation to revolution of a wheel inside the hopper, to shake up the balls and send them down the tube. Using various methods, hoppers have been able to achieve feed rates of 50 BPS (balls per second) and above. A special type of hopper, called a helixal fed hopper, feeds balls using a spring driven helix shaped tube. These special hoppers can be mounted under a barrel, giving the marker a much lower profile. In addition to a lower profile, they can also achieve the highest feed rates in a paintball hopper- about 30 BPS. The most commonly seen is the Q Loader. There is some confusion about the term 'loaders.' Though a loader can often refer to an agitated hopper, the term is also used for gravity hoppers, and some people use the word to refer to pods used to carry extra paintballs.



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50rd APP Hopper

50rd APP Hopper

Apps famous Sight Feeder 50 Round .68 Caliber hopper.Brand new with the APP flip lid. 50rd, improved mold, similar to the winny & much more...
$12.00

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The Original SightFeeder

The Original SightFeeder

150 Round hopper with standard 1" feed neck. Includes unbreakable clear rubber lid. Perfect for a rental hopper too! Made in the USA
$6.00

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