Extreme Rage 100 Round Multi-Caliber Hopper
I picked up this hopper to use on my CCM J2L pump marker a good while back because I was looking for a smaller alternative to my 200 round Proto Primo and I had heard good things about these. It is essentially a redesigned Sportshot hopper. Simon at Kee did a great job with the redesign and getting this hopper into production. I bought it for .68 cal only, so I wonít be commenting on its .50 cal performance.ē .68 Caliber Gravity Hopper
ē Removable adapter to fit .50 caliber paintballs
ē Holds 100 rounds of .68cal paintballs and 340rds of .50cal
ē Impact resistant shell
ē Spring loaded lid
ē New lower profile
The hopper itself has a very nice look about it. Itís a fairly low profile hopper made of durable composite that uses a locking lid at the top. I was concerned with feeding because I find that I do use the auto-trigger on my pump fairly often and most non battery operated hoppers Iíve tried cause a good few skipped shots (Primo excluded Ė that hopper is amazing on this setup) or even chops. It was a nice surprise when I opened the lid on the hopper for a peek inside. There is a wide mouthed funnel into the feed from a steep slope in the back of the hopper and a mild slope into the funnel from the front of the hopper. Initial impressions of the material itself were also good. Itís a flat black composite that seems pretty thick. It didnít Ďfeelí cheap at all. I also like that the lid is a thicker plastic, and doesnít seem nearly as brittle as the later gen VL Revolution lids.
Iíve put this hopper through two full scenarios (One at Battlefront Paintball for a Winter scenario and one at Three Rivers Paintball for Mission Mastersí Halo event). Iím quite impressed with it, to be honest. Here are my findingsÖ
The hopper feeds very well. The only time it wasnít feeding was immediately after reloads when I over packed it. If filled to the brim the balls can jam up in the funnel. If only a little room is left when filling the hopper it works perfectly. Lesson learned, donít pack the hopper! I had plenty of situations where I really laid into the auto-trigger and it didnít let me down at all. One nice thing that I found was that, while advertised as a 100 round loader for .68 cal paint, it takes almost a full 140 round pod when completely empty. Just be cautious to not pack it to the brim or it might need a couple shakes until you get a few rounds out of it.
Overall I think itís a really solid hopper and a suitable alternative to my Primo when Iím not looking to pack a high capacity loader.
On-gun on a J2L to give an idea of size/profile:
On-gun on an Azodin KP to give an idea of size/profile:
After a year and a half of use, this has become my most used hopper. It's big enough to use in scenarios without having to worry about reloading every second and it's smaller than the massive Primo with a better profile.
Current markers: Not as many as teh Calgar
never liked the look of those hopper
but after this i might jsut need to pick one up for when i play open class for the first time
great post Toter
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro!
and Arson, your post is a perfect example of personal preference being everything. Me, I absolutely adore the looks of the sportshot. for as capacious as the thing is, it's amazingly low and sleek, and definitely rock solid.
i'm also preferential of my winchester over the APP/GxG pocket hopper alternatives. granted, i pod-modded it, chopped an inch or so off the bottom of the feedneck, and dremeled out the inside to get it to feed better, so there was a bit of work/personalization involved, but it's my go-to choice in the 50rd capacity bracket. and that's entirely subjective.
Maybe its just me that went from the normal gravity fed 200rnd hopper to the cyclone A5 stock hopper (blimp) and then moved to the x7 low pro hopper (shoe), which looks the same and i moved away from those types of hoppers for the tac cap like hoppers (well other then stock class feed tubes) but really if i wanna play the whole day with my pump this would be the best bang for my dollarand Arson, your post is a perfect example of personal preference being everything. Me, I absolutely adore the looks of the sportshot. for as capacious as the thing is, it's amazingly low and sleek, and definitely rock solid.
as i do have a lil GXC 50rnd hopper but i hear that jams
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro!
Great review Toter. I think that little sportshot looks great. For only ten dollars that's a good investment.
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I like my sportshop hopper, modified it with a Revy base, works great.
I'm a sport-shot guy myself - I can load just about an entire 140rd pod into it, which makes it nice for carrying my normal pack, normal pods, shooting for hours before having to go back to the car Sportshot!
I use the sportshot on my autococker pump and I love it. It's never fallen off (took some sanding to get it to just the right size) or failed to feed a ball. For the price you cannot go wrong, just remember to open it up and remove the .50 caliber sleeve inside before trying to play with it (personal experience).
Yeah, the only time it ever gives me any grief is when I stuff it so full of paint that the balls don't move. My own damn fault - and that's typical of ANY gravity loader. Shake your gun a bit back and forth when it's super full, and it'll be fine - as soon as it drops below 97% full, you shouldn't have that issue