VL-2000/Power Feed?

VL-2000/Power Feed?

Post by Neal Mark Reard » Sat, 02 Dec 1995 04:00:00


I was just looking through the I & I catalog, and they have both VL-2000's and
Power Feeds, both are supposed to increase firing rate and ball breaks,
sometimes when rapid firing with my Prolite (as rapid as it goes) the ball
won't fall down fast enough and I will fire a blank shot or two, what are the
mains differences between the Power Feed and VL-2000? (Preformace differences,
of course.)

-Mark

 
 
 

VL-2000/Power Feed?

Post by Neal Mark Reard » Sat, 02 Dec 1995 04:00:00

Hahah, sorry, it should read increases firing rate and DEcreases ball braks,
thanks

-Mark

 
 
 

VL-2000/Power Feed?

Post by Thomas Mitche » Sun, 03 Dec 1995 04:00:00



Quote:

>I was just looking through the I & I catalog, and they have both VL-2000's
and
>Power Feeds, both are supposed to increase firing rate and ball breaks,

They are NOT supposed to increase ball breaks :)

Quote:
>sometimes when rapid firing with my Prolite (as rapid as it goes) the ball
>won't fall down fast enough and I will fire a blank shot or two, what are the
>mains differences between the Power Feed and VL-2000? (Preformace
differences,
>of course.)

>-Mark

The VL 2000 is much more important that the power feed IMHO.  I had a
standard feed mag with a regular loader.  Chopped lots of balls.  Got a VL
2000.  Chopped a couple a case.  Got a minimag powerfeed body, and so
far haven't chopped any (700 rounds so far).   I think the VL 2000 makes a
more notable difference.  $70 for a loader is crazy, though...

Thomas Mitchell
TIP #817
TDGP #9

 
 
 

VL-2000/Power Feed?

Post by HFlore » Sun, 03 Dec 1995 04:00:00

the VL-2000 and a Power Feed are two different beasts. First the VL-2000
is an electric hopper (the kidney shaped device that sits on top of your
marker). If the VL2k finds that there are no balls in the feed a small
"wind mill" type device inside agitates the balls to loosen them up and
let them fall in to the chamber.

A power feed is a "port" on the marker that is angled (i believe at 45
degrees) with vents to reduce the chance of blowback CO2 to push a ball
back up the feed.

Personally I don't like power feeds (my wifes spyder has a PW) but if you
get the PW you should get the VL-2k as well to ensure smooth ball feeding.
When rapid firing my pro-lite I make it a habit to shake the gun and
loosen to balls in the hopper every so often. Otherwise the VL-2k isn't
need with a standard pro-lite feed. This, of course, is just my opinion.

hf2
TIP#1112