Things I liked:+ Impressed with the first appearance quality of the stock and barrel. I immediately purchased the DaTuna replacement trigger based on other reviews. The new trigger is very tight compared to the stock trigger. Test fired a few shots (6) today and the shot accuracy so far repeatable. But, I need to shoot it more to ensure I don't have any fliers...
+ The scope mounts are robust and this scope is firmly attached.
+ the centerpoint scope appears well made and very adjustable with and adjustable objective and dial type vertical and horizontal adjustments. You won’t need a screwdriver for adjustments.
Things I would have changed:(-) It is loud. Loud like a .22 rimfire rifle loud. PA rated this at a 3-medium loudness. Well I would tell you it is more of a 3 high loudness rating.
(?) the barrel is shrouded with an exterior shell giving it the appearance of a bull barrel but it is just a shell. If it is for noise reduction it doesn't work. A parts break down I found shows this shroud unthreads from the barrel. Perhaps I'll remove it after my warranty to ensure it is free of grime under the shroud. (-) I cleaned the rifle barrel as suggested before I fired the first shot and was surprised and disappointed at what came out of the barrel. Black grime with small flecks of black specks. It took several attempts to clear out all of the grime. Appears it is left over from the machining process. Why can't Crosman send a rifle that is cleaned and ready? I replaced the trigger based on recommendations on this website and I am hoping this will ensure consistent & accurate shots. But, why can't Crosman provide a better quality trigger from the start. $300 should buy you a clean and accurate well machined quiet rifle made in the USA.
What others should know:Did I tell you it is loud? Louder than I expected and I have shot numerous air rifles. This is my first gas piston and previous rifles were all spring piston. Perhaps that's why it is loud. I need to be very careful shooting this in my yard or my neighbors will likely call the cops because of the noise. Crosman needs to come up with a clean, quiet, powerful, precision product made in the USA for the same price line.
The DaTuna trigger replacement was easy. Just followed the instructions exactly as written. More review to come after I find a place I can shoot more shots through it.
Things I liked:comfortable handle. Things I would have changed:The stitching that holds the handle to the straps ripped apart upon the first use. The handles are now only held on by the rivets. Add more stitching to the handles where they attach to the bottle straps. What others should know:Potentially a great product if you can get it on sale then add more stitching yourself to make it more robust.
Things I liked:Unbelievably accurate and very very quite. i can shoot this and my very close neighbors cannot hear the shots. I purchased during the 10% & free shipping sale, totals below are before the 10% discount. I put together my own package. Cost break down:
100.00- used scuba tank from a local dive shop
519.00- synthetic stock marauder
13.45- extra clip
78.00- air venturi scuba tank adapter & hose assembly
17.00- single shot tray
25.00- air venturi foster female quick disconnect
120.00- Leapers 3-12x44 AO Swat Compact scope
12.75- Leapers 30mm dovetail rings
10.00- Air venturi air tank carrier strap
Things I would have changed:make it even lighter...
(-) bought the single shot tray and will never use. Buy a 3rd magazine instead
(-) Air venturi air tank carrier strap. The strap handle sewn threads ripped out the very first time I lifted the air tank at the scuba shop. Pyramid Air sent me a free shipping label and gave me my money back. I then bought 2 real scuba tank straps from ebay for 25.00. I have an extra real tank strap for sale if you need one. cost to you 12.00 + S&H to you. What others should know:I purchased a variety of pellets to try and by far the best and only pellets I continue to purchase are the H&N Baracuda Power copper plated 10.65 grain pellets. They are dead on accurate not exaggerating. Don't waste your time experimenting with any other pellet.
Things I liked:The price. Things I would have changed:Not built to handle an 80 Cu Ft Aluminum air tank. The handle threads ripped right out on the first lift...perhaps this is fine for a carbon tank. What others should know:PA accepted this as an return and credited my account.