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Things I liked:For the money... Hard to beat this deal. I like to squirrel hunt so this gun in the 25 caliber is perfect. Hard hitting and very accurate.
Things I would have changed:the weight, this gun is heavy.
What others should know:no
Things I liked:When buying a gun, accuracy is one of the most important factors of that gun. The Marauder has that in abundance. It is a pleasure to hit what you are aiming at all times, with very small groups.
Things I would have changed:nothing
What others should know:when buying this or any air rifle, buy it from Pyramyd Air. They stand behind their products. My first Marauder had a slight air leak. I called customer support and they sent me a return ticket and a new gun. No arguments! So very pleasant to deal with,I wish all companies were this way.
Things I liked:EVERYTHING !! For starters,you cannot beat the price point of this little PCP.. a GREAT entry level rifle for those not sure if a PCP is really what they want. I ordered this as a combo with the Benjamin Pump(which works great) for my wife who wanted to shoot, but was having difficulty with the weight, cocking effort and recoil of my high end magnum springers (all German). I fitted a Hawke 3-9x40 AO scope to it and sighted it in at 35yds and handed it to her..23 shots with a .627" ctc for her first time with it!! At only about 6.2lbs w/scope & NO recoil, she thoroughly enjoys this rifle.. and would be a Great "starter" Air Gun in any class, especially for women & young folks, due to the aforementioned light weight, total lack of recoil.. and also, the accuracy. It's NO fun for beginners with heavy air rifles,that are bulky, hard cocking, heavy recoil and/or, non-accurate..that's a fast way to turn them off from what should be a fun & enjoyable sport. The Discovery is aptly named.
Things I would have changed:The ONLY two(2)things I would request of Benjamin on the Discovery to make design changes on, are 1)PLEASE, change the trigger group, or at the very least, change the "curl" of the trigger itself and straighten it somewhat.. it "fits" smaller hands (ie:my wifes hand) and fingers "ok".. but for folks with Large hands & fingers(ie:myself)..the "curl" of the trigger digs directly into the middle of my trigger finger...VERY Uncomfortable!! SO..I changed it out myself, with an "updated" Brass unit from Alliance Hobbies, also from Ohio. I "finessed" it a bit and completely polished it & then color buffed it out (I do custom metal polishing & buffing)before installing it.. it works GREAT and horrendously more comfortable and Smooth to shoot,now. The only other thing I would ask for, would be to be able to get this great little pcp in .25 cal!! I realize that for a bunch of dollars, they can be "built" into a .25cal with aftermkt parts, but then you may as well buy an Mrod..which I also have.
What others should know:If your either "new" to air gunning, or perhaps have been at it for a period of time and have only been associated with springers or, multi-pumps(ie:Benji 397's etc) and wondering what shooting with a PCP would be like.. the Discovery is a Fantastic little rifle to start with, and without "breaking the bank" to do it..but, be careful.. it "could" spoil you. The ONLY "downside" to PCP's.. is the ever present NEED for "life support"..ie:either a pump or HPA (High Pressure Air) Bottles..just the nature of the "beast"...but,"IF" slinging heavier weight pellets down-range with some authority is your game,then PCP's are the way to go.. that's what the main purpose in their design is..HUNTING, NOT "punching paper targets" ..though the Disco does lend itself quite well to that also, due to it's small capacity air reservoir, & 2000lb max working air pressure,which makes refilling it,quite effortless even with a manual air pump..However,the larger PCP's (Mrod is borderline) mandate bottles.
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