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Things I liked:Power. Accuracy. Attenuation of Report. I bought 2, .25cal., one for me, one for my son. From the factory @2600psi, I was getting 680-690ft/sec. with eun jin 43grain, 790-800ft/sec. with 28grain, from both rifles. I maxed out the power adjustments on mine to see what I would get. @2600psi I got 735ft/sec with eun jin 43grain, 800ft/sec with eun jin 35grain. Right @50ft/lbs. for both of them. Power is excellent!!! Approximately twice what I get from my custom Discoveries. Accuracy is outstanding. I had read what some said about the precision of the original wood stocked version that I had some difficulty believing, even though my discoveries are probably the most accurate air rifles I've ever owned. I don't have 100 rounds through my Marauder yet, but I can say for sure that eun jin 43grains will group 5 into a dime @30yds., from my rifle. With the 28grainers, less than 3/4" dispersion, and about 1" high of the 43grains @30yds. The "Shrouded" barrel works VERY well for attenuation of the report. At maximum power settings it sounds like a pneumatic nail gun, or perhaps, a small set of air brakes. I've turned the hammer settings to minimum now, I'm going to set it for about 25ft/lbs to try and get the maximum # of shots at good power, with minimum noise. I live in the high desert of eastern Oregon, if I need more power,..... . For my son, who lives in suburbia, the factory settings are optimum.
Things I would have changed:Both these rifles exhibited some misalignment between the scope rail and the "drop" of the barrel. I had to shim the lower half of the rear ring on both of them to get enough elevation adjustment out of the telescopes I used. To be fair though, the scopes I used don't have much travel in their adjustments. I think they could make a post on the top of the barrel band and include a basic receiver sight system on the rail, so that some use could be achieved even in the worst case scenario.(Broken/Bent Scope) I'd like to see a small storage compartment under the Comb. I'd think a lid like is on tv remotes and such wouldn't be too difficult, or expensive. Just as a Note: The rear of the breech is attached to the main tube in a different manner on the synthetic stock version. There may be other distinctions between the original type and this one, I don't have an original to compare it to. I can't think of anything else I'd want to change. Quality of materials and workmanship is top notch. Some of the more spendy guns may shoot straighter than these, or the Discoveries, but, you'd have to be a Very Good Shot, to prove it. I'd like to see this rig in a six shot 9mm/357. I think the Rogue is way past the point of diminishing returns. The Recluse is neat, but it's a single shot, and an airpig, according to what I've read. For folk who need to be able to deal positively with Raccoons/Nutria/Coyote(@Max Power), and not wake the neighborhood, these are The Bomb!
What others should know:I wish I could say that the Benjamin High Pressure Hand Pump Quality, matched the quality of my Marauder. I have two of them. For producing 2000psi, they are adequate and will do it for quite a while. By the time you reach 2500psi, the efficiency of the pump has dropped to near zero. If you are a very large, and patient, person, you can probably get 3k/psi out of it. But I doubt it will do it very many times. If it will even do it once, before failure occurs. I now also have 2 Hill Brand Air Rifle Pumps. Bought the first about 6mos ago. They are subject to the same limitations for heating as the Benjamins, but, you can get a reseal kit for it if you burn it up. And, the piston in the Hill is of a smaller diameter than the Benjamin, so that the mechanical advantage is greater with the Hill. It takes a few more strokes with the Hill, but the Hill will EASILY do 3000psi. Takes a specific female adapter though, to use the Hill on Crosman Products. I have sent for some exotic material o-rings to try and get my Benjamin pumps working again. If I feel I am successful in my efforts, I will post again to advertise the results. I do not, however, expect them to give service beyond 2500psi, under any circumstances. But, that would suffice as backup for the Hill pumps. Pyramyd Air says NOT to use CO2 in these. I don't know why. And neither do they. The Owners Manual gives directions for the use of CO2. I'd be interested to know how many shots the .177 version can get @600ft/sec on CO2.
Things I liked:Just received my Syn-Rod last week and put about 200 JSBs and 50 Kodiak Match's thru it. In a word, fantastic! Less than 1/2 inch groups zeroed at 25 yards and 3/4 " at 50. Just use the second mil dot at 50 and the third at 75, hadn't got to 100 yet. I had previously ordered the wood .25 and was very turned off by the weight and cream colored stock. Plus, no magazine would fit correctly and this was after PA's ten for ten deal. I sent it back and waited 6 weeks for the new one. It was a torturous wait but the new product is a MUCH nicer plus it averages 50 fps better than the first rifle. This is a rifle one can actually shoulder and take on an all day trip into tree squirrel territory here on the west coast. Trigger is fantastic and easy to fine tune. The gun seems quieter and the overall dimensions feel smaller than the woody, dang I'm almost back in the 50's in my grandpa's peach orchard with my trusty 1954 Crosman 167.
Things I would have changed:Maybe magazines made a little sturdier, aluminum for example. Should always come with single tray, but I hear that they are factory discontinued? Anyone have a 3-D printer out there?
What others should know:One problem that is my issue, I guess. Sometimes you can short stroke the bolt and then it will not cock nor fire. Then on the second try it is possible to fire two pellets at once, not good. The bolt has to be pulled back hard, at lest until the gun breaks in I guess. I'll fix this by staying with the single shot tray and leave the 8 shot magazines on the shelf
Things I liked:Ok, when I first got this I didn't have a scope. I had a 1x30 dot sight that wouldn't let the mag in so I had it hanging off the back. Funny, on a large format target I got every one in the bullseye. Great gun. In a side by side comparison (I have the older Mrod also) both shot about 1/2" groups of 16 shots (2 clips) at 12 yards (36 feet). After that the old Mrod had a little under 2400 PSI left in it and the new one was 2200-2300 somewhere. Ok. I didn't think they could improve the Mrod but they did. Much lighter. Although it's not obvious when you grab it the trigger position is a little nicer. It's slghtly quieter and it's still breaking in so may get quieter. Could be my imagination but the bolt seems to work a little smoother. Trigger is still silky smooth. I haven't adjusted the cheek piece but it's nice to be adjustable.
Things I would have changed:I prefer a button safety as opposed to the trigger type but that's more of a preference. So I guess I wouldn't change a thing. Offer it in Camo maybe. :)
What others should know:This is, like it's predecessor, uncanny in accuracy and reproducibility of shots.
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