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Benjamin Marauder Air Rifle

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  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I love my .22 cal Benjamin Marauder. It is my go-to air rifle when I want to shoot anything from between 20 to 75 yards. I get 20-30 quality, consistent shots at approximately 910 f/s (26.5 f/lbs) using .22 cal JSB 14.35gr pellets. I also use a Leapers/UTG 4-16x44 AO Swat Mil-Dot 30mm scope with it. The combination of the two gives incredible accuracy. I love that its a 10 shot repeater!

    Things I would have changed:

    I guess a little lighter in weight would be nice, but thats a function of the scope as well. The weight of the gun plus the scope is around 11 pounds. That can get pretty tiring after a while.

    What others should know:

    I own a lot of pcp air rifles...several Airforce (Condor SS, Talon SS, etc), Hatsan (Bullboss QE, AT44-10 Long QE, etc) air rifles, and I love them all, but this is my go-to air rifle!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Very accurate rifle. Great trigger. Although being rather heavy, it's very well balanced and feels good in the hand.

    Things I would have changed:

    The cocking design. Bolt lever with the spring tension needed for the .25 caliber is quite heavy. Can get used to but must be careful to fully engage the hammer or a second attempt could double load a pellet.

    What others should know:

    Well worth it's price.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    This rifle is real accurate, if you tune it right for the right pellet and the right application. I can shoot dime size groups at 50 yards on a calm day. I have taken 2nd place in hunter field target in my last two matches against a field of Daystates, Steyrs, and TM1000s at my local air gun club. The trigger is great when adjusted to your preference. I am shooting 55 good shots with JSB/AA 10.3 gr pellets at 890 fps, with an extreme spread of 11 fps over the shot string. The adjustable cheek piece works great.

    Things I would have changed:

    The finish of the stock looks cheap and is not durable. I had to refinish the stock after one year. The ergonomics of the stock are not good for me, since the pistol grip is too narrow for my long fingers. The trigger pull weight in the stock configuration is too heavy for field target applications, but it does break crisply at 1.5-2 lbs. I also had to replace the barrel twice before I got an accurate barrel.The first two barrels had some nasty burrs in the breach that caused my pellets to scatter like a shot gun.

    What others should know:

    It took me a year of tinkering with my Marauder before it shot competitively in field target matches. This gun is highly tunable and there as many after market upgrades that tune this rifle into a highly competitive rig. Tuning this rifle can be a little intimidating, but well worth the work.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    BP1763 bought 2/2013 updated to 1764 5/5/18 - A Beauty BACKGROUND The BP1763 with Leapers UTG 30mm SWAT 3-12X44 AO is a predecessor of the current BP1764W. On May 5, 2018 I replaced the valve assembly 1764-100. I get about 40 shots per fill to 2750 PSI. Tech specs say 30. I appreciate this rifle enough to attempt the valve assembly 1764-100 replacement above. Learned a lot and worth the effort. REVIEW OF BP1763 with latest Valve Assembly 1764-100 May, 2018 See detail review at Crosman website:: https://www.crosman.com/marauder-rifle-wood-stock BP1763 2/2013 updated to 1764 - A Beauty (Crosman does not date review. I submitted May 5, 2018) I have put this rifle through its paces at an Appleseed Shoot in North Berwick Maine on September 12, 2015 and reached Rifleman classification with the BP1763 (original valve) - a unique accomplishment with a pellet gun and a testament to BP1763 quality. See Crosman review for pictures of scuba tank and rifle at the firing line. My wife thinks the rifle deserves “Protector of the Garden with Oak Leaf Clusters. The rifle is our honorary top garden tool. To all at Crosman - Nice job.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing.

    What others should know:

    Invest in a scuba tank and a two wheel dolly. As painful as it is, a scuba tank gauge ($100 +) is helpful to determine the tank internal pressure when you will need to refill scuba tank. Yes, I did choke down a tank gauge. Gulp,. The Crosman K Valve adapter for scuba tank does not measure internal scuba tank pressure. I will step up to a 4500 PSI carbon tank (CT) to reduce weight. Getting older but not stronger. My existing Crosman adapter hose is short. I am working with a local dive shop for a longer adapter hose for the CT. I need to do some more work here for cheapest method to measure carbon tank internal pressure to determine when to refill CT.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Extremely accurate out of the box, shooting at a water bottle lid i was ablle to put 18 of 20 pellets in the lid at 30 yards. Have not shot past 30 yards yet. Other reviews i saw made it seem like the .25 caliber was really loud, I have not found that to be the case. Trigger is nice and smooth and there zero recoil.

    Things I would have changed:

    I wouldnt change a thing with my marauder. I have put around 100 pellets (JSB Exacts) and have had zero issues.

    What others should know:

    Can easily be used as backnyard plinker. At 30 yards i set my gopro right below the target. I cant hear the rifle when i shoot but i can hear me cycling the bolt to chamber the next round. I find i get around 18-20 shots to a fill before i see a drop off in accuracey.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    After sighting in the rifle I have yet to miss a critter that has been foolish enough to provide me an opportunity. This is a very accurate rifle that allows me to execute head shots for very quick kills. The rifle (chambered in .177) is very quiet and suitable for urban settings. Basically, you hear the impact of the hammer on the valve (a low-level ping) followed by the wap of a pellet on target. The sound level is much lower than a typical spring operated break barrel rifle and is much more enjoyable to shoot as the recoil is predictable and very easy to manage. Unless someone is on full alert and trying to locate you the report of a shot will go unnoticed. Squirrels and rabbits are easily dispatched with a 177 pellet with the pellet sometimes passing completely through the skull of a squirrel. Rabbits stay where they drop so you don't run the risk of them wandering off to be found by a someone else.

    Things I would have changed:

    For my scope, I went with a 56mm diameter objective lens with appropriately high ring mounts and the range of adjustment on the pad for my cheek is insufficient. The gun is pretty massive and is both bulky and heavy to carry. However, this does make for a very stable platform when shooting from a supported position. If you are going to be taking a fixed position ( I use my kitchen window that overlooks the garden) and waiting for your target to come to you the weight will work to your advantage. If you are going to be stalking your target and moving through the terrain be prepared for the weight.

    What others should know:

    For years I tried to get acceptable accuracy from a break barrel rifle but could never overcome the effects of having the barrel on one side of the hinge and the optics on the other. I used the iron sights until my eyes lost the ability to focus on the sights and the target. Shooting a break barrel rifle was not a pleasurable experience between the loud and obnoxious "sprang" of the shot and the number of missed shots. I was reluctant to enter the realm of pcp due to its cost but am very pleased I finally made the jump. Skip the effort to get a hand pump ( you will find it to be a frustrating experience) and purchase both a small storage bottle ( mine is 90 cubic inch) and a cheap electric pump.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    TACK DRIVER

    Things I would have changed:

    OFFER IN A BULLPUP CONFIGURATION

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    The gun is nice looking and feels solid in your hand. The trigger was easy to adjust and makes a lot of difference when squeezing off a shot. The adjustable cheek rest is a really nice add on and makes it comfortable and easy for head placement to get proper eye relief on the scope. Magazine is easy to load once, once I found the YouTube video that explained how to load one.

    Things I would have changed:

    I would change the dovetail mount to a Weaver/Picatinny mount. Seems the better scope have those style rings.

    What others should know:

    You may have to go through several different pellet weights and manufacturers to find the one your rifle likes. Mine really likes the JSB Exact Heavy 13,4. You may have to tune your rifle or have it tuned to get the best accuracy. I had to do this with mine and am still doing some fine tuning. From what I have read this is not uncommon.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Accurate. Consistent on target shots.

    Things I would have changed:

    A bit heavy with the wood stock. I would trade it for a synthetic stock.

    What others should know:

    Using the supplied pump to get to 2700 lbs pressure is a workout.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Accurate, quiet, 10 shots per clip, not tooo much pumping if you top it off after a couple clips

    Things I would have changed:

    Sometimes I forget if I put a pellet in it (I'm an old geezer), and double load it. then I have to go get my cleaning rod and back the pellets out. Wish they had an indicator, anywhere, to show if a pellet was loaded, or just a little thing on the gun to flip, as a reminder. I take a folded piece of paper and place behind the trigger, if I have to dash off, once loaded, to avoid this situation. Hasn't happened since I started doing that.

    What others should know:

    It's heavy. If you're going to hold on a target for some time, you better be sitting down, or bracing this beast against something. I think the weight however contributes to it's ability to shoot such nice groups. I have a sand bag for target shooting, and a nice v brace on my tripod for more adjustment if needed. I shoot 2 clips, then top off to 3Kpsi again. My gun likes the Benjamin Discovery PCP pellets. Once in stock, I'm going to try the H&N copper coated, as they seem to get good reviews with this gun.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Quiet, accurate, not too heavy. Love it.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Design, finish, quality, accuracy, accuracy, accuracy

    Things I would have changed:

    Not a thing

    What others should know:

    I bought this rifle months ago and am as pleased as punch. The rifle is as accurate as any smokeless powder rifle I own. It puts 10 holes in a quarter-size group at 30 yards and does almost as well at 50 yards. I think it would do better if I could hold better. It never loses air when left on the shelf. I can pick up up after a month and it will have exactly the same pressure as when I last used it. It is as quiet as a whisper. I can smack my lips louder. Just love the rifle. The 10-shot magazine is real plus. You have to watch an on-line video to learn the trick of properly loading it because it's not intuitive. I have ten rifles and shotguns and this rifle is my favorite weapon.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Received on time. Gun is in excellent condition with scope. The 20 for 20 is a must and well worth it. I only shot it twice and was accurate. I had to pump the gun up first nothing I didn't expect. I took less than ten minutes with 2 breaks from 1500 to 2500 going slow as suggested by others.

    Things I would have changed:

    The gun is heavy I'll have to get used to that. I woul'd like to see a bulpup version, I think that might help manage the weight. A longer fill hose on the pump is needed.

    What others should know:

    I have had the gun only 2 hours and will update anything as I find them.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I'm shooting one hole groups right out of the box. Amazingly quiet, amazingly accurate, great quality. I have never had a more accurate, consistent rifle. Super happy with it!

    Things I would have changed:

    I like well written, well illustrated manuals...I think the gun could use a better manual. I'm not a huge fan of the safety.

    What others should know:

    If you google "Marauder .22 vs. .25" you will hear a lot about how the .25 barrel is made by another company and those barrels are higher quality. This comes from from a misunderstanding regarding ,22 vs. .25 air rifle pellets. IN other words .25 caliber pellets are all more like match-grade or premium ammo made to tighter tolerances. the .22 selection is more wide ranging in quality - where some will shoot as well as the .25 options and other will not. Once you figure this out, you will realize the .22 barrels are just fine.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Very well made rifle and extremely accurate and quite.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    shoots as it is described nice looking gun

    Things I would have changed:

    nothing at all on gun needs to be boxed up better

    What others should know:

    did not receive free sling with replacement gun

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    accuracy is one of the best, 50yards cover 5 shot group with a quarter, that's with Benjamin pellets, haven't tired any thing else yet

    Things I would have changed:

    so far nothing

    What others should know:

    you will be very pleased with the purchase

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I like it all. What's to dislike? It's built to last and has impeccable machining. It's as accurate as is possible to make and virtually silent. My Benjamin Marauder was delivered four days ago and I couldn't be more pleased with it. The Marauder is just as accurate at fifty yards as it is at twenty-five yards (quarter sized grouping). I'm sure the grouping is the same because of my failure to hold perfectly, otherwise the group would have spread with the longer travel. Also I noted that the gun came with a test target that was done at the factory at ten yards and the grouping of five shots were all in the same exact hole. They say silence is golden, and all I can say is the Marauder is Platinum. I cant believe that the gun is virtually silent. I can make more noise smacking my lips. The gun is a dream and I hope not to wake up any time soon.

    Things I would have changed:

    Not a damn thing. I'm 71 years old and the hand pumping is tiring, but at least I have been able to fire three magazines (30 rounds) with pressure a drop from 3000 psi to 1500 psi with no loss of accuracy. An electric pump would be nice if one can afford $500 or a pressurized tank system would be great also. Let's face it, I'm retired and pumping the gun is about the only exercise I get now so I guess I shouldn't change that.

    What others should know:

    Twenty years ago I bought a Smith and Wesson pump-handled 22 cal. pellet rifle that was the cats meow. I always pumped it 15 to 20 times and I had never had a more accurate weapon. I could drop a rabbit at seventy yards with no fear of a wounding shot. After twenty years the internal seals failed and I had to trash the gun. I bought a Ruger Yukon and then a Benjamin Trail NP2 but the accuracy was not there. Both the Yukon and Benjamin Trail were very quiet with good suppression. The Benjamin was more quiet than the Yukon. I decided to buy a PCP pellet rifle because without a moving piston I figured it might be just as accurate as my old Smith and Wesson. After reading all the information and reviews I decided not to spend the big bucks for a British-made Air Arms pellet rifle and settled for the Benjamin Marauder .22 because it was not an exorbitant price and it had a good-sized air reservoir and had a magazine. The Marauder is just as accurate as my Smith and Wesson and the design and finishing are an engineer’s joy.

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    Ordered the . 25 cal Marauder for pigeon abatement and paid the extra $25 to have the bolt reversed for a lefty. A week later I received a .22 cal Marauder set up for a lefty. Sent it back. I had a suspicion that they would forget to reverse the bolt, so I sent them an email reminding Pyramid to do so-- did not receive a reply. Sure enough yesterday the .25 cal arrived w/o the bolt reversed. The customer service person I talked to had no idea what I was talking about. I asked for a supervisor or someone who knew about guns -- request ignored. Again I was told by the rep that she had no idea what I was talking about, again I asked for a supervisor and again ignored. Finally the rep looked at the order and told me that left hand set up in the original order (wrong gun) was given to me complimentary -- like why did that even matter? I explained that no, I had indeed paid the $25 for the service which she finally conceded. The whole conversation was so disturbing that I decided rather than

    Things I would have changed:

    send the 2nd gun back , I would just cancel the whole order. ( a decision I regret b/c I really want the gun according to the specs I ordered and paid for. ) For some reason I expected a degree of empathy and accountability from the customer service rep, but the big picture is that there seems to be a whole lot of not paying attention going on at Pyramid.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I love it, great accuracy and fun to shoot targets

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

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