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Benjamin Marauder Field & Target Reviews

Benjamin Marauder Field And Target Air Rifle

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By Jeff from USA on 2020-05-23 12:23:04

Things I liked:

Quiet, accurate, smooth trigger, consistent regulated pressure, ease of recharging, ease of loading. Price point is very good. Read reviews, watched videos.....when it finally got here, it lived up to the hype. Quiet....accurate.

Things I would have changed:

10 shot mags....not enough, 1 mag is not enough ( I purchased 2 extra mags and probably should have bought 5 additional) Stock is heavy and bulky, I ordered the wood stock. I have not decided if this is good or bad yet.

What others should know:

I am a poor judge of air guns as I have only owned a Beeman break barrel previously, my background is designing AR10 and AR15's then machining thousands of ea in a legal FFL production setting. I reload .223 and .308 so I can shoot often. Back to the Marauder, I am truly shocked how quiet and accurate this rifle is. I have a problem with starlings which is why I started searching, a friend of mine owned a .177 Marauder and is an avid air gunner, I still went further and spent hours researching before buying. Other than waiting so long (Covid Time) to receive this rifle, I am not disappointed in the least. I fitted it with an ATN Day/Night scope 3-14x (not as clear as regular glass, but has other fun features) and sighted in the rifle. I am barely a sub MOA shooter with the AR's, (I am old) but this rifle makes even me look good. I thought the 5 shot test target that came with the rifle was an exaggeration, happy to say it was correct.

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

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By Daniel from USA on 2021-02-15 16:01:33

Things I liked:

Much more accurate than i expected.

Things I would have changed:

Wood stock makes it pretty heavy to carry in the field

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  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Extremely accurate, very well made, beautiful wood and very quiet! It's a amazing gun for the money, I highly recommend it

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Even just out of the box, this rifle has a smooth action and trigger. It is dead-on accurate. At the range, I get a lot of attention because it's that accurate.

    Things I would have changed:

    I wish Crosman would include two magazines.

    What others should know:

    This rifle is fairly heavy, but it still shoulders and swings well. With a scope, it has good balance.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Am impressed with thus gun. My primary concern was finding a quiet shooting .177; the Marauder's shrouded barrel quite effectively suppresses sound. The gun is on the heavy side but solid and well balanced. Tank fills quickly and efficiently; pressure gauge is recessed on the underside of the stock, protected from accidental bumping/damage, with easy to read color coated gauge marks. Great having a pre-loaded 10 shots mag. Although still breaking it in, it shoots accurately so far out of the box, and is very happy with Crosman Premier 7.9 grain ammo.

    Things I would have changed:

    The magazine! A major quality disappointment. Cheap plastic, clearly fails to rise up to the robustness of the rifle. My mag, after a few sessions, is already failing to line up rounds properly for loading. Not satisfactory, at all.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Accuracy with new Crosman barrel, craftsmanship, tunability, ease of use, trigger, very quiet, Picatinny rail. PA's 10 for 10, packaging and quick shipping. This is a quality PCP at a competitive price.

    Things I would have changed:

    Ability to achieve higher energy. Would like to see 26 fpe (acknowledging a lower shot count).

    What others should know:

    Factory settings gave 862 ft/sec using 11.9 grain on the 10 for 10 test. After cleaning the barrel I used 14.3 CPHP with excellent accuracy at ~770 ft/sec (20fpe). The factory setting gave about 60-65 shots between 2.8kpsi and 1.8kpsi. My range varies between 35-75 yards. I was consistently hitting targets at all ranges even 1" targets at 70 yds. I am using a 3x16x40 UTG accushot. Using a Chronograph I was able to tune to an average of 852 ft/sec using the 14.3 CPHP getting 55 accurate shots between 3kpsi and 1.8kpsi (23 fpe). Briefly I had a tune that gave 862 ft/sec but lost it in tweaking and could not get it back. Maybe just a group of lighter pellets or a host of many other variables that go into this?? Having several break barrels and two other PCP's the Marauder quality, craftmanship, accuracy, and trigger are at the top. Love this rifle and have been using it every day for a month with no issues. Extremely happy! This rifle far exceeds my marksmanship abilities.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Everything on this gun I liked. . . Good feel for the wood, SILENT shooting. Accurate with cheap Crossman hollow points. Good number of shots between fill-ups. Great trigger. . smooth as silk.

    Things I would have changed:

    I would add a single shot tray to this gun. One magazine really is not enough for this gun. A single shot tray Is a great addition to this gun. I ended up ordering one for it. I wish it had more power. Granted this gun is a hybrid between hunting and target, I think it should be able to obtain close to 1000fps in 22cal. The 830fps does fantastic though. Fix the barrel band. . . It is loose, and that will give you different point of impacts.

    What others should know:

    830fps is what this gun puts out. It doesn't seem to be very pellet picky. the JSB RS pellets flew extremely well out of this gun, and the cheapy Crossman hollow points did extremely well too. It is a little heavy to be carrying around, but not that bad. The barrel band was a tad larger than the barrel. Granted this was probably for harmonics of the barrel, but what I ended up doing, is taking a piece of cardboard from a Pop Tart box and sliding it under the band to tighten the barren/shroud against it. When I looked at the band, the shroud/barrel was sitting on the bottom, so I put the shim over the top part. POI is now constant. Put a good scope on it. C0cking it is rather stiff and hard.

  • 3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Absolutely beautiful stocks with great ergonomics. Decent accuracy, but nothing like Shotter1721 got from his.

    Things I would have changed:

    Better quality control of internals, better leak testing before shipment.

    What others should know:

    I bought one in .177 LW and .22 with Crosman barrel, as well as a .22 armada. Both my F & T marauders leak right out of the box, the armada didn't. Grouping for all 3 is sufficient for pesting, and the .177 LW barrel isn't more accurate than the .22 Crosman Barrel, but the LW does seem to have fewer flyers. The choke in the .22 is so tight I have to use the .20 setup of my patchworm to fit through the barrel without extreme resistance. literally stretched the patchworm trying to get it through the choke when using the .22 sleeve. After comparing them to the armada, I wish I would have just ordered 3 Armada's lol. 1" groups @ 50 are doable with any of them without much difficulty using pellets that the barrels like (minus flyers.)

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    So far so good, and I lucked into the nicest stock I have ever owned. 10.5 Crosman pellets group plenty good @ 30yd, and trigger can be set light enough (remove spring from under grub screw) to make a difference on group tightness.

    Things I would have changed:

    2nd gauge to watch see pressure, externally adjustable reg, larger plenum, side lever cocking like is so popular, and higher capacity magazines. The .177 pellets are so far apart placing the slots in the mags closer together would nearly double the capacity in .177

    What others should know:

    Pistol grip section is narrow and very easy to get your hand around, shoulders great and is plenty quiet for backyards unless you live in an area where guns offend people by sight. Run a good scope, 24x is sensible, the LW barrel reg'd versions ave no problem keeping up with my $2k FX guns so the better you can see your target, the better your grouping will be. MOA is no problem in good conditions with the right pellet.

  • 4.0 4.0

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    With the Lothar Walther barrel I've found it to be very accurate which was of prime importance to me. I very much like the Turkish walnut stock appearance. The shot count before recharging is quite impressive and only takes a few minutes to refill on my compressor.

    Things I would have changed:

    I found the stock finish to be disappointing in that it had sharp unfinished edges around the area of the adjustable cheek piece, also the wood lacked a real finish with rather a rough feel as if the wood had been oiled but not polished and this left the wood fibers standing up. I found the bolt action very stiff to start with, this eased up a little after about 500 plus shots but it will never be as comfortable as a side lever that I have on other PCP's

    What others should know:

    It is a very quiet air gun, but to improve it for garden use I installed a Donny FL adapter and Tanto moderator resulting in a reading of 70 dB at 10 feet in front of the muzzle. The fuzzy feeling wood stock was corrected by removing the stock and applying a quality wax polish and buffing thoroughly. This is not a light gun by any means, add a scope and it's pretty heavy, thankfully it does come with sling swivels installed for when out walking the fields.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Accuracy, consistency, shot count, and quality.

    Things I would have changed:

    I would like to see a Marauder with a setup similar to the Air Venturi Avenger, with both a pressure and regulator gauge. As well as an easily adjustable regulator and hammer spring.

    What others should know:

    This gun is heavy! I like the weight for target shooting, but for hunting it will get heavy really fast. I'm stacking almost any pellet out to 50 yards. 10 shot average with .22 15.89gr JSB Hades is 826fps and 24fpe.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I want to start out by admiring the beauty of this rifle. I just recently purchased the new version of the Gen 2 marauder Field and Target with the LW barrel and the walnut stock is just gorgeous. To clarify for some of you, the newer version of this stock is as pictured with the wooden adjustable cheek riser unlike the older version with the plastic cheek riser. Now for the performance of this rifle. Out of the box without adjusting the hammer spring and stroke, this rifle is definitely capable of keeping pretty much any .22 pellet in the 14-21gr. range within a 1" circle at 30 yards. I of course had to tinker with the adjustments, so instead of getting around 80 shots from 3k down to roughly 14k I get about 55 shots but it is now grouping tighter with slightly higher FPS than stock. I would definitely recommend this air rifle to someone who appreciates precision air rifles without spending over 1k on an FX, Daystate, etc.

    Things I would have changed:

    The only thing I would change which is just a personal preference of mine anyways is the shape of the trigger. The trigger pull/weight is really nice but I like more of a curved trigger as opposed to the straighter trigger that comes on this rifle. Anyways, that is honestly the only "complaint" I have of this rifle which says a lot since I can be a picky person when it comes to my rifles ;)

    What others should know:

    For first-time PCPers, it takes about 5-10 mins to fill this air reservoir up with a hand pump since it is only 215cc @ 3k psi. On my hand pump it takes about 100 pumps to go from 14k up to 3k and it isn't really THAT bad as a lot of people make it out to be.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    After viewing a lot of youtube videos, I decided to purchase the this .22 Field and Target rifle and I have been shooting it about a month now. It is a lot of fun to shoot and get 60 shots with the tank not fully pressurized to its max of 3000psi. I mounted a Mueller 8.5-25x44 AO Tactical scope, because I had it on my shelf not being used and works great. So far I have used the Crosman Hollow Point. Accuracy is not great, but good for some fun shooting. I am sure I will get much better results if I corrected some of the pellet defects or purchase better pellets. I would get the $10 for 10 to make sure the gun is in good working order and get the list of the 10 pellets shot during the test. I did and happy I purchased the service.

    Things I would have changed:

    I can't think of anything I would change. It is a fun gun to shoot.

    What others should know:

    The only thing I don't like is I need to stop having fun shooting and repressurize the tank.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Let me begin by thanking Pyramyd Air for their people, patience, and platform that allowed me to search and compare. This was my very first knowledge or dealing with the concept of PCP. But I have 70 years experience with air rifles and others. My wife refers to this purchase as my Midlife Crisis. As a professional procrastinator and studier of all things purchased it took much time and effort to settle on the Benjamin Marauder Field and Target. Once in hand my description is that is everything taunted and more!! I love it. Performance, ease of use, accuracy, and just plain fun are out the roof. It is so awesome that the only possible reason I can think of that anyone would want something else would be style. But functionally and traditional beauty it just cant get any better.

    Things I would have changed:

    As a very old person I personally could use a little larger pressure gauge BUT it is most certainly adequate as it it.

    What others should know:

    Anyone purchasing this unit will quickly see it is an exceptionally solid and sound item. All that remains is to enjoy.

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Accurate. Stacks in small dime groups with LW barrel. Shooting at 20 yard targets and pests. Regulated. Regulated speeds of 830-850 fps are perfect for pest animals and consistent over a non-regulated version. Quiet. Quietest air gun. I added a moderator and its brought the noise down even more. Trigger. Smooth. Adjustable, but no need. Aesthetics. New walnut stock looks great compared to the older wood versions of the past.

    Things I would have changed:

    Its long! Wish the bolt was a modern side cocker instead.

    What others should know:

    Stop wasting money on springers or pump guns. This was my first dabble into PNP guns and wanting an FX but having a Benjamin budget, this is a great rifle. I use a hand pump and so far, so good. Recommended.

  • 3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    es un Benjamin y personalmente estoy muy conforme con la pistola calibre 22, de este rifle regulado esperaba mas, tal vez este defectuoso, como estoy en Argentina la devolucion es dificil. Me gusta que entre 1500/2000 psi hace tiros muy precisos a 50 metros, en otro momento debo decir que no es preciso, probe varios perdigones y el mejor ha sido el crossman premier, el modelo es barril crossman, pero no estoy conforme, he disparado 500 aproximado, jalar el pasador es bastante dificultoso

    Things I would have changed:

    deberia incluir bandeja monotiro

    What others should know:

    que no tiene la precision de los videos

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I presently own 6 other pellet rifles..some Springers, most Gas Ram...this was my first foray into the PCP realm. Couldn't be more delighted!! I currently have a bit over 500 pellets through it...cleaned the barrel before shooting, and also mounted a Hawke scope. Took 4 pellets to sight in at 35 yards...have been shooting one hole groups ever since. I have a range with 44 targets, varied distances from 25 yards to 120 yards -- the accuracy of this rifle is incredible. Shooting the trigger as received...presses at 1lb 8oz, and is butter smooth at the break. I've made no adjustments, and the regulator is presently giving me 60 full power shots...that average 847 fps & 23 foot lbs at the muzzle. Using Crosman Premier HP 14.3 grain pellets...plan additional tests using other pellet brands, but doubt that I'll switch. Beautiful rifle, outstanding craftsmanship, and a very good price. Currently use an Air Venturi EC-3000 pump, and fills to 3000 psi in about 3 minutes. Delighted!!

    Things I would have changed:

    I would change nothing.

    What others should know:

    Beautiful, sturdy, easy bolt cocking, consistent, no recoil -- just a fantastic pellet rifle. Buy extra magazines because you won't want to stop shooting to reload.

  • 3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I bought the .177 cal. Nice wood stock. Seemed well made with good quality. Very nice looking air rifle. Loved the trigger and liked the position of the safety. Nice fill port. I really liked the feel and quality of the gun. But?

    Things I would have changed:

    The bolt action was a pain to operate compared to a side lever. It was very stiff even after over 600 pellets. I was never able to keep my eye position on the scope and cock the bolt. I do like automatic safety. Make the regulator externally adjustable.

    What others should know:

    This gun was not very accurate. My Avenger is a lot more accurate. Even my break barrel Sig ASP20 is more accurate at 27 yards. I ordered the field and target with the Walther barrel for good accuracy but this gun sprayed pellets all over the bullies eye. Only one pellet (H&N match. 10.65) gave me a group under .50 inches and that was only one time out of all my groups. This gun was double the price of the Avenger and the Sig. I really believe the gun was defective because other owners are claiming 1 hole ate 25 yards and up. Not my gun. I can do that with my Avenger. I returned it to Pyramyd Air. They are so awesome. Would i take a chance on it again hoping for a better gun. Probably not. I am saving my money for an FX model of some kind. I do know after having this bolt action i like side lever with externally adjustable power whether that is the regulator or the hammer spring or both it does make a difference.

  • 4.0 4.0

    3.0 3.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet. But it seems to be a very well made rifle. The reason I have not had an opportunity to shoot it yet is because the stock came without any finish on it at all. The wood was absolutely absent of any finish at all. So I have been attempting to properly finish the stock instead of shooting it. I would have returned it as unacceptable, but these rifles are so hard to find that I was afraid returning the rifle would result in my having to wait an inordinate period of time for a replacement. I gave the rifle 4 stars overall because of the unfinished stock. I gave it 3 stars for value because I think they really dropped the ball on their quality control. I mean, how do you miss the fact that the stock is unfinished? Finishing is done before the rifle is assembled or test fired. Unbelievably poor!!

    Things I would have changed:

    Next time send me a completed rifle.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    love this gun it's my first air rifle super accurate,fit and finish are top notch!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Very accurate right out of the box.Mounted a 6x24 Hawke scope and shot 13 different 10 shot groups at 32 yards and all but one was less than an inch.Very accurate.I also have a Gauntlet that shoots less than 1 inch 10 shot groups at 30 yards but it is not pellet friendly.Only found a couple pellets that are accurate.The Marauder is pellet friendly!I do have the Lothar Walter barrel.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    Not that I can think of.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Beautiful stock I have the first filed and target and the stock is much nicer super accurate pellet on pellet every time 35yards with 35mph cross wind hit my dime size spinner every time as fast as it would let me!!!

    Things I would have changed:

    My stock on the first field and target I got!

    What others should know:

    Bolt action and I say that in a good way!!!

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