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Almost everything. It is smooth, quiet, superbly accurate with JSB's 18.13 grains and even a little better with the Beemen Kodiak 21.14 pellets. I shot CPHPs and Piranhas and they were ok at best. I like the scope.Things I would have changed:
Quality of the stock. I guess comparing it to my grandpa's rifles it does not seem to be as nice. I will end up making my own I think. I already 3d printed a single shot tray.What others should know:
Get the 10 for 10 or even the 20 for 20. Sure lemons exist, save yourself the hassle of getting one. The pump is fine, exercise is good for you. All my other guns have been springers and nitro pistons, they don't hold a candle to the Marauder. Don't waste your money on a break barrel, you will end up with a Marauder if your really into hunting or shooting anyway.
Great fit and finish, good looking gun. Easy to adjust to fit the shooter. VERY accurate! I sited in this 25 cal. Marauder in three shots from a cold barrel at 35 yards and then emptied the last five shots in the clip through a hole that I covered with a dime. Remember, I said 35 yards. Try that with your break barrel Gas piston gun... I reloaded the 8 shot clip and have 2 pellets left, the first six are responsible for 6 dead rats, also at 35 yards. Every shot was a humane head shot and every shot hit the mark exactly. Very comfortable and extremely accurate. The factory tune is rite on the money. I wish I had more rats.....Things I would have changed:
When I received my Mrod it had no air pressure in it. I expected there to be some because it's recommended to leave a little in it to keep debris out and seals seated. I called the 800 number in the owners manual and was given the option of sending the gun in or looking for the leak. I opted to look myself. The air pressure gauge was seeping air at its threads. I removed the gauge after discharging the air from the Mrod, cleaned the threads and applied some thread tape and reinstalled the gauge. Problem solved. It still has the remaining charge in it after my 6 kill shots. It's been two weeks now without loosing any pressure. I would have Benjamin do more quality control for leaks and also go back to including a degassing tool with the gun. The instructions are in there but the tool is not. The reticle in the scope only has mil dots for holdover. None for hold under or windage. I would have a scope with a full compliment of mil dots.What others should know:
I want to be very clear... The bads on this gun are so completely outweighed by the goods that there is absolutely NO reason that they should give you ANY hesitation about buying this rifle. BUY IT!
STEALTHY!!! POWERFUL!!! ACCURATE!! I give accuracy only two exclamation points because it did take me a while to find the 18.21 Grains JSB pelllets that took this gun to the first position in my airgun arsenal. I went 3 for 4 on cottontail rabbits and I am sure the first shot was me finding the range. I out shot my buddy with his shotgun simply because they didn't scatter when I shot my MRod they just kind of fell over and became dinner.Things I would have changed:
Set the gun at one good setting at the factory or give exact descriptions of what will happen when tuning. I personally am a little confused and intimidated to try to start tweaking on it to get everything tuned just right. Mine is killer (literally) right out of the box once I found that magic ammo. So I haven't dared to start fine tuning it. But I would sure like to know if it could be even better.What others should know:
Take time to find the right pellet for this gun...Be more brave than I, and do some tuning, which I have not been man enough to do.
Benjamin marauder is AK-47 of the air gun world...and of course, it's because of the simplicity of a design, just a few parts, and all of them are user friendly...if you're an air gun enthusiast, this would be a gun for you to purchase, since it can be highly customized...if you're a novice to the air gun world, this would be also a gun for you. As you gain more understanding for it, you'll probably want your gun to be more functional... You'll want your airgage to be on a side, or you want your fill port, where your airgage used to be...now, since you're an expert in air guns, you want to add an air bottle where your fill port used to be, you want to change a barrel on it...you want a different stock...All of these things are actually easy to do with Benjamin Marauder, another huge plus of Marauder is, it has only a few parts...compared to all the other PCP air guns....highly accurate, a good chases for air gun enthusiast And all that you need is a few allen wrenches...and a few toolsThings I would have changed:
I would offer this gun with a different stock options from manufacturer itself...better assembling of gun, on the production line, mine has also come with an air leak...What others should know:
What makes this air gun to stand out from the rest of them like I said, simplicity of a design... Like I said, Benjamin Marauder is AK-47 of the air gun industry...which means, maybe there are better one, but this one is reliable...Just like AK-47...I'm tellin ya....LOL...
Just about everythingThings I would have changed:
I would reengineer the bolt so it will move more smoothly and resist being pushed out of the closed position. Pulling to the rear to cock is difficult unless you pull exactly straight back. A clear metal to metal grating increases resistance.What others should know:
Always check the bolt position before pulling the trigger. There is no locking detent of any kind. Mine twice now has gotten moved accidentally before actual firing. Th result is a wasted very underpowered shot. I haven't taken my .25 hunting yet but feel certain that will be a real issue and perhaps another reason for a stuck projectile.
quite, nice shooterThings I would have changed:
nothingWhat others should know:
nice air rifle at the price point
The wood stock is a thing of beauty,well done! Sighted in in 4 shots. Scope is good.Things I would have changed:
Kind of pricy for a kid whatch for specials.What others should know:
Use the same pellet with the same gun to stay consistent. I like the Benjamin .25 recommended. We have 3 marauders now and share 2 pumps. We hunt a lot so the pump works well. Think about it. We shoot about 30 varmits a piece before refill 3000-1850 PSI. If you have to much money and target shoot, get a tank. Other wise you will be OK with just the pump. I wait for the best comb deal and use every discount so I feel better about spending so much money on a pellet gun. Get in on the special pellet deals (3 for 4) Oh alway have an extra clip handy
I have the .22 model. It shoots the Benjamin PCP pellets (14.3 gr) at 940 fps accurately and quietly out of its 10 round magazine. The pressure storage tank holds 3000 psi and delivers about 50 shots before needing a refill. I did not let it get below 1500 psi. The fit and finish of the wood stock is perfect and looks a good as the gun shoots. The scope is not the highest quality but it does work well at 8X. It came "free" in the package and the combination is good enough to hit apples at 50 yards every time.Things I would have changed:
The pressure gauge on the gun does not match the pressure reading on the pump. When the gun says 3000 psi, the pump says 2500 psi. Which should I trust? I would modify the free Benjamin sling to include a slot to carry accessories like extra pellets, magazine, and the degassing tool.What others should know:
The pump requires a lot of force to push down if you want to fill the gun to max pressure. I weigh 150 pounds and I must bounce my body (feet off the ground) to get it to fill beyond 2800 PSI. Crosman should develop a pump with a smaller piston diameter for lighter shooters. When fully kitted out the gun is heavy - over 10 pounds. That makes it stable with absolutely no kick, no doubt improving its accuracy.
Accurate - dime size groups at 20 yards. Quiet - 95 decibels at the muzzle, back yard friendly. Sound drops off rapidly as you move away from the barrel. 40 to 50 shots per fill comfortable stock with adjustable comb makes sighting through the scope easy. Trigger feels good, I also have a Crossman Titan NP. Horrible trigger on that gun, the trigger on the Marauder is light years ahead. Zero recoil. Shoots Crossman Premier pellets with great accuracy. Considering these are the least expensive pellets available, that's a good deal. It's under $.02 per shot.Things I would have changed:
Magazine is incredibly cheap. One of the two magazines didn't work at all. I'm not doing a lot of shooting right now, so didn't realize it was completely kaput until after the 30 day return policy ran out. Oh well, I'll pick up a couple more. Pumping with the pump = 100+ deep knee bends per fill. Physically tiring. Buy the scuba tanks instead. Scope is horrible at high resolution, but it's a cheap scope. OK at 4 to maybe 7 power but beyond that, it's impossible. Benjamin should provide a single shot tray with the gun as well. The magazines are not that reliable, so, I'd like to have an alternative loading method. I'd also rebalance the gun so it's not quite so front heavy. For those of us without massive shoulders, it becomes difficult to hold freehand.What others should know:
Overall I like the gun. It's my first PCP, and I'm very happy with it. I'd advise skipping the pump and going with scuba tanks and a regulator. The exercise required for the pump is quite a bit. Fun to shoot, very accurate, and yes, I'd buy the gun again. Probably a different scope and scuba tanks.
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