Date: 4/3/2024 17:31

Benjamin Marauder Synthetic Reviews

Benjamin Marauder PCP Air Rifle, Synthetic Stock

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By Timmy from USA on 2013-11-22 13:10:38

Things I liked:

WOW need I say more about the 25 cal synthetic stock marauder! This year 2013 I have Purchased three break barrels pellet guns. And all three had barrel droop! Took them back, and got the most accurate pellet gun that I ever shot ! This gun is so powerful and so quiet when you shoot the first shot you may think its a weak gun from the lack of noise that comes from it. But you better have a good back stop for this gun. And it's still set at factory setting, I do plan on upping the power later on just to see what it's got.

Things I would have changed:

Two things, I would like little bigger air tank for a few more shots. And start making the SINGLE SHOT TRAY again! I like knowing if the 8 shot clip breaks , I can use that to make it Easy to to load a pellet in it !

What others should know:

Don't let the two things that I would change stop you from getting this gun! You will be sorry if you do. It is without a doubt a wonderful pellet gun for hunting small to medium size game. I am proud to be a marauder brother now !

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Rating 4.04.0 4.0

By Mark from USA on 2020-12-28 01:05:00

Things I liked:

Very quiet.

Things I would have changed:

make it so it doesn't leak air

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  • Rating 2.02.0 2.0

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    Things I liked:

    Excellent trigger adjustability. Build quality looks and feels phenomenal. Love that swivel studs come installed in the stock. Loads of adjustability between the readily accessible transfer port screw and hammer spring.

    Things I would have changed:

    Oh boy, here we go. Accuracy is mediocre with the Lothar Walther barrel. I tried Crosmans, H&Ns of varying head sizes from 5.5 to 5.54, Predators, JSBs, Air Arms, Normas, and a handful of Nielsens ranging from .216 to .218. Nothing to write home about. Fliers were quite common with two per magazine (10) on average. This is an air hog as well. Regardless of how I tried to tune it between 800 and 1000FPS with various pellet weights, three magazines were pushing its limits. The cylinder on this is 215cc which is sizeable. It's heavy as well, even with the synthetic stock. Balance can make up for some of that weight but the Marauder isn't particularly well-balanced either.

    What others should know:

    While the machining seems great, performance is severely lacking at the price. I've got a Hatsan Flash in .22 that will run circles around the Marauder. It's better balanced, weighs 25% less, is significantly quieter, gets 40 shots per fill at the same speeds on a 165cc reservoir, and shoots dimes at 35 yards. And that's, to be entirely fair, a refurbished *Turkish* air rifle at half the cost. It's crude by comparison, but it works. Never get fliers with it either, and that isn't an exaggeration. Now, I have heard great things about the Crosman barrels, and the community around the Marauder is very much into mods. It seems possible to get the shot count up on the Marauder, but it'll cost you. Perhaps the Crosman barrels are outperforming the LW ones as well. It seems there should be potential with the Marauder, but be prepared for additional costs. Out of the box, this is as mediocre as the American auto industry. You're paying a premium for "Made in the USA."

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Accurate, hard hitting, it’s a repeater (recent break barrel convert)

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing. I’d only upgrade for a semi auto

    What others should know:

    Get a good scope, zero it well and use good ammo. This is a great way to “waste” time

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Crosman customer service employees are very well trained and well comported folks...All Maruaders are inspected and test fired prior to shipping and delivered without cosmetic finishing flaws...

    Things I would have changed:

    The poor understanding of many airgunners regarding the harmonics inherent in the Marauder and the necessity of being absolutely neutral with posture and hold from shot to shot...Avoid trying to prove the gun out of the box...Instead, consider the relationship like a blind date requiring some time to form a friendship with the unknown charicteristics inherent in a first introduction and consider the harmonics involved...Polite neutrality must be considered until posture and touch is considered along with breathing, trigger control, eyes on the front sight, and an uncluttered mind that is quiet and clear of distractions...Ignore the micro or larger bob and weave of the crosshair and TRUST and the shot will break appropiately! Remember, any lack of neutrality in a shooters posture on the Maruader will likely throw the shot, many times erratically...HARMONICS!!!

    What others should know:

    Fifty yards...Wind 10 g 17mph...SW to NE and shooting to S (188 dgr} Trees 40 t0 50' high either side of range 70 yards wide...40 shots...First 12 erratic and well left of POA. Wind was tumbling and erratic coming over the trees as sometimes the the leaves on the left were down and on the right were up. Began to read the wind and fired 25 or 27 shots into a diagonal group 3/4" by 5/8" 1" left of POA...Wind lessened and with windage scope correction 8 more shots out of 10 measured 1/2" ...Next time out, 63 yards after biblical downpour and humidity 110%...3 shots triangle 11/2 pellets wide. Forth shot 1/2 left and down 1/2". I changed my cheek weld...NEUTRALITY. Restored my complete posture and shot 5 &6 brought the group to 3/8"...My faith in the Crosman Maruader is confirmed... Note... 1974 pellets fired since May18, 2023...Enormously great fun and learning experience...Thank you Crosman...Chuck

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    I pulled this gun out of the box and put my scope on it, filled it up to 2,600 psi and took about three shots, I made a few adjustment and took two more shots. I moved 20 yards out and took 5 more shots, I hit the same hole FIVE times in a row. OMG, this gun is awesome. Also, this is the first time I use Pyramyd Air and they were so great.

    Things I would have changed:

    No complaints.

    What others should know:

    Everything I received was packaged up so nice. I received everything within a few days. Great experience.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Good weight, trigger pull feels crisp not too much creep. Accuracy is good with pellets I've tried so far but am still working on finding just the right one.

    Things I would have changed:

    Rifle is a bit louder than expected. Thought would be quieter for the price. Not a big fan of the rotary clip (plastic) but once you get the hang of it, its not too difficult. Just don't get in a hurry. Should come with more than one rotary clip for the price and also should come with a degassing tool!!

    What others should know:

    Would have given it 5 stars overall if not for the loudness and no extra rotary clip and degassing tool.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Quite and accurate. You also get a decent shot count with stock tune in .22 cal. Velocity is around 870 fps with JSB 18.13 gr. I can hit a penny taped to a target at 70 yards. Confident taking a poke at vermin out to 100 yards. This is not a slug gun. Does not like slugs.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing.

    What others should know:

    This is a well made PCP. I have owned this gun for 7 years. No issues.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    great PCP for me

    Things I would have changed:

    Safety should be moved from in front of the trigger. It has never been a problem but there are better places to place a safety at least I believe it should have a clear red for hot which it does not have. Good PCP safety should be fallowed with any PCP so its not a big issue in my mind. I just don't like putting my finger in the trigger guard unless I am ready to fire.

    What others should know:

    You also need a good sight and air pump.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Accuracy with the LW barrel is incredible. Stacks ten shots inside a 1/4" at 30 yards of the bench. Lighter weight than most PCP rifles. Build quality is very good (not excellent) in this price point. Noise level is so low the pellet makes more noise hitting the bullet trap than the gun. Perfect for backyard target practice.

    Things I would have changed:

    More finishing/sanding of the stock seams and edges. Nothing major but a couple are annoyingly rough. Charge handle does not feel smooth. Might take some time to wear in but compared to my older Marauders this one is kind of stiff. However, at this price it is still quite acceptable. Safety lever could be better. Somewhere the was a change from older models to this one and it does not feel as natural anymore when selecting the firing position.

    What others should know:

    Accuracy does not seem to change much with different pellets but POI does. I found heavier weights can move the POI low and left almost 1/2" at 30 yards. Still very tight groups so adjusting aim to compensate is easy.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Everything!

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing!

    What others should know:

    Excellent rifle in this price range.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Very accurate right out of the box!

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    It's good looking and very accurate.

    Things I would have changed:

    I have the woods walker model which is much lighter than this one. This full size marauder is pretty heavy.

    What others should know:

    It dosen't like to feed the whole 10 round magazine. The last 2 or 3 pellets get pinched and won't load.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    If you are considering a PCP, just buy this one. It has plenty of power for squirrels, is quiet as a church mouse, and is incredibly reliable. I received advice to avoid regulators because of the increased complexity, and I ignored it. That was a mistake. Just buy this PCP airgun and you will be happy with your purchase. I would recommend the upgraded barrel, more for the scope mount that is much more universal than the dovetail mount that it's hard to find rings for.

    Things I would have changed:

    larger air take so that I don't have to fill it as often. Keeping it below (yes, below) 2500lbs seems to offer better accuracy.

    What others should know:

    I have a RAW airgun at more than 3x the price, and I prefer this one for most purposes.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Lighter then my .177 in wood.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Everything

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    Buy it. Now.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    the accuracy was great at fifty yards. The gun is a pleasure to shoot. I love the power it has, I have killed prairie dogs and coons with it. It seams to like the jsb hades pellets best. Mine is a 25 cal

    Things I would have changed:

    I wish they would put a side lever cocking on it instead of the bolt action

    What others should know:

    if you are looking for power to hunt with, this gun will get it done

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

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    Things I liked:

    This most accurate air rifle I have ever shot. I have tried 4 or 5 pellets in it so far every one have shot great. Crossman pellets shot the best. It shoots others good to It likes daisy pellets almost as good best air rifle I have ever had . great gun you need to pull the trigger and get it

    Things I would have changed:

    price

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    15 yard accuracy is good. Have not shot longer range as I am waiting on pellets

    Things I would have changed:

    Gun is heavy and stock is a little awkward to carry and shoot offhand.

    What others should know:

    I am not sure how to store this gun. Barrel moves if you lean it against a wall or rack. Not sure how it will affect accuracy over time. I wish I had bought the regulated version.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Shot count (I am getting ~24 0.25cal shots with a full tank) Great Accuracy Powerful shots (can penetrate through 1.5" of pine wood easily) Minimal sound when firing Minimal recoil

    Things I would have changed:

    Rifle defects (described below)

    What others should know:

    I purchased the 0.25cal model. The first rifle sent to me was defective. It had shot groupings of ~8" from just 15 yards away, which as far as I'm concerned rendered the rifle useless. I was able to initiate a return through the Pyramyd Air website, print off a pre-paid FedEx return label, then drop off the packaged up rifle at my local FedEx. Within a week there was a replacement rifle at my doorstep and this rifle worked perfectly. I was getting consistent dime sized groups from 20 yards, something which I had seen from others on this website. Receiving a defective rifle the first time is the reason I have given this review 4/5 stars. The replacement rifle is easily a 5/5 star gun. For reference I am using a Bushnell Dusk & Dawn 3-9x 40mm scope with Benjamin 0.25cal pellets.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    Just got it set it up with scope bipod and sling to hang on wall got the lothar walther barrel start shooting on backyard wind blowing pretty hard still getting great accuracy 2600 psi to 1200 psi 3 mags im impressed very accurate and quiet just gotta get used on cocking it using crossman 14.3 cheap pellet but works good filled it 5 times my first marauder im happy

    Things I would have changed:

    Would be nice to have side lever by trigger have to learn power adjustments

    What others should know:

    2600 psi is the sweet spot just screw a picitiny rail on bottom and you got bipod i use a bag shoulder strap to hang on wall lol s wire to connect on strap fun to shoot

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    This is a very accurate gun. I upgraded to the Lothar-Walther barrel mainly to get the pic rail. I added a 20 MOA rail to the front of the rail to get the scope far enough forward for shooting in prone. I like the adjustable comb especially as high as the scope ends up being to get it forward. The sling studs are sound. This is important as I shoot slung up tight in prone.

    Things I would have changed:

    The cover for the fill nipple would be tethered or have a place to hold it while filling especially in the field with the pump. The edges of the adjustable comb are sharp. I recommend rounding them off with some sandpaper or a Dremel tool

    What others should know:

    Get a degaussing tool. I suggest ordering a hard case as the bolt handles on both the first gun and its replacement were pushed through the inner and outer box wall. Make sure it is holding pressure. My first gun leaked! Pyramid Air took care of it.

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