Marauder Rifle .177 Wood Stock
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The new Marauder in an attractive, adjustable hardwood stock. Featuring an ambidextrous raised comb, it’s well-balanced for carrying in the field. This powerful PCP air rifle offers all the features needed for pest hunting small to medium sized game. The choked and internally shrouded barrel provides both precision and ultra-hushed operation, producing the most accurate and quietest rifle in its class. The two-stage, adjustable, match-grade trigger system helps to make every shot smooth and steady, while the innovative 10-round magazine allows for fast follow-up shots. With the built-in pressure gauge and quick-disconnect Foster fittings, this gun is quick and easy to fill so you can refill and return to shooting sooner.
- Hardwood stock designed and balanced with field carry in mind. Features an adjustable comb for a custom fit.
- Moved the trigger rearward where, when combined with the redesigned stock, provides a more comfortable hand position.
- Reversible bolt - First built for the Marauder Pistol, it's now been adapted to the rifle. The "mouse hole" / bolt stud protrusion has also been eliminated for a cleaner look and to keep the action debris-free.
- Simplified the breech design for assembly, service and to provide a more stable platform for larger scopes.
- A 30% increase in shot count (.22 & .177).
- Factory installed de-pinger changes the sharp "ping" to a dull thud resulting in a less-perceived noise level.
*No instructions are included for reversing the bolt. Please contact a Crosman Service Center for assistance.
- Multi-Shot, Bolt Action, PCP Hunting Air Rifle
- Delivers up to 32 consistent shots per fill
- Adjustable, two-stage, match-grade trigger
- 10-round magazine delivers fast follow up shots
- Rifled, shrouded barrel
- 21 foot pounds of energy (fpe)
- Dovetail mounting rail
- Sling mounts
- Model NumberBP1764W
- VelocityUp to 1100 fps
- Weight8.2 lbs
- Length42.8 inches
- MechanismBolt Action
- Power SourcePCP
- Capacity10 round rotary magazine
- BarrelChoked, rifled and shrouded
- Optics RailDovetail
Marauder Rifle .177 Wood Stock
Thats all well and good, and I’m glad those reviews exist. However, this review is going to be a practical application review. I hope to show potential buyers what to expect from this rifle in terms of accuracy and effectiveness. I won’t use a chronograph at all...my main concerns are how it hits the paper, and how it performs on squirrels.
Lets start with Looks and Feel
When you open the box you’ll probably be surprised by how nice the gun looks. The old Marauder looked like a Walmart toy due to it’s cheap stock...I’m not kidding you...my wife thought the old one was a toy.
It also feels good. The gun has some heft to it, which I like. I’ve heard some complain about the weight but my view is this...if you are a grown man and you can’t handle a 9 pound rifle...then you should be ashamed of yourself...your girlfriend should dump you and your wife should be having second thoughts. Kids on the other hand...this might not be the rifle for them to tromp around with. Older folks and those with a physical limitation should also note that the weight might be a factor.
The match grade metal trigger is perfect. Did you hear me? I said it was “perfect”. I didn’t have to do a thing to it...right out of the box it was perfect. If you happen to not like the way it feels you can adjust it...which brings it back to perfect. Case closed.
The pistol grip stock is well suited for a variety of users. My 14 year old son says it fits great...and it fits me too.
This is a bolt action air rifle with a rotary magazine. The .177 version holds 10 pellets. The magazines are a bit small for big hands, but if you pay attention you should start to drop fewer of them as you go.
I found it a bit tricky at first because I’m used to center fire rifles. The challenge for me is to remember if I have a pellet in the chamber or not. Being new to the rifle I had a few instances where I had a double-feed and sent two pellets downrange rather than one. I can tell you that it’s not optimal for accuracy.
Without using a chronograph I simply counted the number of shots on paper until my groups opened up. With H&N Barracudas I was cutting 10-shot groups of 0.40 inches or less at 26 yards. After 57 shots my group began to drop below the line.
I fill the gun with a pump...because I got a deal from Pyramyd Air. I hear a lot of bad things about the pump...while there are some challenges to pumping by hand...it’s not as bad as it’s made out to be.
Here again I’ll say that the old and the young may have issues. My 14 year old doesn’t weigh enough to pump it past approximately 2,000 PSI. I looked over at him and he was balancing on top of the handle...feet off the floor with the pump not able to finish the downstroke.
I weigh 200 lbs so it’s not a problem at all for me to complete the stroke even at 3,000 PSI. My mind might change on the pump if I were to be shooting/pumping outdoors. So far I’ve been shooting from the laundry room window and pumping the air tank in the living room. If I didn’t have the air conditioner I imagine I’d be a sweaty mess. Keep that in mind.
This is what everyone wants to hear about right? After shooting a variety of pellets I determined that H&N Barracuda’s shoot very tight groups from my gun. I’m talking “squirrel head” tight.
Once I was comfortable that I could hit very small targets...I put the gun to work. So far I’ve been presented with several squirrels at 26 yards...as luck would have it...it’s the exact distance at which I zero’d the gun. Bad luck is all I can chalk it up to for the squirrels.
Head shots are my preferred method for a quick and humane kill...and the Marauder excels at it. At 26 yards these .177 pellets completely pass through the squirrels head and make a heavy impact with the fence another 5 to 15 yards beyond. That’s as much of a penetration test as I need to run on a pellet.
In the past week I’ve shot at 11 squirrels, and dropped all 11 with head shots at distances from 15 to 26 yards. This is a highly effective rifle on this type of pest.
Take this as a testament to the guns capabilities. One morning before work I killed three squirrels in under 15 seconds, all with head shots. What does that tell you? It tells you the gun is accurate, the gun is quick to cycle to the next shot, and it is so quiet that two squirrels weren’t spooked by it and they hung around long enough to be shot.
My closing thoughts are that this is one heckuva rifle. It’s powerful, accurate, deadly on squirrels, and easy to refill with a hand pump (if you’re not too light, too young, too old, or too broke down). On top of all that performance...it looks great too!
Needs some accessories? Look through the items we paired up with the Marauder Rifle .177 Wood Stock.
- PCP Charging System 15"
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- Benjamin PCP Pump
The 3 stage high pressure air pump is specially designed to fill PCP airguns. The PCP Pump has a universal adapter and works with the Benjamin ...
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- Marauder Rifle Single Shot Tray (.177)
The Marauder single shot tray slides into the same space that the multi-shot clip occupies in the breech. The tray fits tightly and allows for a ...
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- .177 Caliber Marauder Rifle Magazine
Ten shot auto-indexing magazine for the .177 caliber Marauder Rifle.*** For the Marauder Rifle only - Click here for .22 Marauder Pistol magazine ***
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- .177 Domed 10.5gr Premier Pellets (500ct)
Domed heavy pellets are the best choice for targeting at the range or in the field. 500 per tin. 10.5 grain. .177 caliber.
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- Destroyer (.177)
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- Big 10 Pounder
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