Without question, our most exciting announcement at this year’s Shot Show was our new PCP gun, the Benjamin Marauder. This gun generated a ton of excitement and just as many questions. There has been a great deal of information hitting the web during the past week and not all of it is correct, so I would like to take a moment and do a full report on the Marauder and its features within this report
The Marauder is not only a culmination of our own internal development, but more importantly a direct result from the feedback we received from you, our loyal shooters. Our engineers, in conjunction with product development did not want to just re-engineer the Discovery, but wanted to create a completely new platform for our PCP line up of guns and accessories.
The first thing you will notice about this gun, or rather you won’t notice is the lack of noise at the shot. The Marauder features an internally shrouded barrel that captures the sound and makes this gun significantly quieter than any gun we have released and makes it one of the quietest guns on the market today. In the coming months before its release I will get an audio or video file up so you can see what I mean. Additionally the barrel is choked, to give you more repeatable accuracy with every single shot.
Moving back from the barrel, the next feature you will notice is the multi-shot clip. This air rifle offers a self-indexing 10 shot clip, so each time the bolt is drawn back, the next round moves into place. This clip easily slides out to the side for a quick reload in the field.
The trigger pack has also been significantly upgraded to a fully adjustable,match grade trigger. This will allow each shooter to not only adjust the sensitivity level of the trigger pull, but be able to adjust the position of the trigger within the trigger pack.
The Marauder has been designed to operate at a starting fill pressure of 2000 PSI. However, this gun can be filled to a higher fill pressure of 3000 PSI for even more shots at a sustained velocity of 1100 fps with .177 caliber and 1000 fps at .22 caliber. The Marauder offers our Dual Fuel technology so it can be filled with CO2 for more shots at a lower velocity.
This is going to be an outstanding gun for both target shooting and hunting/pest control. Lastly, this gun comes equipped with a beautiful, ambidextrous hardwood stock, complete with custom checkering and a built in pressure gauge.
Our engineers really listened to the feedback we got from the Airgun community and worked hard to create what we feel is a very special gun. We will be releasing this gun on April 15th right here at Crosman.com for $529.00. There will be a very limited number of 100 rifles available in the first release. More information on the launch specifics will be posted as we get closer.
If you have any questions please ask away. I will be here with answers.
Thanks for reading.