ROCHESTER, New York, (January 15, 2013) –Crosman Corporation, long known for creating innovative, high quality products for the shooting sports, has introduced the new Benjamin® Marauder®Synthetic.  This rugged, lightweight and well-balanced air rifle, being offered in .177, .22 and .25 calibers, complements the extremely successful hardwood Benjamin Marauder pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) air rifles.

“The newest Benjamin Marauder PCP goes lightweight with a newly designed, ambidextrous, all-weather, synthetic stock,” says Crosman Product Manager, Tom Clark.  “Creating a lighter gun became a priority when we realized that hunters and target shooters alike were looking for lighter choices compared to traditional hardwood stocks.  You’ll notice other exciting enhancements to this air rifle’s design including an adjustable comb,” said Clark.

“The commanding new Benjamin Marauder Synthetic offers all the features needed for pest hunting and taking small to medium-sized game,” says Clark.  “The ambidextrous raised comb is adjustable for a custom fit.  The rifle also has better balance for improved carrying in the field or for long days of competitive shooting. The choked, internally shrouded, rifled barrel provides both precision and ultra-quiet operation, producing the most accurate and silent rifle in its class. The two-stage, adjustable, match-grade trigger helps make every shot smooth and steady, while the innovative multi-round magazine allows for fast follow-up shots.”

“The bolt size has been increased for ease of use and, with a built-in pressure gauge and quick-disconnect Foster fittings, this gun is quick and easy to fill.  That means you can refill and return to shooting sooner,” Clark said.  “Depending on the caliber you choose, you’ll enjoy muzzle velocities ranging from 900 to 1,100 fps, shot capacities of 16-30 per fill, and foot pounds of energy from 21, with .177 caliber, all the way up to 50 fpe with .25 caliber,” he continued.

“With the new Benjamin Marauder Synthetic, hunt to your heart’s content, shoot targets, or compete with these powerful air rifles.  ‘Go beyond the backyard’ and enjoy quiet, accurate fun with this great addition to the Benjamin Marauder family.”

The Benjamin Marauder Synthetic in .177 and .22 calibers, have an MSRP of $599.  The MSRP of the .25 caliber is $649.  They will be available at retail in the summer of 2013.