How do you make a great gun even better? You listen to the customers and do what they asked! In this case, that's adding a synthetic stock to one of the most popular precharged pneumatic rifles made today. Crosman listened and not only put a synthetic stock on the Benjamin Marauder, but they gave it a vertically adjustable comb, too. You'll get a lot of powerful shots that will let you rid your backyard of pesky birds and critters. Don't worry about noise scaring your prey or alarming the neighbors...it's one of the quietest air rifles ever made.
- Improved valve and a depinger, get 16 shots per fill
- Ambidextrous synthetic stock with vertically adjustable comb & reversible bolt
- Trigger is moved back for more comfortable hand positioning
- 8-shot repeater with auto-indexing feature
- Single-shot tray is available for this caliber
- Can be adjusted for different velocities
- Internal shroud makes this a VERY quiet gun
- Choked barrel delivers superior accuracy
- Raised aluminum breech for easier loading of circular magazine
- 11mm Dovetail Accessory Rail
- 2-stage adjustable match trigger...and the trigger is metal!
- Built-in air pressure gauge (manometer)
- Uses compressed air up to 3,000 psi *
- 215cc Air Reservoir
- Gun comes set at 2,500 psi air fill; to fill to 3,000 psi
- Air reservoir ends with a male quick-disconnect Foster fitting for fast refills (requires a female Foster quick-disconnect adapter to fill from a scuba tank or hand pump)
- Includes: .25 Cal Synthetic Marauder, 10-Round Magazine, Sling Swivel Studs & Degassing Tool
*The owner's manual states you can fill the gun with air or CO2, but that is incorrect. Please fill your gun with high-pressure air only.
- Caliber0.25 cal
- Velocity900 fps
- Ammo TypePellets
- Barrel StyleRifled
- Body TypeRifle
- ButtplateSoft Rubber Recoil Pad
- Fire ModeRepeater
- Gun Weight7.12 lbs
- Overall Length42.5"
- Barrel Length20"
- Magazine Capacity8
- MechanismPre-charged pneumatic
- RailDovetail Mount
- Shots per Fill16
- Trigger AdjustabilityAdjustable
- Trigger Pull1.5 lbs
- Trigger ActionTwo-Stage
- UseSmall Game Hunting / Target Shooting
- Warranty1 Year Limited
I would recommend this item to a friend.
What you need to know about Marauder's
October 19, 2015
About a year ago I purchased my first Marauder. It is the 22 caliber. I bought the a package that included a mounted scope and a hand pump. After having it about a year I decided to get another one in the .25 caliber. You will find comments on the weight of the gun and it is true, it is heavy. What I learned may save you quite a bit of money. The hand pump is just not worth it. I shoot in my back yard and the pump was never outside of the house. After using the pump less than six times the seal went out and I had to return it for repair. After getting it back, it again went out after about 6 times of topping off the pressure. That was it. I got a scuba tank and it changes the whole picture. It fills in seconds. The pump sits now in the garage and I won't ever use it again. A waste of $165. Just get a tank to begin with and the adapter. I have a lot of guns and had been taught to keep them clean. Benjamin does not cover cleaning at all in the manual. I decided to look it up online. If you clean one of these with the standard equipment using a brass brush you will damage the o-rings and thus have a gun that goes from having groups of a half inch or less at 50 yards to one that is lucky to have a 6 or 8 inch group. Use just patches to push through and if you use any oil, use jut a drop of two. I ordered a whole new barrel and o-rings for the .22 to get back to half inch groups. When I ordered the .25 caliber I bought the synthetic stock. Love it and it is lighter than the wood.
Pros:Most accurate and powerful pellet guns I have ever owned. If you move up to the .25 caliber you can get pellets that are from 25 grains to 44 grains. Real stopping power that can kill animals up to the size of a coyote. No exaggeration. For my target I started with a 3/4 inch plywood backing. Had to add a second one and the 25 grain pellets go completely through the first one and about half way through the second one. At 50 yards it is quite easy to hit golf balls off our fence posts!
Cons:Get the synthetic stock. Don't get the hand pump, order the adapter and go to a scuba shop and get a scuba tank for refilling. Don't use gun solvent or any kind of metal brushes in the barrel.
New York State United States
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Very accurate gun for the money
April 20, 2014
After only a few shots to sight in scope. I was able to group 5 shots at 25 yards and cover with a dime; I never bothered to clean barrel. There was no need to. Now after only 200 shots it shoots dime size groups at 30 yards all day. Very accurate and the Scope bundled with is perfect . I hunt with air rifles and see no need to sight guns past 30 yards. But I do believe this will group very well after 30 yards. I have 4 Benjamin pcp rifles.... This rifle is the most fun to shoot. Hits very hard and hits exactly where you want it to. Very few flyers for some reason. I see no reason to buy anymore rifles, but I will because I am addicted... If you want to get a gun that is super accurate ... buy the marauder in 25 caliber.
Pros:I like the accuracy. I was shock it would shoot tight groups so soon. Scope bundled is great, I have my share of expensive scopes and find this cheaper one to work very well. Others I am sure will argue this point. But I am happy. Nice feel while shooting and trigger is perfect right out of box. I see no need to adjust or modify this gun at all... Very Happy.
Cons:Only complaint is that I wished they used a better grade of plastic for the stock. It is very adequate and works well, but the look and feel of the plastic seems cheap to me. I would like to have seen them us plastic that is on my Trail NP All Weather 22 rifle. This is not a deal breaker but for a 500 plus rifle I expected a better grade of plastic... I have the same issue with my Marauder pistol... great gun.. cheap plastic...but is very adequate to do the job.
Fort Riley, KS
I would recommend this item to a friend.
I love this gun!
April 5, 2014
To start with I'll say again, I have loved this rifle. It has performed exceptionally well in my opinion. Granted this is my first PCP air rifle, but I had my doubts on it's capabilities. I'm an Infantryman in the US Army so I am no stranger to rifles and shooting. I'll start with my positive experiences first and then go over the negative last. So unboxing the rifle, I was very happy with the condition it arrived in. It was well supported and padded in it's box. I didn't have any problems with the way the product was packaged or shipped. I purchased the rifle in a package with the CenterPoint 4-16 x 40mm scope. I was a little skeptical on how it would perform due to my limited experience with their scopes at a much lower price point. This scope is awesome! It is clear, it's objective and zoom movements are very precise and smooth. The clarity of the scope has been exceptional. I have had no issues shooting in limited light, rain, smoke, etc. very pleased with the quality of the scope, and it has held it's zero even after being bumped around. I would buy this scope to put on another rifle no problem. Performance of the rifle has gone beyond what I had expected. Having limited experience with air rifles in general, and this being my first PCP air rifle, all I really had to go on was what I had seen in videos of their performance. I had never shot an air rifle chambered in anything other than .177 cal. Moving to the .25 caliber PCP has been nothing short of awe inspiring. At 25 yards it will pass completely through 1/2" plywood. At 25 yards with domed pellets I had two pass through on a 55 gallon steel barrel out of about 24 shots. For an air rifle, that really impressed me. I'm still learning the ballistics of this caliber and gun, but inside of 50 yards, I wouldn't hesitate to take on coyote sized game and smaller. This rifle really packs some punch. I really haven't found any of the half dozen different pellets I've tried that I wouldn't buy again to use with it. This life with any hunting is just a matter of matching the right ammunition, with the right weapon, at the right range. Very pleased with the performance and ease of use of this rifle. Very pleased customer. Like I said before, this is my first PCP. Going from a .177 break barrel, to a .25 PCP with a magazine has changed the air rifle experience for me. I love having 8 shots right in the gun when I'm out small game hunting. The PCP aspect is great by itself, but then adding a bolt action and magazine really changes the game. I probably won't ever buy another air rifle that doesn't have those two capabilities again after experiencing it first hand. The only issues I have had were probably user induced. One being the breach o-ring coming out a few times. I believe I have come to the conclusion in both instances where the breach o-ring ended up on the bolt instead of seated in it's groove was from firing without having the bolt seated all the way in the breach. Again, this was what I believe were user induced issues. I just inserted and re-seated the o-ring and went about my business. The only other issue I had was an air leak that was draining the reservoir at a pretty fast rate. I removed the stock from the action and checked some things, and tightened the air pressure gauge adapter into the air tube. No issues now, I can leave it fully charged for days and not have any discernible pressure drop. One more word on filling this rifle. I had read and seen some videos on using the hand pumps to fill these rifles up. I wasn't sure what to expect but really had no other options on filling other than the hand pump route. It was not nearly as hard to fill as other people made it seem. It takes a little time from completely empty to completely full, but it wasn't that bad. Now filling from 1200 to 3000 psi only takes a few minutes and some exercise. I still wouldn't mind getting a scuba tank, but for now this works just fine. If you want an air rifle to be impressed with that you have a hard time putting down, buy a Benjamin Marauder. I have zero buyers remorse. I am in love with this rifle.