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Discussion in 'Air Rifle & Pistol Discussion' started by daved20319, May 16, 2018 at 9:06 AM.

  1. daved20319

    daved20319
    Twisp, WA
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    I have a Benjamin Marauder .25 PCP, one of the very few air guns that survived my purge after getting back into firearms about a year and a half ago. Hardly touched it in months, other than a few shots to sight in a scope. Had even considered selling it, but it never leaks, even after sitting for months, and it never fails to hit what I point it at, as long as I remember it's got a near match grade trigger. And did I mention it's quiet?

    It's big, heavy, and kind of clunky, but then the marmots show up in my garden, and I remember why I keep it. I've gotten two in the last two days, both head shots at about 40 yards, both DRT. Sure, I could do the same with a .22 LR, but it would be louder, carry farther, and it wouldn't be as surgically accurate. And as PCP's go, it's cheap, I think they're currently under $500, and there are lots of options for filling them. I used to lease a big nitrogen cylinder, but I use it so seldom now that a hand pump does the job, and is only a bit of a workout . Just something to keep in mind, this would be an excellent choice for a first PCP, or for someone looking for an air powered alternative to a .22 LR. Later.

    Dave
     
  2. HappyChemtrail

    HappyChemtrail
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    I just listed a .22 Marauder on the classifieds here the other day. Same deal. It has been sitting for a year... Pumped it up, no leaks! Proceded to blast a pill bottle from across the yard. Hit it the almost every shot.

    It's great that Benjamin did such a nice job on these rifles. Solid, cost-effective, entry-point for getting into PCP rifles. The only downside is that it's made me want to try a higher end bullpup (Kricket, Edgun, Vulcan). My wallet weeps in anticipation.
     

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