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    Two new regulated PCP air rifles have been announced today – within an hour of each other. Both guns will be shown at the SHOT Show next week.

    First – in order of announcement – is the new Banjamin Marauder Field and target Edition. This is a regulated version of the Marauder with – apparently – an improved barrel. Crosman says 70 regulated shots per fill in .177 caliber, 50 shots in .22. No price yet.

    The second is a newcomer from UmarexUSA. The Umarex Gauntlet is a silenced, regulated, multi-shot, bolt action PCP. It uses an interchangeable regulated HPA tank. Umarex says the Gauntlet delivers 70 regulated shots per fill in .177 caliber and 70 (the same) in .22  cal.

    But the big news has to be the price. The MSRP for the Gauntlet is just $299!

    You can read more in Hard Air Magazine at
    http://hardairmagazine.com/news/introducing-benjamin-marauder-field-target-edition/

    http://hardairmagazine.com/news/umarex-gauntlet-sets-new-standard%e2%80%a8-pcp-air-rifle-performance/

    Keep watching Hard Air Magazine for more pre-SHOT Show updates, as we receive them…

    Stephen Archer
    Hard Air Magazine
    http://www.hardairmagazine.com

     

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    The market is going to start getting more competitive with pricing seems like.

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    I really like how that new Umarex looks, and its pretty hard to pass up at only $300. Im curious on how stable that paintball regulator is going to be?

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    This is good for us. it’ll keep the high end brands on their toes and let them know they have to work a little harder for that $1500 or $2000. A LW barrel and a regulator is no longer enough.

    The big change I want to see is manufacturers testing every $1500 air rifle before they leave the factory. The other one is them raising their game on the finish quality. 

    For $1500 or $2000, people deserve nice looking wood or premium composites, quality metal work, accurate barrels (I.e. not the random lottery we currently have) and highly efficient valves. 

    A $300 accurate regulated repeating bottle gun is just the start of what’s coming. 

    CZ USA sells the CZ200 for $350. Stick a regulator in it and tell me how it differs in quality from a Vulcan to account for the additional $1000?

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    Good news on the new barrel for the MRod Field & Target, hope it delivers good accuracy and getting a “good one” isn’t a crap shoot anymore. Hopefully they won’t charge too much of a premium over the standard MRod. At +$100 I’d go for it, +$150 and up I’d be more hesitant with other entry level regulated guns like the Streamline not too much more expensive.

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    “zebra”This is good for us. it’ll keep the high end brands on their toes and let them know they have to work a little harder for that $1500 or $2000. A LW barrel and a regulator is no longer enough.

    The big change I want to see is manufacturers testing every $1500 air rifle before they leave the factory. The other one is them raising their game on the finish quality. 

    For $1500 or $2000, people deserve nice looking wood or premium composites, quality metal work, accurate barrels (I.e. not the random lottery we currently have) and highly efficient valves. 

    A $300 accurate regulated repeating bottle gun is just the start of what’s coming. 

    CZ USA sells the CZ200 for $350. Stick a regulator in it and tell me how it differs in quality from a Vulcan to account for the additional $1000?

    
I agree with all you said, Zebra.  Frankly, the best airgun design to me is what I have envisioned in my head.  I just need to find the precision tools and hi-quality materials to make it.

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    Excellent news. It will keep the bigger and more expensive brands on their toes for sure. There is no excuse anymore for making a non-regulated airgun. Like others have said, expectations are higher, and we have to make sure guns are fully tested prior to leaving the factory. People expect that a thousand dollar plus gun should not leak, or have issues right out of the box. Quality control has to go up, and reliability and performance must be there.

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    “zebra”
    CZ USA sells the CZ200 for $350. Stick a regulator in it and tell me how it differs in quality from a Vulcan to account for the additional $1000?

    
I don’t see the S200 on the CZ USA site-are they still available from CZ direct?
    John

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    Zebra, you hit the nail on the head. I feel the exact same way.

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    I’m really interested to see how these perform once released into the wild and some folks get their hands on them. Regulated PCP’s, sub $500? The Gauntlet $299? I can imagine they won’t exactly have match grade triggers and such but for the money……hey, seems like you it’s hard to go wrong and I love the direction they’re headed in. 

    Things I never imagined saying in 2017:

    1) A regulated, PCP bottle gun for $299.

    2) A Benjamin Marauder with an externally adjustable regulator. 

    Awesome! Keep em coming! 

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    The reported shot counts .177″ vs .22″ for the Umarex do not make sense.

    It could be the ‘boys in marketing’ (who know nothing about airguns) put out those figures,

    or ?

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    I think they fixed went to their website says I’ll shoot .177 at 1000 fps and will deliver 70 shoots also a graph shows it
    on .22 says 60 shoots

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    This new Marauder sounds very promising.  Well done Crosman.

    R

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