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I would like to get into pcps, but they are costly, require more equipment, and I’d like to get better with a springer to then transition to a pcp, baby steps. 

I would like to get into the PCP game as well, for I can tell that they are a better “mouse trap” in airgunning, but the cost is heavy!  It would take me as much to get into a PCP rifle, of decent quality, and a compressor to fill it up, as I have in my AR-15.  Maybe someday. 


Don’t look now, but an entry level, decent quality PCP costs about the same to get into these days as a mid-level springer. For example:

  • Used Benjamin Marauder – $325? (new = $425)
  • Pump – $70 from ebay
  • New Benjamin Discovery – $200?
  • New Benjamin Maximus – $140?
  • TKO moderator for Discovery or Maximus – $100

Marauder is a repeater and has a fully shrouded barrel, so no lengthy moderator is needed to quiet it down. Nicer action too.

If you plan to do a lot of shooting outdoors and away from your house, you’ll want a tank instead of a pump, that’ll be a couple hundred bucks.