Reply To: Marauder 22 defects???
From what I read, the .22 barrels can be a bit of crapshoot-a good Benjamin barrel will hang with some very expensive equipment. Mine (Gen 1) will do 1/2″ 5 shot groups at 50 yards in good conditions. If you get a poor barrel, the Marauder is an easy gun to work on so doing some barrel work, ordering a replacement barrel from Crosman or installing an upgraded barrel is very doable. The Marauder platform is very versatile as to fill pressure and power/shot count. IF you don’t mind a little hands on tweaking you really can’t go wrong with a .22 Marauder in my opinion. If fantastic out of the box performance is what you need, you might look for a used Marauder that’s been tuned and shoots well or spend the bigger bucks for a more expensive brand.