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Aimright. Crosman test  at 10 meters with the rifle in a fixture. I think the most pleasant thing about the rifle is how quiet it is. You hear a slight ping from the hammer and then the pellet hitting the target. And then there is the absolutely no recoil factor. When I decided on a PCP, a quiet rifle was a must.

Thanks profsrgary, my Marauder arrived late yesterday and I wasn’t able to shoot it today due to lousy weather,  perhaps tomorrow although rain is forecasted again.  I was pretty happy with the Crosman test target, just one hole like yours, and I hope that is a sign of good things to come.  By the serial number I see the gun was freshly manufactured February 2019.  My gun came from the factory with about 700 psi, so far I think it is still holding. I am really glad to hear you think it is quiet as I plan to use it in my backyard, and my neighbors are close.  I have a target backstop made with a Costco plastic crate filled with rubber mulch, and I am hoping the sound of the pellet hitting the paper target that is stuck on one layer of cardboard, then into mulch will be somewhat muffled.  The jury is still out whether I will run a patch down the barrel first, but I am leaning towards your idea of just shooting it! Crosman sure doesn’t seem too worried about cleaning your gun in the owners manual.