Marauder 25 owners help please

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    JDShapp
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    Own a .25 Marauder myself. It was the second pcp I bought and I’ve used mine to take everything from starlings to a raccoon. I don’t have any real long range experience but a fantastic rifle out of the box. Only down side I’ve found is its shot count, but a few mods like a air tube extension, regulator, and the SSG could solve that.

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    j.quillin
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    Cylinder extention gave me about an extra 8 shot mag, the huma regulator basically makes a lot of the tuning easier, and the SSG is in the mail so no comments.

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    Snake-Eyes
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    Don’t mean to sound clueless but what is the SSG ?

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    30cal
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    It’s a device that eliminates hammer bounce and thus saves a lot of wasted air. Hammers are spring loaded weights that fly forward and hit the valve pin which releases a blast of air to push the pellet. However the valve with all the air volume of the main tank behind it also acts like a spring and pushes the hammer back but then the hammer spring throws it back at the valve again. This happens a few times every shot wasting air in the process. It’s an issue with guns with such a simple design. There are different solutions out there that try to stop this. The SSG is the latest. I forget what it stands for.

    None of this tuning and after market stuff is anything you need to worry about now. Just showing what’s possible if you should like to tinker.

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    j.quillin
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    I have to say that’s the down side of a Mrod. Its bad on air use. There hass been quit a few HDD’s (hammer de-bounce device) developed some more effective than others and work in different way. Most famous probably being the Bstaley method. Uses a couple of o-rings between the hammer and the valve body. has enough give to allow the hammer to stick valve pin but when hammer tries to bounce back into the valve, the o-rings prevent it from doing so. There are other HDDs that use a friction device to basically jam the hammer. SSG is the newest attempt to make them better. It uses a captive pre-loaded spring. Normally the spring is always pushing on the hammer and keeps it pushed against the valve pin when uncocked. SSG allows the hammer to free float between the spring and valve. It gets catapulted toward the valve, when it tries to bounce back the preloaded spring acts more like a wall than a spring at that point keeping the hammer from reopening the valve. 

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    Dartagnan
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    I’d like to see this SSG device. Do they just drop in or are mods needed to get it to work properly? Where can they be purchased?  

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    j.quillin
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    Wickedairrifles.com has a kit. It requires you to drill out the threads of the hammer striker though. It makes the hammer and spring one assembly. There’s a rather long development and discuss thread on the gateway to airguns forum that’s kind of interesting. there is several designed that differ in how and where the spring is attached and adjusted. The really neat thing is its being adapted to numerous other air guns as well.

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    Helimech
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    The WAR site says there is no modding required for the SSG. 

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    j.quillin
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    I don’t think he has updated the site. The price dropped by $25 later in the day after I ordered mine. So I asked about the price drop, and he said that it no longer comes with a hammer and extra spring. That you have to modify your existing hammer. You can also send him your Hammer and butt cap and he can modify your existing one for even less.

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    fred27022003
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    I love my .25 Marauder.    Full modifications by Tim Hill.    72/74 rats as of 3-10-17.

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    ackuric
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    .25 Maruader here, DIY SSG+F.A.M.E. installed otherwise stock. Tunable from 9-45 FPE. @ 40 fpe I get 32 shots @ 3% es, 24 shots @ 2% es and 16 shots at 1% es if I fill optimally. 

    Polymags shoot ragholes <30 yards, where the target can hold the pellet by its skirt.

    JSB 25.4/34 GR both shoot amazing from close to out to 100 yards, 34 gr takes the edge out at a distance due to Higher BC. 

    Only complaint I have applies to 95% of pcp air rifles, its weight. Almost all pcp’s are 7-8 lbs, 9-11lbs scoped. Wheres an aftermarket aluminum air tube replacement for our stockers!? Probably shave 2 lbs!

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    rbolton6
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    For the price, hard to beat the 25 cal MROD.
    ​Had the 22 first, then ordered the 25 as soon as it came out.
    ​Deadly accurate, no problems, easy to tune and ticker with.
    Plenty of after market stuff for these gems.
    Perfect PCP entry gun !

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    kkarmical
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    “j.quillin”

    Mrod with refinished MDRL stock next to the Kalibrgun Cricket

     

    
Great job on refinishing that stock, I may just have to go that route, something about that wood finish.

    I love my .25, it has a few WAR goodies + bullpup kit, deadly accurate though.  To me the .25 can be tuned down for small pesting chores, or cranked up to handle whatever you need more power to do.
     

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