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    Mason_0890
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    Just ordered my first pcp air rifle, I got the benjamin marauder
    .25cal. I’ve been watching a lot of videos and I’m stoke to go hunting with it. Anyone have any video recommendations for maintenance on it or on the MK4 pump?

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    Hynzie
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    congrats welcome to the abyss ,where your wallet gets smaller and your air gun collection grows to massive proportions,,lol jk theres a ton of great vids out not sure if it on the mrod ,,lots on basics,, maintaining air rifles  , TOMINCO got a bunch of real good vids on just about anything you can imagine from cleaning barrels,, scope set up to washing,, sorting pellets ,,really informative good stuff ,,HYNZIE

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    kaylaindy
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    One thing is that you should never clean your gun with a metal cleaning rod. But you will need to run a patch through it when you first get it. There will be junk in the barrel from the manufacturer and you don’t want to shoot pellets through it when it is dirty. Order a crown saver for 10.00. At Mac 1 airguns. Its  a nylon cleaning thing. 

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    intenseaty22
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    Congrats! From everything I have read that is a solid hunting platform. Is it Hope to see you post your catch when you do. 
     

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    addertooth
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    I am a big fan of the Marauder in .25 caliber.  It has to be one of the most upgradable air rifles out there.  If you get it, and want more, review the dozens (perhaps hundreds) of postings about enhancing an already fine air rifle.  

    Here is an example of what the .25 caliber Marauder can do with upgrades and tuning (JSB exact king 25.39 grain pellets)… some people get even better results.

     

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    Saltlake58
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    It's a good gun. I have the .22 version and really like it.  I learned an incredible amount about airguns from the good old Marauder.  It's the most adjustable gun available until you get into the Impacts and other really high end guns.  Great shooter, great learning platform

    Welcome to the insanity.

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    Hookster
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    My first PCP was an Mrod, 15k later I now need therapy. Enjoy the rifle and welcome to the addiction. Do yourself a favor and don't nickel and dime your way to the top. Save and just make the leap. Trust me, my checking account could tell you story upon story. Congrats on a fine rifle that will reach out to 100+ yards.  Scary accurate for the money. 

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    Mason_0890
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    Awesome! Sounds like I made the right choice! Thank you guys!

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    MScottLeeman
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    You made an Excellent choice! I love mine. Superb trigger,accuracy and power. Enjoy and Congratulations!

                                                           Mike.

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    spysir
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    Lube the bolt/pellet probe oring ( inside barrel) every 200-500 shots then it will last a couple of years.

    I like removing the extra torsion spring inside the trigger pack tho it's a fine hunting trigger witnly adjustment. If you really new I would'nt adjust the rear most trigger screw ( for angle) as it interacts oddly with 1sy & second stage, otherwise no instructions – other than crosmans decent manual- needed.

     These days I like to mix divers grease with 20wt silicone oil for orings and hand pump shafts.

     Pump 50 strokes, lift handle & allow to cool, repeat, bleed every 100 strokes, a touch of silly oil on the shaft twice a year and if there built like there once were ( but not the 1sy yellow ones) you'lll be golden for years.

     

    John

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