Crosman’s most iconic airgun for the last decade has been the Benjamin Marauder rifle. This year, they’ve added a semi-automatic version to the lineup. True Pearce spoke with Crosman about this new .22 caliber rifle at SHOT Show 2020.
The Maurader shoots .22 caliber pellets at a maximum of 950 fps, which is similar to a .22 LR pistol. The pellets are propelled from an internal air reservoir.
The Maurader is a pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) rifle. that means that you charge the internal reservoir with a compressor pump. The rifle has an internal regulator that ensures the proper air pressure behind each pellet. This gun shoots about 60 pellets per charge.
And it does it semi-automatically.
Chamber the first round with the AR-style ambidextrous charging handle. This new model has a new buffer tube to slow the action. Crosman claims that the gun will keep up with you as fast as you can pull the trigger. It’s intended as a small-game hunting rifle and fast followup shots will be a boon.
The trigger is also new for this model. They say it’s light and crisp and very accurate. They say you can achieve sub-inch groups at 50 yards.
The Semi-auto Maurader doesn’t come with sights, but it does come with a 1913 rail for your favorite scope. It also boasts an adjustable comb on the solid wood stock to help you fit this gun perfectly.
The PCP-powered Benjamin Marauder Semi-Auto will be available by June 2020. MSRP is $729.
|POWERPLANT||PCP (pre-charged pneumatic)|
|LEAD PELLET VELOCITY||Up to 950 fps|
|PRODUCT WEIGHT||8.2 lbs|
|SLING MOUNTS INCLUDED||Yes|