Benjamin air rifles are manufactured by Crosman Corporation which is one of the worldwide leaders in the airgun industry.
Founded in 1923, Crosman Corporation has historically been known as the most innovative shooting sports company that produces a full line of firearms and accessories including air guns, ammunition, airsoft, optics and other gear.
Crosman consolidated production of the Benjamin Sheridan line of air guns in 1994 which led to further advances in the air gun industry including design, technology and air gun power.
Benjamin Marauder Review
As an air rifle enthusiast I have fired many, many different air rifles and I compare every single rifle I fire to the Benjamin Marauder. I’m not alone when I say that the Marauder is the “holy grail” of air rifles and has made a solid “Benjamin Believer” out of me. The Marauder comes in all three calibers — .177, .22, and .25.
There were a lot of things that stuck out as impressive to me when I first pulled this rifle out of the box. The first being the weight – right when you pick it up you know you’re holding a sturdy rifle and that it’s very well built.
The Marauder has a beautiful all wood stock and raised cheek pieces along with an 11mm dovetail scope mount. After getting acclimated to its good looks, I noticed several other things that really impressed me.
The all metal trigger can definitely be described as “match grade” and is fully adjustable (although it performs flawlessly right out of the box). The rifle is bolt action and uses a 10 shot magazine that is super easy to load and adds to the appeal of this repeater.
I highly suggest the purchase of several more magazines which will make shooting this rifle even more fun. It is a small investment that really makes sense.
After firing the rifle a few times I was completely and thoroughly impressed with the rifle’s silence and lack of any major kick. The Marauder has a shrouded/choked barrel that not only delivers extreme accuracy but also creates the quietest air rifle I have ever shot.
It’s tough to put into words the sound created when fired, but the Marauder is no louder than the sound of a wallet hitting flat on the floor. There is also a small plunking noise from the internal mechanism but the air rifle is undeniably the most silent shooter I have used.
The Benjamin Marauder is truly an extremely unique air rifle that has totally dazzled me with its solid construction (made in the USA) and performance. It has three caliber options and is the finest PCP air rifle (See Wikipedia) that I am aware of on the market. If I had to sum up the Marauder in three words it would be reliable, accurate and silent!