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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:18 PM

So, I dashed over to pick it up and they gave a choice between two they had received...neat..!!I got home and filled it to 2800 psi and it is now 3 hours later and the air pressure is holding firm...(a good sign)..Tomorrow I will shoot it on my chrony to document the first string to get set up for the initial tunning..Posted Image

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:22 AM

Nice. Now the fun begins! :peta:

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:47 AM

Fun stuff Rich! Can't wait to hear how she shoots.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:12 PM

Ok...did not lose any air overnight,so it does not leak. First,I put it over the chrono for 10 shots using the Benjamin Destroyer pellets (27.8 GR).....I had to shoot this string from a fill of 2600 psi,as beyond that air came out the barrel..(The Crosman manual states that it is the Hammer Spring Preload adjustment causes that...).First shot string...Posted ImageFor sight in,I did a quick 5 shots from 14 yards, then moved back to 25 meters. The first group, using the Destroyers was just awful...in fact I was concerned I bought a lemon... :smiley-outta-here: Then I shot one 6 shot group using Benjamin Domes and things cleaned up fast. (Last picture):smiley-innocent-halo-yellow: Quick sight in..Posted ImageThis scope is a Hawke 4x12x50 HD...I have a Hawke 4x12x40 1/2 mil dot Panorama on order.Posted ImagePosted ImageMuch better with Domes..Posted Image

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:22 PM

Nice! Pretty hard to beat a domed pellet for accuracy. I think you've got a winner there.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:49 PM

Most reviews on these Mrod .25's have been very good especially in accuracy...now I just have to follow some 'tuning' procedures so I can fill it to at least 2800/2900 psi..that will give me around 16-18 shots I can live with...

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:39 PM

Oh yeah! That's a winner for sure! :signlol2iu:

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:51 PM

Nice addition to your stable there Rich. That thing should put some serious hurt on the ground Squirrells. :signlol2iu:

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:41 AM

It is certainly quieter than my 850 HPA and Discovery rifles. The 'ping' is the dominant sound I hear...I can safely say this Marauder.25 is very accurate..so far two groups measured .454" (6 shots) and .396" (4 shots) both from 25 meters.Going out this AM to sight in at 50 yards.I went back over to the airgun shop where I purchased it a showed the owner the chrono results and some targets and he told me he is thinking of taking the other Marauder .25 'off the shelf' for himself.... :signlol2iu:

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:22 PM

Nice, Welcome to the club. Try some JSB Exact Kings 25.4g. They shoot really well in my M-rod. Congrats on the new shooter.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:15 AM

Real nice. Try JSB Kings and Predators too.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:19 AM

Nice Rifle. Like the way the domes group out of it. Should be a lot of fun.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:12 PM

Real nice. Try JSB Kings and Predators too.

Got Kings coming...on backorder from PA....

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:57 AM

Went to the range and discovered something interesting. Been having issues trying to fill my Marauder above 2600 psi....(sounded like air escaping barrel while trying to fill)....when I went to fill my 850 HPA the very same thing happened so I removed my fill adapter from my 80 cu ft scuba and found a 'ding' at the seal/o-ring area of my K70 valve....So,....I installed my Air fill adapter backwards thinking the tapered screw on adapter would fix the 'ding'....and it worked...and the air leak from tank stopped.Just recently had that tank in for inspection/refill,so think the dive shop damaged the K70 somehow...???Here are pics of my 'field repair' including some of the range...Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImageIn this pic my portable target frame is to right of my green wind flag at 50 yards... the near target bunker on left is 95 yards and the other just to right is 114 yards (center of picture). I was hitting a 10" diameter white steel plate at 114 yards with the Marauder .25 holding about 4.5 mil dots...Posted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:17 AM

Thats scary."Just recently had that tank in for inspection/refill,so think the dive shop damaged the K70 somehow...???"

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:37 AM

Problem is I can't prove anything but at least I know what to inspect myself before leaving their shop next time... :roflmao3[1]:

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:48 AM

Good, reliable help is so hard to find these days... :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow:

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:29 PM

I'm assuming they remove valve to inspect tank...no biggie,...I'm just happy it was not the Marauder...




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