-Loud enough that you can scare your foe.
-Great value for the money.
-Getting crap from the other players
just for the books, i didn't even buy my marauder new. i got it from a friend for $20. i was just getting started and i didn't want to put a lot of money into a sport i didn't know i would like. it wasn't in the best of shape, it was rusty and the action slid harshly. after investing in some new 0 rings and some lube, she was preforming like a pro. these guns are well balanced and they can cycle balls pretty quick for their price.
In action, the marauder is excellent for laying down cover fire. that is, its loud and can spray a lot of paint over a wide distance. it really keeps people behind their trees and inside their bunkers. as far as the stock barrel goes, its all right if your close up, but for any shots over thirty feet, you might as well throw the paintballs at your target. the marauder throws balls in every direction(which is pretty cool looking) but not cool for you when you want to hit someone. it takes a steady hand and some practice to get any accuracy from the marauder. But did you expect to drive nails for $50? The marauder can accept barrels from spyders which is pretty cool for the hop ups department, but some of the barrels didn't fit perfect, so don't force them on. the pins for disassembly really irritated me while playing, they seem to over crowd my hands. that problem is an easy fix, i just reversed the pins the following game. ball breakage is an issue with marauders (and not just the crappy $20 ones) i just learned to keep a squeege handy during play.
If you are just starting out, use this gun as a stepping stone(use it for the fun of it and ditch it when you are sure you like the game). Its action preforms great, but its accuracy lacks. Its not a bad gun, but id recommend taking that money and buying the entry level spyder (the victor i think it is). The spyder will at least deliver you accuracy. But then agin, what do you expect for $50? You are certainly not going to get the performance of a tippy for that price! Whatever marker you buy, just have fun, paintball is a great game!
5 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, June 8th, 2005 at 6:51 am PST
Dispute: Cush is also known as fistfullofrodeo and should not be trusted. He has posted about other guns with conflicting stories (check out the cush review of the viewloader orion, then check the responses, he states that fistfull is him, etc. and then fist posts a different review. Anything from either of these people should not be read.