The Marauder sets the standard for value priced, polymer, semi-automatic markers with features that include a one step quick pull field strip pin for easy maintenance, metal internals, self-cocking velocity adjustment, right hand feed, custom designed trigger guard, double finger trigger, newly redesigned side cocking knob, and bottom line adaptor.
The Brass Eagle Marauder is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
The only upgrade available is a barrel....cuz the whole gun is plastic....therefore, if u want to keep this gun, i would reccomend a new barrel....but i would just go out and buy a new gun.....cuz the barrel will cost more than the gun..
It comes stock with a double trigger....
Its not ugly...like a samuri....
Its Brass Eagle...
It chops paint about 1 outta every 3 balls
and 1 outta every 5 shots, u gotta recock the gun....cuz it will decock itself automatically ....(not good) for u newbies...
It wastes gas...for every one shot, it uses the amount of 3 shots of air.... (u do the math)
Well, the gun is very cheap, and it comes stock with a double trigger...also unlike other previous brass eagle guns...this one is highly attractive.....
But the gun isnt very good........(look at the bad, up top of the review)
I dont reccomend it for ppl who want to stay in paintball and try to upgrade their guns...but its fine for newbies, and ppls first semi auto's.
I dont reccomend it for ppl who want to stay in paintball and try to upgrade their guns...but its fine for newbies, and ppls first semi auto's. In other words...dont buy it unless u dont know wut ur doing...or ur a newbie...just wanting to have fun...
2- Breaks balls at an incredible rate..... I got about 50 good shots in 400 paintballs
4- Feels breakable
5- Stock barrel sucks.... the ball gets out and does an S pattern
6- Brass eagle
well I say to you don't buy this! I got it and returned it and got myself a Spyder E-99 for 300$ more wich is incredible
Another mistake is buying brass eagle paintballs *NEVER buy those*
I have had this gun for about a year and a half. It was todaly worth $30. I bought the barrel after the first test. It chops paint with the stock barrel like heck. After about half a year of use I got the new trigger which has served me well. I have played over 30 games with it and have won more than half.
I take back everything I said. This gun is crap don't buy it go for a spyder or a pirahhna. This thing is so lowed that someone called the cops on me for shooting at there house do not buy this gun repeat do not buy this gun.
Don't buy unless you have money to spend and you don't care if you get arrested or not.
3 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, March 15th, 2007 at 3:52 am PST
Cheap and readily available
Simple to take apart and clean
-Not very accurate
I have used this gun several times. It has been reliable. I have never had problems with CO2 leaks and the gun has had a smooth shooting. If you get cheap paint it will chop lots of paintballs ,however better paint has helped that problem quite a bit. I have not had any other problems with it.
For the price the marauder is a good gun especially for a beginner.
a new marker
for those that decide to have this marker -- a REAL GOOD squeegie
-The price ( a mere $50 don't be fooled its not worth it)
-Made of cheap plastic
-will break very easily
-stock barrel is cheap
I bought this marker about 2 years ago, and it was my first semi. I didn't know too much about paintball at the time and I just went to walmart to get what I thought would be a decent gun. Well, I went home to try it out and it broke about 1 in every 30 paintballs, and 1 in every 15 was a curve shot. I figured that it wouldn't matter, as long as I had a semi to play against my friends with.
The next day me and some friends played in a field with hay bails in it. I would shoot at one of my friends charging and the discharge was more of a blowgun or a paintsprayer than that of a paintball gun. Needless to say my main piece of equipment
for upkeeping the gun was the squeegie.
I went home that day disappointed with this gun so I decided to tinker it a liitle bit to see if it would help. I lowered the velocity, but it still broke balls! I tried using better paint, marballizers, they still broke! Then finally after cutting the spring a little bit it broke less balls. I decided to give it a second try the next game we played. i had also decided to buy a Core ZX pistol for the next game.
Well, the next game guess what? My brother shot the trigger of my gun and I was out. I go back to the starting point and shoot a few trees and in the process the trigger breaks off!!! So now I have no safety and the trigger is kept in place with a nail! Every time you pull the trigger you have to repush the trigger to the original position to fire again!
I was reduced to the pistol after that and i got 4 kills with it that day. With the marauder ive only killed one person total.
A week later I tried the gun out and the cocking bolt is stuck in the gun! Its jammed in there and will not come out.
EDIT: 11/27/05-- With a long screwdriver and hammer I have finally taken out the cocking bolt. The reason it was stuck : the o ring was caught between the marker and the bolt. I had to scrap the o ring and put a new one on, but when I put the new one on it wouldn't fit back into the marker. So I put the striker and bolt back in without the o-rings and the gun works! It doesn't leak CO2 or anything. The gun still performs like a piece of **** though.
i give it a 2 because how cheap in price it is it and it has broken during games so much it gave me a reason to kick azz with my backup pistol in some games. The misfortunes with this gun have now influenced me to buy a spyder xtra which is a AWESOME MARKER!!!!!
2 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, November 27th, 2005 at 11:42 am PST
-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
Tl-x with C.A.M.D ESP E-frame, Riochet Ak hopper, and i run on a 20oz co2 tank
Shoots, light, has a sight so you can aim and put a scope on
Loud, chops, air hog, curves
This was my first gun when i was barely getting into paint balling. I bought it because it was cheap with the kit. At first i was going to get the Spyder victor kit which i should have than this gun. But i didn't because i was low on cash the spyder victor kit cost like $110 at my paintball store, i bought my marauder with kit for like $69. First i loved it, after a couple of months i realized there are a whole bunch of other guns out there. That's when i got my tl-x ( i got it when i had more money). It chops BE paintballs so i have to buy the most expensive paintballs just so it wont chop. Plus it will work if you use good paint like PMI, Draxxuss, and EVil paint. it might still chop them though but not as much as those BE paintballs would.
This gun is a pretty good starter gun. but if you have more money get a spyder!!!!!
7 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, April 12th, 2005 at 8:38 am PST
A longer barrel the stock isnt bad but the accuracy sucks and if you want buy a scope.
-good for backup
-loader isnt in the way
-not so tough
-no grip in front
-its a brass eagle
I went to my friend and his gun was a marauder a tought it was realy a bad gun but i tried it and its not so bad the stcok barrel gives you a little bit of problem but the gun is *good the price was cheap to buy it but could bee cheaper good gun for backup and this gun can bee pretty great if you put money in it and upgrades.
I recomend this gun for first time paintballing and if yore a beginner go buy it its cheap pretty awesome and shoots pretty well.
avenger,talon,blade,i really got an eradicator n the marauder n eradicator are the same just differ names,tippman 98',pro carbine and an angel speed 05'.
200 round vt hopper camo,new sight,custom grips,new trigger n insides.
new barrel for better distance mine doesnt chop a single ball
Durable,light,good accuracy depending on person shooting,great for woods ball.
Not so great for woodsball n thats it.
I got an eradicator n the maruader are the same but differ color n name also what barrel do i need for the gun because some people tell me i need spyder threaded.I got other guns but i like my eradicator and i waiting for my imagine LED but i need a new bolt n barrel.
I think this is a great gun for beginners n experinced but not pros n all and besides I carry 2 at the same time since their light n shoot more balls.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, March 21st, 2005 at 6:42 pm PST
Price to Quality ratio. Possibly the best marker for under 100 bucks.
Chops paint like a Mother when using poor paint
Ah memories. First gun I bought, I was laughed at by the pro's, but that didn't matter *I* had my own gun.
My feild has a little hell-hole we call the "Tire yard" basically a round circle of tractor tires, with bunkers inside. In there, any gun could hold its own, regardless of what paint, tank. Anywhere else, I was put in my place. The gun isn't quiet, let me make that perfectly clear, and it isn't dead on accurate, but with a little of what I like to call "Curve skill" you can learn where to point your barrel as to where you want it to go.
Overall, it's a good gun to start playing with. And a good way to make you your twelve year old Son/Grandchild/Brother think that you're the bast Father(mother)/Grandpa(ma)/Brother(sister)