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.
I have been away from paintball for while now and jumped at the chance when my friends told me that they were going to play in my friends forest (His house is on a 150-acre gated forest preserve where daddy runs the show :crazy: ) and that they all had bought pump action guns and were heading out in 40 mins....lol Well, normally I would look to make an educated decision and buy a clean semi that would paint these *****es black and blue, but the time situation called for a drive to Big Kmart and a look at thier *fine* selection of quality markers.
My first gun back in the day was a Brass Eagle Stringray..I cant even begin to articulate how much of a waste and im sure it doesnt even have to be said-very bad first impression....but quickly moved up to a simple, light, effective Spyder Compact 2K with a 14" dye barrel and some other mods to at least give me a chance in the brush against schoolmates with automags, cockers, and angels (you can imagine the intense splattering and bloody pain I have endured)... but for lack of people to play the gun was given to my brother and i havent played since. But now I needed a cheap, RELIABLE, durable marker that would not be a total waste of money and at least be upgradable.
The Marauder really stands solid for a Brass Eagle. $80 for a marker, a mask (but an oh so flimsy one), hopper n' elbow, and a squeeg I really can't complain. Easy release internals by two pins in the back for cleaning quickly and disassembly, really solid construction, and ok looks for dirt cheap, but most suprisingly- ability on the battlefield make this a good cheap entry marker and good canidate for a backup gun.
After the annihilation in the woods of brass eagle pump guns and one tip 98 w/barrel (whipped him every round)..lol i know thats like shooting fish in a barrel to anyone thats played a real round of paintball.... I am suprised at what that cheap little gun could do! Accurate enough to win, but I chopped some paint in the process. With a better barrel and a tip ive read to drill vertically into the elbow to supposedly stop blowback from pushing paintballs back up into the hopper I can at least minimize this as much as possible. The boys with the pump guns are buying some semi/full auto gun by icon so I need to be prepared with a quality barrel to take em out with finesse.
Great for the price as an entry level gun or backup marker
Barrel to bright (bad for camo)
Busts balls in the gun
In my opinion this gun is an alright gun for a tight budget but if you want better accuracy
and an all around better gun it would take a few bucks the mauraderer needs a better barrel preferably dark and dull in color and a bigger hopper for more balls so fall short on the field
I wouldnt buy this gun cause a 4.8 just doesnt cut it and you know the saying you get what you pay for
a-5 with fiber optics sight, 20+9 oz co2s, 14 inch 32 degrees barrel
everything if u could
This gun is inexpensive and ok for beginers.
Chops balls, jams, trigger breaks, made of plastic, sharp metal pieces
I had one of these guns 4 about a month n a half as my first gun nd another for about a week. The trigger on the 2nd one broke the 2nd time I shot it just before a game. The 1st gun chopped balls and did the same thing as the 2nd one only a little later. I think these guns are worth the $ if u just want them to mess around with. If u r lookin for a gun to keep for about 3 months or more def. dont choose this one or the eradicator or the aggressor. Theyr all the same gun basically n they all break quick. One of the guns cut a deep thing up in my finger when I was firing it.
These guns r good for messin around with because they are inexspensive. I would use one maybe for just a game if thats all u use it for.
2 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, July 10th, 2004 at 12:10 am PST
-Easy to maintain
-Great for Newbies
-Accuracy is terrible
Don't get me wrong this gun is not that great, but it is not as bad as some of you think it is. I tested this gun at my cousins house yesterday and it was really sucking and breaking every single ball that left the barrel. My cousin is fairly stupid though and I had found out he had cranked the velocity to the max. Once we lowered the velocity considerably we lowered the ball breaking ratio to about 5/10 balls break. After this I still wasn't satisfied so I took it into the house and stripped it. All that was needed was a thorough cleaning of the barrel, the bolt and all the other internals. After this was done 1/30 balls broke and for a Brass Eagle I would say that isn't too bad. If you think it is worth it you could add a new barrel because the one they give you isn't the greatest. But overall this is a pretty decent gun.
EDIT~ The major reason me and my cousin were breaking balls is because we were using the $HITIEST paint I have ever seen!!! Brass Eagle paint is the worst on the PLANET!!! It has the worst dimples I have ever seen! They were too big to be called dimples they were more like caves! Buy a different paint and you will see vast improvement in your game!
The gun just needs to be regularly cleaned and it will operate fine. The accuracy sucks but what do you expect.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, July 5th, 2004 at 12:14 pm PST
2k3 WGP red vert autococker- red 14" AA barrel
more stuff coming...........
a newer "better" gun
easy to take apart and such
good for ppl new to pball
well......the whole gun eventually
breaks down easily
Im giving a honest review....yes this gun im simple terms....SUCKS.....but this gun was made for the occasional paintballer or newbie....its gonna suck...it shoots paint...thats all it needs to do nothing more...u get it for like....$40 or w/e it is now....see how u like paintball then u get a better gun......if u dont like paintballing...thow it away..simple as that........now back to the review lol......ITS a cheap gun..not well made and u cant do anything to it to make it better...not like ud want to.....the sear wears down like crazy ...really fast...dont count on this gun lasting for more than a few months...its eats co2 pretty bad...i dont have one but alot of my friends have and had them but are upgrading...ive used this gun too..its not that bad ....usually...some what accuarte..can hit ppl still lol......thats about all i have for this gun.....its a temporary gun really
use it as an intro to painballing...see how u like it (not the gun) and see if u want to upgrade....if u r low on money and play only once in a while get it..other wise.....DONT EVEN THINK OF GETTING IT
Spyders, Tippmanns, Veiwloaders, Bushmasters, and AutoCockers.
Bushys OWN THEM ALL!!!
Tippy 98 Custom, Chrome 8" Drop Foward, 68/3000 Psi Nitro, Collapsable Stock, Smart Parts 14" Tear Drop and some other stuff.
Soon to be a BushMaster B2K ...!...
Every thing, Mostly Barrel
Well... its a gun... that works... some times...
Cheaply Made, not very accurate, chops paint
Goods - Its a decent gun thats quick and easy to clean. it will do something for u if ur a begginer and its not terribly bad, for the price. Its a simple solid basically one peice construction. lol its made of hard plastic and its light weight. I think its a great alternative to a pump for a first gun. If you jus started or had a pump for a while its alright. Its good just to go in the woods and play with friends or just to shoot around in the back yard. Also its got a double finger trigger.
Bads - Its cheaply made. doesnt brake easily but its not top of the line quality. Not much is upgradable except for barrels and such. The trigger frame is cheap, its one peice and u cant upgrade grips cause its a plastic molded grip that part of the frame.
It chops on high velocity but on lower it works a little better.
the gun isnt very accurate and just spits out the balls. every once in a while when u shoot the curve. i was playing my first game in the woods with it and i was in a tree.( bunker "IN" a tree) 2 of my opponents came up and i shot the balls started curving i couldnt hit anything. My friend on the ground got hit so i was alone. and soon enuff i was out and i had a couple welt marks on me.
After that one game i sold the marker. see that shows how much i love it.
its not extremely reliable. but thats wut u get for the price. not horrible but it could be better. if i had my tippmann in the tree i coulda at least hit one of em. If your looking for consistency and reliability save up a little more and buy a 98 custom.
I think its a low end decent marker for a begginer, to be used for a bak up, or to jus shoot around. I gave it a 6 because im comparing it to other guns that are on the same level, after all thats wut ur supposed to do. If i was comparing it to high end guns i wudda gave it a 1 or a 2, but im not and thats the point. . . When u get more into the sport i wouldnt waste my time reading this reveiw. well I would but that doesnt say much....
6 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, November 3rd, 2003 at 6:48 pm PST
Ok don't buy this gun it's very bad even for beginners. Yeah, it's cheap but it's not even worth that much i would say......buy any spyder or tippmann. Some people here say it's good for newbies...it's really not because they get a bad opinion on paintball from this being they're first used gun and they will definetely have to upgrade or just get another gun very bad gun.
DON'T BUY IT it is a horrible gun and it's not even worth the price of whatever it is like 50 dollars
Black maxx (not as good as maurader)
spyder shutter(not bad gun)
BE Maurader with 20 oz co2 18 in custom barrel
Spyder barrels fit this gun so get a longer barrel
Durable* (for poly urethane)
Doesn't break any paint (at least mine doesn't)*
Pretty accurate and good distance for price*
Doesn't hog co2 at all*
It's kinda ugly^
inaccurate stock barrel^
Overall this is a really good novice and/or intermediate marker for the price.
My advice is if your looking for a cheap, reliable and a co2 efficient marker go with this semi marker. Stop smashing on BE products just cause there not as good as other markers..... actually i take that back i own a spyder and a black maxx and i choose the marauder over them any day. IT IS A GOOD SEMI AUTOMATIC MARKER FOR THE PRICE.
Custom painted Raptor Silver Eagle
20 oz Co2 with Dye on/off valve
PMI expansion chamber
custom painted Viewloder 200 round hopper
idk i can't realy think of any except like i've hear alot of is to get a viewloader barrel, and maybe (i'm not sure if it works) a new trigger job (i think a spyder frame might work, or fit pretty close.)
Well in a way i'm sort of happy to see BE come out with an ok gun except for the raptor those are great guns. This gun sort of reminds me of a Black Maxx.
This gun looks alittle cheap but i gues i can't say anything about it's performance. I don't like how it's plastic and held together by a bunch of pins. It seems like it would be noisy trying to be stealthy with it because of those pins raddling.
I guess this would be an ok entry level semi. I give it a 7 because you can't realy upgrade it and because it is plastic. I am happy to see BE coming out with a descent gun.