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.
This gun accepts spyder threads so get a 16 in. barrel for about 20 bucks.
It is probably the best marker made by Brass Eagle so far. It is a semi, so it has the pumps beat. The locking velocity adjuster is a nice feature also. Also, it can be found for under 70 dollars, a definate plus for those of us on a budget. With good paintballs, it can get very accurate. I usually use Diablo Dusk's and get the best shots available.
The bad............not much. It is a little on the loud side and when under rapid fire it can start chopping balls, but that is to be expected of a cheaper gun. Also, the field strip pins come out a little too easily. When playing once, one worked it's way out and I lost a lot of CO2 when the seal was broke. Other than that, it is good.
I think this product is a great way to step up from a pump or as a great backup to a tippman. Excellent gun for the price. I give it a 9 because of the too easy field strip pins. If you get a longer barrel is is close to perfect.
Brass Eagle Stingray (My rating 7/10)
PT Professional (If I can ever get it to work, probably 8/10)
I've rented a Tippy Custom 98
Close friend owns a tricked Spyder Shutter
Brass Eagle Marauder 100%% Stock
Occasionally use an Adco Sight
90z tank with butt plate
A new barrel, but donít waste money on an extremely good one. If you're prepapred to pay $70 US on a new barrel upgrade your gun instead. Motorized hopper not recommended, (see below).
Say Ďhií to the new Stingray. The new Marauder is app. $109 CDN (i.e. dirt cheap), but I'm more than satisfied. It is lightweight & plastic, but certainly not flimsy or fragile. With a 9oz & a full hopper it is well balanced & easy to aim. I fired about 200 rounds at a yard-sign target at 50ft and missed only 5-6 times, and most of those were during rapid fire tests. Ball trajectory & velocity was very consistent: ball groupings on slow fire were very tight. Stock barrel is accurate enough for this kind of gun. It is a dream to strip & clean, compared to tapping out the pins in a Stingray with a screwdriver & hammer.
Brass Eagle is honest when it states the Marauderís max bps is 5. When we attached my friends Ricochet 2k hopper to this marker, we experienced frequent ball chopping. The Marauder also chops balls with a standard hopper, but usually only we you are gunning for more than 5bps. A motorized hopper would probably be pointless for this gun. Installation of an expansion chamber might be tricky; the instructions are vague about detaching the bottom-line. Unfortunately I donít own a chronograph, but Iím pretty sure the Marauder fires low out of the box, probably near 200fps.
I guess Brass Eagle listended to its critics and actually got things right this time. I can't fault the Marauder for its low ROF because it's just an entry-level gun. In many ways the Marauder is a clone of the PMI Traccer, but it's a better value because it is selling for less already in some markets. If your looking for a sub-$70 US gun this marker is definately the best I've seen or used for this price range. It is twice as good as a Stingray.
Stingray, Spyder, Tippmanns and all sorts of other guns.
2 Bushmasters and lots of stuff.
There aren't very many, but chances are if you buy a marker that costs this much you aren't looking to upgrade. Upgrading any low priced marker is pointless once you get to a certain point you could of bought a much better gun. The only thing worth buying is a barrel.
It is a great gun for getting in to the game. It is reliable and doesn't break very easily. Despite what people say, the polymer is pretty durable. It is fairly accurate but could benefit from a new barrel, although I am not sure what threading it is.
So what if it doesn't perform like your Angel. It costs $50.
If you want to get in to the game or don't play very often this is a marker to consider. The way I see it is, you should either buy a marker like this or choke up the money and buy a high performance gun. All the stuff in between isn't worth the money.
Well, for the picky paintballer, I'd say new barrel, and a new sight, but that's all that you can really upgrade it too.
i hate Paintballers so much, they are so biased. Brass Eagle is a company, just tell me why the name of the company actually matters, and why you have to dog on a gun you've probably never held? Anyways, the gun is actually pretty accurate, hardly chopped any balls, (only chopped once out of 5,000), doesn't have any freeze up problems, VERY light and easy to manuever.
-Well, it's polymer, so, it can be broken pretty easily, even though I've had mine for a while.
-You literally can't upgrade it at all.
-Not the coolest looking gun out there
Well, all these jerks have been giving any Brass Eagle products bad reviews, just because they're Brass Eagle, thus such a high score, but normally I'd give this a 7, because it actually is a pretty good deal for only 50 bucks.
Raptor - Vastly Superior, and I'm not bashing this gun.
Spyder - Read above.
Stingray II - Read above.
Raptor Silver Eagle, 12 inch eagleworks barrel
If you insist upon shooting this gun, I would do a trigger job, polish the barrel, because this thing is cheaper than most barrels out there. I would probably polish the metal internals also.
Well... it's cheap and plastic, so I guess you could modifiy it easy. If you like stingrays for tweaking, you may just enjoy this gun. I found absolutely no problem with accuracy and velocity consistancy, which is amazing due to the low price, lack of regulation or expansion chambers and so on. The right-hand feed is right-on if you enjoy playing with scopes. I would only use them for observation, however, as you can get massive tunnel vision using them to take people out. The connection pin problem should finally be gone.
Side-cocking, slightly louder than rear or top-cocking. To be honest the cheap feel is the primary problem with the gun. I dont mind shooting plastic, heck I'm getting a talon to trick & put on my belt as a sidearm. But, THIS GUN FEELS LIKE JUNK!!!!
Performance wise the marauder is a fairly decent marker, despite the ridiculously cheap appearance. However, I would prefer a stingray as my polymer semiautomatic. The gun's feel is horrid. After testing this marker I am convinced that this gun is good for a backup semi to your Tippmann, since you wont need to use it. It's just not good unless you know a couple fun mods to make the feel better. However, until then, this gun will stay out of the repertoire. I'll give it a four, because this is not the worst gun ever, but it's one of the worst that's been in my hands.