Author Topic: Marauder & FX Cyclone  (Read 4256 times)

Offline Zzyzx

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Marauder & FX Cyclone
« on: May 31, 2010, 10:55:25 AM »
For starters, I have a .177 Calibre marauder and really like it. Accrate and a good shooting rifle. I also have an Evanix Blizzard in .22 Calibre. Same thing on a higher level. The Evanix has one thing I really like. The side lever cocking action is much smoother and easier than the bolt action cocking of the Marauder.

For those who have tried both, is the FX Cyclone side lever cocking action a lot smoother than the Marauder? I really like having the ability to set the next pellet for firing without moving the rifle from my eye. The Evanix allows this. The Marauder really doesn't due to the design. Maybe it can be done, but not easily by me. So, if you have shot both enough to be at ease with each, is the FX Cyclone - or possibly the FX Whisper easier to shoot and cycle to the next shot without losing the sight picture? I am looking at .177 Calibre and if the options are much smoother(like the Blizzard) I would look to change.

If that happens I will have one nice shooting Marauder up for sale before too long.

Offline Gene_SC

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Re: Marauder & FX Cyclone
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010, 12:22:59 PM »
The FX Cyclone is the same way... While shooting and cocking you do not have to move your eye from the scope.
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RE: Marauder & FX Cyclone
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2010, 01:03:36 PM »
Placement of the cocking bolt is the only negative I see with the Marauder if it had a side cocking mechanism like the AA S410 or even a bolt cocking system similar to the BSA S10 it would be hard to resist.
I think eventually Crosman will upgrade its PCP models to have a side cocking feature.