Very encouraging comment by Chip on Crosman's blog today concerning the MAR177

Very encouraging comment by Chip on Crosman's blog today concerning the MAR177

Joined: March 14th, 2008, 10:55 pm

January 28th, 2011, 11:04 pm #1

http://www.crosman.com/blogs/croswords/?p=1365

"Chip @ Crosman says:
January 28, 2011 at 5:26 pm

It is important to understand that we are
considering the 9mm measurement to be
outside-to-outside and not center-to-center.
The MAR177 features the same Lothar Walter barrel
as in our Challenger, which is winning national
championships including two JROTC titles last week.
Two-time national champion Dennis Demille is
providing a lot of input on this project along
with Scott Pilkington and we expect the same
championship-winning results from the MAR as
we are seeing with the Challenger."

This makes this upper sound much more appealing.

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Joined: July 6th, 2005, 5:26 am

January 29th, 2011, 3:38 am #2

I think it is smart for crosman to try to get others involved in air guns. Its just that the MAR177 is not for us, no big deal. I think it is great for the intended shooters. for one of us to go out and purchase it and then a ar15 lower to use the combo for plugging starlings probably isn't the greatest idea in the world. Unless you have the ol money tree out back. John
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Joined: March 14th, 2008, 10:55 pm

January 29th, 2011, 4:22 am #3

All they are interested in is
a rig that as closely simulates
their service rifle and produces
very accurately placed holes in paper.

It will be up to the individual
local clubs to make the match
format available to the masses.

With 60-80 shooters showing up for
our monthly local High Power matches.

I could see this match format appealing
to them more than regular 10 meter air rifle or
50 foot smallbore.

At least with Crosman's pricing, they can
get the necessary PCP filling equipment
and still be under the price of the other
rifle uppers available.
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Joined: November 23rd, 2004, 12:15 am

January 29th, 2011, 3:48 pm #4

....in the not too distant future we'll see a mini compressor that takes care of the fill problem once and for all.
The "Shoebox" was step one and I'll wager it gets smaller, lighter and a lot cheaper pretty soon. With Crosman's dedication to this sport I think they'll lead the way.
Just a thought.

Glenn in Texas
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Joined: October 3rd, 2010, 3:22 pm

January 29th, 2011, 7:28 pm #5

I have a reserved parking place in front of the dive shop and forearms like Popeye...

We are long overdue for a HP compressor that average Joe can afford.

Hint hint Crosman???

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