Written on: 07/05/2009 by Jarven (1 review written)
A little hard (slow) to load
Very picky about pellets
Hard to shoot good due to the heavy coil movement
I just bought the Gamo CF-X and fitted a Bushnell 3-9x40. When I went out to our shooting range to zero in the scope the gun broke after about 17 shots. I went to the local store where I bought it and instantly got a replacement rifle, and just moved the scope to the new gun.
When I took the new gun out to the range it broke in the exact same way as the last in about 15 shots.
The problem is that it doesn't lock the spring after loading the rifle. It will just act like I'm holding the trigger in while trying to use the underlever. Both rifles broke in the exact same way and they where both brand new out of the box.
Why a 7 then? Well, the gun is really nice looking (Royal model) and I think that it's got potential to be a really great gun when I learn to live with the trigger. The power is really good and the loading problems was next to nothing after just about 30 shots, so I'm not worried about that.
The CF-X has quite a large coil movement, resulting in quite a big kick and that makes it hard to keep on target after pulling the trigger. It's a well known fact that the recoil comes before the pellet has left the barrel, so it will indeed impact on the precision. Learning to compensate for this is a tricky thing, but it can be done. Most people that do compensate for this do it without knowing it, and that's what make them professionals. =)
If you are new to airguns, you will eventually master this gun. If you are going from a BSA to this, you will probably get bored and return it in a while....