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    Posted: 29 Apr 2024 at 9:56pm
Sorry I haven't been around much lately.

But I got an offer I couldn't refuse. A Gamo CFX in .22 for $150 with a scope...!

It's certainly been a work horse, and I was told the scope is had it but I've had a play around and I think all it needs is some decent scope mounts. May change it in the long run as I prefer my mil dots.

Did a very quick sight in when I got home at 21m and ..... Wow what a flippen beautiful rifle. I can see why people say that they are the best that Gamo have made.

Group was with JSB exacts 21m standing rested, and a brief 2 shots thought the chrony it's shooting at 655fps. Gun feels nice, no squeeks, rattles or loose parts and trigger feels good and crisp. Cant wait to see what it's shooting like after a little tunning and tlc.




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I’ve got the CFR, also in .22. I think the only difference between the CFR and the CFX is that the CFX is a springer and the CFR is a gas ram (IGT).
I like mine, it’s only the trigger that lets it down.
Show us some more pics and groups 👍🏻
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I'll be keen to see it put through its paces.
Could. Be a good gun.

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Good score. I had one ages ago. That breech system sometimes a pain to load if the pellets are a firm fit.
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It takes some effort to find a good Gamo but they are out there.
655 fps is excellent I wish you many hours of enjoyment.

Mine is a .22 and was 614 fps in a worn state and 673 fps after conversion to gas ram from custom seals.
Close to 15 ft/lbs and genuine pest control option due to accuracy and has earned an engraving on a club trophy up against some very fine European brands.
I paid $250 for a 2010 model and consider it a bargain.

Quick check has them priced from $520 - $700 so need to shop around if buying new.



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Thanks Mercs, will do a full strip down at some stage. Got a once piece scope mount today and will put that on and see if that straight away improves the accuracy. Was the gas ram conversion straight forward or did things need tinkering?
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I was on that on that one also, renegged --glad to see it's found a good home. Had one years ago, found the loading set up would bend the pellet skirts, so used a nail with a bend bend on the end to make sure pellets were pushed fully home, improved accuracy no end. 
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I tried bb's cfx yesterday. She's got a bit use on her and being a gamo it of course wouldn't be much for trigger pull, or accuracy, espially as bbs scope settings are low and to the left for my eye.
Still you got to try them to see.
How wrong was I with my pre shooting gamo judgement? Very!
Its trigger was well smooth enough for shooting. After finding out what distance he had sighted in for and a bit of mental guessing on drop and compensation for his scope setting, proceed to get a massive shock as the first shot the twig I had clipped a little hair clip with a bow too broke. Next shot took out the hair clip.
Gun was easy to load and cock. Comfortable to shoulder, trigger nice to use, light weight, scope left a lot be desired but obviously was accurate.
All said and done a great little gun.
I'm assuming age and wear had smoothed out the trigger and had everything else well beded in.
Its a gamo that I would actually consider buying if I decided I wanted a gamo rifle.
Not fan of gamo, but have never totally rubbished them as mercs has shown they can be good little hunters and accurate,( think it was the igt) but I think now I've found a gamo that I would say " if your going to buy a gamo I'd look at this model"
Probly still over priced new ( but that's every gamo)
But if your going to buy a gamo you'd be doing yourself a favour by looking at this model. (from my limited few shots experiance)
If you get one second hand for the price bb did, your totally winning,


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Haha she is a rough diamond but I'll see if she will polish up a bit more with dom TLC when I have the time for a complete strip down and rebuild.
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See another one in ChCh,  177 so far its a good price

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