Gas Rammed CFX

Gas Rammed CFX

Joined: February 28th, 2006, 3:49 pm

January 16th, 2008, 6:02 pm #1

According to Fed Ex my GR CFX in .22 should be here today! Woo Hoo! Midway Arms has the 5-15 Bushy Legend on sale for $169, so I guess I'll be testing some pells this weekend. Will post results ASAP.
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Joined: October 21st, 2001, 3:36 am

January 16th, 2008, 11:51 pm #2

What pellets are you going to use?

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Joined: February 28th, 2006, 3:49 pm

January 17th, 2008, 2:45 pm #3

According to Fed Ex my GR CFX in .22 should be here today! Woo Hoo! Midway Arms has the 5-15 Bushy Legend on sale for $169, so I guess I'll be testing some pells this weekend. Will post results ASAP.
Well, to make a long review short, the GR CFX 22 was chrony tested side by side with a stock, untuned CFX 22 and , in a nutshell, the GR shot from 90 to 140 fps slower than the stock CFX. Testing was done indoors on a CE chrony with the indoor lighting kit. The averages below were obtain from 5 shot groups for each of the ten pellet types. I shot 5 from the GR, then 5 from the stock CFX at the same bull to minimize pellet placement induced errors. Pellets were not weighed, but were given a cursory visual inspection. Stock CFX has about 700 pells through it.

Crosman CPL GR CFX avg-556 stock CFX avg-650
Gamo Hunter GR CFX avg-490 stock CFX avg-630
RWS SD GR CFX avg-562 stock CFX avg-689
Beeman FTS GR CFX avg-542 stock CFX avg-660
Gamo Match GR CFX avg-567 stock CFX avg-694
Predator GR CFX avg-534 stock CFX avg-630
Cromag GR CFX avg-503 stock CFX avg-593
Gamo Magnum GR CFX avg-522 stock CFX avg-620
RWS SHP GR CFX avg-571 stock CFX avg-685
AA Diabolo F GR CFX avg-490 stock CFX avg-580

Cocking effort was significantly higher for the GR, but very smooth. Accuracy of both guns was exceptional, 1 ragged hole at 7m for most pellets. Recoil felt was much different for the GR. Rifle was not hold sensitive. GR was quite loud, in fact, it left a ringing in my right ear. Trigger was the typical long, creepy, crunchy Gamo, but had a predictable release.

I really wanted this gun to shine. If it had been only a little slower than the stock gun, I would keep it, but for the cost difference and the fact that for a few dollars more I can get the Benjy Discovery, I think this one will have to go back. Maybe I got a dud.
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Joined: May 12th, 2001, 1:29 pm

January 17th, 2008, 3:03 pm #4

...than the gas-spring: more than 13fpe vs less than 10 with CPs.

As you say, you may have the bad luck to have gotten a poor example. But if that's typical, then Pyramyd is indulging in some pretty blatant false advertising. They clearly imply that the gas-spring conversion incurs no power penalty.

http://www.pyramydair.com/cgi-bin/model ... el_id=1523

Steve
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Joined: February 28th, 2006, 3:49 pm

January 17th, 2008, 3:10 pm #5

I'm trying to decide if I want to try another GR or just return it and put the money toward the Benjy Disco. I was planning on getting both, but the GR just doen't cut it.
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Joined: January 2nd, 2001, 4:27 am

January 17th, 2008, 3:28 pm #6

According to Fed Ex my GR CFX in .22 should be here today! Woo Hoo! Midway Arms has the 5-15 Bushy Legend on sale for $169, so I guess I'll be testing some pells this weekend. Will post results ASAP.
I kinda went through the same thing with a after market gas ram for a R-1.was,ent worth the money or the wait.thanks for the heads up.Willy

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Joined: May 12th, 2001, 1:29 pm

January 17th, 2008, 3:33 pm #7

I'm trying to decide if I want to try another GR or just return it and put the money toward the Benjy Disco. I was planning on getting both, but the GR just doen't cut it.
Anything that's loud enough to leave you with tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is loud enough that you should probably wear ear protection. Otherwise you may risk incurring permanent hearing loss.

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Joined: February 28th, 2006, 3:49 pm

January 17th, 2008, 3:42 pm #8

I kinda went through the same thing with a after market gas ram for a R-1.was,ent worth the money or the wait.thanks for the heads up.Willy

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I don't know, maybe China? I want to support Crosman for there entry into the Dark side.
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Joined: May 12th, 2001, 1:29 pm

January 17th, 2008, 4:07 pm #9

I kinda went through the same thing with a after market gas ram for a R-1.was,ent worth the money or the wait.thanks for the heads up.Willy

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And so far as I know, the 2260 is at least assembled in the USA.

Certainly that's where the unmatched Crosman Customer Service is based.

Steve
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Joined: January 2nd, 2001, 4:27 am

January 17th, 2008, 4:24 pm #10

me over the edge?

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