was that while my Gamo440 had a pretty good fit and finish, it wasn't accurate enough (compared to my R9s) to actually be used for more than can rolling. I first bought a Crosman Quest (Gamo220 clone) and as you've mentioned the finish was pretty good but the fit was rather poor giving 1 1/2" ctc 30 yard accuracy. After a LOT of rework I was able to improve the 30 yard accuracy to 1" ctc which was equal to the Gamo440 with a trigger insert, even though the Quest had a crappy corncob bore. I always assumed that most Gamo/Clones were this bad, however I had to rethink my position when a father/son team showed up at a couple DIFTA field target matches last year with their Gamo break barrels (don't know which ones) and did really well (especially their offhand shots!). I'm beginning to think that whatever springer is best for the individual shooter and his wallet is best, not necessarely what I think is best (but I do have my bias
CFX? Well....I shot one of those at a ft match (it was borrowed) when they first came out and it shot OK with an aftermarket trigger and tune, however I didn't like the swing out loading tap that I called the "fumble loader" because it seemed that the pellet would fall into the tap backward more often than not. I do have to say though that the CFX owner shot some pretty good scores the CFX, however after a few months I noticed that the CFX was replaced with a TX200.
These are my personal OBSERVATIONS, not re-broadcasting negative reviews that I've read.