It is a promotional combo (pretty much in name only)
December 5 2006, 8:26 PM
There is an NRA shadow 1000. The SCI Hunter Defense is similar, but it is for the Safari Club International. Unlike the NRA Shadow the CFX does not have any brass inlayed symbols or special serial numbers. It is a CFX 2-7x32 combo with a Safari Club International hat tack, some of the proceeds go to SCI.
It used to be easier to find on GamoUSA, but now I think you have to search for 'SCI' specifically to bring it up.
There is now logical reason why it is cheaper than the normal combo, other than a negotiation w/ SCI.
Also, the Cabela's combo w/ the 4 power scope is, I believe, only sold by Cabela's. All other CFX combos include 2-7x32 scopes.
No, it's not a break barrel. The barrel and action are one unit. If you look at the pic and see the lever beneath the barrel, that lever is used to cock it. There's a loading tap on top, a little in front of the scope, that you open to insert the pellet. The one piece barrel/action is what makes it so much easier to shoot accurately, as well as its weight and balance which contribute to its near total lack of recoil.
Before I got into springer type air rifles all I had shot was my crosman 760 also which I THOUGHT was accurate. This gun IS very accurate with the right pellet. The first springer I had gotten was a Shadow (break barrel) and loved that gun. When the CFX was introduced I wanted something different, having an underlever cocking system, and that fit the bill perfectly. It is an excellent shooting gun once you get used to shooting a spring powered air rifle. With your crosman there is no "recoil", with the spring guns there is some recoil due to it's spring power...so the gun "jumps" a bit when you shoot it. Do a search on the Gamo forums and you'll see that most people are very please with this rifle.
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