I pondered over the same thing for a while aswell but decided to go for the Air Arms....Been shooting it for a couple of weeks now & can't really fault it yet .... Fits me like a glove & the balance is just right for me. Mine has a variation of around 20 fps over 90 shots with an average output of 768 fps ( jsb exacts ). First 50 running at around 763 fps average from 190 bar down to 150 bar.....50 to 90 ran at around 773 average and still had 130 bar left in the cylinder !
I shot against a Goldstar today & the bloke didn't seem too impressed ! Maybe down to the shooter & rain on his pellets ?
My advice mate..........Buy the one you want & F**k what anyone else tells you !