NEW! Completely restyled Career 707. Now, with a single air reservoir! Synthetic forearm looks like burled walnut.
The Career 707 blew the doors off the PCP (precharged pneumatic) market when it was introduced in the US in the 1990s. Even after all these years, this airgun continues to be a favorite among hunters.
The variable power levels give you a huge range of energy for taking small- and medium-sized game at distances previously reserved only for firearms. The gun is manufactured by Shinsung, a Korean company that knows what hunters need and want, because Koreans have been using the Career far longer to hunt all types of game.
The Monte Carlo Indonesian hardwood stock has a raised cheekpiece and checkering on the wrist (directly above the lever). The lever-action cocking mechanism works quickly, smoothly and effortlessly as you chamber each pellet from the multi-shot magazine.
The number of shots you can load in the mag depends on the length of the pellets, but most people load about 6 pellets (although you can fit 10 Crosman Premiers!). Longer ones take up more room, so you won't be able to load as many. Extra mags are available for pre-loading so you always have followup shots. The rifle cannot feed pointed pellets, so select either wadcutters or domed ammo.
The built-in manometer (air pressure gauge) shows you how much air remains in the built-in air reservoir, located directly below the barrel. This air rifle was the first to offer adjustable velocities with its integral power wheel. Adjust the wheel to accommodate heavy or light pellets, long or short distances and the type of game you're shooting. The gun adjusts to YOUR needs instead of the other way around! Max velocity is 1,250 fps in .22 cal. and 1,000 fps in .25 cal. You'll get up to 20 full-power shots.
The two-stage trigger can be adjusted to your shooting preference. It comes with sights, but the Career 707 is known for its accuracy, so you'll want to seriously consider mounting a quality scope on the 11mm rails. A hard Plano rifle case (PL1531) is strongly suggested.
Don't forget to click on the AMMO link for a list of suggested wadcutter and domed pellets. Check the ACCESSORIES link for hand pumps, scopes, fun targets and safety gear you'll need.
Average Customer Review4.5 (7 reviews)
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By terry 515 from USA on 2009-02-25
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Things I liked: THE FIRST TIME I SHOT IT I FELL IN LOVE WITH ITS ACUARCY, AND THE STOPPING POWER AT SUCH GREATER DISTANCES.. VERRY FINE FINISH ON IT. THE LEAVER ACTION MAKES IT A REALLY FUN SQUARL GUN.
Things I would have changed: I DONT BILIEVE I HAV ANNY DISLIKES TO CHANGE. BIGGER MORE POWERFUL GUNS COME WITH THEYR DISATVANTAGES.
What others should know: IF U PLAN ON USING THIS GUN OUT IN THE WOODS, I WOULD RECONDMEND THE HAND PUMP TO RECHARGE.. (IT USES TONES OF AIR).. I HAV SCUBA TANK, IT IS VERRY HEAVY TO CARRY ARROUND,AND IT USES IT UP IN A DAY OF SHOOTING.
By John from USA on 2009-02-10
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Things I liked: Everything. Simply everything. Accuracy...the best. Lever action, a plus. Made the Walther Falcon Hunter seem like a toy after shooting this thing. Very, VERY powerful. Blows up water filled soda cans at 50 yds real purdy like :) Even MORE fun shooting empty (or filled) soda cans a 50 yds that are sitting on a dirt ground. Workmanship is awesome, clean and precise. Shot great right out of the box even with the last few puffs of air still in the PCP when I got it.
Things I would have changed: Build/design a better pellet /feeder stop mech. and make it so that it can be adjusted easier to load various sized pellets without having to tear the whole rear of the gun apart (2 screws + mounted scope). To resize it to enable the magazine feed different sized pellets effortlessly takes time. Also, Improve the side feeder so that "gravity" is not needed as much to assist in using the side feeder. Not really a problem though, just a lot of moving around. I got a bad back, so it bothers me. But for you young 'uns, should be no prob. To use the side feeder, I found it easier to cock it first completely (on safety) then drop the pellet in and shimmy it in by kinda shaking and jerkin' the lever. Oh!, some pellets tend to fall in this hole backwards. Also, construct a less flimsier pellet stop. Mine came with a busted one but was replaced immediately overnight with a new one. Thanks Pyramyd Air....quick work!!
What others should know: When trying to adjust the pellet stop on the magazine side of the gun, you have to remove any mounted objects on top of the rails, like a scope) that is blocking any of the 2 screws that hold the top and the gun butt in place. Then, remove the 2 screws and set aside. They are different sized so do NOT mix 'em up. Grab the butt-stock in one hand and the barrel on the other (or have a friend help you at first) and work it gently until it is completely freed from the gun. Mind the movable parts on top of the rifle as well as the spring on the size that pushes that magazine in place. That's all you need is to have this spring, "sproing" off into the wilderness. These parts are not in there "permanently" but it is still makes the rifle "workable". Just be careful before parts start disappearing. Once the gun is adjusted to feed the right pellet of choice, leave it alone until you get used to adjusting the pellet stop properly. The rest of 'em....feed 'em through the side. I settled (after trying a bunch at different power levels and distances) on the "Beeman FTS Double Gold .22 Cal, 14.66 Grains, Domed, 250/Tin" These even shot great at the lowest power levels. Fantastic high power level groups at 50. YES, you can load pointed pellets on the side, just not the mag. Ii use " Beeman Kodiak Extra Heavy .22 Cal, 21.10 Grains, Pointed, 200/Tin" and they are devastating rounds to use with this gun. In any case.....Buy this gun....you will absolutely be proud to own it. A little pricey, but you get what you pay for. Anyway, GREAT GUN! BTW, this thing is NOT a TOY....be careful what small to mid to whatever game that you shoot at....you will kill it. ;)
By John from USA on 2009-02-06
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Things I liked: The gun is very beautiful. Great work was done on this gun. The wood stock is good looking and the blued barrel is great as well. Everything about this gun is fantastic and it is very, VERY accurate. I love it and I would suggest that if you are even a little bit interested in this gun, get it already. It is everything that you expect it to be and then some.
Things I would have changed: The pellet stop is very flimsy. You have to be very, very careful when loading pellets in this gun using the magazine or you can break the pellet stop if it is not adjusted correctly. It is also a pain in the butt to re-adjust the pellet stop to suit different pellets as you have to remove the entire top of the gun (2 screws) as well as the gun butt as they are connected together. Once the cover is removed, be very careful as parts will start flying out like the magazine spring and the slider on top. But once everything is adjusted for the gun, it's all good. I would still redesign the entire loading and magazine system so that the gun can use ANY pellet with the magazine without having to tear the gun apart.
What others should know: The single loader on the right side of the gun is also very, very usable. Somewhere in this site, somebody said that pointed ammo can not be used in this gun. This is not true. You can NOT use pointed ammo with the magazine, but you CAN load them in the side loader. It is also not to easy to load pellets in the side loader as you actually have to depend on gravity to drop the pellet into it. You kind of have to shake and pull on the lever for the pellet to slide in. Sometimes it goes in smoothly and some times the pellet flips around and you have to spin the gun around to drop out the pellet. Other than this, if you calibrate the pellet stop to suit the right round that you choose, the gun loads wonderfully and easily. This gun blows away any other pellet rifle that I own. I also had a GAMO Hunter Extreme in .177 cal. and a Walther Falcon in .22 cal. My son has a GAMO Hunter 220 in .177 cal. These guns are great but really do not compare to the Shin Sung. They are not even in the same league. The Career III 707 is awesome and I am very happy with it. I would suggest this gun to anybody that loves to hunt and depends on accuracy and dependability. This gun is a very hard hitter and looks very beautiful.