The time has finally come to test this rifle’s accuracy potential. I initially purchased this rifle as a project gun, but it turned out to be in great shape and needed little work. Now, it needs to be set up to be a backup for the times when Condorliza is being tested and has unknown accuracy/trajectory. The rifle is semi permenantly set to shoot 14.3 gr pellets.
Here we go :
14.3 gr/3000psi/ Power Adjuster
At low power, speeds are acceptable. At higher power speeds are too fast for accuracy.
Let’s shoot a few pellets…
RWS Super Dome 14.3gr
Since the Career is imported by RWS, it should shoot them well… in theory.
10 shots, 25 yards… around 3 inches. On to the next.
RWS Super H Point 14.3gr
10 shots, 25 yards. About 2 inches… better, but I’ll pass on these.
Crosman Premier Hollow Point 14.3gr
Confession time. I shot these pellets before the test and know they are accurate, but these pellets are flier filled. Sometimes, they’re dead nuts accurate. Other times, they’ll miss by a foot.
Let’s see how they compare to the RWS pellets:
7 shots in a very small hole, 3 went very astray. OK for plinking, but I’m not satisfied.
JSB Exact Jumbo Express 14.3
When in doubt, shoot JSB.
Shot 1 was fast, and I attributed it to the power adjuster being slightly elevated…make a mental note.
Remember the mental note? First shot went high, then all 9 went into a nice cloverleaf pattern.
50 yard accuracy
10 shots at 50 yards in about 1.5″. Excuse time. When I initially zeroed the 707, it was set to impact 1 dot high at 30 yards. When I re zeroed for 25 yards, it shot about 3 inches low. I dismissed it. When I shot this 50 yard group, the point of impact slowly tracked to the left. I’d love to blame it on the non existent wind, but I think the cause is way more nefarious- a broken scope.
Hawke Airmax EV 3-9X
Map 6 reticle.