SIG Sauer’s air weapons division, SIG AIR, continues to expand introducing a new PCP or Pre-Charged Pneumatic air rifle based on their MCX Virtus range of rifles. The new MCX Virtus based rifle has a PCP reservoir making up its butt and feeds from the SIG Rapid Pellet Magazine. Earlier this month SIG AIR also introduced a BB version of the popular SIG P365 pistol.
Here’s SIG AIR’s press release on the new MCX Virtus air rifle:
From the SIG AIR division, SIG SAUER is pleased to introduce the new MCX Virtus pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) Air Rifle featuring the SIG proprietary 30-round rapid pellet magazine (RPM).
Based on the MCX Virtus Patrol Rifle, the .22 caliber MCX Virtus PCP semi-automatic air rifle has a 17.5-inch barrel with M-LOK™ handguard for easy mounting of accessories. The Virtus is powered by a regulated, 13-cubic-inch, high-pressure air cylinder located in the stock. Maximum fill pressure is 3,000 psi and output is controlled at 1,100 psi ensuring consistent shots. The air cylinder is refillable and delivers up to 150 shots per fill.
“The new MCX Virtus PCP Air Rifle is powerful enough to hunt small game such as squirrels and rabbits and is great for pest control in addition to target shooting,” said Joseph Huston, Vice President and General Manager of SIG AIR. “Unlike CO2-powered airguns, the high-pressure air in PCP models are less affected by extreme swings in temperature, making the MCX Virtus PCP an excellent all-weather airgun. The performance will be consistent, whether shooting on hot summer days or in freezing temperatures.”
The .22 caliber MCX Virtus PCP Air Rifle shoots up to 700 fps with muzzle energy of 11 ft-lbs.
Here are the specs for the new MCX Virtus PCP Air Rifle:
- Total length: 37.25”
- Barrel length: 17.5”
- Weight: 7.5 lbs
- Finish: Gray
- Muzzle Velocity: up to 700 fps
- Muzzle Energy: 11 ft-lbs
- Caliber: .22
- Magazine Capacity: 30
- Power Source: High-Pressure Air
The new MCX Virtus PCP Air Rifle has an MSRP of $349.99 and you can find out more about it here.