Coming Soon! The SIG MCX Rattler Canebrake Pellet Rifle
The SIG MCX Rattler Canebrake pellet rifle is the most recent version of the company’s hugely-successful MCX firearm platform. And soon it will be available as a CO2-powered pellet rifle, too.
The Canebrake firearm is a short-barreled development of the MCX platform with a side-folding stock. The firearm is marketed as a Personal Defence Weapon (PDW) – not a long range target rifle. So the airgun version is likely to be most happy as a fun plinker.
In both firearm and airgun versions the barrel is just 4-Inches long but surrounded by a shroud that looks like a suppressor.
Below. Two versions of the canebrake. The firearm is above, the airgun below it.
One big difference is that the Canebrake pellet rifle version has a fixed stock. This is required to contain the 88/90 Gram CO2 cartridge that powers the gun. This makes it closer to a new version of the original SIG MCX pellet rifle than the recent Virtus PCP.
However – just like the MCX firearm design – the airgun versions all share a common base and many parts. This includes the 30-round pellet magazine and action.
The MCX Rattler Canebrake pellet rifle is styled in a contrasting blend of black and Flat Dark Earth colors – just like the firearm. Current announcements have it available in just .177 caliber.
This is the same as the original SIG Air MCX and MPX CO2-powered models which are available in .177 only. However the SIG Virtus PCP is manufactured in .22 caliber only.
Like the Virtus, the Canebrake airgun is supplied with fold-down iron sights. This is combined with a very long Picatinny rail for scope mounting, if desired.
Again like the Virtus, there’s also a range of M-LOK slots in the handguard that are available for attaching lights, bipods and other accessories. You can see some examples of how the gun can be accessorized with a bipod in this HAM post on the Virtus.
The Canebrake pellet rifle is planned to be available in May 2021. SIG enthusiasts will want to pre-order now!