Thoughts on hunting with a Sig Sauer MCX?

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    X27
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    • SIG Sauer MCX rifle
    • Uses an 88- or 90-gram CO2 cartridge
    • Semiauto
    • Rifled steel barrel
    • 30rd Roto Belt pellet magazine
    • Adjustable flip-up front sight
    • Adjustable flip-up rear sight
    • Synthetic stock
    • Metal housing
    • Weaver/Picatinny optics rail
    • Weaver/Picatinny accessories rail
    • Removable tactical foregrip
    • Manual safety
    • Life-tested with 15,000 shots
    • Includes SIG 20R red dot sight with integral mount
    • Available to US customers exclusively

    .177 caliber velocities Our tech department provided this shot string, which was done with 5.25 grain match ballistic alloy pellets:

    Shot 1: 428.11 fps Shot 2: 513.51 fps Shot 3: 493.59 fps Shot 4: 489.98 fps Shot 5: 499.75 fps Shot 6: 492.83 fps Shot 7: 497.49 fps Shot 8: 497.08 fps Shot 9: 474.27 fps High: 513.51 Low: 428.11 Average: 487.40 fps

    Can you hunt pigeons with this?
    Shoots would be taken from 15 to 30 feet.

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    More than enough power at that distance.  I keep a RWS.Diana LP8 pistol on my deck and pop pigeons at 15 to 20 yards all day long. And it has almost the same fps.  

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    I think that’s marginal, except with head shots.

    I shot a pigeon last week with my HW30s, and it was just enough power for a proper chest shot. (7.3 gr. @ ~650 fps)

    You’ll kick yourself if you wound one, when a bigger could would have done the job.

    If you decide to go ahead anyway, you might want to try pointed pellets. They sometimes shoot accurately in low powered guns, and maximize penetration.

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    Crosman999
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    I went rat hunting with mine but didn’t feel it to be consistently accurate enough for anything more. I actually returned it because it leaked after several hundred pellets through it. 

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    Tony.fryery
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    My honest opinion would be no, it’s not enough pellet except for a head/neck shot.

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    X27
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    X27
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    I shot some steal with the MCX at 17 yards and it was packing a good punch, enough that I am going to try it out on some Pigeons.
     

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    oldspook
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    “X27”
     

    
Your reflex sight should be mounted more towards the back of the rail because your field of view within the sight will be larger.  It looks like you may have done that towards the end of your vid.

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    “X27”

    .177 caliber velocities Our tech department provided this shot string, which was done with 5.25 grain match ballistic alloy pellets:

    Shot 1: 428.11 fps Shot 2: 513.51 fps Shot 3: 493.59 fps Shot 4: 489.98 fps Shot 5: 499.75 fps Shot 6: 492.83 fps Shot 7: 497.49 fps Shot 8: 497.08 fps Shot 9: 474.27 fps High: 513.51 Low: 428.11 Average: 487.40 fps

    Can you hunt pigeons with this?
    Shoots would be taken from 15 to 30 feet.

     

    
These numbers vary widely.  Your low is 428, your high is 513.  This gives us a rough 2.75 fpe of energy for each shot.  This gun is marginal at any range on pigeons except for head shots at a few feet.  It might be ok for mice and possibly small rats under 30 feet.  It would be cruel to use it on anything larger at any range.  Sorry to pop your bubble but you are going to cripple a whole lot more than you are going to kill.  For your reference, a paint marker shoots .68 cal paint balls that weigh 47 grains.  The muzzle velocity is limited to 300 fps by the rules.  The paint ball has four times as much energy at the muzzle as the pellets from your gun have at the muzzle.  Friend I am sorry, it is not enough gun for killing.

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    “X27”

    
Your reflex sight should be mounted more towards the back of the rail because your field of view within the sight will be larger.  It looks like you may have done that towards the end of your vid.

    
I have it mounted forward to have room to mount the camera and move the camera around to get the best picture.
    its weird the reflex sight is forward the cam is at the back and i zoom in to get a clear picture..
    in the end i don’t know it this is loosing or gaining field of view..
    What you say makes sense so i will adjust so the camera to get the best picture and move every thing back…

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    “oldspook”
Your reflex sight should be mounted more towards the back of the rail because your field of view within the sight will be larger.  It looks like you may have done that towards the end of your vid.

    
I have it mounted forward to have room to mount the camera and move the camera around to get the best picture.
     

    
Well, of course and I should have thought about that.  Still the closer the camera is to the sight the wider field of view the camera will have through it.

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    “X27”

    “oldspook”
Your reflex sight should be mounted more towards the back of the rail because your field of view within the sight will be larger.  It looks like you may have done that towards the end of your vid.

    
I have it mounted forward to have room to mount the camera and move the camera around to get the best picture.
     

    
Well, of course and I should have thought about that.  Still the closer the camera is to the sight the wider field of view the camera will have through it.

    
yes I agree and will move things around.

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    I am editing the video of it shooting for the first time now..
    and i am planing on doing a pellet test video with in in the next day or so.
    Ill post it and keep you updated. 
    so far the cam and the reflex sight are working great together.

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    X27
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    and if i have the reflex sight back more it might align the front sight post up better to co witness every thing…..

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    Tony.fryery
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    I’m shooting pigeons with a BT65 .30 Cal making 75ft lbs of energy. I’ve actually made a couple of bad shots on them because they’ve gotten wise to me and now will fly if I get within 50 yards of them. With that said, shooting the .30 Cal still takes the birds down and allows me a follow up shot if needed. Taking game, or even pest birds is best if you can humanely dispatch them in one shot or have enough energy to knock them to the ground for a follow up shot.

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    X27
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    Im going Hunting with it Boys!!!

    hell yeah! This is going to be fun!

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    X27
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    My gun so far

    A video posted by x27 (@urban.airgunner) on

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    MrAirgun
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    Did the PCP one ever appear?  Heard rumours of it a while ago and sure even a US dealer website had the info on there too.

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    X27
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    “MrAirgun”Did the PCP one ever appear?  Heard rumours of it a while ago and sure even a US dealer website had the info on there too.

    
nope not yet
     

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    IT WORKS GREAT FOR HUNTING
    I actually shot a pigeon out of the air AND I have it on video!!!!!!
    I will upload the video in about 2 days ALSO
    i filmed a HUGE Hawk sitting on the window sill of the building i hunt in, there was frosted glass between us i walked right next to it AND
    it was like playing with the laser on my gun… I have that all on video too….
    I am so excited!!!!!!

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