Merkel RX.Helix Straight Pull Rifle
Above: New RX.Helix Speedster with adjustable cheekpiece.
The RX.Helix is a 21st Century sporting rifle, designed for speed and ergonomics. The RX.Helix is a straight pull rifle, which uses gears to increase the speed of bolt cycling, and thereby significantly improving your chances of getting a follow-up shot should that be required. The RX.Helix is also a takedown rifle, which can easily be broken down, for either a barrel and bolt head change or to store it in a compact gun case.
The RX.Helix Speedster is the latest model of 2018. Featuring a reimagined thumbhole stock, that makes it more comfortable and easy to operate than before. The buttstock has a soft and adjustable cheekpiece. The large ball bolt handle makes operating the bolt easier and faster - and it is possible to operate the bolt whilst keeping your right hand on the pistol grip, and therefore, you can keep your eye(s) on the target.
RX.Helix Black pictured above
Calibers: 222 Rem, 223 Rem, 243 Win, 6.5x55 SE, 270 Win, 7mm Rem Mag, 7x64 Brenneke, 30-06 Sprg, 308 Win, 300 Win Mag, 8x57 JS, 338 Win Mag, 9.3x62.
Magazine: Detachable 3-round (4-round for 222 and 223). Optional 5-round magazine for 308 Win and 30-06-length calibers.
RX.Helix Explorer pictured above
RX.Helix Arabesque pictured above
Merkel Double Rifles
Merkel Side-by-Side Double Rifles are legendary, especially in Africa. It is quiet common to see a Professional Hunter (PH) carrying one as a backup rifle because it is reliable and light weight in the field especially when compared to other double rifles on the market. Merkel Doubles are available either as a Boxlock or as a Sidelock, with either a straight comb stock or a hogsback comb. Merkel doubles are made using traditional manufacuring techniques that date back to pre-WWII, with each one being built and assembled by a Suhl gunsmith.
Action: Anson and Deely Boxlock, or Sidelock
Calibers: 7x65R, 30-06 Sprg, 8x57 JS, 9.3x74R, 375 H&H, 450/400 NE, 416 Rigby, 470 NE, 500 NE.
B Series Over-and-Unders
The B series Over-and-Unders use modern manufacturing techniques to build quality Merkel guns at a price that is lower than traditional hand-made Merkel firearms. The caliber range is also larger, and allows the discerning hunter to choose the calibers that they feel will suit their needs. Whether it be a Double in 9.3x74R for Sambar, a 223 Rem + 12 gauge for bunnies and foxes, to a 308 Win + 12 gauge for wild pigs, there is a caliber(s) to suit your needs.
Available as either a double rifle or a combination gun.
Double Rifle Calibers: 30-06 Sprg, 30R Blaser, 8x57 JRS (rimmed), 9.3x74R
Combination Shotgun Caliber: 12 gauge 3" or 20 gauge 3"
Combination Rifle Caliber: 223 Rem, 243 Win, 6.5x57R, 7x57R, 7x65R, 308 Win, 30-06 Sprg, 30R Blaser, 8x57 JRS, 9.3x74R
Merkel Drillings are traditionally made in a range of calibers, that gives the shooter a range of options based on the type of shooting they do. Double shotgun with rifle, double rifle with shotgun, triple rifle, or a Bergstutzen (one large rifle, one small rifle, plus one shotgun caliber). Available with either short or long side plates.
Shotgun Calibers: 12 gauge or 20 gauge.
Rifle Calibers: 5.6x52R (22 Savage HP), 222 Rem, 223 Rem, 243 Win, 6.5x55 SE, 7x57R, 7x65R, 308 Win, 30R Blaser, 30-06 Sprg, 8x57R, 9.3x74R
Merkel Shotguns have been produced for a long time, and prized by the few that own one. Merkel Shotguns are available as either an O/U or a side-by-side in 12 gauge, 16 gauge, 20 gauge, 28 gauge or 410 gauge, with fixed or interchangeable chokes. Available in either a boxlock or sidelock.