04.04.13, Brand new Helix models on IWA 2013
Three brand new Helix models named Noblesse, Alpinist and Sportster attracted at the IWA tradefair in Nuremberg great interest. Merkel has developed a functional modular system around its intuitive linear bolt-action rifle. Thanks to the take-down system each Helix can be optimized for different purposes in a few steps. For example by offering different stock and barrel variations: Elegant wood, thumbhole stock, or more robust and lightweight plastic with adjustable cheek piece. Merkel offers additionally new barrel versions in all Helix calibers - particularly fluted and semiweight versions. The news brochure is now available for >>scrolling or >>download.
29.08.12, The ultimate shooting system
Nick Harvey from the Australian Sporting Shooter magazine has tested the Helix. In a three-page-report he explains, that he ist impressed by accuracy, flexibility and intuitive handling of the new rifle concept: „Merkel’s RX-Helix represents a new
flexibility in parts interchangeability. A single receiver serves as the basis for a
multi-barreled rifle in standard or magnum calibres, but the changeover can be made
faster and more easily than ever before.“
19.11.10, First impressions
About 200 hunters took already part to the Helix Challenge to test the performance of our new bolt action. We group their first reactions together in a small video. The pictures and comments show us well the rapidity and the precision of this new star.
07.07.10, Merkel Cup 2010
Dear cup’s participants and dear guests,
Thank you all for taking part to this event. This year, the competition was a real success again. A success which hadn’t be possible without the competitors, referees, voluntaries, the shooting range’s team and our sponsors ( Frankonia& Analytik Jena / Docter Optik Eisfeld)
It is for this reason that we will organize the same competition next year. You can already find the registration form of our website.
Curtains up for the RX.HELIX
Finally, as announced, Merkel is to present the RX.HELIX - the bolt action rifle of the 21st century - at the IWA & OutdoorClassics 2010. Please visit www.rx-helix.com to get an idea of why we are so proud of this revolutionary hunting gun. In the best gunmaking tradition and using the latest technologies, we have developed a bolt action rifle that is unmatched in terms of safety, handling and ergonomics.
07.03.10, Merkel invites you to the Helix Challenge 2010
At the beginning of this year, we presented our new bolt action to the professionals. Now, it’s time for you to discover the RX Helix. We invite all the hunters to test this new generation of gun in every shooting cinema of Germany. Professionals will take part to this day to advise and to guide you during this new experience.
On the other hand, you could already apply for the Helix Monteria, a Spanish driven hunt to which we will invite 7 hunters. Because of long distance shooting and rapid rearmament, the RX Helix is evidently the perfect weapon for this adventure.
You could find the registration form and further information of helix-challenge.com. We are waiting for you!
We have something new in our pipeline
2010 will be a special year for Merkel; the manufacturer of fine hunting guns is planning a new large offensive for the modern hunter - with a new bolt action.
In order to put you in the picture: We have a new product which we are convinced will influence the hunt and hunting rifles for many years. Why am I so convinced? We have combined the best development know-how with completely new technology for designing a bolt action.
We didn’t so-much re-invent the bolt-action, but the repeating action. We developed a rifle which outscores the competition in the substantial points of safety, accuracy and ergonomics not only whilst hunting, but en route to the hunt.
A difficult goal, and I promise a lot of good solutions in the bolt-action rifle. I don’t want to give away too much, the excitement should increase. Our engineers have transferred the principles of the legendary designer Paul von Mauser into the 21st Century. Suhl greets the other traditional gun town, Oberndorf. I am certain that the old gunsmith would have approved.
Best regards, your