Other, .222 Rem, .223 Rem, .243 Win, .270 Win, .308 Win
The magic words as regards the dismantling of a hunting gun without tools are ‘take down’. With the Bolt Barrel system, MERKEL has perfected the classic take down and implemented it in series production in this class for the first time. This gun can be dismantled almost down to briefcase size in three steps. Even less experienced users will be able to do this within a few seconds, quickly reducing the RX.Helix to a convenient size for transporting. The Bolt Barrel system of the RX.Helix makes it easier than ever before to dismantle the gun and change the barrel or calibre: remove the forearm by pressing a button, switch the barrel lever under the forearm, and then safely remove the barrel including the bolt head. The Bolt Barrel system is ideal when you want to pack the rifle away safely after use. The bolt head is no bigger than a golf ball and can be stored in your trouser pocket – the gun is then safely protected against unauthorised use. The helical breech is a further development of the classical rotary bolt head – no other principle locks bolt action rifles safer. The Merkel RX combines a rotary bolt head with straight-pull bolt action using the Helix principle. The breech is sealed to the rear to prevent soiling and to provide an additional measure of safety. The manual cocking lever of the RX.HELIX is located on the stock wrist. With a flick of the thumb, it places the system under tension immediately before the shot is to be fired – and can be released again just as easily. The Merkel RX combines a rotary bolt head with true straight-pull bolt action – without the slightest annoying rotational or tipping movement that one gets with other straight- pull bolt action rifles. The hunter can keep his or her eye on the target, and the bolt handle is positioned exactly above the trigger. The straight shaft, which is in keeping with the tradition of Merkel´s Africa rifles, provides the necessary stability for this motion. The linear motion of the bolt handle is transmitted to the bolt head with a ratio of 1:2. It travels along a helical path as part of a special design, and moves gently and quietly into and out of the locking position. The bolt action path thus benefits from a gearing, fastest bolt action guaranteed. This means you can take aim quickly and enjoy accurate following shots.
|Stock type:||Take Down|
|Stock finish:||Oil Finish|
|Magazine type:||Detachable Box|