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  • RX Helix Awarded the Gray's Best

    February 10, 2015

    Gray's Sporting Journal presents the "Gray's Best" award to Merkel for the RX Helix during the 2015 SHOT Show.

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  • American Hunter Hardware: RX Helix Explorer

    February 04, 2015

    The Merkel RX Helix Explorer is not only an engineering marvel; it’s also very practical—even here in America.

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  • RX Helix Wins the 2015 Gray's Best Rifle Award

    January 17, 2015

    "...If you like your action fast, the Helix is the fastest you’ll find this side of a semiauto. And, as you’d expect from the Germans, it’s beautifully built."

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  • Whitetail Journal Rifle Review: RX Helix

    January 14, 2015

    Merkel’s RX Helix is a German-made bolt-action rifle for the 21st century that’s all about speed in two areas — how quickly you can work the bolt, and how quickly you can change the caliber.

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  • Rifle Sport in England

    January 14, 2015

    Boddington hunts roebuck in the English countryside with the RX Helix Explorer.

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  • Range Day with the Merkel RX Helix

    November 20, 2014

    Like most things made in Germany, the Merkel RX Helix is an engineering marvel...

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  • Outdoor Life Gun Review: Merkel RX Helix Explorer

    September 30, 2014

    An innovative switch-barrel bolt gun from Germany, the Merkel Helix not only shoots fast, but you can swap its barrels in under a minute.

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  • Merkel Introduces the RX Helix Explorer

    January 22, 2014

    The World’s Fastest Centerfire Bolt Action Goes Polymer in the New Merkel RX Helix Explorer

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  • Hunting a Polish Stag with a German Rifle and Swedish Ammo

    November 20, 2013

    A hunt for driven game in Poland reminds the author that regardless where he goes or who he meets, humor is a great equalizer.

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  • American Rifleman Tests the RX Helix

    June 14, 2013

    While not be the best choice for long-range Western hunts, at normal hunting distances in tight cover, the RX Helix is in its element.

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  • Rx.Helix wins Petersen's Editors Choice Award

    August 10, 2012

    Centerfires: Merkel RX Helix The Merkel RX Helix combines Old World beauty with a new straight-pull bolt-action design that is, perhaps, one of the only truly innovative rifle designs to be unveiled this year....

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  • Rx.Helix

    April 10, 2012

    Rifle Firepower Magazine

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  • Merkel KR1-The Complete Rifleman 2010

    November 02, 2010

    Portion of article re-produceed with permission from

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  • Rifle Magazine: Merkel Custom .470 NE

    November 01, 2010

    Re-printed with permission from Rifle Magazine

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  • ShootingUK: Merkel 303 20-bore shotgun review

    October 08, 2008

    This Merkel 303 sidelock 20-bore shotgun has superb German craftsmanship and unusual detailing. There are occasions in the gun trade, albeit increasingly rare, when one comes across a genuine sleeper. That is, a gun, usually...

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