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HELIX NEWS 2013


Manual cocking system: Quick and absolutely silent cocking and uncocking

Explorer synthetic stock: Straight stock made of recoil-dampening material. Quicker to raise to a shooting position, quicker (back) onto the target.

Closed system: Nothing moves towards the eye during fast bolt-action shooting.

HELIX system: Actual 2:1 transmission ratio in the straight-pull action for the fastest possible bolt-action shooting.

THE DRIVEN HUNT SPECIALIST: Helix with Explorer synthetic stock, 5+1 round magazine and semiweight barrel.

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HELIX Driven Hunt mount: Lower mount for quick target acquisition at short distances. HELIX Take-Down: Lightning fast to disassemble and reassemble. If the world is your hunting ground, this rifle is your ideal companion.

Massive breech block with 6 bolt lugs that locks directly in the barrel – it doesn‘t get any safer.

Semiweight: Strong and short barrel for quick resonation. Reliable, even in cramped pulpits.

5+1 round magazine: More chances due to rapid follow-up shots.

QUICK, FLEXIBLE, INTUITIVE. The HELIX system components make these bolt-action rifles the newest generation of precision tool that is easily adapted to the individual requirements of the hunter. Thanks to its well thought-out ergonomics, the hunter can stay focused on the most important thing: the target.

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Noblesse

HELIX NOBLESSE: Innovation and passion – perfected with craftsmanship.

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HELIX NOBLESSE The Helix for the grand stage of driven hunt: This premium rifle will win over the connoisseur in every way. As for wood, it is the finest rifle in the HELIX range. Grade 7 wooden stocks with filled pores and a true oil finish. Combined with the fluted barrel, the rifle saves on weight and exudes class. And the fine touches: The small pistol-grip cap and the fore-end, with the characteristic Merkel Schnabel, are made of ebony. The cherry on top: the gold-plated trigger.

HELIX ALPINIST Designed for accurate long-range shots: The HELIX ALPINIST doesn‘t just cut a fine figure in mountain hunting. The optional bipod (adapter as standard) acts as a stable rest in all terrains. And because it is the stock, that hits: The smooth vertically adjustable cheek piece allows for a quick, safe and always reproducible shooting position – a functional delicacy for specialists.

HELIX SPORTSTER It originates from sport shooting but is also ideal for stalking, high seat and driven hunts: The thumbhole stock of the HELIX SPORTSTER makes it quick and easy to grasp – before and after firing. The ergonomics of this thumbhole stock were specially optimised for the straight-pull action of the Helix system.

RX.HELIX

STOCK

SYSTEM

CALIBRE

BARREL

WEIGHT

SIGHT

NOBLESSE

grade 7 ebony on the fore-end Schnabel and on the small pistol-grip cap

black with gold-plated trigger

all common

fluted ø17 mm 560 mm long

3,0 kg

driven hunt light sight

ALPINIST

grey synthetic stock with adjustable cheek piece and bipod adapter

black

all common

round ø 17 mm 560 mm long

3,0 kg

driven hunt light sight

SPORTSTER

thumbhole stock, made of grade 2 wood or upwards

black

all common

round ø 17mm 560 mm long

3,0 kg

driven hunt light sight

OPTIONAL: Fluted barrels | Barrels without sights | Adjustable cheek piece (only for synthetic stocks) | Muzzle thread on the barrel + muzzle cap M 15x1 | Muzzle break | Soft-touch camouflage for synthetic stocks | Fore-end bipod adapter for synthetic stocks | Barrel and calibre options: see table on page 7 HELIX CALIBRE GROUPS: Mini: .222 Rem.; 223. Rem. Standard: .243 Win.; 6,5x55SE; 270 Win.; 7x64; .308 Win.; .30-06 Spring.; 8x57IS; 9,3x62 Magnum: 7 mm Rem. Mag.; .300 Win. Mag.

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HELIX ALPINIST: the practical specialist for accurate long-range shots. Shown here with camouflaged synthetic stock and bipod (optional).

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The adjustable cheek piece characterises the HELIX ALPINIST. The fore-end of this precision rifle features a bipod slot.

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BARRELS AND BARREL CONTOURS

STANDARD BARREL (17 mm ø, with or without sights) available in lengths of 510, 560 or 610 mm

SEMIWEIGHT-BARREL (19 mm ø, with or without sights) 510, 560 or 610 mm lengths

FLUTED BARREL (standard and semiweight) with or without sights

THREADED BARREL for a muzzle break or suppressor (requires a licence in some markets)

ADJUSTABLE CHEEK PIECE

CAMOUFLAGE

The rule of accuracy – the adjustable cheek piece on the butt was developed for quick target acquisition. Both telescopic legs are fixed with recessed socket screws (optional: knurled screws). Adjusted once, this stock fits like a glove.

Become one with nature: HELIX has the right stock for hunting in the wilderness thanks to the camouflage effects. This synthetic stock with soft-touch significantly dampens recoil, is robust and creates the visual conditions for the hunter to get close to the game.

MAGAZINE Quick follow-up shots: 3+1 rounds are standard with HELIX but on top of that Merkel now provides 5+1 round standard calibre and 4+1 round mini-calibre magazines. The robust magazines are made of sheet steel. Even without magazine the HELIX is usable as a single-shot rifle – and remains ready to use in all conditions.

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BARREL CONFIGURATION BARREL DIAMETER 17 mm

SIGHTS

MINI

none

with

with

none

with

none

with

none

*

*

*

fluted

round

fluted

round

GEOMETRY

BARREL LENGTH 610 mm

BARREL LENGTH 560 mm

fluted

round

BARREL LENGTH 510 mm

with

none

none

*

*

*

*

*

*

with

.222 Rem. .223 Rem. .243 Win.

STANDARD

MAGNUM

6,5x55 SE

*

*

*

*

*

*

.270 Win.

*

*

*

*

*

*

7x64

*

*

*

*

*

*

.308 Win.

*

*

*

*

*

*

.30-06 Spring.

*

*

*

*

*

*

8x57IS

*

*

*

*

*

*

9,3x62

*

*

*

*

*

*

7 mm Rem.Mag.

*

.300 Win.Mag.

standard

optional

*

*

* available with muzzle break

BARREL DIAMETER 19 mm

SIGHTS

MINI

with

none

6,5x55 SE

*

.270 Win.

with

none

with

none

with

none

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

7x64

*

*

*

*

*

*

.308 Win.

*

*

*

*

*

*

.30-06 Spring.

*

*

*

*

*

*

8x57IS

*

*

*

*

*

*

9,3x62

*

*

*

*

*

*

with

fluted

round

fluted

round

GEOMETRY

BARREL LENGTH 610 mm

BARREL LENGTH 560 mm

fluted

round

BARREL LENGTH 510 mm

none

with

none

.222 Rem. .223 Rem. .243 Win.

STANDARD

MAGNUM

7 mm Rem.Mag. .300 Win.Mag.

optional

*

*

*

*

*

*

* available with muzzle break

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