The idea

The idea of creating the perfect hunting gun originated in this hunting lodge in October 2007. The Merkel over-and-under shotgun 303 was hailed as the "queen of hunting rifles" in the 20th century. It was here that a friend of the Merkel house defined a new challenge. Hunting had changed – we needed
a rifle to reflect that change: “Gentlemen, let us develop the hunting gun for the 21st century!”