SAFETY OF THE HUNTER TAKING THE SHOT

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.

ACCIDENTAL SHOT FIRING

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. 

SAFE FUNCTION

Manual cocking systems sometimes suffer from a lack of ignition energy. A patented hammer system with a linkage-driven hammer has been developed for the RX that provides maximum ignition energy so that the shot will be fired safely and reliably. 

THE GOOD FEELING

Safety is the reassuring feeling of being able to go hunting without any concerns – this feeling comes when you know that your gun fulfils the most demanding safety conditions.