Safety is the good feeling of being able to pursue one’s passion for the hunt with no concerns – because the weapon you use provides the best conditions to do so safely.
Safety of the marksman
The Helix bolt is an improvement over the conventional rotating bolt head – no other design locks the repeating rifle more reliably. The Merkel RX combines the rotating bolt head with the Helix principle for a straight-pull repeater. The bolt is enclosed toward the back for additional safety and protection against dirt and grime.
The manual cocking switch is conveniently located behind the action on the RX.Helix. This enables the system to be cocked with some pressure just before the shot – and it can be returned to safety just as easily.
Manual cocking systems sometimes suffer a deficit of ignition energy. A patented hammer system with a linkage-driven hammer was developed for the RX, which guarantees maximum ignition energy – for safe, reliable shots.