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Merkel 161 Review

Merkel, based in the city of Suhl, Germany, has been making high-quality sporting guns since the 17th century. The company has a worldwide reputation for its unique engravings, along with a training school for engravers and a gun-making ‘technical school’.

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Merkel RX Helix Review

The RX Helix manifesto states: “Hunting has moved on in the 21st century. It has become faster, more versatile and more exciting. This demands better gun ergonomics: ideal combination of responsiveness, speed and accuracy.”

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Merkel RX Helix Review

I have to admit that until for most of my life I had never shot a Merkel rifle. It was a make that had eluded me, with none of my shooting companions having one in the cupboard. It wasn’t until testing a number of straight-pulls with Tim Pilbeam that I finally got my hands on one.

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Merkel KR1 Review

Merkel has been a well-known name in shotgunning circles for some time, but in recent years the German manufacturer has become famous for producing the world’s most affordable classic double rifle – not to mention drillings, and the firm’s popular single-shot rifle.

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Switch it up

Having made a name for itself in the custom rifle world, Bergara is branching out. And the all new ‘semi custom’ switch barrel BX11 is definitely one to watch, says Tim Pilbeam

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Double Helix

The Merkel brand may not be well known in the UK, but this is certainly not the case in Europe. They also enjoy a loyal following in the US, thanks mainly to their impressive range of shotguns. Based in Suhl,

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Slicker than slick

Merkel’s RX Helix is commonly called the fastest take-down straight pull on the market. Tim Pilbeam tests those claims

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Side by side

Tim Pilbeam gets his hands on a bit of class, and itches to get an invitation to some overseas shooting to put an exquisite double rifle through its paces

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Euro combo

The ‘misunderstood’ Merkel KR1 rifle could well have a range of applications on these shores. Mark Stone finds out how

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