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RJ Blackwall reviews the Merkel Helix Speedster

RJ Blackwall reviews the Merkel Helix Speedster

The Merkel Helix Speedster rifle is distinguished by its innovative open thumbhole design, allowing quick access to the bolt for rapid cycling.

Rupert of RJ Blackwalls brings us an in depth review of the renowned Merkel Helix Speedster rifle. This rifle, though known to some, remains a curious marvel for many. Join us as we delve into the depths of its exceptional design.


The Merkel Helix Speedster is no ordinary rifle. It features a full pistol grip for added support and comfort, along with a wrap-around design reminiscent of traditional thumbhole stocks. The stock incorporates an adjustable comb with preset memory settings, providing flexibility and ensuring proper head positioning. Additionally, the stock is ergonomically designed for both right-handed and left-handed shooters, offering versatility in its usage!


The rifle comes with various barrel profiles and lengths, catering to different caliber preferences and shooting applications. The barrels are hammer-forged for durability and longevity, offering consistent performance over time. Safety features include a decocking safety mechanism for safe handling and operation. The trigger pull is adjustable, allowing users to customise it to their preferences.

The rifle's takedown feature facilitates easy disassembly for cleaning and maintenance. The bolt can be easily removed for caliber changes, enhancing the rifle's versatility. Mounting accessories such as bipods can be easily attached to the rifle for added stability and support during shooting. The rifle's action is constructed from alloy chassis and steel components, balancing weight and durability. This provides the user with the utmost control over customisation and comfort. 

Overall, the Merkel Helix Speedster rifle offers a blend of innovative design, ergonomic features, and functionality, making it suitable for various shooting scenarios. While it may not appeal to traditionalists, its modern design and performance make it a compelling choice for shooters seeking a versatile and reliable firearm.

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