MAK is a German company, specialized in mounting solutions for optics. Their offer also includes riflescopes and red dot sights. MAK's products, made with topmost precision, are known for their high quality. To appease every need when it comes to mounting solutions, MAK has many series of mounts in their offer.
Merkel is a firearms manufacturer from Germany. Thuringia, Suhl. They manufacture bolt-action rifles, double rifles, drillings, and shotguns. During World War 1 many of the company's markets were lost, and they didn't recover until 1924. After the outbreak of World War 2, the company started producing carbines, engines and equipment parts. Soon after the war ended, they started producing hunting rifles. In 1990, Merkel underwent some modernization and innovation, when Germany reunified. Today, Merkel company is parented by the United Arab Emirates company, Caracal International.
Merkel RX Helix is a straight pull action rifle of high quality. The letter 'R' means 'Repetierer (the German word for a bolt-action rifle) while 'X' is a Roman numeral, marking the year that the rifle was introduced in (2010). There is a mechanical link between the bolt and the handle, allowing the rifle to operate even faster than other standard straight pull action rifles (the handle that the user manipulates with makes 1/3 of the distance of the bolt movement when pulled back). RX Helix is a takedown rifle, meaning it can be taken apart – this allows the user to switch between barrels chambered for different calibers. Taking the barrel off is easy – the user simply has to push the button on the forend and pull the barrel off. Merkel chambers RX Helix for .222 Rem., .223 Rem., .243 Win., 6.5x55, .270 Win., 7x64, .308 Win., .30-06 Sprg., 8x57 IS, 9.3x62, 7mm Rem. Mag., .338 Win. Mag. and .300 Win. Mag. Many variations of Merkel RX Helix are available on the market (the differences are mostly in the barrel and the stock): Lady DS, Explorer, Alpinist, Speedster, Deluxe, Sportster, Tracker, Suppressor, Arabesque, Custom, etc.
All Merkel RX Helix rifles have an integrated Picatinny rail on the receiver for mounting purposes. One-piece mounts made for the Picatinny rail will fit Merkel RX Helix if they are not longer than 110 mm.
BHU: 0 mm
MAKuick mounts are robust and reliable. They offer a 100 % repeatability, meaning that the user can remove them and put them back onto the rifle without the need to re-zero. MAKuick mounts are designed so that they can withstand the recoil of even the most powerful calibers out there. They are lightweight because both the base and the rings are made from aluminum. The whole system that is in contact with the rifle (the clamping assembly) is made from steel. MAKuick is a versatile series of mounts – it allows mounting of all sorts of rings, all sorts of mounting rails (LM, ZM/VM, SR, Convex), different adapters that allow mounting of other devices such as ATN X-Sight; Pulsar Digisight, Apex, Trail; Fortuna devices etc. MAKuick mounts made for the mounting of riflescopes with a rail underneath are made of one part. Because of this, they are more robust, durable and reliable. For digital and thermal optical devices, the buyer has to pick a MAKuick base with four holes on which rings are usually put. Instead of the rings, the user mounts an adapter on top that works as a connector between the thermal optics and the MAKuick base. MAK makes one-piece MAKuick bases for the following rifles: CZ 527, CZ 550, Merkel KR 1, Merkel RX Helix – also fits on all Picatinny rails, Sauer 303, Sako 75, Sako 85 S, Sako 85 M, Tikka T3 and Blaser rifles. They also make a MAKuick base for break barrel rifles with a 12 mm dovetail and for break barrel rifles with a 14.5 mm dovetail (usually found on Czech break barrel rifles).
In the MAKuick series, MAK offers plenty of options. As regards the diameter, the following rings are produced: 25.4, 30, 34, 36 and 40 mm. The base measures 12 mm in height. The rings are available in 2.5, 5 and 10 mm BH height.
First, the user has to make sure that the rifle is fixed (it is advised that the rifle is put into a rifle holder). Once the mount is put onto the mounting surface and fixed by rotating the levers for 180°, the lock screws have to be unscrewed. The user then adjusts the clamping force of the adjustment screws with a hex key so that they are tightened but not too tightened. The lock screws have to be re-tightened to complete the mounting procedure. Once the riflescope is put into the ring mount, no lapping is required. The rings do not have to be glued. Nevertheless, some gunsmiths prefer to glue them to ensure that the riflescope does not move during shots. The recommended tightening torque is 2.2 Nm.
The product has a warranty period of 10 years.
|In production since||No|
|Extension (KR)||KR 0.0 mm|
|Mount Type||Detacheable mounts|
|Mounts Fashion||Direct Mounts, Hunting One-Piece Mounts, One-Piece Mount, Repeatable Mounts|
|Scope / Sight type||25.4 mm - 1"|