Obscure Object of Desire: Merkel RX.Helix

“The RX Helix is a revolutionary hunting rifle conceived three years ago by a member of the Abu Dhabi Royal Family and created by Merkel, a German gun company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi investment company Tawazun,” the national.ae reports. “Sheikh Hamed . . . wanted to see a rifle ‘for the 21st century’ – light, easy and safe to use, capable of handling a range of calibres and which could be broken down quickly, without fuss or tools, for easy transport.” Sounds like a plan. In terms of market position, that’s not quite so easy (eh Mr. Bond). Merkel’s priced various versions of the RX.Helix between $5,445.87 to $32,675.20. If you’re looking for price-no-object multi-caliber backpack-friendly ballistic awesomeness, click here to check out VO’s take on the Sheikh’s idea. [h/t Greg Lyons]

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  1. avatar michael says:

    The VO introduction could almost make you cry.

  2. avatar BLAMMO says:

    By invitation only.

    Well, … I’m waiting …

  3. avatar Will Litten says:

    The high end price is just $32000 too high, stick with model 70.

  4. avatar TTACer says:

    $5,445.87 to $32,675.20 could buy a range of guns in a range of calibers and still have some money left over to go to the range.

  5. avatar Ralph says:

    I’d spend $32 grand on a rifle if it was bundled with a nice car, a trunkload of ammo and a swimsuit model riding shotgun.

  6. avatar Aaron says:

    I took too quick a look at that headline, thinking “Angela Merkel as an object of desire” and I shuddered…

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