“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]


  1. $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.


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