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    Default Merkel Helix Rx - bolt jamming

    Since I purchased my Merkel Helix Rx it been jamming the bolt after firing and making it impossible to move the bolt back and extracting the cartridge. It does this frequently and is more sensitive to specific factory ammunition. This means that I then have to remove the barrel each time that this happens.
    The agents have been unable to see what the reason for this is. Anyone that can recommend a gun smith that knows something about straight pull actions.

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    Default Re: Merkel Helix Rx - bolt jamming

    Best would be to make contact directly with Merkel

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    Default Re: Merkel Helix Rx - bolt jamming

    How stout are the cartridges used - speeds achieved might give a good idea. Light or heavy bullets? You also did not mention the caliber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coenie Middel View Post
    Since I purchased my Merkel Helix Rx it been jamming the bolt after firing and making it impossible to move the bolt back and extracting the cartridge. It does this frequently and is more sensitive to specific factory ammunition. This means that I then have to remove the barrel each time that this happens.
    The agents have been unable to see what the reason for this is. Anyone that can recommend a gun smith that knows something about straight pull actions.
    Do you have any idea how old your gun is? This seems to have been an issue with the Helix about 5 years ago. The are a couple of very dissatisfied German Merkel Helix owners with this very same issue as far back as 2014. The consensus was that it was a design flaw.

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    Default Re: Merkel Helix Rx - bolt jamming

    I had the same issue when using S&B ammo on my 6.5x55 but not on any other ammo. I havent had any issues with my other barrels - 9.3x62, 308 or 270.

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