Merkel SxS??

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  1. sierraone

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    Old question, but in case you still don't have the answer, this is what I have.
    Merkel USA
    2530 Morgan Road
    Bessermer, Alabama 35022
    205-417-8644
    Web Site is MerkelUSA.com
     

  2. CAustin

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    Go on gunbroker.com and look up Merkel rifles. When you see the seller as guns of the south that's them. Email from there and set up an appointment. They are actually over in Bessemer.

    I think the number sierraone listed is correct. I'm on the road and don't have it with me! You have to have an appointment
     

  3. Spooksar

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    I've had my Merkel in 470 NE for 15 years the only thing I did was change the recoil pad, and I had Rolf Martini tune it before I went to Africa the first time. It was regulated fir Federal ammo. My first handloads where Barnes XLC 500 grain shot 1-1/4 inches apart at 50'Yards. My present load is Woodlieghs behind 85 grains of Reloader 15 and a Federal 215 primer, with 5 grains of filler. Shoots 1 inch apart at 50 yards
     

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    Thanks fellas for info
    Planning to check them out. Weirdly enough a double 470NE is high on my bucket list
     
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  5. Opposite Pole

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    My outfitter in Oz had two Merkel doubles, 9.3x74R and 470N.E., he had good things to say about both of them. He owns a number of guns and doubles and knows his stuff. I hunted with his 470 and have been in love with doubles ever since. I've also had a pleasure of handling Merkel single shot rifles, one in 9.3x74R and the second one in something smaller. Both very pleasant handling guns.
     

  6. SFRanger7GP

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    I have a Merkel 141E in 9,3x74R. After I learned how to shoot it, I have fallen in love with it. It is light, handy and powerful. I have killed everything from springbok to eland with it at ranges from 20 yds to 220 yards. I picked the 9.3x74R as my first double for its power, availability of ammo and practical all around use.

    I have put several hundred rounds through mine. Plus points: cost, accurate and this model can be regulated without a trip to a gunsmith. And it points and handles like my Merkel SxS 20 bore. Minus points: crappy recoil pad (replaced mine with a pachmayr) and the plastic grip cap.

    Safe shooting.........Larry
     
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  7. Ernie Shipman

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    We are a dealer for Merkel and have had zero issues!
     
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    All this talk about double rifles. Agh. To dream
     
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    Dream BIG!!!
     
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    Cabelas in Ft. Worth Tx has a Merkel 140 in 470 NE for $8999
     
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    You too can join the club Johnny! See the Cabelas add above!
     
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  12. Ryanlo

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    Just saw that one Monday when down clearing some throphys through customs and fish and wildlife. It was the first double I have ever held. Feel in love. Told the wife I can’t live without it
     
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    Need a place to stay?
     

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    Haha. Not yet. Luckily my wife is very supportive of buying firearms. Never says no or not to. Even has told be a time or two just keep that shotgun and buy the rifle. Don’t worry about trying to sell it. Got luck with finding her. But not sure how a $8k rifle would go over.
     

  15. Opposite Pole

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    Yeah I’m lucky with my wife too, though she does roll her eyes occasionally
     

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    I am seeing this fault more and more
     

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    image.jpeg Not my rifle , but someone I know Merkel .470
     

  18. BC.Pat

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    A question about the picture. Do you know if Merkel warranty the repair?
    And I am kinda of surprised the shooter didn't feel the position of his trigger change?
    Thanks for posting. Very interesting.
     

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    They sell Steyr at that Merkel showroom 2. Would be nice to see some current production full stocked butter knife bolt handle classic models. Sigh !
     
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    It’s is a short trip down to Birmingham AL to see all the wonders of Styer and Merkel.
     
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