Heym Express Magnum

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Heym Express Magnum
Type Bolt-action rifle
Place of origin Germany
Production history
Manufacturer Heym AG
Weight 9–12 lbs. (depending on caliber)
Length 45.3 inches [1150 mm].
Barrel length 24 inches [610 mm] Hammer-Forged Krupp Steel barrel

Cartridge .300 Winchester Magnum, .300 Weatherby Magnum, .338 Lapua, .375 Holland & Holland Magnum, .378 Weatherby Magnum, .425 Express, .416 Rigby, .416 Weatherby Magnum, .416 Remington Magnum, .404 Jeffery, .458 Winchester Magnum, .460 Weatherby Magnum, .450 Rigby, .450 Ackley, .500 Jeffery, .505 Gibbs, .577 Nitro Express, .600 Nitro Express.
Action Bolt-action
Feed system 3–5 round internal magazine (depending on caliber)
Sights iron sights/Telescopic sight

The Heym Express Magnum is a series of very powerful German rifles of the 1990s designed for hunting big game. They are available in 19 different calibers from the .300 Win Mag to the hugely powerful .500 Jeffery and .600 Nitro Express. Rather similar in appearance to the Mauser Gewehr 1898 (even if more massive and with an exposed barrel), they use a Mauser-type bolt akin to the one of the aforesaid rifle, even though the bolt is much more solid in order to better handle the huge recoil. They are fitted with a 1-inch (25.4 mm) rubber recoil pad, and they have iron sights fitted on all types, but they can take a scope sight on the receiver.[1]


  • Magnum Express 600 (1993–1996)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Firearms: An Illustrated Guide to Small Arms of the World, by Chris McNab