Knob Creek ’13: Heym .600 Nitro Express bolt-action rifle

    The .600 Nitro Express. What a round! Used primarily for big game hunting, it’s not for the faint of heart, nor someone with a fear of loud noises.

    This Heym “Express” model is a bolt-action repeater which can hold 3-5 rounds depending on the caliber. It’s a beautiful rifle, and the two rounds I had were fun to shoot!

    Also interesting to note is that Heckler & Koch imported Heym rifles from Germany, which is why you see H&K marked on the barrel.







    The business end of the Heym .600 Nitro Express.

    The business end of the Heym .600 Nitro Express.


    This is Serial #600-0010, making this the 10th Heym .600 Nitro “Express” rifle.



    Chris Cheng

    Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion and author of “Shoot to Win,” a book for beginning shooters. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

    He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. He resides in San Francisco, CA and works in Silicon Valley.