The Crosstac Mk 109 muzzle brake is based on very extensive Army research into howitzer muzzle brake design. Their motivation, we think, was to find a way to reduce recoil so the howitzer could be built lighter and thus towed with lighter transport. Our motivation is to make a brake based on actual research and science.
We ended up with an amazing brake that has the secondary benefit of virtually eliminating muzzle climb. Check out the video below of it installed on an M4 shooting full auto, single handed, with zero muzzle climb.
This design is fully caliber specific. Meaning the ports are sized to caliber, not just generic holes in a piece of round stock! They are timed in distance from the muzzle crown based on caliber specific calculations per the research we all paid for!
You have to shoot this to believe it. See tech specs for the calibers available. Extra material at threaded end of brake to allow for gunsmith fitting and timing adjustment.
- Technical Specs:
- 17-4 Stainless Steel, hardened (this is tough stuff and will last a long time)
- Black Oxide coated
- Class 3 threads (tight for minimal slop)
- Weights: approx. 0.18 lb.
- Sizes: approx. 1" x 3.0"