CruxOrd Brings Out A New Muzzle Brake

CruxOrd is introducing a new .22 lr to .223/5.56 muzzle brake that looks like it is going to do a wonderful job of not only reducing felt recoil, but also destroying the hearing of anyone you shoot with. I kid well… sort of.


The new muzzle device features some features with fancy names like double helix baffles and bleed lanes to help shooters cut their split times enough to make Jerry take notice. The fancy double helix baffles redirect the firing gases axially to help counter recoil and muzzle climb, while this sounds like a lot of words I am reasonably confident that the brake is going to do just what it claims. They even incorporated what they call full length bleed lanes to help cool the gasses as well as ensure that the gas volume is distributed in a controlled manner.


The brake is hand finished to add a touch of class and custom feel to your rifle while getting you back on target faster. Crux Ordnance is having all of their parts made right here in the USA so that they can keep the level of quality high. The CruxOrd brake carries an MSRP of $139.95 and is available on CruxOrd’s website now.

Patrick R

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  • Raginzerker

    Other than competition, I could never see the use of a brake for 5.56, doesn’t have any recoil to begin with

    • Major Tom

      Maybe not on a full size M16 what with that really good recoil buffer in the stock. (It’s quite light on that.) But get into carbine and outright SBR territory and 5.56mm has noticeable recoil that WILL throw you off target if you fire off a rapid string of semi-auto and/or utilize full-auto/burst.

      • Anonymoose

        But then you’re blowing the eardrums out, loosening the filings, and causing migraines to yourself and everyone around you.

        • Major Tom

          Well you win some you lose some. The smaller and lighter ya get the more the recoil affects ya and the more need you have for recoil mitigating stuff like a muzzle brake.

          Or alternatively you just use a sound suppressor and start lifting weights so you have the strength to hold on and keep it on target.

          Or you downshift caliber to PDW and pistol cartridges.

      • CommonSense23

        How much off target? 5.56 is still easily controllable with a SBR.

  • FarmerB


    • Erik B

      The TFB auto correct is most likely behind it, happens to me as well.

      • Patrick R. – Staff Writer

        As much as I would love to pawn my mistake off on software, I wrote 4 posts back to back to make sure some time slots were filled. This particular post was the last one at 1:15 AM and I was nothing short of exhausted. While it isn’t an excuse, it is the reason I had a brain fart.

    • Patrick R. – Staff Writer

      I don’t know what I was thinking. The mistake is fixed. Thanks for pointing it out.

  • BillC

    Brake. Really, break, in the title and body?

    • Patrick R. – Staff Writer

      I don’t know what I was thinking. The mistake is fixed.

      • BillC

        I’m better now. I’ve had my coffee.

        • Patrick R. – Staff Writer

          I understand those feels.

  • BillC

    You also misused “ordinance” at the bottom. Again.

    • Patrick R. – Staff Writer

      That I did. Autocorrect strikes again.

      • BillC


  • Duray

    It “features some features?” Cool!

  • KestrelBike

    Coming soon to an indoor range lane near you.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

  • Oh thank goodness we finally have some way to tame the fearsome recoil of 22LR.

  • OBlamo Binlyen

    I have a muzzle brake I’d like to enter into the loudest category. The only way to make it quieter is either to 1. not fire the rifle or 2. be a long long long way off. BTW I no longer have it. My new ones from Quentin Defense work quite well and and much quieter.