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ZRODelta Rolls Out GEN 2 Cowl Induction Brake

Written by Jacki Billings

ZRODelta brings a sleek new brake to rifle shooters, officially launching the GEN 2 Cowl Induction Brake, or CIB.

The GEN 2 CIB’s design is crafted in such a way as to redirect potential energy from high pressure gases exiting the barrel; therefore reducing felt recoil. According to ZRODelta, the patented internal geometry of the CIB reduces recoil up to 72 percent.

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ZRODelta says the GEN 2 set-up flaunts an additional 10-percent recoil reduction over its GEN 1 compadre, all the while lessening both weight and overall size. In total, the GEN 2 CIB touts a 2.86-inch length on a 4140 alloy steel body and weighs 0.35-ounces. Rounding out the dimensions, the CIB delivers a tapered design with the outer diameter on the device measuring 0.88-inches on the thread end while the exit end comes in at 0.99-inches.The GEN 2 CIB’s measurements creeping in under the 1-inch mark means the brake is 3-Gun competition legal.

Looks wise, the CIB is a sleek, boasting a matte black nitride coating with Cerakote colors available if you need some additional flare. Though the tapered ports were crafted to offer a stylish look, the horizontal ports also add some functionality according to the company. ZRODelta says those ports act to “minimize ground signature” keeping debris off of shooters.

CIB 2

ZRODelta says the success on the original CIB ultimately drove the company to consider a round two.

“After realizing such great results with the original CIB, I knew we had a lot of work ahead of us to create what is now the GEN 2 CIB,” said Lead Designer Mark Deros. “The tapered, streamline outer dimension combined with the refined internal geometry, really takes the CIB to a whole new level.”

With flats to allow attachments to barrels utilizing standard wrenches, the GEN 2 CIB launches with compatibility for .223/5.56, 6.5mm, and .30cal. Priced at just under $200, the CIB is available now from ZRODelta.




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