OSS is a company that has been doing some innovative stuff with silencer technology. Instead of a traditional baffle design, they use a “turbine” concept which slows down and cools the expanding gasses without the blowback and increased cycle rate of a traditional can. The latest addition to their lineup is the HX MAG, a silencer rated up to .338 Lapua that’s lighter and shorter than anything they have produced prior. That’s pretty cool, I don’t care who you are.
Here’s their press release:
Built with OSS’s patented Flow-Through technology, the HX MAG is an integrated flush mount suppressor and is full-auto rated. Shorter, lighter, cleaner and quieter, the HX MAG is 8.37” long, weighs 25 ounces and delivers “hearing safe” sound reduction – including select .338 rifles.
The HX MAG is constructed with stainless steel, cobalt and titanium, and mounts with OSS’s STS-Muzzle Brake – a suppressor mount and fully functioning muzzle brake that self-tightens during fire.
MSRP: a hefty $1,595. There are some situations where this kind of technology makes all kinds of sense, specifically on full auto guns and finicky gas guns. For the average shooter, though, the added benefits might not be worth the cost, but it’s great to see legitimately new technology emerging in an otherwise relatively static field.