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Old 11-02-2013, 20:24   #1
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Krebs Custom KV-13 Review

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Ever since I saw the KV-13 last year I wanted to get my paws on one but there was a waiting list (of course). Well, it showed up at my FFL a couple months ago and I've been dutifully shooting the crap out of it for a while and here's what I've found


Pros:
-100% reliability with any ammo/mag combination to date
-Accurate. My Krebs 103K has previously held the title of my most accurate 7.62x39 variant but this one is giving it a run (test in video below)
-Keymod handguard. Allows for all keymod attachments and gives a lot more room to work with than most AK variants. Top cover has a the front sight out front for a longer sight radius and retains zero when removed/installed (demo in video as well)
-A VEPR is the base of the rifle. CHF CL barrel, RPK receiver and action are a great system to start with.
-Crowned barrel pinned to 16'' OAL with a Krebs 4 prong flash hider
-Rear sight built into the top cover which is re-enforces by steel plates welded on to the trunnion and rear of the top cover itself to give it rigidity to maintain zero when removed/replaced.
-Trigger is smoothed and tuned for a smooth pull with a crisp reset
-Krebs coat finish inside and out
-The action is buttery smooth
-ACE folder and Krebs adaptor for a left side folding stock option. It has come with both Vltor and Magpul CTR stocks since production has started. CTR is the current standard.
-Krebs enhanced safety lever for easy manipulation of the safety


Cons:
-Cost. It comes to market around $1800-1900
-There is a wait for these rifles as they can't make enough to satisfy demand
-Weight. It weighs in at 8 lbs. I don't mind it as I'm not personally a weight junkie but I know some folks out there are.

All in all the KV-13 may be the most impressive 7.62x39 AK variant I've laid my hands on to date. It's exactly what you'd expect a Krebs rifle to be---great in pretty much every way.

Here's the video review with some plinking, accuracy testing, testing of the top cover's retention of zero, and a demonstration of the features of the rifle followed by my thoughts on it overall:

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Old 11-02-2013, 20:27   #2
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Great review! Wrong Forum?
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:07   #3
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^ Why? It has an Magpul stock on it. Very nice review by the way!
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:51   #4
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Again, I have state my feelings on spending 1800 for an AK all tweeked out this way. I don't know that it is any more reliable or practically accurate than a well adjust Arsenal.

All that said - SWEET RIDE! Vepr - noice!!! That is sharp looking and sharp shooting.

What ammo have you ran through it and what is the best group overall?
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Old 11-03-2013, 14:26   #5
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Again, I have state my feelings on spending 1800 for an AK all tweeked out this way. I don't know that it is any more reliable or practically accurate than a well adjust Arsenal.

All that said - SWEET RIDE! Vepr - noice!!! That is sharp looking and sharp shooting.

What ammo have you ran through it and what is the best group overall?
I agree for the most part but I would of bought a Krebs 103 a couple of years ago if I could go back. They were around $1,200 at the time.

That rifle is pure sex though. I personally don't care for Yugos or Vepr's for myself though. They are heavy to begin with so a couple of mods and a full mag, you will be carrying a very heavy weapon. But if you don't mind overbuilt Ak's, they are great.
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