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Krebs Custom KV-13 Review

Discussion in 'The Kalashnikov Klub' started by plouffedaddy, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. plouffedaddy


    Apr 1, 2011
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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…

    -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

    -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:

    [ame=""]Krebs Custom KV-13 : 7.62x39 AK-47/VEPR Hybrid Done Right (HD) - YouTube[/ame]
  2. ottomatic


    Oct 15, 2002
    SW Tennessee
    Great review! Wrong Forum?
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2013

  3. ^ Why? It has an Magpul stock on it. Very nice review by the way!
  4. Aceman


    Nov 30, 2008
    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?
  5. adamg01


    Jul 10, 2007
    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.
  6. varget


    Jul 13, 2006