CMMG Mutant Krinkov – MK47 AKS8 — SHOT Show 2016

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CMMG is a company most people know for AR-15 parts and rifles. Last year, they made real headway into the marketplace with the release of the Mutant rifle and SBR.  These rifles

These rifles have been extremely popular. Built around the AR-10 and utilizing AK magazines, they brought the best of both worlds to the market in a relatively lrobust package. New for 2016 CMMG has a new model that is even smaller and lighter designed to dominate close-quarters-combat environments.

Is there a better looking 7.62 x 39 AR build?

Is there a better looking 7.62 x 39 AR build?

Designated the MK47 AKS8, this rifle is offered in both a pistol and a NFA configuration. In its pistol configuration the gun is somewhat of a pipsqueak weighing in at 6.2 Lbs. and has an overall length of 25 inches. Other than its new slightly shorter length and lighter weight the gun stays true to the Mutant formula.

Where this model truly separates itself from the rest of the MK47 line is its new Krinkov style muzzle device. The muzzle device adds 2 inches to the barrel length making this gun just an inch shorter then the 10-inch model. However, a shorter length isn’t really the point of this model. Promised to have less flash, and more control, the AKS8 is designed to be more comfortable to shoot and effective in a combat situation.

From personal experience I can say that muzzle flash associated with the 10-inch barreled model is a step above comfortable. If you are like me and you value your eardrums as well as tactical advantage of flash suppression, this is the model for you.

Features & Specs: 

  • Barrel: 8.0” 1:10 Medium Taper 4140 Sbn Barrel
  • Muzzle: Krink Muzzle Device, Threaded 5/8-24
  • Hand Guard: Cmmg Rkm9
  • Furniture: Magpul Moe Pistol Grip, Magpul Ctr Stock
  • Receivers: Billet 7075-t6 Al
  • Trigger: Cmmg Mil-spec
  • Weight: 6.2 Lbs (unloaded)
  • Length: 26” (stock Collapsed)
  • Gas Port Location: Pistol With Pinned Lo Pro
  • Msrp: $1549.95
The pistol version.

The pistol version.

The CMMG MK47 AKS8 is available now in both a factory SBR as well as a pistol version for those of you wanting to avoid the NFA paperwork. Stay tuned in the following months for a full review as we take this modern Krink for a test drive.

The trim forend hiding the muzzle device.

The trim forend hiding the muzzle device.

The longer rifle form with the new muzzle device.

The longer rifle form with the new muzzle device.

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • DC February 1, 2016, 10:00 pm

    Is this rifle piston driven or another abomination direct inpingment lol

    • Evan February 2, 2016, 12:36 pm

      It’s DGI. A DGI rifle in 7.62X39. Literally the worst of both worlds. And Keymod too, because that’s all the rage these days. Yeah, pass.

    • JohnL February 2, 2016, 7:02 pm

      I like my CMMG MK47. It wrks just fine.

  • Chief February 1, 2016, 8:27 am

    Looks good.

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