[Video] The Latest AR/AK Hybrid – The CMMG MK47 Mutant
AR vs AK, it’s a debate as old as time… well, it’s at least 30 years old… anyway.
People hate compromising, which is why lately we’ve seen the exponentially increasing popularity of the 300BLK round in AR-15’s. You get a solid .30 caliber round in the familiar AR form factor. However, some people aren’t sold on this new-fangled round and are still holding strong onto their 7.62×39 rifles.
For those people, enter the CMMG MK47 Mutant, the latest AR/AK hybrid to hit the market. Here are the details straight from CMMG:
Engineered from 7075-T6 billet aluminum, the Mk47 MUTANT features a uniquely designed upper and lower receiver built to manage the dimensions and pressures of the 7.62x39mm tapered cartridge all while keeping the weight of the rifle at a minimum. Remarkably, the Mk47 MUTANT (while unloaded) weighs just over seven pounds.
The Mk47 MUTANT utilizes a unique bolt carrier group derived from the massive AR10 group, which aside from being shortened to a length of eight inches, retains all of the material on the bolt face for added durability and strength.
The lower receiver is designed to accept existing AK magazines, which are widely available, inexpensive and extremely reliable. A standard ambidextrous hook and latch system makes reloading fast and intuitive. The rifle comes with one Magpul PMAG® 30-round AK/AKM MOE® 7.62×39 Magazine.
A full-length Picatinny rail runs atop the Mk47, making it easy to mount your preferred sights or optics. CMMG’s RKM KeyMod™ Hand Guard is exceptionally light and ergonomic. It also gives users the freedom to mount a wide array of accessories using the KeyMod slots found in the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions. For accessories that are not yet KeyMod compatible, CMMG offers 5-slot accessory rails.
The Mk47 sports a 16.1” free floated barrel with a 1:10 twist and runs on the proven carbine-length direct impingement gas system. By effectively maximizing the accuracy and harnessing the knockdown power of the 7.62x39mm, the Mk47 is an ideal rifle for a variety of sporting and defense applications.
Depending on the chosen options, the MSRP on the rifle is $1499 – 1849.
Guns.com did a short video on the firearm: