MDT Acquires CKYE-POD

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MDT Acquires CKYE-POD
We are proud to announce the acquisition of the CKYE-POD bipod from Ckye Thomas, owner of 406 Bullets. The CKYE-POD system joins MDT’s growing suite of products optimized for precision rifle competition.

The CKYE-POD comes packed with a host of features is the most versatile and modular bipod currently on the market.

  • Pan and tilt functionality.
  • Multi-positional legs attach to an assembly which allows both sides to side and front to back adjustment
  • Made of 6061 and 7075 aluminum, weighs 1 pound, 4.9 ounces
  • Integrated barricade stop
  • Picatinny and ARCA rails mounting that adjusts at the push of a button.
  • 170 degrees of cant
  • 360 degrees of pan
  • multiple height adjustments
  • Simple push-button configuration
The MDT CKYE-POD will soon be available - please visit our site and sign up for notification!
 

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I upgraded from a Harris to a ckye pod at Christmas and the difference is incredible
So glad I went this rout and I hope Ckye made a good deal of money for his creation
 

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Good for him. I remember buying mine out of the back of a pickup truck at a shoot. Pretty sure it was one of the first ones made. He is a nice guy and it's great to see that his ingenuity hopefully paid off for him.
 

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We're very excited to have the Ckye Pod available as part of our product lineup and can't wait to have Ckye as part of our team for the 2019! The $499 price is based on the picatinny version, and the Arca clamp/different legs will change the price from there.

As we will be taking over production from Ckye, we also hope to decrease lead times and increase stock for customers around the globe! As of right now, there is a lot of transition, so we appreciate your patience :)

Feel free to PM me with any questions or contact the support team here!
 

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Josh, will you guys be handling any defects/warranty work from Ckye-Pods pre-dating the acquisition? I have the latest Gen from Ckye and have not had any issues with it... just curious for future reference.
 

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Can the pan and/or cant be locked? Thanks.
 

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Josh, will you guys be handling any defects/warranty work from Ckye-Pods pre-dating the acquisition? I have the latest Gen from Ckye and have not had any issues with it... just curious for future reference.
If you run into any issues, feel free to contact our customer support and we will work with Ckye to get things sorted out until the changeover is complete :)

Can the pan and/or cant be locked? Thanks.
Kind of on the current models (by cranking down the set screw) but Ckye has a cool prototype for a lockout on the panning feature that we may have to implement.
 
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If you run into any issues, feel free to contact our customer support and we will work with Ckye to get things sorted out until the changeover is complete :)



Kind of on the current models (by cranking down the set screw) but Ckye has a cool prototype for a lockout on the panning feature that we may have to implement.
Pan lockout would be useful. Thanks.
 
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cheaper to buy new than retrofit. I have a pic. its a step done early in the machining if I understand it correctly. The pan lockout is a very nice feature but not required for effective use. Set the tension tight enough and youll be gtg.


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Adjustable cant tension would be a nice feature, like a spring-loaded pod-loc or something similar. The panning I can deal with, needing an Allen to adjust cant tension is annoying.
Agreed, a cant locking feature that can be easily set would be great.
 

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Pan lockout would be useful. Thanks.
Ckye does have something designed for this, so we will see about getting it implemented into the design when we take over manufacturing.
Is this something that can be retrofitted to the current gen Ckye-Pods?
Unfortunately not without potentially damaging the current pan feature.

Adjustable cant tension would be a nice feature, like a spring-loaded pod-loc or something similar. The panning I can deal with, needing an Allen to adjust cant tension is annoying.
I agree and we talked about a tooless feature last week at SHOT with Ckye. There are a lot of prototypes in his head that most people haven't seen so rest assured, we're working on it with him ;)

@MDT_Josh Any timeframe on when they’ll be available?
@Andielouroo is correct that we hope to have them available for shipping in April if not sooner! With the signups on the website filling up quickly, we are working fast to ensure that we can up the production to keep up with demand.
 
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Ckye was going to increase the price for 2019 regardless, due to material cost increases. Unfortunately, with the timing on our end, we got to make the announcement, and not him :( Sorry.
Not that you're making decisions based on my opinion but about the only thing holding me back is having to pick either pic or Arca, you make an adapter so it can use the RRS mount that does both or come up with your own and I'm in

At least to try out 😁
 
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