Yes, the Gen1's will now be shipping on 11 January, 2021 unfortunately
I understand that it is confusing and frustrating, but we feel it too. We have all this inventory in house of the Gen1's and Gen2's and are working on both of them congruently to ensure that we ship out the best products, as soon as they are 100%. That means that your "factory second" Gen1 Ckye-Pod will be better than any of the initial production run Gen1's and the Gen2's will be slightly better yet (due to a few added features).
The decision to ship all the Gen1's by 11 January was pretty sudden and I wish we could ship them sooner, but we're doing all we can!
No idea if these are good prices or not, I haven't bought steel in a while. Any opinion? They have a 25% off sale.Any deals on steel targets now?
No idea if these are good prices or not, I haven't bought steel in a while. Any opinion? They have a 25% off sale.
There is any update regarding the pre fit barrel orders?OK folks, here's the skinny:
I consolidated everything on sale into a single category on our website so it's super easy to navigate.
The prices for everything in that category are marked down currently. If you're using the following code it will give you an additional 10% off at checkout. The sale is currently live!
Brakes are on a RIDICULOUS deal. If you use the code a Jetblast is $99 on sale, add the code and you're looking at a Jetblast for under 90 bucks. These aren't blems, we just made a massive batch of them for an OEM client and I need to get the overstock gone.
We will NOT be honoring 3 day rush fees with this sale. I just don't see it being a valid capability.
Furthermore I added a new product to the website, this was the big announcement I was talking about with @BLKWLFK9 on the Just F'n Send it podcast the other night.
We are offering a barrel nut prefit option now that is much more affordable. These are no different in quality from the other barrel nut and shouldered prefits. We're using the same Rock Creek barrel blanks.
They are only available in button blanks. They're all lapped, dialed in at both ends, etc. I won't make a barrel without dialing it in, my conscience just won't let me do it.
But, the SKU's are limited to a few options which is how we can offer such a crazy price on them.
223, 6 and 6.5 creed
There is no customization offered and they ship fast, we're aiming for 1 week once everything is up and running at normal speed. There are 50 barrels a month available, no backorders.
Let's finish off 2020 with a bang and blow this sale to pieces!
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Our prices have been pretty fixed for several years. It is with disappointment that I must announce that on January 1st the cost of our barrels is going to increase approximately $35 across the board to cover the increased costs of production. We do not currently foresee a price increase on bullets happening before April 2021 but the copper and overall metals commodities markets have gone up substantially in the past few months and we have to react to it.
We are cutting them and shipping them in batches based on caliber.There is any update regarding the pre fit barrel orders?
It isn't a Gen 2. It has a few Gen 2 parts though.
Not sure, they had said they were installing newer parts on the remaining gen1s and going over all the QC. There's some play in the legs but I doubt it'll be an issue when the rifle is shouldered.
I got my Ckye Pod a couple weeks ago, I was shocked at how "sloppy" it was; the legs have upwards of 1 inch of play/movement while locked... I was aware that I should expect some play (I've read plenty of threads on it, including this dumpster fire from this summer), but I didn't think it would be this loose. I reached out to MDT thinking it was a defective unit (with a video to demonstrate), but they confirmed that my Ckye Pod is within their acceptable tolerances for a factor second. While some people are receiving Gen1s with Gen2 parts (or just new Gen2s?), people could receive a unit that is a customer return from an earlier production run (I have to assume that's what I got).
Just to be clear, I'm not knocking MDT for their customer service, they offered to give me a refund for the unit after confirming it was within their acceptable tolerances for a factory second even though their policy states that factory seconds are a final sale. I do appreciate their offer, but I'm not looking to take advantage of their customer service.
And for all the trolls out there saying "what did you expect when you bought a factory second?!" - yes, it is a factory second, but MDT is still putting their name on it and it was still $385 (30% discount on original price). MDT has a reputation for quality, so I had higher expectations, even for a factory second.
what do you mean slop? Like the legs flex when extended?
"The legs have upwards of 1 inch of play/movement while locked..."
Just curious, how are you measuring this? Like the ends of the legs will wobble 1" back and forth, front to back, when extended?
Not necessarily flex, more like wobble from having looser fitting parts.
Wobble is a good way to put it. I'm measuring at the feet of the bipod. There is definitely more wobble front-to-back than there is side-to-side. Maybe I'm being too nit picky, idk. It just feels a lot looser than my friend's ckye pod (also Black Friday purchase).
Here is a video with the legs partially deployed.
Mine has some wobble but not as much as that.
What do you mean it isn't designed for prone shooting?Yea, the way MDT described it, it sounds like these factory seconds have a wider range of tolerances. Im guessing I just got one of the looser ones. It does function fine, and I'm sure it will be fine in the field (MDT is confident it will be, so I trust them). I'm just worried that the legs could "wobble" out of position under recoil unless the spikes are dug into the ground (and the Ckye Pod isn't designed for prone shooting).
What do you mean it isn't designed for prone shooting?
does it wobble the same when they are deployed?
some play is ok to me as it allows the rifle to rock back with the recoil, as long as it only wobbles straight back and forth.
i just got an atlas cal, which has more play than my accu-tac, and i put cleated feet on it, which has a ball joint...I haven't tested it out in the field yet, but I should be able to get out to the range this weekend and see how it performs. I agree that some play is fine given the versatility and ease of use, especially if it's straight back and forth. This just seems like a lot, especially compared to my Atlas PSR and Warne Skyline, which have little to no play/wobble.