Ckye pod double pull. Is it applicable?

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I’ve been digging and digging but haven’t seen too much feedback. I’ve totally re done my hunting rifle over the past few months for a light weight build. Proof 22” 6.5prc barrel, AG Visigoth stock, Hawkins hunter dbm and a Leupold mk5. I currently have an atlas cal bipod. My question is how applicable would the double pull be for a hunting rifle? The last 2 seasons I found myself using my pack to rest my rifle on instead of my atlas since it really is almost useless. I like the idea of being able to doing a kneeling/sitting shot with the ckye pod. At the cost of almost 2 pounds though I am hesitant. And at that price, I don’t want to be unhappy with it.

Does anyone here run a double pull for hunting? Do you leave it off the rifle and just toss it on when you get in a spot you can set up?
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No experience with one, but what about a tripod setup? For the price of the double pull, could get something decent, and would be really useful for glassing as well
 

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No experience with one, but what about a tripod setup? For the price of the double pull, could get something decent, and would be really useful for glassing as well
I’ve definitely put thought into that route as well. I just don’t know if I want to carry a tripod around. Have looked at the more compact lightweight ones though.
Just a personal opinion... To a guy like me, $800 is a lot of money.... Do you see it paying for itself ?
Trust me I’m the same as you. That’s why I really want some feedback before I pull any trigger. I will say I can see it being beneficial if it’s practical in the hunting world. If people have used it and the general consensus Is it’s no better than laying the rifle on a pack then I’ll put that money elsewhere. But I do really like the idea and design of it
 
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I run the double pull on a arca rail on my hunting rifle, I can toss it on my tripod if need be, 90% of the time I’m able to get a good position with the Ckye Pod. Rifle weights around 9.5-10lbs with it on.
 
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I run the double pull on a arca rail on my hunting rifle, I can toss it on my tripod if need be, 90% of the time I’m able to get a good position with the Ckye Pod. Rifle weights around 9.5-10lbs with it on.
Thanks for the feedback. With the new setup I’ll be right around 10.2 if I get the double pull. With my atlas it’ll be around 9 or so, so not too terrible. Was 14# before so anything is an improvement. Do you usually keep it in your pack until you get to a spot to set up or do you just keep it on your rifle?
 

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If your going to use it strictly for hunting, depending on the environment, I feel like the triple pull would be the best bet. As for the price that is entirely up too you. Its a big investment, but if you shoot matches and hunt with it then cyke pod seems like it would be well worth the money spent. They also came out with a light weight version. I don't have a cyke pod yet, but have played around with them, and they have there advantages. Since you have the atlas already, maybe you can buy the extension legs to remedy the problem.

Good luck,

 
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I use a PRS Ckye pod for hunting and have 3" and 6" leg extensions on hand depending on the environment. I keep it on my rifle all the time as I appreciate the ability to set my rifle down when glassing or stalking.

Agree with the above, the triple pull is ideal for the terrain I hunt and on my list of upgrades. I went through the same purchase decision and felt the double pull was too high for my local club matches and not high enough to get over sagebrush etc... so single/triple is what I'll run next fall.
 
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I definitely looked at the triple pull, but have heard reports of it being pretty unstable at extended heights? Plus the shear size of it has me looking more at the double. I didn’t know they made leg extensions for the ckye pod, that’s good to know too. Most of my hunting allows for a kneeling/seated shot so the added height of the triple could be nice, but isn’t necessarily needed just yet. All good feedback though and is what I was looking for
 

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I use a double for matches/range but think RRS would be a better solution for hunting. The anvil 30 is very hard to beat.
 
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I stopped carrying a regular bipod for hunting because I could almost never use it, and in the situations where I could, my pack worked nearly as well. I got one of the triple Pulls and decided it was too big; Not enough weight/size savings to replace my tripod (which is much more stable and versatile). I then got one of the double pulls, but at this point have not sued it enough to decide whether it would be a good substitute when i don’t want to carry the tripod. Bit it does seem promising.
 
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I stopped carrying a regular bipod for hunting because I could almost never use it, and in the situations where I could, my pack worked nearly as well. I got one of the triple Pulls and decided it was too big; Not enough weight/size savings to replace my tripod (which is much more stable and versatile). I then got one of the double pulls, but at this point have not sued it enough to decide whether it would be a good substitute when i don’t want to carry the tripod. Bit it does seem promising.
Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like a good inbetween from a regular bipod and a tripod. I really don’t want to carry a tripod….just yet. Think I’ll go ahead and pop for the double pull
 

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The Kifaru gun Bearer, it’s meant to mount to the pack and ride under your arm but I adapted it to mount to the side of the pack with and extended quick release.
Works really well and the pack distribute the weight
 
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Double pull and triple pull will cover most of your application. The triple pull, while large, is literally a replacement for your tripod.
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I like the Harris S-25C bipod for hunting. it goes 13.5" to 27" , tilts, weighs 23oz and is $125. I have used them for hunting for over 20 years and they work great. I haven't had one break yet and they don't cost $800+
 

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Check out the Hatch bipod. MUCH cheaper than any Ckyepod, has more adjustment and lighter. Its far better for hunting in my opinion, prs/prone target yeah go with the Ckyepod. This coming from a guy who has a single and double pull.
 
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No way you are going to get to a standing position off of a double pull alone.
 

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I was super stoked on my Hatch bipod until earlier this month. We were stalking some elk we'd glassed on a distant mountain. We got within an ethical shot distant and began setting up for the shot. The elk were above us and we were all in snow. It was a cold day and the legs of the hatch would not stay extended. Several attempts to lock them into the desired position were made and they kept collapsing. Never had this happen before in warmer climates.
 

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I was super stoked on my Hatch bipod until earlier this month. We were stalking some elk we'd glassed on a distant mountain. We got within an ethical shot distant and began setting up for the shot. The elk were above us and we were all in snow. It was a cold day and the legs of the hatch would not stay extended. Several attempts to lock them into the desired position were made and they kept collapsing. Never had this happen before in warmer climates.
Ive never had that issue either, coldest I've used mine extended was 20°. My best friend has been using a hatch for 5 years and I know he's used his in -10 with out a known hiccup, but dont know if he was trying to extend.
 
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I used my regular Ckye Pod a few times this year when I was trying to fill my mtn goat tag. I switched to an atlas. Then I shot my goat off of my backpack. Things are so much more dynamic in a hunting situation I couldn't make my bipod work. The snow was so deep that my bipod legs just post holed into the snow, rendering them useless. I had to use my pack to "float" on top of the snow to get stable. When I settled into the shot, I was actually amazed at how steady I was.

If you are an "ounces equal pounds, pounds equal pain" type guy I would just stick with the atlas for the weight savings. That being said, the versatility of the Ckye Pod is nice also if you don't mind the weight.
 
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