The Pinnacle of Bipods: CKYE-POD Gen 2 Bipod w/RRS SC-LR Mount – Reviewed

This is the Standard CKYE-POD Gen 2 mounted to the ARCA Rail of an MDT Chassis with the RRS SC-LR mount. The optic is a Leupold Mk 5 5-25

Contrary to popular belief, the cheapest product is not always the best value for our money. Sometimes the best, even when it’s costly, is the best value. 

As the Editor for GunsAmerica and as a competitive shooter I get to see the latest greatest equipment and gear at trade shows, matches, and when visiting companies. I’ve seen or shot off of just about every bipod ever made. The MDT Gen 2 CKYE-POD bipod is, in my opinion, the pinnacle of bipods. There is literally not a bipod that is more versatile or that has more useful adjustments than the CKYE-POD. There are also only a handful of bipods that cost more but we can all dream about what we’d buy if we won the lottery, right? 

The versatility is incredible.

What I have here for review and in the pictures is the Standard CKYE-POD model and I chose to use the Really Right Stuff (RRS), SC-LR Mount because it’s also amazing. 

By the way, CKYE is pronounced “sky.”

All the adjustments on CKYE-POD are designed to be made with one hand.

RRS SC-LR

The RRS SC-LR Mounts to the RRS Mount that you order your CKYE-POD to come configured with. Installing the mount is incredibly simple.
The RRS SC-LR mount allows you to quick detach with a lever to both Picatinny rail or ARCA rail. You can literally swap between the two with no adjustments. The ingenuity of this mount is something all on its own.
You don’t have to choose. It mounts to both.
RRS SC-LR attaching the CKYE POD to an ARCA Rail. The SC-LR can be mounted with the lever on either the right or left side of the bipod. Here, it’s mounted on the right.
RRS SC-LR attaching the CKYE POD to a Picatinny Rail.

MDT CKYE-POD Adjustments

The legs each have 3 locking vertical positions that can be made independent of each other. This is the Down vertical position.
This is the middle or Angled vertical position.
This is all the way forward or in the Stowed position.
Part of the height adjustments come from the ability to adjust the width of the legs. The legs lock in the following three configurations: Narrow, Medium, and Wide. This is the Narrow width configuration. Even though it’s narrow it is still extremely stable.
Medium width configuration.
This is the Wide width configuration. Note that you can combine the vertical and width adjustments. For example, the lowest useable setting on the bipod would be with Angled vertical position combined with the Wide width (Not pictured) for a height of about 4.5 inches.
The legs also adjust for length. There are 8 locking length positions.
A one handed pull will extend the length of either leg.
A one handed press of the leg lever will unlock and allow you to shorten the legs.
The tallest configuration is Narrow width combined with the Down position and the legs completely extended.
In the tallest config the CKYE POD Standard is almost 15.5 inches tall.
The CKYE POD has a 170 degrees of total cant adjustment.
85 degrees of cant each direction.
The cant can be locked in any position via the stainless steel knob. The knurled knob also adjusts the amount of drag for the cant.
The CKYE POD also pans 360 degrees. The lock for panning is shown by the arrow.
That is the barricade stop. You can reverse and have it face forward by either panning 180 degrees or flipping the bipod mount.
The feet are extremely aggressive and can be swapped out with other brands of feet designed for Atlas-style bipods. Also, note a feature that I love is the skateboard tape on the legs. It makes for an extreme gripping surface as well as pushed up against anything and it doesn’t move.
The Standard Gen 2 CKYE-POD with the RRS SC-LR installed weighs just 1.59 lbs. The SC-LR by itself weighs 0.238 lbs.

The CKYE-POD is well built using stainless steel and anodized aluminum. It’s even better engineered. It’s extremely stable and easy to shoot off of as well as adjust. If the Standard model isn’t tall enough MDT makes a double and a triple pull version that has the same features with more length.

After having used the CKYE-POD I wouldn’t even consider not owning one.

In conclusion, if you need the best bipod money can buy, the MDT CKYE-POD coupled with the RRS SC-LR is unbeatable.

MDT has great pictures and a good video on their site which you can check out here.

CKYE-POD Standard MSRP $599

Learn more about the RRS SC-LR here.

RRS SC-LR $118

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About the author: True Pearce is the Managing Editor at GunsAmerica. He’s a competitive shooter, hunter, instructor & attorney. You can see and follow his adventures on Instagram. @true1911 https://www.instagram.com/true1911/

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  • Peter Brown April 23, 2021, 12:44 pm

    There’s little doubt that it’s a very good bipod. Other than ownership I have no relation to ACCU-TAC Bipods. Their prices are not substantially less than this CKYE. ACCU bipods sell at about $380 but I feel that if prepared to pay $550 that ACCU is worth a look.

  • Kent San April 20, 2021, 5:56 pm

    Exactly what I’m using. Nice to see it reviewed. I agree with your assessments.

  • Terry Jones April 19, 2021, 9:34 am

    The price?……..😳☹️

  • Fal Phil April 19, 2021, 8:35 am

    Dang. For $600, I want that sucker to bring me coffee in bed every morning.

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