The NEW “no weld” MLS Cap for 2×4 post sets is the new hotness! We use the same 3/8″ AR550 laser cut “hook” we’ve always used, and it’s still compatible with every target in the MLS line. The difference is the 2×4 tube steel cap now has two laser cut slots in it for the hook to slide through. It is retained with a single 3/8″ carriage bolt and nylock nut.
You might be asking, “why is this better?”. Well, we’ll tell ya why! Primarily, because we don’t have to weld the AR550 hook to the mild steel 2×4 tube steel cap. You’ve heard us talking for 20+ years how welding to AR is bad for it. We’ve known this all along, but couldn’t figure out how to do it better until now! No weld means no weakened AR plate which means longer life!
BUT WAIT!! THERE’S MORE!!! That’s right kids! Not only do you get a better product at the same low price, you now have interchangeability with two completely different product lines! These caps will also work with our new and improved Steel Challenge caps! Both of these systems utilize the laser cut 2×4 tube steel, so all you have to do is remove one bolt, slide out the MLS cap, slide in the other cap, snug up the bolt and you’re ready to rock and roll! We have never seen or heard of a more modular or robust system than this!
Quick note…the cap comes un-assembled. You’ll need to slide the hanger into the laser-cut cap. It might take a little tapping, but it should go in pretty easy. Lastly, when you’re tightening the carriage bolt (9/16″ end wrench or socket), make sure the square part of the headlines up with the “flats” in the slot. From there, tighten it down and you’re ready to roll!