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careybirdwell 05-15-2019 08:10 PM

Plexiglass or Deerview Windows ????
 
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I picked up this blind earlier this year. It is about 58" across on the inside, probably not quiet big enough to bow hunt out of. When I got the blind, all the windows were missing. I would like to go back with some type of windows. It had plexiglass windows on it before. The opening are 12"x32.5". I was thinking about building a wooden frame and using deerview 10"x28" in it, or should I just go back to plexiglass. I was thinking nothing smaller than 1/8". What is yalls opinion?? I think I'm about the same money either way.

twosixteens 05-15-2019 08:47 PM

I sure like Deerview windows.

BCBHunter712 05-15-2019 08:59 PM

We have 1 blind with sliding plexiglass and I hate it. Noisy, and not simple to open without spooking game. They also let a lot of cold air in around the edges. But... it gets the job done and we have killed deer in the blind.

That being said , the hinged deerview tinted windows we have in our other blind are nice, quiet, easy to open, and seal out the weather. I would spend the extra on deerview if possible personally.

Youngblood 05-15-2019 09:01 PM

Deerview sure made my stand nicer. So far I havenít had any issues with them scratching up like my old plexiglass ones did.

Best of luck no matter which way you go.


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careybirdwell 05-15-2019 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by BCBHunter712 (Post 14151164)
We have 1 blind with sliding plexiglass and I hate it. Noisy, and not simple to open without spooking game. They also let a lot of cold air in around the edges. But... it gets the job done and we have killed deer in the blind.

That being said , the hinged deerview tinted windows we have in our other blind are nice, quiet, easy to open, and seal out the weather. I would spend the extra on deerview if possible personally.


The deerview should come out a little cheaper, it will just the window smaller after I make a frame for it. I will be going from a 12x33 to a 9x26.

No room for sliding window. Deerview will fold in & Plexiglass will fold out

DUKFVR 05-15-2019 10:56 PM

I would go deerview myself. Really nice addition to a blind.

careybirdwell 05-15-2019 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by DUKFVR (Post 14151431)
I would go deerview myself. Really nice addition to a blind.

Yes, I have used them in 2 of my previous blind builds

Tx_Wader 05-16-2019 08:43 AM

I only use Deerview windows in my blinds...and I had tried everything else prior to giving them a try.

texan4ut 05-16-2019 09:38 AM

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I build my own. I use aluminum Screen frame from Lowes, comes in 7 foot sections for about 4.00 then the corners are 1.98 per package of four. I cut them to size these are 12x24. The plexiglass I ordered off of Amazon. 6 per package 60.00. I remove the film on one side then use goop to attach the plexi to the frame. Hinges I ordered on line from a company Global Industrial. They are about 3.00 each. I can post links for the plexi and hinges.

hunter68 05-16-2019 10:03 AM

Texasn4ut can you post info please?

sotx 05-16-2019 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by BCBHunter712 (Post 14151164)
We have 1 blind with sliding plexiglass and I hate it. Noisy, and not simple to open without spooking game. They also let a lot of cold air in around the edges. But... it gets the job done and we have killed deer in the blind.

That being said , the hinged deerview tinted windows we have in our other blind are nice, quiet, easy to open, and seal out the weather. I would spend the extra on deerview if possible personally.

This^^^^ all day long. Can't go wrong with these folks.

Chad74 05-16-2019 10:20 AM

I have deerview in one of my blinds. I like Texasn4ut windows but I can't seem to find the time to build them.

texan4ut 05-16-2019 01:24 PM

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Originally Posted by hunter68 (Post 14151977)
Texasn4ut can you post info please?

I got the plexiglass on Amazon

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The hinges from here.

https://www.globalindustrial.com/p/b...157-157-inches

Everything else I got at Lowes. To mount the hinges on the frame I used #8 x3/4 self tapping screws from Lowes. I use goop on the hinges then screw them down. I also use goop to secure the plexiglass to the frames. when you buy the screen frames and corners get a couple of packages of screen clips.

Here is some pictures. Have any questions let me know.

texan4ut 05-16-2019 01:27 PM

I make the window frame 2 inches larger than my opening. frames are 12x24 and my opening is 10x22

texan4ut 05-16-2019 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Chad74 (Post 14152012)
I have deerview in one of my blinds. I like Texasn4ut windows but I can't seem to find the time to build them.

Takes about 15 minutes to build one. Get the materials and some cold brewskies go to town. ;)b

bowaddict40 05-16-2019 01:40 PM

We love our Deerview windows. We have them in all of our blinds. They have the fuzzy on one side so no critters get in.

TexasTealHunter 05-16-2019 02:04 PM

If same money then id go with deerview.

solocam_aggie 05-16-2019 02:44 PM

Deerview are hard to beat. Shout out to texan though on a job well done.

TheHammer 05-16-2019 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by BCBHunter712 (Post 14151164)
We have 1 blind with sliding plexiglass and I hate it. Noisy, and not simple to open without spooking game. They also let a lot of cold air in around the edges. But... it gets the job done and we have killed deer in the blind.

That being said , the hinged deerview tinted windows we have in our other blind are nice, quiet, easy to open, and seal out the weather. I would spend the extra on deerview if possible personally.

Awesome! My deerview deluxe hinge should be close to finished!


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