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Old 09-17-2018, 12:38 PM   #1
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Default Ground blind dimensions for bow hunting.

What would you say the best dimensions would be so that you're comfortable and it's easy to draw your bow

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Old 09-17-2018, 12:47 PM   #2
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No less than 5X5. Bigger is better.

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Old 09-17-2018, 12:55 PM   #3
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I like 6' x 6' x 76" tall
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:56 PM   #4
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I am only buying 90"x90" or bigger now. Height at least 68" but really want 72". I like to make sure there is enough room for two people. Just my two cents. The bigger the better for me too.
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Old 09-17-2018, 01:08 PM   #5
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I like 6' x 6' x 76" tall
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Old 09-17-2018, 01:12 PM   #6
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Almost 10 years ago now I set out to build "the perfect bow ground blind". Dimensions:
73" wide
78" deep
70" tall
It has been great to hunt out of. It is still in use - I've repainted every couple of years and replaced the sliders with DeerView windows. The only thing I would do differently is make it taller - enough to stand up without stooping.

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Old 09-17-2018, 01:13 PM   #7
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The one I built is 8x8x8. Very roomy inside, but I’m not sure you will find a pop up that size.
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Old 09-17-2018, 01:14 PM   #8
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Best size I have found comes from a "Tank End Blind" 8' inside diameter and 8' tall at the ceiling peak. It will make every other blind, commercial or not seem like a small tomato can!
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Old 09-17-2018, 01:25 PM   #9
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I'm currently building an 8'L x 6'W x 8'T . I plant to shoot standing up
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Old 09-17-2018, 01:28 PM   #10
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If I can't stand straight up they're worthless to me. Sitting for extended periods of time is real bad on my lower back. Minimum is 72" for my preference.Taller the better.
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Old 09-17-2018, 01:37 PM   #11
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Minimum 6' tall
Minimum 6' Deep

I have built several 5' wide & the last couple have been 4' wide, plenty wide for 1 person.
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Old 09-17-2018, 02:52 PM   #12
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I have 5 1/2 x 5 1/2and 6x6 and over all the 6x6 is more comfortable.

The 5 1/2 is not bad for 1 guy and itís easier to heat.


This is the 5 1/2x 5 1/2.


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Old 09-17-2018, 04:53 PM   #13
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My last 2 bow blinds have been octagon and 72" from point to point. One was 75" tall in the center with 8 sided roof. The one I built this year is 72 at the front and 68 in the rear. More than enough room for 2 and all your junk.

The steel frame was easier to move in than wood by far and much cheaper

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Old 09-17-2018, 05:01 PM   #14
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Mine are 6' in diameter. Very comfortable for one person. Wouldn't work for two people IMO unless one was a kid.
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Old 09-17-2018, 05:12 PM   #15
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This is the ultimate that will give you space and comfort and will not get blown away in a tornado that will flip a 27' single slide RV sitting 10 yards from it.

Tanks End Blind, 8' diameter inside and 8' inside height!


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Old 09-17-2018, 05:15 PM   #16
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I would never build new less than 6x6 myself.....if I had one pre-built like a Krivoman which is a little less I could make due.....but 6x6 is perfect. Especially if you ever have your kids in the blind with you. You can also draw your bow without having to go diagonal or stick your arrow out the winder first!


Skinny is a big old boy as am I ....we hunted together at my place in both my blinds and we were fine...


Plus....plywood on a 6x6 make its easy. Basically one full 4' wide sheet and another 1/2 sheet on each side..


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Old 09-17-2018, 05:15 PM   #17
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a 6' cube, minimum.

You might get away with 5' sides, if you don't have a stabilizer, and are willing to let part of your bow poke out the window.

Seriously, sit in a chair, come to full draw. Have someone measure.

Add 18 to 24" for maneuverability.

Same for the cam.

Measure from the floor to the top of your cam, and add at least 6". A foot would be better.
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