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Old 10-18-2017, 04:53 PM   #1
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Is a 4x5 big enuff for two to hunt out of? Father/son or father/daughter?
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Old 10-18-2017, 04:58 PM   #2
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4 x 6 is better....but with 4 x 5 you can make it work if everyone can stay in their seat.
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Old 10-18-2017, 04:59 PM   #3
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how big are the kiddos and the chairs you're planning to use?
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:01 PM   #4
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It's too small IMO
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:04 PM   #5
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I'm building a 4x5. IMO, it's plenty big for 2 people gun hunting.

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Old 10-18-2017, 05:04 PM   #6
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kids are 7 and 14, gun hunting only, would prefer office type chairs but not set on them.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:05 PM   #7
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It will get tight, but it can be done. Probably not room for lots of stuff and two office chairs, but if that is the size you have, then go for it. If you are going to build one and have the option to make it bigger, then I would. At least 5x5, 6x6 would be even better.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:06 PM   #8
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My father and I are decently sized guys and we hunted together out of a 4x4 for many many years. With squirmy children, you may need a little bigger. If I was building one for two people only, I would probably go with 6x5 for comfort.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:07 PM   #9
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kids are 7 and 14, gun hunting only, would prefer office type chairs but not set on them.
One of my gun blinds is 4x5
You might could swing it with one office chair and one smaller folding chair.
Don't think you'd be able to do two of them though.
Be better with two smaller type folding chairs.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:18 PM   #10
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My wife and I hunted a few times in a 4x5 last year and it's pretty cramped in there.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:19 PM   #11
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One of my gun blinds is 4x5
You might could swing it with one office chair and one smaller folding chair.
Don't think you'd be able to do two of them though.
Be better with two smaller type folding chairs.
Our situation had one office chair and a smaller chair. We had room to sit ok but if she needed to move to make any shot other than straight on it would've been a chore. Two smaller chairs might have made it a little more roomier
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:21 PM   #12
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4x6 at the absolute minimum. Although I did get my first 5x8 last year and will never buy one any smaller than that from now on, and I hunt by myself most of the time.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:22 PM   #13
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Go bigger if you can . Better to be comfortable y'all will want to hunt more and stay longer. Nice to have room for a heater when it gets cold and places for backpacks and the like .

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Old 10-18-2017, 05:22 PM   #14
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I want a office chair so I can sleep while they are the lookout
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:24 PM   #15
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thanks for yalls help. building one right now that's 4x7, but needing another one too. just don't have time to build another.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:28 PM   #16
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I have a couple of 4x5's and have hunted 2 people plenty of times. Heck when I was a kid we were hunting 2 people in 4x4's most of the time. So it can be done.. but if you are building you might as well go 5x5 or
4x6, extra room won't hurt.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:28 PM   #17
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Most of our blinds are 4x4 or 4x5 wooden box blinds on 10' wooden towers.

I put padded folding chairs in them, since the office chairs take up so much room. Tight for 2 guys, but just fine for father/son type set up.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:39 PM   #18
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I built a 6x6 the other day to have room when the kids want to go sit in the stand and its plenty big enough for all 3 of us
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Old 10-18-2017, 07:24 PM   #19
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6x6 perfect

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Old 10-18-2017, 07:51 PM   #20
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Can it be done? Sure. Comfortably? Nope.
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Old 10-18-2017, 09:18 PM   #21
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I have a 4x6 and no way to sit side by side on the 4 ft side the other one I built was 6x7 and is perfect for bow and rifle for 2 people.
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Old 10-18-2017, 10:28 PM   #22
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It will do in a pinch. lol
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Old 10-18-2017, 10:48 PM   #23
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In my opinion a 4’ deep blind is just worthless. I wouldn’t go anything less than 5x5. 5x6 is as small as I’ll build one.


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Old 10-18-2017, 11:01 PM   #24
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If you’re building make it 6x5. I made some this off-season that are that size and they’re great for two people or if I’m by myself I can take my boots off and kick my feet up in the other office chair and really get comfy.
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:07 PM   #25
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I just built a 4x5 bc I already had a good solid 15’ 4x5 base. I was a little concerned but it will be plent big for my daughter and myself.
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