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Old 03-08-2019, 09:31 PM   #1
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I guess next year my little one will be making her maiden voyage to the farm for a real deer hunt. So now, I must find a rifle blind. Never owned a blind other than a pop-up. I want something comfortable, quiet inside or be able to add carpet. I’ve found a particular one made out of the Mossy Oak OSB with platform for $650 new, but not sure of the longevity. This will be set up at the farm and probably never moved until it is uninhabitable.

So what blind for say, up to $1500?
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Old 03-08-2019, 09:33 PM   #2
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Add $250 and get an AntlerShed
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Old 03-08-2019, 09:34 PM   #3
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Old 03-08-2019, 09:38 PM   #4
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Never heard of those. Looks nice!
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Old 03-08-2019, 09:40 PM   #5
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Never heard of those. Looks nice!
I will never own any other brand You won’t regret it!

There is a dealer in Gladwater I believe.
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Old 03-08-2019, 09:41 PM   #6
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Old 03-08-2019, 09:42 PM   #7
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Do one better. Have macoop or low fence build it

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Old 03-08-2019, 10:20 PM   #8
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Do one better. Have macoop or low fence build it

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Don't get macoop to build it, you'll go to sleep and the deer will get away !
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Old 03-08-2019, 11:52 PM   #9
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Don't get macoop to build it, you'll go to sleep and the deer will get away !
I donít want my princess to have a castle just yet. She needs to know that Cinderella scrubbed floors before all that. 😂
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Old 03-08-2019, 11:56 PM   #10
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Old 03-09-2019, 12:43 AM   #11
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Old 03-09-2019, 12:53 AM   #12
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I guess next year my little one will be making her maiden voyage to the farm for a real deer hunt. So now, I must find a rifle blind. Never owned a blind other than a pop-up. I want something comfortable, quiet inside or be able to add carpet. Iíve found a particular one made out of the Mossy Oak OSB with platform for $650 new, but not sure of the longevity. This will be set up at the farm and probably never moved until it is uninhabitable.

So what blind for say, up to $1500?


Iíve got a couple Landers Marine Blinds and they are nice. Price may be pushing your budget for a 4x6 on a 6 foot metal platform.


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Old 03-09-2019, 12:54 AM   #13
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Build one if possible.

But Iíve shot my largest buck to date out of a pop up.


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Old 03-09-2019, 01:01 AM   #14
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Build one if possible.

But Iíve shot my largest buck to date out of a pop up.


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Iíll never build one again because by the time you buy the windows and doors to keep the wasp out itís not worth the time.


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Old 03-09-2019, 06:05 AM   #15
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Old 03-09-2019, 07:40 AM   #16
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Old 03-09-2019, 08:42 AM   #17
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I am building a 4X8 now. I have about 1K in it now (ok that's what I tell the wife). $500 of that is 5 windows and a door from DeerView.
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Old 03-09-2019, 09:03 AM   #18
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Just had a guy build me this one for 1100$. All treated and deer view windows. He's about 90 minutes from you. Let me know if you want his info. All treated with a 6 ft base.


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Old 03-09-2019, 09:32 AM   #19
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If you’re looking for a blind that’ll last through your life time, check out Ranch Kings.
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Old 03-09-2019, 02:11 PM   #20
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Tank Blinds built in Weatherford
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Old 03-09-2019, 04:13 PM   #21
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I have had two Dillon blinds for more than 6 years and they are still like new.
Only way to go.
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Old 03-09-2019, 05:42 PM   #22
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I lucked into a Ranchking. Nicest blind I have ever been in, but I don't think it's in your budget, well except the small one, I believe it's pretty close. Danged things are expensive.
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Old 03-09-2019, 09:32 PM   #23
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Not in your listed budget, but all seasons feeders makes an excellent blind, as does ranch king and Atascosa wildlife supply.
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Old 03-09-2019, 10:32 PM   #24
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Ranch king little buck is nice. Got some of them.
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Old 03-09-2019, 11:10 PM   #25
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Old 03-09-2019, 11:17 PM   #26
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The Ranch King Little Buck is near your budget. VERY well built. No wood to rot out. Very comfortable. Have had one for 3 years with absolutely no bugs getting in. Is real tight with 2 adults (I’ve hunted it once with my father in there), but enough room for an adult and a kid. The way the sides taper out, it feels like a bigger blind.

If they made these 4x6, rather than 4x5, sales would be off the charts (though they already sell a ton,and would likely decrease the sales of their other blinds costing $1000 more, which is likely why they DON’T).

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Old 03-10-2019, 09:49 AM   #27
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I like building them and customizing as much as you can. They sell camo plywood.
Plexiglass windows in tracks to guide them with magnetic strips along window sides to hold window open, using string with metal end for magnet, tied to top of plexi while opening silently. Like a guillotine. Great feature. Bow windows can slide left right.
This is one of the gun blinds we built. Shoot one direction only. Small plot.
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:19 PM   #28
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Definitely don't waste your money on T-Box blinds. I helped take down 3 this weekend that are 4-6 years old and they were bad for what they cost. The shelves were rotten, the carpet was molded and the condensation was crazy inside. The paint was almost non existent on the roofs and sides facing the sun. The floors were soft in all 3.
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:31 PM   #29
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I have a metal R panel blind. It is a 6 by 6 all metal. Welded together. I have a 6 inch shooting rail all the way around the blind inside. I also have shelves and raised windows. The window have plexiglass but can be changed out for deer view if one wanted. The stand is worth $1500-2000. I would take 1250 for the stand. It sits on a 6 by 8 frame made out of 2 in square tubing. The rest of the stand is 1 1/2 by 1 1/2 tubing. The roof is also R panel with metal corners and metal trim around all the windows and doors. Lots of room inside. It has a padded carpeted floor with 2 swivel chairs inside. The paint is faded but windows need new plexiglass due to plexiglass changes color. The stand does not leak and it weighs about 4 hundred pounds or so. Very well built. I bow hunt only and I don't need a rifle stand. 817-296-9414.
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:33 PM   #30
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There is not another stand that is built as well or that will out last the one I have.
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:54 PM   #31
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If you want longevity, metal. Fiberglass is good, but most have wood floors that even in dry climates will eventually rot. Add another vote for the Little Buck.
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:50 AM   #32
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Whatever you decide, if you want it to last more than a couple years, steer clear of anything made of OSB.
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:09 AM   #33
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The one I have posted in the classifieds. All metal with windows and ready for a 2" sq tube legs to lift in the air if you wish. I will bump it to the top for you.
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:40 PM   #34
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Lots of choices and decisions to be made!
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