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Old 08-01-2018, 11:25 AM   #1
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This blind cost zero dollars to build. Found the round bale ring on the property. It was all bent out of shape,been sitting for years. Got all the sheet metal from a old barn out there that was destroyed several years ago too. I still have to finish the back side (figure out a way to put a door on it), and close in all but two of the windows. I’ll post more pics when I get it finished
This only took about 1 1/2 by myself.


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Old 08-01-2018, 12:12 PM   #2
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Looks like a good rifle blind but it's gonna be hard to clear the upper cam on a compound bow. Maybe a crossbow?

Good use of materials and resourceful anyway.
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Old 08-01-2018, 12:32 PM   #3
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Looks like a good rifle blind but it's gonna be hard to clear the upper cam on a compound bow. Maybe a crossbow?



Good use of materials and resourceful anyway.


Dang didn’t even think of that. Guess I’ll have to dig out the inside like a true pit blind and make the windows in that middle section. Or just rifle and crossbow hunt from it.


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Old 08-01-2018, 12:43 PM   #4
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Four pieces of steel to make a peak and over lap the tin . Mule hide to seal if to stop major leaks
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Old 08-01-2018, 03:10 PM   #5
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Decided to cover the top sections and cut out 3 windows
I raised the blind about 15” and tested the window and roof height. We’re good. IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180801/d007d63536258ed5db5899d673cd35f4.jpg[/IMG]


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Old 08-01-2018, 03:30 PM   #6
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nice patina camo
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Old 08-01-2018, 03:41 PM   #7
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She'll hunt!
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Old 08-01-2018, 03:53 PM   #8
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make sure it is the shade 100% of the time,, otherwise you will bake like a roast in there,,,, I know from experience and only my roof was metal!
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Old 08-04-2018, 12:09 PM   #9
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Cool build Junior !! Lots of room on the inside. That joker is gonna be pretty hot in the early season but should be alright once things cool off. Find some scrap 1/2" square tubing and make rectangle for the door frame. Screw a piece of tin on it and get some cheap hinges from wal-mart or lumber yard and stick it on there.
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Old 08-04-2018, 05:41 PM   #10
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Pretty close to being done. Put wind screen in the windows to keep it dark. Looks black from the outside, but easy to see thru from the inside. Just need to secure the roof ( I’ll do that when we take it to the land). I think I’m gonna use a thick piece of carpet and somehow hang that on for my door.



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Old 08-04-2018, 05:52 PM   #11
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Much better...that’ll hunt!
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Old 08-04-2018, 05:56 PM   #12
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Speaking from experience make sure it’s in the shade of a big tree otherwise you’re going to be like a brisket in a smoke and cooked low and slow. Otherwise nicely done
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:21 PM   #13
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Got it moved to the land today. Just have to go back tomorrow and finish digging out the inside and secure the roof


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Hold a thermometer in your mouth. When it gets to 160* you're done !
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:33 PM   #15
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I like it.
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:31 PM   #16
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Hold a thermometer in your mouth. When it gets to 160* you're done !


I’m gonna put insulation on the inside to help with the heat. We’ll see


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