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Old 12-07-2009, 08:28 AM   #1
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I am gonna build me a box blind for bow & rifle hunting. The ones at the property now are a bit too tight for a bow.

Im thinking 4X4 . if you have built a 4x4 ,,, would you build it bigger? or is the size good??

Thanks , you folks are great! Its great to be able to ask questions & get info, without getting berated for not knowing these things at my age. and yall just help ,, thanks
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:31 AM   #2
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I would go with a 6' x 6' with the windows being tall and narrow.

Make the windows narrow and tall with the hing on the bottom.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:36 AM   #3
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i would go with a 6x6x6, like the one in my avatar. so much space and comfort...it is bolted so it's easy to install and unistall easy to build.....
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:37 AM   #4
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6x6 as well, 4x4 is not big enough to draw a bow in.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:39 AM   #5
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4X4 is too small for a bow.
I built some that were 5X6 and 6 foot tall and they worked great.
A 6X6, 6 foot tall won't increase the cost by much and is very roomy.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:40 AM   #6
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6X6 is the way to go.

Mine is 5X5 and is just big enough. I have to shoot from the middle of the blind on my knees. If I'm in a chair the top of my bow will hit the roof.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:42 AM   #7
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Yup. 6X6X6.5 for mine. I love it and put 48" vertical , hinged windows in it. I hunted ut of it Saturday morning when it was freezing outside. Very nice.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:45 AM   #8
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Depth is the more important dimension than width, IMO. I like to be able to sit so far back it's like flinging an arrow across a big room then out the window. Sitting farther back from the windows makes you less likely to get busted by movement too. Use the search function for the DIY forum - search the word "blind" and you will see many great designs that have been posted.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:48 AM   #9
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Mine is a 5X5 octagon and it fits pretty good...if I had it to do over again, I probably would've made it 6X6
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:05 AM   #10
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Here's a shot of the front of one of mine I built, 6X5X6, floor entry. Next one will have a 3 sided Bay style front with 3 taller, narrower windows. I love this one ( 4 yr. old in this pic )
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:11 AM   #11
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I would go 6x6x6 with tall narrow windows if it is on legs but on the ground the normal size will work
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:12 AM   #12
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Echoing the sentiment above about 4x4 is not even close for drawing a bow.....

I have a 5x5 and it can be too small as well. My 6x6 is perfect......
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:23 AM   #13
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I made mine 6x6 and 7 feet tall. I used 2x3s and 1/4" OSB. I have the details in Google Sketchup if you want them. Turned out quite well and I am very pleased with it. Take it to the lease in panels in the back (on the back) of the pickup, and then lag bolt it together in the field with a socket and a hammer.

Large windows for shooting a bow shooting. Covered them with mesh. PM me if you're interested in the detail drawings.

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