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Old 04-29-2019, 09:54 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about trying to build me an Octagon Bow blind but I'm trying to keep the wood wasting down to a minimum. What would you say the minimum width to keep the blind to comfortably draw without sticking arrow out the window? I'm thinking 6ft across. I'm 5'9" and have a 27.5" draw length if that matters
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Old 04-30-2019, 07:29 AM   #2
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I'm thinking about trying to build me an Octagon Bow blind but I'm trying to keep the wood wasting down to a minimum. What would you say the minimum width to keep the blind to comfortably draw without sticking arrow out the window? I'm thinking 6ft across. I'm 5'9" and have a 27.5" draw length if that matters
I built (and still hunt out of) a 5' wide Octagon blind back in 2008. Hindsight being 20/20 I wish it were 6' across but 5' is what I would call bare minimum.

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Old 04-30-2019, 07:38 AM   #3
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I would say 6 feet minimum. I built one and had a huge amount of wasted plywood. It's a great blind, but, if I had it to do all over again, I'd do a hexagon.
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Old 04-30-2019, 09:03 AM   #4
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Old 05-01-2019, 10:49 AM   #5
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I have built two octogons. One from steel and one from wood. The steel version was easier, cheaper and way easier to set up. Both are roughly 70 inches from point to point (I cant remember if its 67 or 72"). Im 6' with a 28" draw and I can sit in one corner and draw without my broadhead clearing any of the 3 or 4 windows.

I love both of them. The only down side is when you shoot a .223 SBR from inside even suppressed its loud

I have some detailed plains in PDF I can send via email that reduce a ton of scrap wood. One hexagon and one octagon
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Old 05-01-2019, 10:53 AM   #6
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Im in the process of building an octagon blind too. Im in the same boat, as Im seeing how much waste Im going to have. It's giving me serious heartburn!
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Old 05-01-2019, 11:04 AM   #7
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I have built two octogons. One from steel and one from wood. The steel version was easier, cheaper and way easier to set up. Both are roughly 70 inches from point to point (I cant remember if its 67 or 72"). Im 6' with a 28" draw and I can sit in one corner and draw without my broadhead clearing any of the 3 or 4 windows.

I love both of them. The only down side is when you shoot a .223 SBR from inside even suppressed its loud

I have some detailed plains in PDF I can send via email that reduce a ton of scrap wood. One hexagon and one octagon
Sounds great, careybirdwell@sbcglobal.net
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Old 05-01-2019, 01:26 PM   #9
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Flat to flat is just shy of 6'-0", can't remember the panel size, but I think close to 28"+ outside to outside on panels. Still hunt from it today, sits great easy to kill out of. I'll try and dig up some field photos, it is tucked up under a huge Live Oak then covered in army camo mesh, then cut small shooting holes for each window out of mesh.

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Old 05-01-2019, 05:33 PM   #10
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I would recommend playing with this "calculator". https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calcu...ne/polygon.php

Calculate for pentagon, hexagon and octagon, I left out the 7 sided heptagon because of the illegitimate angles, 8 is bad enough. Look at the square footage using 4 foot panels for each side, distance across etc., or draw them out on a concrete surface. In my opinion, the hexagon worked better for me, I got the square footage I felt I needed, and the construction was simple.
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Old 05-01-2019, 06:12 PM   #11
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My next build will be the hexagon also
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Old 05-01-2019, 06:32 PM   #12
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I would recommend playing with this "calculator". https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calcu...ne/polygon.php

Calculate for pentagon, hexagon and octagon, I left out the 7 sided heptagon because of the illegitimate angles, 8 is bad enough. Look at the square footage using 4 foot panels for each side, distance across etc., or draw them out on a concrete surface. In my opinion, the hexagon worked better for me, I got the square footage I felt I needed, and the construction was simple.
Yes sir, that would have helped a tad on waist when I built mine......napkin, pencil and a few beers later I was ripping 2x4s.....

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Old 05-01-2019, 06:51 PM   #13
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Since it going to be a bow blind I also would suggest making it six sided. An octagon is a lot more trouble to build and it in my experience it is near impossible to maneuver around to shoot from more than one-to-three windows when deer are in bow range. I like to sit way ack from the windows. Mine is almost 80” deep
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Old 05-01-2019, 07:07 PM   #14
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Here is thread and drawings for pentagon. Shooting straight out windows allows for lots of room for the longest of draws. Saves material over hexagon.

If link doesn't work search for Pentagon in DIY.

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Old 05-02-2019, 04:23 PM   #15
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I have built two octogons. One from steel and one from wood. The steel version was easier, cheaper and way easier to set up. Both are roughly 70 inches from point to point (I cant remember if its 67 or 72"). Im 6' with a 28" draw and I can sit in one corner and draw without my broadhead clearing any of the 3 or 4 windows.

I love both of them. The only down side is when you shoot a .223 SBR from inside even suppressed its loud

I have some detailed plains in PDF I can send via email that reduce a ton of scrap wood. One hexagon and one octagon
If you're in the sharing mood I'd love to have detailed plans for a hexagon stand. crittergetter76@yahoo.com
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:56 PM   #16
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If you're in the sharing mood I'd love to have detailed plans for a hexagon stand. crittergetter76@yahoo.com
Id appreciate the same Quackerbox. Brodahl@verizon.net
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Old 05-02-2019, 05:26 PM   #17
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I have built two octogons. One from steel and one from wood. The steel version was easier, cheaper and way easier to set up. Both are roughly 70 inches from point to point (I cant remember if its 67 or 72"). Im 6' with a 28" draw and I can sit in one corner and draw without my broadhead clearing any of the 3 or 4 windows.

I love both of them. The only down side is when you shoot a .223 SBR from inside even suppressed its loud

I have some detailed plains in PDF I can send via email that reduce a ton of scrap wood. One hexagon and one octagon
Send em my way as well brother, please.

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Send em my way as well brother, please.

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Old 05-02-2019, 05:40 PM   #19
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Old 05-03-2019, 06:21 AM   #20
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No more than 6'5 ... Keeps your sides under 32" so you can get 3 rips a sheet and run your plywood horizontal.. It leaves a seam but nothing some z-bar or trim and caulk won't seal
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