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Old 12-06-2018, 12:03 PM   #1
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How big are yíall making your blinds. I want to make one big enough to hold two people. Will be used for rifle and archery.
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:40 PM   #2
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I made mine from 1-16í cattle panel with a door opening of 45Ē. Itís plenty big for one person, but would be tight with 2 in it.



I donít have any pics of it, but I made the door frame out of metal and you donít have to have any T-posts to set up this blind.

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Old 12-06-2018, 12:44 PM   #3
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:50 PM   #4
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I made mine from 1-16’ cattle panel with a door opening of 45”. It’s plenty big for one person, but would be tight with 2 in it.



I don’t have any pics of it, but I made the door frame out of metal and you don’t have to have any T-posts to set up this blind.

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I did the same thing. I had a 6' top so turned the panel in a circle to match the top, built a door frame from angle iron and the door from a piece of cattle panel. It's covered in indoor/outdoor carpet and sits on a 2.5' platform. Cut the windows out and covered with shoot-through mesh. I actually have four of them. I really love to hunt out of them.
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Old 12-06-2018, 01:00 PM   #5
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Mine are the same dimensions as Bisch. They fit 2 for rifle hunting and compound bow hunting just fine. For trad bows, which are longer... the roominess diminishes since you kind of want the bow somewhat in the middle of the blind for clearance.

I really think what makes a round cattle panel blind tight for 1 vs 2 for rifle/compound is how many and how big your window openings are. If you got a small window or 2, then it is hard to get a good angle out of it unless you are right dab in the middle... and that doesn't leave much room for a 2nd. If your window is as wide and big as some of those popups... then the shooter can be on one side and observer on the other side of center.
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Old 12-06-2018, 01:12 PM   #6
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Mine are the same dimensions as Bisch. They fit 2 for rifle hunting and compound bow hunting just fine. For trad bows, which are longer... the roominess diminishes since you kind of want the bow somewhat in the middle of the blind for clearance.

I really think what makes a round cattle panel blind tight for 1 vs 2 for rifle/compound is how many and how big your window openings are. If you got a small window or 2, then it is hard to get a good angle out of it unless you are right dab in the middle... and that doesn't leave much room for a 2nd. If your window is as wide and big as some of those popups... then the shooter can be on one side and observer on the other side of center.
I believe your right on with the window size. Never thought of that. My plan is to make a few openings that can be open/closed depending on the situation. I was going to use a black mesh. That may leave some room for us to move around. My son is getting to the age to be able to go so thatís why I ask
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Old 12-06-2018, 01:48 PM   #7
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Pretty cool idea. Seems easy enough to build!
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Old 12-06-2018, 01:56 PM   #8
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I believe your right on with the window size. Never thought of that. My plan is to make a few openings that can be open/closed depending on the situation. I was going to use a black mesh. That may leave some room for us to move around. My son is getting to the age to be able to go so thatís why I ask
Kids are great... they are small and fit with you most times anyways. They do usually like to see the action that you can see... which usually means more or bigger windows. Of course, when bow hunting, this isn't always ideal. but nothing runs off a deer more than having your kid swing their body around to see what you are looking at... ask me how I know So it is a tradeoff of sorts.

I used to actually think that my son being a lefty shooter was going to be a major negative because of the different gear he'd need... as it turns out it works GREAT in a blind. He sits on one side, I sit on the other... either one of us can shoot.
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:10 PM   #9
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My plan is to have some “viewing” spots with mesh. Hopefully I can make it dark enough inside with two windows open so I won’t have to worry as much about movement
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