Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Around the Campfire
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-22-2022, 10:59 AM   #1
Kas
Ten Point
 
Kas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: magnolia
Hunt In: Rocksprings-Livingston-Freer
Default Best stands around?

Guys got a new lease for our group... what are the best stands out their you have used and why? Bow and rifle? Pros cons etc?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Kas is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-22-2022, 11:11 AM   #2
Bayouboy
Pope & Young
 
Bayouboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: League City
Hunt In: East Texas
Default

http://bigdoggdeerblinds.com/

Not far from you.
Bayouboy is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-22-2022, 11:14 AM   #3
sideways
Ten Point
 
sideways's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Default

Ranch king. Only con is $$$$.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
sideways is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-22-2022, 11:38 AM   #4
Burnadell
Pope & Young
 
Burnadell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: White Oak
Hunt In: Bee County
Default

Krivoblind...hands down!

Roomy, quite, good windows, lightweight, reasonably priced.
Burnadell is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-22-2022, 11:51 AM   #5
Paycheck
Ten Point
 
Paycheck's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Waco
Default

I got the maverick six shooter and love them. But looking at the Kirvoman blind, that looks like a better deal. Less assembly and stouter.
Paycheck is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-22-2022, 12:05 PM   #6
Etxbuckman
Pope & Young
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Spring
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bayouboy View Post
Next time I need a new blind Iím looking at these guys.
Etxbuckman is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-22-2022, 12:16 PM   #7
8pointer
Pope & Young
 
8pointer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Antonio, TX
Hunt In: Schleicher county
Default

Atascosa for gun, krivoman for bow
8pointer is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-22-2022, 12:22 PM   #8
TheHammer
Pope & Young
 
TheHammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Carthage, TX
Hunt In: Coke Co, Panola Co
Default

My favorite bow blind I have seen is called a “big country” sold at West Texas game feeders in Angelo. That or I have seen some awesome homemade blinds made from water tanks.

Favorite gun blind is hands down the “potbelly” blind. 360 view good windows and doors. I love mine.
TheHammer is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-22-2022, 01:39 PM   #9
Kas
Ten Point
 
Kas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: magnolia
Hunt In: Rocksprings-Livingston-Freer
Default

No one likes Dillon blinds huh?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Kas is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-22-2022, 01:58 PM   #10
Lynn21
Pope & Young
 
Lynn21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Mesquite,texas
Hunt In: Childress, Tx
Default

Rednecks- at 380 trailer in Princeton.
Lynn21 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-22-2022, 02:00 PM   #11
AntlerCollector
Pope & Young
 
AntlerCollector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Hunt In: Votaw, Del Rio, Eldorado, Bon Wier
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paycheck View Post
I got the maverick six shooter and love them. But looking at the Kirvoman blind, that looks like a better deal. Less assembly and stouter.


Krivoman blinds are better built than the Maverick 6 shooter. They are also more expensive as they should be.
AntlerCollector is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-22-2022, 02:02 PM   #12
Jmh05
Pope & Young
 
Jmh05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Water Valley, TX
Hunt In: Tom Green/Irion, Fisher Co.
Default

Ranch King and Krivoman are the only blinds I will buy!

Ranch king is luxurious, spacious but extremely expensive. My 6x6 on an 8ft platform was about $5500. I'll get one more Ranch King this fall. Krivoman are awesome. I put them on platforms with carpeted floors and Muddy chairs. They are AMAZING. Will get getting more this next season. Very cost effective, well made and AMAZING customer service.

Last edited by Jmh05; 01-22-2022 at 02:04 PM.
Jmh05 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-22-2022, 02:26 PM   #13
Drycreek3189
Pope & Young
 
Drycreek3189's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Troup
Hunt In: Cherokee, Rusk Counties
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kas View Post
No one likes Dillon blinds huh?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I do. You can call the factory and somewhat customize them. Iíve had five made to my specs.
Drycreek3189 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-22-2022, 03:08 PM   #14
BolilloLoco
Pope & Young
 
BolilloLoco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Cypress
Hunt In: Old Mexico, Washington County & Trinity County
Default

Ranch King
Atascosa
Tank Blinds
BolilloLoco is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-22-2022, 03:11 PM   #15
Agdog
Ten Point
 
Agdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Prosper, TX
Hunt In: Atoka County, OK
Default

I really like my tank blind but may also add a krivoman next season
Agdog is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-22-2022, 03:38 PM   #16
TB80
Ten Point
 
TB80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Hill Country
Default

I got a boss game systems blind this year and love it. Highly recommend it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
TB80 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-22-2022, 03:55 PM   #17
huntmaster
Pope & Young
 
huntmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mesquite, Texas
Hunt In: Archer County
Default

I have 4 Texas Deer Blinds in Jacksboro, 2 are almost 20 yrs old
huntmaster is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-22-2022, 04:07 PM   #18
witmer_c
Four Point
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Katy
Hunt In: Votaw, TX
Default

I also have a 4x6 Boss Buck blind. Had it for 4 years now with no issues. I do put a coat of paint on it every other yearÖ. They are made in Bryan/College Station and can be customized if you call. Buddy of mine bought two (2) last year with 5í bases. He chose to upgrade to the slide style windows and is planning to replace them for flip up due to noise.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
witmer_c is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-22-2022, 04:10 PM   #19
Capt.Brown
Ten Point
 
Capt.Brown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Burnet
Hunt In: Texas
Default

Ranch king but there $$. Big country there a really well made fiberglass blind. Krivoman for bow hands down, I had a maverick it was ok but not a krivo.
Capt.Brown is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-22-2022, 07:31 PM   #20
day0082
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Default

ASF deer blinds.. Look them up.. 5x5 and totally insulated .. great customer service..
The Little CHINGON..
https://www.allseasonsfeeders.com/co...little-chingon
day0082 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-22-2022, 07:41 PM   #21
zack_warren
Nubbin' Buck
 
zack_warren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2022
Location: Giddings, TX
Default

14 outdoors no doubt @kruger14
zack_warren is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-22-2022, 07:45 PM   #22
TXhoghunter94
Ten Point
 
TXhoghunter94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Montgomery, Tx
Hunt In: San Jacinto, Llano
Default

Orion blind, 6.5'x6.5' insulated with carpet inside, aluminum walls inside and out. $3500

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
TXhoghunter94 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-22-2022, 08:06 PM   #23
WBT
Eight Point
 
WBT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Stephenville, TX & Hamilton, MT
Hunt In: Texas and Montana
Default

Ranchking gets my vote.
WBT is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-22-2022, 08:11 PM   #24
txheartshot
Ten Point
 
txheartshot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Needville, USA
Hunt In: Webb & Gillespie counties
Default

Tank Blinds


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
txheartshot is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2022, 10:47 AM   #25
Boss Buck
Pope & Young
 
Boss Buck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nevada Tx.
Hunt In: Stephen Co.
Default

Ranch king, is the only one I’ve hunted out of and they are nice. $$$ as stated.
Boss Buck is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2022, 12:13 PM   #26
Preacher Man
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Pearland
Hunt In: Jasper Co.
Default

Iíve got two Millenium M100 lock-on stands for bow hunting. They comfy!
Preacher Man is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2022, 12:21 PM   #27
RMW
Pope & Young
 
RMW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Burr
Hunt In: Down South
Default

Ranch king
Texas Wildlife Supply
Atascosa
Krivoman- Bow
RMW is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2022, 07:55 PM   #28
muddyfuzzy
Pope & Young
 
muddyfuzzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: gulf coast
Hunt In: Parts Unknown
Default

I have to say the M150 is a pretty amazing hang on to hunt out of. Light and easy to pack in, easy to hang and level, massive platform for maneuvering and the most comfortable seat in the woods. I love mine.
muddyfuzzy is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2022, 08:26 PM   #29
spread5150
Ten Point
 
spread5150's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: San Antonio
Hunt In: West Texas, East Texas, Central Texas, South Texas
Default

The Texas Hunter Supply blind I think is up there for the price.
spread5150 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2022, 09:12 PM   #30
Capt Glenn
Ten Point
 
Capt Glenn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Middle Coast
Default

One of the guys I hunt with has several ASF Big Chingon blinds and they are very nice. I can't imagine needing anything more. They have some combo bow/rifle setups where there are bow windows in the corners and rifle windows between them.

I think the Krivoman blinds look really good too but I have not hunted out of one yet. I'd like to have a couple for bow blinds.
Capt Glenn is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2022, 09:16 PM   #31
DUKFVR
Pope & Young
 
DUKFVR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Sorry Azz Houston & Young County
Hunt In: Young County & Anywhere A Duck Flies!
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jmh05 View Post
Ranch King and Krivoman are the only blinds I will buy!

Ranch king is luxurious, spacious but extremely expensive. My 6x6 on an 8ft platform was about $5500. I'll get one more Ranch King this fall. Krivoman are awesome. I put them on platforms with carpeted floors and Muddy chairs. They are AMAZING. Will get getting more this next season. Very cost effective, well made and AMAZING customer service.
This!!
DUKFVR is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2022, 10:51 PM   #32
Buck Shot
Eight Point
 
Buck Shot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Kerens
Hunt In: Freestone County
Default

Ranch king
Buck Shot is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-24-2022, 07:34 AM   #33
SwampBuck
Ten Point
 
SwampBuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Victoria
Hunt In: Gillespie County
Default

Build your own.
I actually priced one for a lease mate yesterday. Even though wood has gone up I can still build him a super solid (but heavy) 5x8 on skids for 1500$

I though that was high. Until he told me his 4x6 Fiberglass was 1600-1700 last year and he’s seeing the same ones now for closer to or above $2000
SwampBuck is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-24-2022, 08:22 AM   #34
2BigMethod
Eight Point
 
2BigMethod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: San Antonio
Hunt In: MILLS CO.
Default

^build it
2BigMethod is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-24-2022, 09:52 AM   #35
Hockley
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Default

Tagged. I bought some Krivoman blinds this year so I'm covered for the bow blinds. I'm in the market for a nice rifle stand though. Interested to see the pros and cons of a Fiberglass vs Metal blind.
Hockley is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-24-2022, 09:58 AM   #36
stringmusic
Six Point
 
stringmusic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: SETX
Hunt In: Deer Stand
Default

T box! Kidding. I grew up hunting in junky, patched up stands where you freeze yo azz off. So a T box is a poor boys Ranch King!
stringmusic is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-24-2022, 11:00 AM   #37
bowhntrmatt
Pope & Young
 
bowhntrmatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Wimberley
Hunt In: Comstock
Default

I have a couple different popular rifle blinds, and I think that ASF are the best for the money. Not to say that RK or Atascosa aren't good, but value wise I'd buy another ASF little or big Chingon first.
For a large permanent bow bling, Krivoman is where its at (don't own one, but have seen them)
bowhntrmatt is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-24-2022, 12:30 PM   #38
bowhunter911
Eight Point
 
bowhunter911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sealy, Tx
Hunt In: Tom Green County
Default

Bitter Creek hands down. I had a 6x6 on a 5 ft tower and wish I never sold it. They are 100% Aluminum and can be moved by 2 people. Windows are big enough to bow hunt out of. You can actually hunt with the windows closed and open when time to shoot as they are super quiet. I have a Nature Blind and will probably be selling it to get another Bitter Creek.
http://bittercreekblinds.com/
bowhunter911 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-24-2022, 01:09 PM   #39
TxBowHntr
Eight Point
 
TxBowHntr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Katy, Tx
Hunt In: Lee, Bee, Nueces, Uvalde
Default

I have used and like many of the blinds mentioned above, however here are my recs:

I use Krivoman for a bow blind, and Dillon MFG. for rifle blinds. Many others have touted the Krivoman above, and they are correct. The Dillon is a great blind and does save you some $$ over the others. They are all fiberglass and use Deer View windows. No, they don't have all of the bells and whistles as the others listed, but the price isn't up there there either (A 4'x6' blind is under $2200). We have 6+ on our lease, many for over 8 years, and all it needs is a little paint every 5+ years and we are good to go.
TxBowHntr is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-24-2022, 03:11 PM   #40
davidpark06
Spike
 
davidpark06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Richmond
Hunt In: George West
Default

Tank blinds
davidpark06 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-25-2022, 08:32 PM   #41
low_tec
Pope & Young
 
low_tec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Leander, Texas
Hunt In: Lampasas County
Default

We have 8 Krivoman Blinds some are on 5í towers and the others are on the ground, best bow blinds I have ever hunted out of
low_tec is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-04-2022, 08:41 PM   #42
pigstika1978
Pope & Young
 
pigstika1978's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: San Antonio TX
Hunt In: South tx
Default

Does Mitch still have a TBH discount?
Iím in the market for a blind and a 6 or 8 foot tower.
My father in law is also interested in buying several.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
pigstika1978 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-07-2022, 06:49 PM   #43
keystone
Ten Point
 
keystone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Georgetown
Hunt In: Clay county,and anywhere else...
Default

Pm sent
keystone is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-04-2022, 06:46 AM   #44
Dave W
Ten Point
 
Dave W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Houston
Hunt In: Crystal City
Default

I’m looking for a bow blind on a 8’-10’ tower.
The setup will be in the middle of an island of trees with a clearing in front and a smaller clearing in back. There may be shots behind me too so I need a 270 or 360 degree view.
I was looking at a Redneck ghillie , redneck box, or a Krivoman.

Does anyone know what the field of view is on a Krivo?
Dave W is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-04-2022, 07:00 AM   #45
AntlerCollector
Pope & Young
 
AntlerCollector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Hunt In: Votaw, Del Rio, Eldorado, Bon Wier
Default

1. Krivoman.

2. The Maverick XL is worth a look too. It’s bigger and better built than the Maverick 6 shooters are.

3. Tank blinds.

Not of these are great guns blinds. I have no gun blind recommendations .
AntlerCollector is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-04-2022, 08:05 AM   #46
spread5150
Ten Point
 
spread5150's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: San Antonio
Hunt In: West Texas, East Texas, Central Texas, South Texas
Default

I have 2 Atascosa. A Krivoman and a mid range Texas Hunter Supply and a high end Texas Hunter Supply.

I don’t like the Atascosa windows. They are open or they are closed. The build quality is fantastic.

The Krivoman you can put anywhere with minimal tools. We rolled the last one 100 yards. You couldn’t get a mule or truck where we put it. I like the windows. Unlike the Atascosa you can partially close this window or that window to adjust for wind, shot or scent. Let a breeze in if your hot. Close one if it’s cold and a draft is killing you. It’s solid. But if your big like me it’s just gonna be you in there.

The Texas Hunter Supply high end for bow hunting is hard to beat. It’s huge. Adjustable windows. Never gonna rust. 3 times the price of the Krivoman. I looked at the ranch king. West Texas seems to destroy anything made of wood. I guess because there is no moisture. Chairs at camp. Old blinds, our little deck. Everything becomes brittle every so many years and starts cracking. The wood inside the ranch king worried me for the cost. I spent a lot on the Texas Hunter Blind. In fact it’s the only one I paid retail for and didn’t get second hand. I don’t regret it at all.

The lesser Texas Hunter Blind Is great also. Adjustable windows. Quiet. Seems like it will last forever. Really packable. If you don’t have alot of help or access is tough this one is hard to beat. I like it’s a 360 view. It’s the only blind we have that has a replaceable wood floor. But the panels the blind is made from look new like the day we got it. I’m the second owner and it’s probably 10 years old at least. I put a new floor and I expect that one will last 10-15 years.

Whatever you buy stake them blinds down. Once they start falling over they are never the same.
spread5150 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-04-2022, 08:06 AM   #47
Txhuntr2
Ten Point
 
Txhuntr2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Tomball
Hunt In: Webb
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bayouboy View Post
This is what I chose. I think itís the best option if you donít want to spend $4-5,000+. The blinds are sturdy, insulated, lightweight and quiet. My group bought 3 4x6 blinds on 5ft towers from Big Dogg and weíve been really happy with them.
Txhuntr2 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-04-2022, 08:11 AM   #48
Txhuntr2
Ten Point
 
Txhuntr2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Tomball
Hunt In: Webb
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Txhuntr2 View Post
This is what I chose. I think itís the best option if you donít want to spend $4-5,000+. The blinds are sturdy, insulated, lightweight and quiet. My group bought 3 4x6 blinds on 5ft towers from Big Dogg and weíve been really happy with them.







Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Txhuntr2 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-04-2022, 08:41 AM   #49
TheHammer
Pope & Young
 
TheHammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Carthage, TX
Hunt In: Coke Co, Panola Co
Default

Tank blinds are the best blinds I have seen in person. They’re expensive but man they’re the real deal.
TheHammer is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-04-2022, 11:20 AM   #50
Sackett
Pope & Young
 
Sackett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Richmond, TX
Hunt In: Sutton County
Default

Man, for something you spend so little time in over the course of a year, these ďhunting blindĒ prices are ridiculous. Weíve built almost every blind at our place and some of them are 6x8. Most of the materials have been from scrap lumber or repurposed from another project. They all are much nicer and quieter than most of the metal or fiberglass stands Iíve sat in at TTH or feed stores and at 1/10th the price.

So my answer is the best stand is the one you build.
Sackett is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com