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Old 11-12-2013, 01:22 AM   #151
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I love this idea!!! One question though, for those with the really high platforms what are you doing if anything to protect against falling off? Say you flip out of your chair by accident and hit the side if the blind? I'm brain storming now for a build but would like to know if any safety measures are used or ideas?
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:18 AM   #152
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5' tall. No issues so far this season. But I have left the front widows open since 2nd week of bow season.
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:45 AM   #153
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Nice steup Frog
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:57 AM   #154
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5' tall. No issues so far this season. But I have left the front widows open since 2nd week of bow season.
Now that looks good!!!
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Old 07-27-2015, 03:58 PM   #155
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Bump for a awesome thread! Lots of good looking stabbin cabins on here. Anybody come close to falling out of one of these yet
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Old 07-27-2015, 04:11 PM   #156
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Man I forgot about this thread. I started a thread on some platform recommendations and thought my mind was made up. Now these got me twisted. These are cool as heck.
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Old 07-27-2015, 04:34 PM   #157
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Glad this one was dug up. Going to be starting a build in a week or two.
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:15 PM   #158
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Nice work
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Old 07-27-2015, 10:16 PM   #159
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Very nice.

Has anyone had problems with coons or other animals getting into them?
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Old 07-28-2015, 03:57 PM   #160
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i saw this one few years back when i went to hunters extravaganza.
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Old 07-28-2015, 04:14 PM   #161
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Same style but not a true pop up. Cattle Panel blind ontop of a 5' platform. Still needs to be brushed and some tan camo to touch it up
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Old 07-28-2015, 04:25 PM   #162
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Same style but not a true pop up. Cattle Panel blind ontop of a 5' platform. Still needs to be brushed and some tan camo to touch it up
how did you do the roof?
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Old 07-28-2015, 05:37 PM   #163
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i saw this one few years back when i went to hunters extravaganza.
I wonder who makes those.. anyone know?

That's the design I've had pictured in my head for a couple of years but have never seen one fabb'd up. Only thing different i'd do would be to add scaffolding jacks or some other way to level up each leg independently from 0-10" or so.
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Old 07-28-2015, 06:11 PM   #164
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Made by woodsey too......"ground zero" elevated platform
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Old 07-28-2015, 06:18 PM   #165
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Ronnie @ woodsey too posted this back in may of 2012. Dont know how to repost his post.
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Old 08-10-2015, 03:02 PM   #166
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great info
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Old 08-10-2015, 03:57 PM   #167
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how did you do the roof?
This isn't my picture, but like this. Cut the top vertical bar, bend inward, slide pvc over, drill hole in pvc, wire or ziptie onto lower horizontal bar
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Old 08-12-2015, 06:49 PM   #168
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Here is my version of the platform, 8ft up with a Krivo on top. The ultimate killing platform.
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Old 08-14-2015, 04:03 PM   #169
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This is one I built a few years ago. Unfortunately it didn't get used very much because I bought one of those cheap Walmart pop-up tents (read "too small"). It is about 8' tall but I had to take it apart to transport it to the lease and then put it back together. It was tough to stand up by myself but I did it somehow.
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Old 08-14-2015, 04:25 PM   #170
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Horse mats work great to muffle sound in these type blinds!!!
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Old 08-14-2015, 04:50 PM   #171
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This is the one I made thinking about doing another one
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Old 08-15-2015, 12:29 PM   #172
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This is one I built a few years ago. Unfortunately it didn't get used very much because I bought one of those cheap Walmart pop-up tents (read "too small"). It is about 8' tall but I had to take it apart to transport it to the lease and then put it back together. It was tough to stand up by myself but I did it somehow.
Makes you wonder, where would we be in this world without duct tape.....
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Old 08-19-2015, 03:49 PM   #173
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Love mine as well..
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Old 08-20-2015, 10:02 AM   #174
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Love mine as well..
Nice Does the pvc on your feeder legs keep the critters off?
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:28 AM   #175
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How do you post a photo? when I try it's asking for a URL, but the pic is just saved to my computer.

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Old 08-21-2015, 12:21 PM   #176
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I think I figured it out.

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Old 08-21-2015, 12:25 PM   #177
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Still not sure why it's so small. The photo ablum will only allow me to upload small, low pixel photos. When I attach them they look like the one above. I see a lot of large high quality photos that people are posting, can someone help me out with this?
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Old 08-22-2015, 01:15 AM   #178
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For those not using elevators, what do you use?
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Old 08-22-2015, 03:48 PM   #179
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It's probably been done before, but, the hay ring...I used (3) 2x8s, should have just used (4), and 2 pieces of 5/8" plywood.

Can't get my pics to load! But the hay ring was perfect, 7'10" around and 43" tall. Found one on Craigslistfor $100.
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Old 05-24-2016, 11:09 AM   #180
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Bringing back to life a pretty old thread, but I am almost done with a new pop up platform. Still have to brace legs and add the final touches. I have 4 ft legs on mine. So it is close to 4ft high. I was hoping someone that has used a double bull blind with a platform could tell me if the window will allow me to shoot without having to stand up in the blind. I am planning on setting the blind up on it this week, but I was just looking for someone that has some real world experience. I doubt I will get much less than a 15 yard shot (if that) on a deer from it, but some day I might turkey hunt out of it and get closer shots. I just was hoping someone could tell me from experience how well theirs has worked out with a double bull.

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Old 05-24-2016, 11:12 AM   #181
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Looks great!
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Old 05-24-2016, 11:21 AM   #182
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Looks great!
Thanks, I can't wait to try it out. I was thinking some day I might graduate to a Krivoman blind on it. Still trying to decide, but I may get a rubber mat or 2 from tractor supply to dampen the sound. I have to do something.

I might have to try to get a hog out of it soon too.
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Old 05-24-2016, 11:45 AM   #183
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Bringing back to life a pretty old thread, but I am almost done with a new pop up platform. Still have to brace legs and add the final touches. I have 4 ft legs on mine. So it is close to 4ft high. I was hoping someone that has used a double bull blind with a platform could tell me if the window will allow me to shoot without having to stand up in the blind. I am planning on setting the blind up on it this week, but I was just looking for someone that has some real world experience. I doubt I will get much less than a 15 yard shot (if that) on a deer from it, but some day I might turkey hunt out of it and get closer shots. I just was hoping someone could tell me from experience how well theirs has worked out with a double bull.
I haven't hunted a double bull off of my platforms but I have used my rogers sporting goods "vision" blind with similar style windows (aka the knockoff primos "vision" blind). My platforms were 5ft tall and they worked just fine with my feeders set up 20-30y away and either on level ground or a dozen or so feet below where the blind is set.

Basically most blinds don't have windows that are lower than the hubs and should be around 30" from the ground. I've looked and looked and can't really find blinds or anywhere else that the measurement from the gound to the window opening is listed on any blinds. I kind of need it now because I'm going from a 5' platform to an 8.5' platform so I don't think the 30"ish window height will work for me.
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Old 05-24-2016, 11:49 AM   #184
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Looks great
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Old 05-24-2016, 02:01 PM   #185
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Thanks and offthemap thanks for the info. I think it should work out pretty good for me from the sounds of it.
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Old 05-25-2016, 03:36 PM   #186
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I built a new one 8 ft. tall for the Maverick blind to fit on. . .
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Old 06-02-2016, 02:55 PM   #187
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You may want to consider using stall pads on the floor. These things are for putting inside a horse stall. Can get them at most any Tractor Supply. They cost more than scrap carpet for sure but will surely deaden any sounds from he bottom of the stand.
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Old 06-05-2016, 03:31 PM   #188
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Bringing back to life a pretty old thread, but I am almost done with a new pop up platform. Still have to brace legs and add the final touches. I have 4 ft legs on mine. So it is close to 4ft high. I was hoping someone that has used a double bull blind with a platform could tell me if the window will allow me to shoot without having to stand up in the blind. I am planning on setting the blind up on it this week, but I was just looking for someone that has some real world experience. I doubt I will get much less than a 15 yard shot (if that) on a deer from it, but some day I might turkey hunt out of it and get closer shots. I just was hoping someone could tell me from experience how well theirs has worked out with a double bull.

Not hunting out of a double bull, but I hunt out of an older Primos on a 4ft platform. Took two deer out of it last season both right at 20 yards. I did not have to stand to shoot. Think I could have shot at a much closer target without standing. Loved hunting from this setup. Add an ozonics to it and it is almost unfair.
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Old 06-05-2016, 04:36 PM   #189
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This is the way to go. I built my wife one and I have 1 that I bowhunt from.
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Old 06-05-2016, 05:11 PM   #190
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Do you think it would help to put some type of insulation under the floor to help with the noise? Or would two layers of carpet take care of it?
The rubber stall mats from tractor supply kill a lot of noise. I bet they would work good for that if you can cut them for the door. I use one for my popup stand that is metal and it quiets it down a lot.
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Old 06-06-2016, 06:08 AM   #191
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Old 08-03-2016, 12:24 AM   #192
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Thanks for the helpful thread. I've got mine ready to take out to the ranch next weekend!



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Old 08-03-2016, 06:48 AM   #193
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Just completed one last weekend: http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=602555
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Old 08-14-2016, 12:21 AM   #194
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Done and done... Setup worked just like I hoped it would. Thank you Lord for an 82 degree day in August! 25y shot to the feeder.








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Old 08-14-2016, 05:48 PM   #195
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Is that the Ameristep Bone Collector? If so, room for two?
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Old 08-15-2016, 01:04 AM   #196
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Yes it is... Plenty of room for 2. I could probably fit my dad and my 6yo son in it with me. Very well made and the window configs are good. The shoot-through nets are velcro, which is the only thing I don't like. Overall I love it


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Old 08-17-2016, 11:32 PM   #197
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Very nice.

Has anyone had problems with coons or other animals getting into them?
I had a an elevated ground blind right next to & tied to a tree with a hollowed out section. Every time I would enter the blind there would be coon crap on the floor of the blind. They must have really enjoyed crapping in it because they used it for exclusively for that purpose.
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Old 09-07-2016, 01:33 PM   #198
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Such a great thread with lots of excellent ideas. I'm gonna take what I learned the first time and build myself a new platform using tips I got from this thread. Except this time I'm going to go ahead and build a 6x6x6' box for the top instead of putting a popup tent up. Should give it more durability. Stay tuned.....
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Where is everyone getting the braces for the 4 x 4 legs? Don't want to spend an arm and a leg for them
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