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#5793754 - 06/17/15 03:39 PM MY NEW BLIND
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Registered: 01/27/14
Posts: 62
Me and a friend just built this blind at another friends property. What do you think?
We used pallet racks for the base.

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#5793781 - 06/17/15 04:08 PM Re: MY NEW BLIND [Re: beast_mode]
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Registered: 12/29/14
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Looks good and sturdy. Maybe could have gone a little higher with the looks of some of the brush around?
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#5793894 - 06/17/15 05:28 PM Re: MY NEW BLIND [Re: beast_mode]
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Registered: 01/30/09
Posts: 1371
Loc: Abilene Tx
very nicely done. Guy holding ladder looks thrilled to be there.
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#5794046 - 06/17/15 07:06 PM Re: MY NEW BLIND [Re: beast_mode]
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Loc: Helotes, Hext
Stairs up
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#5794490 - 06/18/15 06:05 AM Re: MY NEW BLIND [Re: beast_mode]
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Registered: 08/26/09
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Loc: Montgomery, TX USA
That's a nice blind. I highly recommend guy wires if you haven't already installed them.
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#5794765 - 06/18/15 09:54 AM Re: MY NEW BLIND [Re: beast_mode]
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Not bad.
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#5795040 - 06/18/15 12:25 PM Re: MY NEW BLIND [Re: beast_mode]
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Registered: 01/27/14
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Thanks, the shooting lane is brush hogged.

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#5795047 - 06/18/15 12:28 PM Re: MY NEW BLIND [Re: beast_mode]
beast_mode Offline
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Registered: 01/27/14
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Thanks for the advice about guy wires. If you look at the picture closely you will see that we drove in T-Post on each leg and used bailing wire to tie it down. I don't think it is going anywhere.

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#5795068 - 06/18/15 12:46 PM Re: MY NEW BLIND [Re: beast_mode]
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Very nice blind and well done. But, I'm too paranoid to not have a window looking out the back.
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#5797145 - 06/19/15 07:32 PM Re: MY NEW BLIND [Re: beast_mode]
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Nice job on the build.

The wind will catch that like a sail and bend those T-posts like there nothing.

You will regret all the hard work wasted if you don't wire that down properly angled out from the corners of the base of the tower to either trees or drill in stakes. up
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#5805233 - 06/25/15 10:52 AM Re: MY NEW BLIND [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Registered: 01/27/14
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Thanks for your advice! walking

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#5805985 - 06/25/15 07:57 PM Re: MY NEW BLIND [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
titan2232 Offline
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Loc: Conroe, TX
Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Nice job on the build.

The wind will catch that like a sail and bend those T-posts like there nothing.

You will regret all the hard work wasted if you don't wire that down properly angled out from the corners of the base of the tower to either trees or drill in stakes. up


X2. My BIL's tower blind blew over a few weeks back with 3 foot bars drove through the feet. Better safe than sorry after putting in the time and effort on that nice build.
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#5810060 - 06/29/15 12:01 PM Re: MY NEW BLIND [Re: beast_mode]
redchevy Offline
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Loc: Texas
The blind looks nice.

The wood stairs would concern me starting with year number 2.
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#5816190 - 07/03/15 11:52 AM Re: MY NEW BLIND [Re: beast_mode]
7m STW Offline
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Registered: 05/18/15
Posts: 53
Loc: Midland tx/ Childress tx
Defiantly need guide wires on 4 corners and a center anker

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#5816738 - 07/03/15 08:58 PM Re: MY NEW BLIND [Re: beast_mode]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Looks good.
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