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#5829782 - 07/13/15 10:09 AM Size for Box Blind?
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
If you were going to build a new box blind, what size would you build, and are there any key features you would add? I'm thinking 4'x6', 5'x6', 4'x8', 5'x8'? Blind will be on the ground or on a short base, and weight is not a big factor for where I have in mind for the blind. Two-man hunts are a distinct possibility. Thoughts?
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#5829791 - 07/13/15 10:14 AM Re: Size for Box Blind? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Mine is 4x4 and just right for me and a little buddy heater. For two men 4x8 minimum. Insulate it or be cold.
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#5829966 - 07/13/15 11:27 AM Re: Size for Box Blind? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Registered: 01/31/09
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Loc: Rowlett
To me 4x5 is the perfect blind, not to big and not to small but ok for two people.

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#5829979 - 07/13/15 11:36 AM Re: Size for Box Blind? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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As a guy with two kiddos my next one will be 5x8. I need one big enough where the whole family of 4 can hunt together.

At minimum I would go 4x6 for two people.
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#5830003 - 07/13/15 11:46 AM Re: Size for Box Blind? [Re: TxAg]
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Originally Posted By: TxAg
As a guy with two kiddos my next one will be 5x8. I need one big enough where the whole family of 4 can hunt together.

At minimum I would go 4x6 for two people.


You need to get one of these for the entire family.

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#5830092 - 07/13/15 12:32 PM Re: Size for Box Blind? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Had a 4x6 built for me and the wife, It's fine, but next time I will go with 5x6 for a little extra leg room.

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#5830135 - 07/13/15 12:56 PM Re: Size for Box Blind? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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4X6 with a built in bench seat. Used to use old office chairs, but they took up too much space.
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#5830311 - 07/13/15 03:15 PM Re: Size for Box Blind? [Re: Jimbo1]
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Originally Posted By: Jimbo1
Had a 4x6 built for me and the wife, It's fine, but next time I will go with 5x6 for a little extra leg room.


up I'm thinking if I went 5x6 or even 5x8 I could put in a nice shelf for a gun rest. At 5x8 it would be long enough to nap in, if I felt so inclined. I better double-check the width on my 5x10 trailer, make sure it will fit inside the rails.
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#5830447 - 07/13/15 04:14 PM Re: Size for Box Blind? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Originally Posted By: Jimbo1
Had a 4x6 built for me and the wife, It's fine, but next time I will go with 5x6 for a little extra leg room.


up I'm thinking if I went 5x6 or even 5x8 I could put in a nice shelf for a gun rest. At 5x8 it would be long enough to nap in, if I felt so inclined. I better double-check the width on my 5x10 trailer, make sure it will fit inside the rails.


That's what mine is, 4' 10" x 8', so I could fit it between the rails of the trailer for the trip out there and more importantly the trip to it's set up spot. That little bit of extra leg room makes all the difference. I went from a 4x6 to the new one, and it's super nice.

I'm on a new lease this year, thinking about a 5x5 for myself. Insulated well, it shouldn't be an issue to keep warm.

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#5830479 - 07/13/15 04:38 PM Re: Size for Box Blind? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Mines 6x9 lol. Room enough for both my kiddos to lay down and sleep if they want
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#5830979 - 07/13/15 09:42 PM Re: Size for Box Blind? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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My first blind is a 6x6, was a bow hunters. Good friend lost his lease and gave me his blind. Its a 4x8 and I wouldn't have any other size now. 2cents

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#5831072 - 07/13/15 11:27 PM Re: Size for Box Blind? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Registered: 01/30/09
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Loc: Abilene Tx
6x6 I bow hunt and hunt with buddies all depends on what you want to do. I have a office chair and a reg no arm chair in all 3 of mine. If you want two office chairs you need a x7 or 8 if you have shelves. ideal size for me would be 5x7 but to many cuts so I went 6x6 to fit studs better.
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#5831195 - 07/14/15 07:24 AM Re: Size for Box Blind? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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I built an 8'x8', had little waste and you wouldn't believe the extra room, would be nothing for overnighting for 2-3 people., Build in a couple drop down twin beds that close up against the wall and you have a hell of a "tree house".

I think one of the biggest things to consider, is how much time will you spend in the blind, if you hunt long and hard, more room is always welcome.
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#5831226 - 07/14/15 07:53 AM Re: Size for Box Blind? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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5x8 with a small shelf and insulate the walls and floor
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#6007044 - 11/02/15 05:01 PM Re: Size for Box Blind? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Registered: 09/13/11
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Loc: Melissa, TX
4x6 on skids.
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