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#6289870 - 05/06/16 04:33 PM Deer blind windows- slides or hanging
Cleric Offline
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Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 2801
Building a new blind. Which should I go with. I hear slides can freeze up and not open but hangers have more movement.


Thoughts?

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#6289886 - 05/06/16 04:45 PM Re: Deer blind windows- slides or hanging [Re: Cleric]
StretchR Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 342
Loc: Hutto, TX (Williamson Co)
I like windows that fold up, simply because they allow any portion of the window opening to be used for shooting... without having to move both sides of the window to the other end of the track. I build mine to fold out, so they make a sun/rain shade. It doesn't seem to bother the deer or pigs.

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#6289936 - 05/06/16 05:19 PM Re: Deer blind windows- slides or hanging [Re: Cleric]
Dalee7892 Online   content
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Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 1614
Loc: Denton County
I made mine to fold out. Use piano hinge bolt to plexiglass, then used pipe insulation 3/4" that I put on the plywood skin that served like a seal around the sides and bottom, it also made a nice gun rest. I used a chalk box string to pull up the window. Put a piece of rubber flashing over the top edge to create a drip.

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#6289969 - 05/06/16 05:54 PM Re: Deer blind windows- slides or hanging [Re: Cleric]
QuackerJacks Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 240
I made mine fold in so I can sit in the blind with the windows shut and heat on and not be noisy. Plus when I open it it doesn't put off a glare. Opening in can be tough in a small blind - if you want them all to open they can't be too big

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#6290422 - 05/07/16 09:05 AM Re: Deer blind windows- slides or hanging [Re: Cleric]
603Country Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5440
Loc: Central Texas
I prefer sliding Windows, so that I can vary the size of the opening. I have one fancy blind with Windows that fold inside, and the Windows have to be totally open or totally closed. That has confirmed, for me, that Windows that can be opened partially (sliders) are the best option.

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#6290442 - 05/07/16 09:30 AM Re: Deer blind windows- slides or hanging [Re: Cleric]
Wilhunt Online   content
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Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 3063
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
I like the sliders only way to go.

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#6290603 - 05/07/16 12:35 PM Re: Deer blind windows- slides or hanging [Re: Cleric]
ckat Online   content
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Registered: 12/02/09
Posts: 1097
Loc: Lubbock Area
I prefer inward swing (down.) Our sliders in the years past become full of micro-scratches making them very difficult to see through.

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#6290611 - 05/07/16 12:38 PM Re: Deer blind windows- slides or hanging [Re: Cleric]
ckat Online   content
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Registered: 12/02/09
Posts: 1097
Loc: Lubbock Area
I use a design similar to this, but they swing down all the way. I also use the tinted plexiglass.

http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/2291440/Pics_of_new_plexiglass_windows

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#6290708 - 05/07/16 02:43 PM Re: Deer blind windows- slides or hanging [Re: Cleric]
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Registered: 02/14/09
Posts: 2849
Loc: Deer Park, Tx.
I put sliders in mine. Only way to go if ya really want it sealed up.
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#6291671 - 05/08/16 06:34 PM Re: Deer blind windows- slides or hanging [Re: Cleric]
Rembrandt Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/17/13
Posts: 103
Located in Iowa, if freezing were a problem with sliders, I've never seen it. We regularly hunt sub zero temps. Deer can be directly under the stand and not hear the windows being slid open, they're that quiet.


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#6293651 - 05/10/16 12:00 PM Re: Deer blind windows- slides or hanging [Re: Cleric]
Cleric Offline
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Registered: 03/11/12
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I think I am leaning towards sliders now... Thanks for the feedback

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#6298964 - 05/15/16 07:41 AM Re: Deer blind windows- slides or hanging [Re: Cleric]
HLo Offline
Tracker

Registered: 10/28/09
Posts: 781
Loc: Texas, Hays County
Sliders hands down.....way better seal against bees, wasps, etc.
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#6303288 - 05/18/16 08:52 PM Re: Deer blind windows- slides or hanging [Re: Cleric]
nak Online   sleepy
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Registered: 08/26/12
Posts: 1046
Loc: DFW
Mine are 24"w X 12" tall and fold up, inside the blind. They have a short string loop hanging from the bottom that I can hook over a nail without looking. Totally silent.
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