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#6386496 - 07/28/16 09:05 PM Deer Stand Shelves...
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What is everyone's opinions on deer stand shelves/shooting rails? I've got a 4x6 that will be getting upgraded soon to something a little bigger. But until then I'm wanting to build some shelves inside so I've got room to set stuff. What's everyone's thoughts in different ways of doing these? Corner shelves, flush with the windows, etc.
I was wanting to do something that sits flush with the windows so I could use it as a shooting rail, but with Deer View windows that seems like it might be a pain since that's where the closers for them are. Thought about putting them in the corner but didn't know if that would be big enough. I'm a big boy, so I don't wanna anything to big to make me bump into everything even more. Input?!

Thanks guys!
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#6386512 - 07/28/16 09:14 PM Re: Deer Stand Shelves... [Re: CRAnderson52]
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My blind is 4 x 4. Me and a chair, it's perfect. I placed shelves on the outside, just to be used for a shooting platforms. Best thing I ever did. I put sand bags on them when I set up. I have a small shelf in one corner for a clock, small flash light, etc. Anything else goes with me in a pack that hangs on a hook, inside back wall.

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#6386613 - 07/28/16 10:39 PM Re: Deer Stand Shelves... [Re: CRAnderson52]
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Interesting thread. I'm about to build some blinds and am contemplating the same issue with Deerviews.
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#6386700 - 07/29/16 05:50 AM Re: Deer Stand Shelves... [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Interesting thread. I'm about to build some blinds and am contemplating the same issue with Deerviews.

One thing I thought about was making them flush and just putting little cut outs where the closers for the windows go. That way I've still got a shooting rail but can still close the windows good. The only thing that worrys me about having them so flush with the window is having all my crap visible and sitting to where it could fall out if it was to get hit or the wind picked up.
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#6386844 - 07/29/16 08:17 AM Re: Deer Stand Shelves... [Re: CRAnderson52]
onlysmith&wesson Offline
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If you could, post a pic of a wall with the windows. I have an idea, not sure if it would work. My windows hinge at the top, and are held open with a latch on the ceiling. With my shooting rest on the outside, it doesn't take up any interior room. You may be able to make some shelves for gear and put them near ceiling, above windows, or high on the back wall. Using 1/2" stock, right size screws, glue and shelf brackets I have made small shelves that are really strong and rigid.

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#6386928 - 07/29/16 09:10 AM Re: Deer Stand Shelves... [Re: CRAnderson52]
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i just put the shelves below my deer view windows and threw an old set of sandbags in blind for shooting rest.
I also have shelves above the windows

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#6386959 - 07/29/16 09:31 AM Re: Deer Stand Shelves... [Re: CRAnderson52]
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I like a shelf just above knee level on the shooting wall, but well below window level, for things like binoculars, range finder, drinks, phone, etc. This keeps them handy to reach, but out of sight and does not clutter up the gun rest area. I also like shelves up high on the side walls for things I keep in the blind like a dust pan, TP, glass wipes, etc. In a blind that is tighter, make sure the shelf doesn't take away from the usable space or maneuverability.

Here's how I did mine on a recent blind.

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#6387945 - 07/29/16 10:45 PM Re: Deer Stand Shelves... [Re: CRAnderson52]
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I appreciate it guys. I like the idea of the shooting shelf on the outside so it doesn't take up any interior room. I'll get some pics of the inside tomorrow!
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#6388323 - 07/30/16 01:24 PM Re: Deer Stand Shelves... [Re: CRAnderson52]
QuackerJacks Offline
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I'm putting these in mine, i like the rail on the front to keep me from knocking stuff over. about 15" wide, good for my 4x4. I have another "storage" shelf at the top of my blind for things like propane bottles, etc

http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/6364509/Re:_blind_shelf#Post6364509




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#6389139 - 07/31/16 09:54 AM Re: Deer Stand Shelves... [Re: CRAnderson52]
CRAnderson52 Offline
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I'm gonna run to the Depot later and see what my brain comes up with... This could be bad.
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#6389156 - 07/31/16 10:17 AM Re: Deer Stand Shelves... [Re: CRAnderson52]
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