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#6490812 - 10/11/16 01:55 PM Leaving Guns in Blind
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The other thread got me thinking about it. I often take two rifles to the blind. Typically a bolt action and an AR of some sort. It can be a PITA climbing ladder or stairs with two rifles hanging off my back. Both of the places I hunt are fairly remote and I've often thought about leaving a rifle in a stand over night if I plan on hunting it the next morning. Does anyone to that?

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#6490819 - 10/11/16 01:58 PM Re: Leaving Guns in Blind [Re: TexFlip]
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Hell no. Not in South Texas!!
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#6490820 - 10/11/16 01:59 PM Re: Leaving Guns in Blind [Re: TexFlip]
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No, for two reasons.

I never hunt the same stand twice in a 24 hour period. I hunt 26 miles from our southern border.

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#6490827 - 10/11/16 02:01 PM Re: Leaving Guns in Blind [Re: TexFlip]
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Yes, I do it almost every time.
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#6490832 - 10/11/16 02:03 PM Re: Leaving Guns in Blind [Re: TexFlip]
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NOPE, and I'm not close to the border. You just never know when someone might be wondering through your place.

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#6490835 - 10/11/16 02:04 PM Re: Leaving Guns in Blind [Re: TexFlip]
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I'll do it between morning and the evening hunt!

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#6490839 - 10/11/16 02:06 PM Re: Leaving Guns in Blind [Re: TexFlip]
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Registered: 11/02/12
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Nope too fearful. I have left my bow in the stand overnight.

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#6490847 - 10/11/16 02:13 PM Re: Leaving Guns in Blind [Re: TexFlip]
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Way to much of a GAMBLE for me!!!!
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#6490877 - 10/11/16 02:27 PM Re: Leaving Guns in Blind [Re: TexFlip]
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If the property was pretty remote then I may leave it there between morning and evening hunts, but never over night
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#6490886 - 10/11/16 02:30 PM Re: Leaving Guns in Blind [Re: TexFlip]
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I have left it over the noon during rain storm before. Don't make it a habit though. Uncle used to leave his all the time. To be fair he hunted out of very sturdy blinds and had a combo lock on the door.
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#6490887 - 10/11/16 02:30 PM Re: Leaving Guns in Blind [Re: TexFlip]
colt45 Online   content
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Originally Posted By: TexFlip
The other thread got me thinking about it. I often take two rifles to the blind. Typically a bolt action and an AR of some sort. It can be a PITA climbing ladder or stairs with two rifles hanging off my back. Both of the places I hunt are fairly remote and I've often thought about leaving a rifle in a stand over night if I plan on hunting it the next morning. Does anyone to that?
why don't you haul the rifles up with a rope, lot safer
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#6490899 - 10/11/16 02:37 PM Re: Leaving Guns in Blind [Re: TexFlip]
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Not leaving my guns anywhere. I don't even like going into a shop n go if I have guns in my truck
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#6490902 - 10/11/16 02:38 PM Re: Leaving Guns in Blind [Re: TexFlip]
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Climbing a ladder you should always have three points of contact, with nothing in your hands. Always use a rope to hoist backpack, rifle, bow etc. Wether climbing a tree stand or a box blind.

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#6490906 - 10/11/16 02:39 PM Re: Leaving Guns in Blind [Re: Dalee7892]
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Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
Climbing a ladder you should always have three points of contact, with nothing in your hands. Always use a rope to hoist backpack, rifle, bow etc. Wether climbing a tree stand or a box blind.
Thats why they make slings for guns and straps for packs
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#6490915 - 10/11/16 02:44 PM Re: Leaving Guns in Blind [Re: TexFlip]
maximum Offline
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unless it's a box blind with stairs, i always
use a rope to pull gear and firearms up. if
you fall with a long gun slung, you're breaking
your firearm or bones or both.

i've left bows in trees and guns in blinds during
a mid day break. never overnight for a gun, and i
never leave a magazine or ammo if i leave a gun.


Edited by maximum (10/11/16 02:45 PM)

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