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Gonna build a few blinds to pay some unexpected bills. What size would be better. I know 5x7 is odd ball for materials but seems a little extra room wouldn't hurt.






Re: 4x6 or 5x7 blind [Re: Lazyman] #6914286
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5x7. Bigger is always better. I hunted out of a 4x6 last season and it was a beating, was def a one person blind. Just my .02

Re: 4x6 or 5x7 blind [Re: Lazyman] #6914354
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5x7 is much more comfortable,allows the "lean back" action.


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Re: 4x6 or 5x7 blind [Re: Lazyman] #6914511
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5x7 of your choices. My dad just bought an all seasons 5x5 blind and it seems like it has lots more room than my 4x6


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Re: 4x6 or 5x7 blind [Re: Lazyman] #6914531
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I hunt regularly in a 4x6 with 2 people and never felt cramped or uncomfortable even with 2 office chairs but 5x7 would be nice as well.


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Years ago I had a 4x7 shipping container, it was like a blind and a cabin in one. 2 adults can easily hunt out of it, if only 1 it will have all kinds of extra space.


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Re: 4x6 or 5x7 blind [Re: Lazyman] #6914629
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Bigger is better but not if it's too heavy and hard to fit in a trailer or pickup truck bed. That's why I like light weight 4x6 designs.


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Re: 4x6 or 5x7 blind [Re: Lazyman] #6914692
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Light weight is good, two person erecting. I made mine so that all sides and roof were separate and erected in the field by one person even 10 ft elevated.

Re: 4x6 or 5x7 blind [Re: Lazyman] #6914714
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5x7 is a great size, especially if you are hunting with kids.


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Re: 4x6 or 5x7 blind [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1] #6914744
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Originally Posted By: ETXFIREMAN 1
5x7 of your choices. My dad just bought an all seasons 5x5 blind and it seems like it has lots more room than my 4x6


Was actually thinking of this size as well..






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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Bigger is better but not if it's too heavy and hard to fit in a trailer or pickup truck bed. That's why I like light weight 4x6 designs.


Weight is really my main concern....Would like to try fiberglass eventually...






Re: 4x6 or 5x7 blind [Re: Lazyman] #6915191
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Most of my guns have a 26 or 28in barrel which is hard to get out of a window in a 4' blind. I build mine 7x8 for my long guns and always have at least one kid with me. I've built some 8x8 which is what I'll build them from now on just to minimise cutting.

Re: 4x6 or 5x7 blind [Re: Lazyman] #6915326
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We hunt 4x6's. Makes more sense in materials heh. We do ours a little different than most though. I build them deeper instead of wider. When 2 people are hunting I like it better to sit behind my kids/wife. this way I dont restrict their shooting at all. It makes it harder to have 2 shooters in the stand, but we rarely have 2 guns in the stand without 1 being a sidearm


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go bigger

Re: 4x6 or 5x7 blind [Re: Lazyman] #6916170
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I built my current one at 5x8. I started thinking 5x7 but the extra foot minimized cutting and it sure is roomy as all get out inside.

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After building (2) 5 foot deep stands, I won't ever go back to a 4 footer. An extra hour cutting and the nominal cost is well worth it for the long days spent sitting in it.

Re: 4x6 or 5x7 blind [Re: Lazyman] #6918086
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We built a 4x8 and it's great for 2 adults and a kid. Next one will be a 5x8 or 6x8 for the added leg room to stretch out or recline back.

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Originally Posted By: Sick Train
We built a 4x8 and it's great for 2 adults and a kid. Next one will be a 5x8 or 6x8 for the added leg room to stretch out or recline back.


Add a few vertical narrow windows and ready for two bow hunters too.

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I built my current one at 5x8. I started thinking 5x7 but the extra foot minimized cutting and it sure is roomy as all get out inside.


This, I have a 5x8 that has a 7 foot high roof with a residential door on it. It is everyone's favorite blind on the lease. Easily hunt 3 people and the kiddos can sleep in front or behind you on the floor if they need a nap.

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This is our 5x8.



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Won't you have a lot of wasted material in a 5x7?

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Originally Posted By: Greg Z
Won't you have a lot of wasted material in a 5x7?

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Just by making it 5 ft you are going to have waste but yes, with a 7 ft width it is more waste.

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Originally Posted By: rexmitchell
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Won't you have a lot of wasted material in a 5x7?

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Just by making it 5 ft you are going to have waste but yes, with a 7 ft width it is more waste.


No there's not much waste....You can use the 12" drop from the 7 foot side for the 5 foot side...I am planning on building several so I'll use the drops from the floor and roof for the next one's...






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