texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
anderjet7, Samuel PH, Mr.Carter817, Heath Woodard, Adrian Munoz
66062 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 95,302
bill oxner 59,802
stxranchman 55,368
SnakeWrangler 48,553
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,446
BMD 41,029
Big Orn 37,484
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics442,007
Posts6,413,425
Members66,062
Most Online16,728
Mar 25th, 2012
Print Thread
Ground blinds? #7251151 08/10/18 10:46 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 65
L
Lildude91 Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
L
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 65
Iím looking to buy a ground blind for archery season Iíve looked at quiet a few and read plenty of reviews, in yalls opinion what is the best ground blind for bow hunting under $175. Thanks.


If it flys it dies
Re: Ground blinds? [Re: Lildude91] #7251168 08/10/18 11:44 AM
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 2,307
B
BowsnRods Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
B
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 2,307
The Muddy Xl from bass pro shop is pretty good for the price as is the Blackout which would be my first choice.

Last edited by BowsnRods; 08/10/18 11:46 AM.
Re: Ground blinds? [Re: Lildude91] #7251350 08/10/18 03:29 PM
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 657
R
Ricochet83 Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
R
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 657
Lildude91 I would take Bowsnrods suggestions as his blinds are very nice and very economical.



Re: Ground blinds? [Re: Lildude91] #7251352 08/10/18 03:32 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 65
L
Lildude91 Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
L
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 65
I appreciate the information


If it flys it dies
Re: Ground blinds? [Re: Lildude91] #7251669 08/10/18 09:48 PM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 3,140
D
Dalee7892 Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
D
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 3,140
What type bow compound, cross or long? Sometimes it makes a difference on the style of ground blind.

Re: Ground blinds? [Re: Lildude91] #7252306 08/11/18 05:07 PM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 5,788
J
Jimbo Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
J
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 5,788
Bigger is always better. Get one that you can stand up in. You don't need one to shoot standing, just tall enough to stand up and stretch.
Sitting you don't have to worry about hitting the bow.
I've got a "Big Mike" that I bought last year for just a few bucks over a hundred, on sale.

https://www.barronettblinds.com/Product/2489/big-mike-hunting-blind-with-bloodtrail-blades-camo

Last edited by Jimbo; 08/11/18 05:12 PM.
Re: Ground blinds? [Re: Jimbo] #7252415 08/11/18 07:06 PM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 469
P
Paralax22 Online Content
Bird Dog
Online Content
Bird Dog
P
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 469
Originally Posted By: Jimbo
Bigger is always better. Get one that you can stand up in. You don't need one to shoot standing, just tall enough to stand up and stretch.
Sitting you don't have to worry about hitting the bow.
I've got a "Big Mike" that I bought last year for just a few bucks over a hundred, on sale.

https://www.barronettblinds.com/Product/2489/big-mike-hunting-blind-with-bloodtrail-blades-camo


JD

ÔŅĹLiving Life One Round At A TimeÔŅĹ
Re: Ground blinds? [Re: Lildude91] #7252750 08/12/18 01:49 AM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 5,788
J
Jimbo Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
J
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 5,788
Once you get all your gear, bow and chair in the blind you'll soon find out that even the bigger blinds aren't really that big, but do allow you a little more freedom to move around a bit more.
Unless you are only about five feet tall, you can't stand perfectly upright without danger of hitting a limb somewhere on the roof if you aren't paying close attention. A tall directors chair, or adjustable height bar stool is perfect.
It's difficult enough to have to concentrate on your form, and placing the shot perfectly, than having to add another "what if" issue as to will my bow hit the top of my blind?

Last edited by Jimbo; 08/12/18 01:57 AM.
Re: Ground blinds? [Re: Lildude91] #7255859 08/14/18 11:35 PM
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 332
N
nocknload Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
N
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 332
I like the Krivoman and Double Bull blinds

Re: Ground blinds? [Re: Lildude91] #7255996 08/15/18 01:16 AM
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 320
S
soonersorlaters Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
S
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 320
It's a Ford / Chevy debate. I have a Game Winner XL blind from Academy that's very spacious. Regardless of what you get, clear your area well and take appropriate measures to seal the floor edges to minimize "critters" as appropriate. Above all, hammer it with a spray can of silicone to let the water run off instead of running in. Nothing sucks worse than a soggy seat on a long sit.

Last edited by soonersorlaters; 08/15/18 01:17 AM.
Re: Ground blinds? [Re: Lildude91] #7256534 08/15/18 12:55 PM
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,194
K
kdkane1971 Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
K
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,194
I bought two RA200BW NEW BARRONETT BLINDS RADAR 2 PERSON HUNTING BACKWOODS HUB BLIND off ebay this summer at ~ $70/each. I can comfortably draw without touching the back wall of the blind. Set it on top of 3/4" plywood (6' x 8') which was secured to a frame built from 2' x 4's and then set on cinder blocks. Just brushed it in 2 weeks ago and will continuously add greenery throughout the season.





Re: Ground blinds? [Re: Lildude91] #7256542 08/15/18 01:02 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 4,552
M
Mr. T. Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
M
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 4,552
Now, that's the best looking pop up blind I've every seen.


Ski cabin rental in Pagosa Springs.
www.pagosaspringscabin.com
Re: Ground blinds? [Re: kdkane1971] #7257230 08/15/18 09:06 PM
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 2,009
A
Always ready 2 hunt Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
A
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 2,009
Originally Posted By: kdkane1971
I bought two RA200BW NEW BARRONETT BLINDS RADAR 2 PERSON HUNTING BACKWOODS HUB BLIND off ebay this summer at ~ $70/each. I can comfortably draw without touching the back wall of the blind. Set it on top of 3/4" plywood (6' x 8') which was secured to a frame built from 2' x 4's and then set on cinder blocks. Just brushed it in 2 weeks ago and will continuously add greenery throughout the season.







I like it but me thinks the snakes are gonna like it too under that platform.

Re: Ground blinds? [Re: Lildude91] #7257267 08/15/18 09:27 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 55,368
S
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
S
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 55,368
I have hunted out of a couple of different grounds blinds and they worked fine, just need to set them out and brush them way ahead of time. One was tall enough to stand up and the other was not. For me the window covers or how the windows are put in the blind were more important than the size of it. Nowadays I have several haybale blinds I bought or built myself. I just have to work my cattle rotation so that I do not have cattle in the pastures where I have these blinds. This one I bought a few years ago now and have replaced the straw mattes on it.



[Linked Image]
Re: Ground blinds? [Re: Lildude91] #7265445 08/23/18 06:15 PM
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 2
H
hrdst_max Offline
Green Horn
Offline
Green Horn
H
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 2
Whatever blind you end up getting make sure you at least have enough room to draw your bow. And make sure you take some practice shots out of it before you put it to real use.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3