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Dillon, Big Country, or Atascosa? #7531810
06/10/19 11:04 PM
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I need recommendations on which of the three to buy. Dillon is pretty much the "Coke" of fiberglass blinds, and is at a hardware store close to the ranch. Big Country is stocked at a feed store close to the ranch. And Atascosa is stocked at a feed store close to home. What I noticed about Atascosa is the way they fit on a short tower - conducive to one guy with a tractor bucket with forks being able to pick the darn thing up off a trailer and set it on their tower, then lock it down.

I do have a son and son-in-law that could help, AND some friends... but I know how busy everyone is (and honestly, I don't want to put up with the son or son-in-law right now. grin They'll hunt - mainly because they fathered my grandchildren, but, I just wanna do things my way and at my pace. up)


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Re: Dillon, Big Country, or Atascosa? [Re: Creekrunner] #7531851
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My way would be to supervise the son and SIL from a seat in the shade. Between sips of a cold drink of course. I can put up with them long enough to set up the stand. Make sure you have only 2 machetes so they can cut some fire lanes as well.


There's only 2 seasons in a year. Deer season and getting ready for deer season.
Re: Dillon, Big Country, or Atascosa? [Re: Creekrunner] #7531918
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I have fixed one too many Dillon blinds, there are better options out there that are 100% fiberglass and lighter too boot for the same money or slightly more.

Take your time, look at as many different manufacturers as you can and ask them for references. If you look at it and it has pop rivets and is made of fiberglass, walk away. The rivets never stay tight.


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Re: Dillon, Big Country, or Atascosa? [Re: Creekrunner] #7532112
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KanTex fiberglass blinds, formerly TripleCreek, best blinds and windows out there.

Re: Dillon, Big Country, or Atascosa? [Re: BigPig] #7532118
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Originally Posted by BigPig
KanTex fiberglass blinds, formerly TripleCreek, best blinds and windows out there.


He completely jacked that up...we'll blame it on coffee overdose. It's Triple Creek formally KanTex.

Another to put on your list Big Dogg blinds. I'm tempted and will look at them soon.


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Re: Dillon, Big Country, or Atascosa? [Re: Creekrunner] #7532616
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My lease has several Atascosa’s, good blinds, don't care for the windows. I have a 8x6 Boss Game Systems, made in College Station, I think it’s top notch, this is year 3 with it. TxAg on here can get you a quote.


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Re: Dillon, Big Country, or Atascosa? [Re: Judd] #7532935
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Originally Posted by Judd
Originally Posted by BigPig
KanTex fiberglass blinds, formerly TripleCreek, best blinds and windows out there.


He completely jacked that up...we'll blame it on coffee overdose. It's Triple Creek formally KanTex.

Another to put on your list Big Dogg blinds. I'm tempted and will look at them soon.

From their website:
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TRIPLE CREEK OUTFITTERS NOW OWNS KANTEX BLINDS (NOW TRIPLE CREEK BLINDS, LLC)


I'm gonna give them a look.

Re: Dillon, Big Country, or Atascosa? [Re: Creekrunner] #7535107
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Dillon - No Experience
Texas T - Box - Good blinds, slider windows sweat on the shelf and warp them but still fine and going on like 10 years with just having to re-paint them.. No leaks and no rotting or wasps inside.
Atascosa - Great stand and blind but roof leaks once the sealant degrades after about 5 years and paint pealed off after 2 years on some. Dealer not too friendly. Have to put a roof cap on it (See Youtube video for rust problem). and not easy to stand on your own unless you pay them a ton to deliver and set up.
Big Country - About to buy one from Mummies in San Antonio for the first time. But look good.
Krivoman Blind - If bowhunter and rifle hunter good blinds for the money. I own 2 and no maintenance and no problems after 5 years.

Hope this helps.


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