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4x6 deer stand-I hate em #8946445 10/30/23 09:36 PM
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4x6 blinds have seemed to be the most popular for a long time and I can barely tolerate hunting outa one for an extended time. Sitting in one all day today and my legs are not comfy. 4’ is not long enough for even Altuve to stretch out his legs. I have good views north west and east and I have to sit north to easily see all directions without moving. Then I sneak a peak over either shoulder through pulled back curtain sometimes. Everything would be fine for most that only hunt a few hours but hunting 12 hours the legs need stretching and I don’t like to give up my views while doing that.
Most of our blinds are round, hex or square so usually I’m in Heaven.
I’m starting to see more blinds marketed that are round, hex or square so maybe there’s hope. I just make my own when I can.
I know I’m picky-and just needed to vent.


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I grew up hunting in a brush blind. bolt


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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
I grew up hunting in a brush blind. bolt

Me too-plenty leg room. Also in a board in a tree-plenty leg room. Also on a flat rock-plenty leg room. Also very often in a tripod and some times in the rain and cold-plenty leg room.


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If I ever get new blinds, they will be 5x6.


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Re: 4x6 deer stand-I hate em [Re: freerange] #8946537 10/30/23 11:29 PM
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If you’re spending 12 hours in a blind; I would get the best in the world that fits me.

Re: 4x6 deer stand-I hate em [Re: freerange] #8946543 10/30/23 11:33 PM
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Built a 4 x 8 this year. Much better than 4 x 6.

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Built a 4 x 8 this year. Much better than 4 x 6.

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Re: 4x6 deer stand-I hate em [Re: freerange] #8946691 10/31/23 03:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
I grew up hunting in a brush blind. bolt


In Jr. High my friends dad would drop us off on top of a ravine or in in a wooded area and we would sit up next to a tree on the ground, graduated to a 2X6 in the fork of a tree. In my 30's I got a tripod and was living large In my 40's finally built a 4 X 6 blind and thought I had gone to heaven.


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Originally Posted by freerange
Originally Posted by Creekrunner
I grew up hunting in a brush blind. bolt

Me too-plenty leg room. Also in a board in a tree-plenty leg room. Also on a flat rock-plenty leg room. Also very often in a tripod and some times in the rain and cold-plenty leg room.


no telling "what" he was hunting.

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I utilize two stands - an Atascosa 5X5 and as Free knows a TreeBark 6' diameter circle blind. Each beat the heck outta 6X4's.

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Originally Posted by Wilhunt
Built a 4 x 8 this year. Much better than 4 x 6.

For me the 4 would be too short and the 8 would be too big. I would want some middle ground.


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Re: 4x6 deer stand-I hate em [Re: Stub] #8946773 10/31/23 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Stub
Originally Posted by Creekrunner
I grew up hunting in a brush blind. bolt


In Jr. High my friends dad would drop us off on top of a ravine or in in a wooded area and we would sit up next to a tree on the ground, graduated to a 2X6 in the fork of a tree. In my 30's I got a tripod and was living large In my 40's finally built a 4 X 6 blind and thought I had gone to heaven.

Close to my experience as well. Hunted most of my life without any type enclosed blind but when I’m in an enclosed blind I don’t want any of the dimensions to have a 4’ in them.


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Re: 4x6 deer stand-I hate em [Re: Hudbone] #8946775 10/31/23 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Hudbone
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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
I grew up hunting in a brush blind. bolt

Me too-plenty leg room. Also in a board in a tree-plenty leg room. Also on a flat rock-plenty leg room. Also very often in a tripod and some times in the rain and cold-plenty leg room.


no telling "what" he was hunting.

This is a “hunting” forum, Hud…..


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Re: 4x6 deer stand-I hate em [Re: Hudbone] #8946779 10/31/23 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Hudbone
I utilize two stands - an Atascosa 5X5 and as Free knows a TreeBark 6' diameter circle blind. Each beat the heck outta 6X4's.

Originally Posted by Hudbone
I utilize two stands - an Atascosa 5X5 and as Free knows a TreeBark 6' diameter circle blind. Each beat the heck outta 6X4's.

5x5 and 6’ round both excellent dimensions.
I am hunting out of one of my 6’ round “Realbark” right now.


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The reason for the 4' is so that one sheet of plywood will do an end. If you guys weren't putting LaZ Boyz in there you'd have more leg room! laugh


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over the years, I've built a variety of sizes of stands/blinds.

4' x 4' is very cramped for one person unless it's on the ground and you leave the doorway open for leg room.

4' x 6' works but agree it is a bit cramped on the short side, especially if there are any shelves. pretty efficient use of materials (5x 4x8 plywood sides)

6' x 6' is my current main stand, elevated about 5' sitting in a corner on a hill side overlooking 4-5 acres with shots out to 175-250 yards. Has room for 2 office style chairs that can swivel to see out all sides. Also pretty efficient use of materials (6x 4x8 plywood sides)

5' x 8' (burned down in wildfire) was great for 2-3 people but limited direction of shooting for a single person without moving around to other end. This was an old shipping crate that I converted but wouldn't optimize materials to build.

a hex or octagon in the 5' (1 person) - 6' (2 person) would be a great setup with fairly equal distance out all sides but more of a PITB to build

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Originally Posted by QuitShootinYoungBucks
The reason for the 4' is so that one sheet of plywood will do an end. If you guys weren't putting LaZ Boyz in there you'd have more leg room! laugh

No lazy boys for me. More like secretary chair. I hate big chairs in blind.


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Originally Posted by PMK
over the years, I've built a variety of sizes of stands/blinds.

4' x 4' is very cramped for one person unless it's on the ground and you leave the doorway open for leg room.

4' x 6' works but agree it is a bit cramped on the short side, especially if there are any shelves. pretty efficient use of materials (5x 4x8 plywood sides)

6' x 6' is my current main stand, elevated about 5' sitting in a corner on a hill side overlooking 4-5 acres with shots out to 175-250 yards. Has room for 2 office style chairs that can swivel to see out all sides. Also pretty efficient use of materials (6x 4x8 plywood sides)

5' x 8' (burned down in wildfire) was great for 2-3 people but limited direction of shooting for a single person without moving around to other end. This was an old shipping crate that I converted but wouldn't optimize materials to build.

a hex or octagon in the 5' (1 person) - 6' (2 person) would be a great setup with fairly equal distance out all sides but more of a PITB to build

Great comments by PMK. He thinks a little like me.
I always say a too big blind you have to call a taxi to get from one side to another. OnlySmith loves his 4x4(I think) blind and he’s a deep thinker on stuff like this. WAY too small for me. I’m like Goldilocks-not too small, not too big-just right.


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I don't mind 4X6's. Spent a lot of years in 4x4's and especially with a kid or two crammed in there, that got old fast.

The older I get though, especially with lower back problems & sciatica, it sure is nice to have room to stretch out when the pain starts.

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What’s wrong with a 4x8? Can hold 3 people in office chairs, 2 really comfortably and is easy to build given the dimensions.

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Originally Posted by krmitchell
What’s wrong with a 4x8? Can hold 3 people in office chairs, 2 really comfortably and is easy to build given the dimensions.

Big problem with 4x8.
4’ too short for decent leg room.
More important-if only one guy he has to take a taxi back and forth if any action on the ends. Not to mention fighting through two extra chairs to get through.


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Originally Posted by krmitchell
What’s wrong with a 4x8? Can hold 3 people in office chairs, 2 really comfortably and is easy to build given the dimensions.


Yeah and can act like a sail. They do catch the wind well.

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Originally Posted by Hudbone
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What’s wrong with a 4x8? Can hold 3 people in office chairs, 2 really comfortably and is easy to build given the dimensions.


Yeah and can act like a sail. They do catch the wind well.



My 8x8 doesn't move. Infact if it does we got bigger problems


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What’s wrong with a 4x8? Can hold 3 people in office chairs, 2 really comfortably and is easy to build given the dimensions.


Yeah and can act like a sail. They do catch the wind well.



My 8x8 doesn't move. Infact if it does we got bigger problems

Bunk bed or just a single???


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