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Thanks everyone for the steel blind advice #8966969 12/04/23 12:00 AM
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I ended up getting an Atascosa steel blind for the point on my ranch. This thing is nice and I couldn’t be happier.

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Re: Thanks everyone for the steel blind advice [Re: ntxtrapper] #8966974 12/04/23 12:08 AM
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Yea, that does look nice.


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Re: Thanks everyone for the steel blind advice [Re: Jimbo1] #8967003 12/04/23 12:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Jimbo1
Yea, that does look nice.


I've always liked Bushlan camo too. Not that it matters on a blind though.

Re: Thanks everyone for the steel blind advice [Re: ntxtrapper] #8967037 12/04/23 01:29 AM
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Think I threw out Atascosa and Ranch King. Nice, 4×6 or 5x7, can I ask what was cost, makes me want one.

Re: Thanks everyone for the steel blind advice [Re: ntxtrapper] #8967139 12/04/23 04:49 AM
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Have one like it. Took window tint from auto zone and they can see in even when they walk right by.

Re: Thanks everyone for the steel blind advice [Re: ntxtrapper] #8967163 12/04/23 11:41 AM
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Very nice, congrats.


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Re: Thanks everyone for the steel blind advice [Re: ntxtrapper] #8967448 12/04/23 06:15 PM
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think you need curtains now

Very nice blind


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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
think you need curtains now

Very nice blind


No curtains but I do have a watch gnome lol.

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Re: Thanks everyone for the steel blind advice [Re: ntxtrapper] #8967511 12/04/23 07:42 PM
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Curious - I saw you were done with fiberglass. Was that due to the one flooring issue, or other things as well?

Re: Thanks everyone for the steel blind advice [Re: Texican] #8967558 12/04/23 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Texican
Curious - I saw you were done with fiberglass. Was that due to the one flooring issue, or other things as well?


Yep. Flooring. Why they don’t use a heavy polycarbonate sheet rather than plywood is beyond me.

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Nice. I heard "steel" and immediately thought it would be cold, loud. Not this bad boy. I like the ledge under the window, you can get a solid front and rear rest. That's how I build my blinds. Hunt well.


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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
think you need curtains now

Very nice blind

Curtains, yes. Im a big believer in curtains.


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Originally Posted by freerange
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think you need curtains now

Very nice blind

Curtains, yes. Im a big believer in curtains.

Gotta have curtains, especially if you have back windows. That gnome is backlit.


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Re: Thanks everyone for the steel blind advice [Re: Jimbo1] #8967641 12/04/23 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimbo1
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think you need curtains now

Very nice blind

Curtains, yes. Im a big believer in curtains.

Gotta have curtains, especially if you have back windows. That gnome is backlit.


I had to scroll up. 'Thought a former member on here was in the blind.


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Re: Thanks everyone for the steel blind advice [Re: Jimbo1] #8967762 12/05/23 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Jimbo1
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think you need curtains now

Very nice blind

Curtains, yes. Im a big believer in curtains.

Gotta have curtains, especially if you have back windows. That gnome is backlit.


The area I'm shooting to starts about a hundred yards away so I'm not worried much about anything seeing me or the gnome.

Re: Thanks everyone for the steel blind advice [Re: ntxtrapper] #8967787 12/05/23 02:13 AM
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Originally Posted by ntxtrapper
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Curious - I saw you were done with fiberglass. Was that due to the one flooring issue, or other things as well?


Yep. Flooring. Why they don’t use a heavy polycarbonate sheet rather than plywood is beyond me.


cost, They should use a pvc foam like Divicell


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Originally Posted by ntxtrapper
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Curious - I saw you were done with fiberglass. Was that due to the one flooring issue, or other things as well?


Yep. Flooring. Why they don’t use a heavy polycarbonate sheet rather than plywood is beyond me.


We have had ants and rodents push dirt up against the floor holding moisture.


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That’s what I hunt in now. Absolutely hate the thing, windows are awful, metal continuously pops in the wind. It is built very air tight, but so is my fiberglass blind that I will be taking back over this off season.

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Originally Posted by BigPig
That’s what I hunt in now. Absolutely hate the thing, windows are awful, metal continuously pops in the wind. It is built very air tight, but so is my fiberglass blind that I will be taking back over this off season.


Strange, mine is quiet as can be and the windows are nice Deerview brand from Cleburne. I wonder if you got a knockoff.

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Originally Posted by ntxtrapper
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That’s what I hunt in now. Absolutely hate the thing, windows are awful, metal continuously pops in the wind. It is built very air tight, but so is my fiberglass blind that I will be taking back over this off season.


Strange, mine is quiet as can be and the windows are nice Deerview brand from Cleburne. I wonder if you got a knockoff.


No it’s not a knock off. The window tracks get full of dirt and require cleaning, which is never really clean, or quiet. They also freeze shut easier than the folding windows in my fiberglass blind. I don’t like windows that require 2 hands to operate

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Never had issues with noise or having to clean the windows tracks. We’ve had the those for 15 plus years now. They will definitely freeze shut on you though if it’s icy

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