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4x4 Posts for Hunting Blind #9052669 05/26/24 05:26 PM
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Hey everyone! I plan on working on a pretty elaborate ground blind this summer and want to place 4x4 corner posts. I am getting a bit older and hate digging holes. This anchor system looks sweet!!! Does anyone have any experience with these? The video looks like it was very easy to put in and the posts were super stable and good for rocky terrain. I also wonder if they have round post anchor systems too? Thanks for your thoughts!

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Re: 4x4 Posts for Hunting Blind [Re: roughpasture_98] #9052671 05/26/24 05:34 PM
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I have not used those and looks like straight up post (not an angle on legs) so I would be sure and also anchor blind on all sides (guy wire options)

Re: 4x4 Posts for Hunting Blind [Re: roughpasture_98] #9052673 05/26/24 05:44 PM
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I would not trust those in muddy ground/high wind, you can just set the blind with posts on the 16x16 concrete pads and use a screw anchor in the center with a good ratchet or like I did and use a 1 ton come along to pull tight.

I had 3 of these set like that and never a problem.

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Re: 4x4 Posts for Hunting Blind [Re: roughpasture_98] #9053086 05/27/24 03:21 PM
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I thought those things were for putting up mailboxes.

I wouldn't trust them to hold up a blind. Not much better than just setting your blind on the ground.


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Re: 4x4 Posts for Hunting Blind [Re: roughpasture_98] #9053153 05/27/24 06:01 PM
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Set the metal part in concrete, you will sleep better.

Re: 4x4 Posts for Hunting Blind [Re: roughpasture_98] #9053178 05/27/24 07:07 PM
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I watched the video. If the ground will let you drive that in, that would work. Just don't count on it to stop a blow over. Use a center tie down as others suggested for that. I hate guy wires.
American earth anchors have one you can drive in with an impact. I use the 26" penetrator for center tie down. They have an application for pretty much any project.

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Seems like they should be galvanized instead of painted. They will rust.

Re: 4x4 Posts for Hunting Blind [Re: roughpasture_98] #9053216 05/27/24 08:56 PM
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If you’re going to spent $1500 to $3000+ on a blind; are you really going to worry about $150 in anchors? Mine have 4 tee post at all corners, 4 angled guide wires with adjustable buckles all going to tee posts and a center mounted ground anchor. But, I have seen two 80+ mph windstorms. If you’re in some deep draw; maybe you don’t need that.

Re: 4x4 Posts for Hunting Blind [Re: roughpasture_98] #9054408 05/30/24 01:59 AM
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Money wasted. Why not set the blind legs on the ground and level up with pads or rocks? Center anchor will be a must.


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Re: 4x4 Posts for Hunting Blind [Re: roughpasture_98] #9055237 05/31/24 06:35 PM
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I've used a post setting like that to reinforce a wood fence where it was about to collapse. It bought me about 6 months before I had to replace the fence anyway. With any moisture in the ground, that steel steak will cut through the mud and create a whole lot of movement.

If you are hammering together a plywood blind to scout an area for one season it is probably fine. Beyond that, heed some of the other advice above.

Re: 4x4 Posts for Hunting Blind [Re: roughpasture_98] #9058285 06/06/24 09:36 PM
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I would definitely do center cable tie down regardless if you go with these or not. I usually run t posts perpendicular to the legs as well just for piece of mind.

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