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Blinds in $1500 rannge?

Posted By: spg

Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 08/08/19 05:53 PM

Need to replace 4 blinds this year, what's best out there in the $1500 range?
Posted By: stxranchman

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 08/08/19 06:49 PM

Depending on the size of the box and height of the tower, it is going to be tough to find many blinds in that price range these days. Fiberglass is the lowest option. T-Box, Dillon, Big Country, etc will be the lower end.
Posted By: spg

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 08/08/19 07:01 PM

I have towers and plenty of metal to make some if the ones I have don't work. Just need the box. The four we're replacing are old sheet metal blinds we bought about 20 years ago somewhere in Junction then moved them to Three Rivers or Simmons City and all the top are rusted out beyond repair.
Posted By: stxranchman

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 08/08/19 07:18 PM

There were a couple of dealers in Hallettsville that had good pricing about 6-7 yrs ago when I was looking for fiberglass blinds. One just north of city limits and one in the middle of town. Call Mumme's in Hondo and talk to them to see what they can do for you on buy of 4 blinds at one time. Call L&E and see what they can do also.
Posted By: spg

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 08/08/19 07:33 PM

Im 20 minutes from L&E in George West, I checked there and they average about 3k a blind. Might have buy two from L&E and build the other two.
Posted By: Pittstate

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 08/08/19 08:03 PM

I really like my Dillon fiberglass blinds. I have replaced 2 wood blinds that have rotted with Dillon. One is in Missouri that has 45 to 50" of rainfall a year. Been going strong for 6 years. Last one only lasted 3 years.

Sportsman Condo is another good blind (I have the SC2). There are one piece molded plastic. Will never rust and I believe a little cooler in the summer than metal. I have one that is under a shade tree overlooking a 2 acre food plot, nice draw and feeder.

Lastly, Redneck is a good blind. I have one that is 7 years old and still like new. A little faded on the south side, but just like new on the inside.

All three of these are within your budget.
Posted By: titan2232

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 08/08/19 08:05 PM

Ranch King Little Buck

May exceed $1500 if you choose the 8' tower
Posted By: spg

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 08/08/19 11:06 PM

Thx
Posted By: DQ Kid

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 08/09/19 01:34 AM

I think your best chance of staying around $1500 or $1750 or so is a Dillon 4x4 on an 8-10'. Think those other brands are going to be north of $2K as I've pretty much priced them all out myself over the past 1-3 years. Good luck to you.
Posted By: spg

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 08/09/19 01:46 AM

Same thing I saw on prices, we are probably going to settle for 2 ranch kings or something similar and build two, I built some over the past years out of 100% treated and they're are holding up very well. I'd prefer to hunt out of the ones I built especially when shooting distance and are much more comfortable. You get what you get with the others, sometimes window height isn't right and very little area to rest the rifle on.
Posted By: llbts1

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 08/11/19 04:35 AM

Originally Posted by titan2232
Ranch King Little Buck

May exceed $1500 if you choose the 8' tower



You can get a little buck with a 4' tower under $1500.00 ?

If so, please let me know.
Thanks, Larry
Posted By: DocHorton

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 08/12/19 12:25 AM

Sportsman condo is in that price range, about to buy my 3rd.

Best deal out there, IMO.

https://www.outdoorsforless.com/sc4/sportsmans-condo-sc4-72-in-diameter-blind-black-loaded.html
Posted By: Brother in-law

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 08/12/19 01:35 AM

The ranch king little Buck is very good for normal size folks
Posted By: titan2232

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 08/12/19 02:53 PM

Originally Posted by llbts1
Originally Posted by titan2232
Ranch King Little Buck

May exceed $1500 if you choose the 8' tower



You can get a little buck with a 4' tower under $1500.00 ?

If so, please let me know.
Thanks, Larry


If I remember correctly I purchased my Little Buck Ranch King at Ellusive Wildlife in Conroe for around $1500. May have been a bit more with taxes
Posted By: Dalroo

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 08/12/19 03:38 PM

https://krivomanoutdoors.com/product/blinds/

Saw these guys at the Hunter's Extravaganza this weekend. Blinds were around $1000, but options can add more. I talked price a bit with them and looks like a blind with 5 windows, roof vent, and 8' tower will run about $1900. The blind itself looks like it will last years.

I had built a 8' x 4' blind on 10' tower a couple of years ago and spent about $1500, so the $1900 doesn't seem like a bad deal.
Posted By: soonersorlaters

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 08/12/19 04:16 PM

Originally Posted by Dalroo
https://krivomanoutdoors.com/product/blinds/

Saw these guys at the Hunter's Extravaganza this weekend. Blinds were around $1000, but options can add more. I talked price a bit with them and looks like a blind with 5 windows, roof vent, and 8' tower will run about $1900. The blind itself looks like it will last years.

I had built a 8' x 4' blind on 10' tower a couple of years ago and spent about $1500, so the $1900 doesn't seem like a bad deal.


Yep, same here. And they use Deerview windows in those. Very nice blinds.
Posted By: spg

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 08/12/19 04:41 PM

Thanks
Posted By: llbts1

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 08/13/19 01:40 AM

Originally Posted by titan2232
Originally Posted by llbts1
Originally Posted by titan2232
Ranch King Little Buck

May exceed $1500 if you choose the 8' tower



You can get a little buck with a 4' tower under $1500.00 ?

If so, please let me know.
Thanks, Larry


If I remember correctly I purchased my Little Buck Ranch King at Ellusive Wildlife in Conroe for around $1500. May have been a bit more with taxes


Thanks Titan. I want to get a new little Buck with the 4' stand. My dealer wants nearly $2000 for it. My wife says no!
Posted By: txshntr

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 08/13/19 02:01 AM

Just bought three 4x6 Big Country Blinds without the base and they were under $1500. I like the windows and doors but the shelf needed some adjusting. Other than that, seems like a good blind.
Posted By: spg

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 08/13/19 03:07 PM

They are now $1675
Posted By: txshntr

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 08/13/19 11:44 PM

Originally Posted by spg
They are now $1675


We bought ours in Cross Plains, maybe 2 months ago. Was thinking the standard 4x6 was around $1400 and the hexagon shaped one was just under $1600. Maybe they went up when it got closer to hunting season confused2
Posted By: Lotto

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 08/16/19 03:18 AM

Look at Texas Drop Tine Outdoors in Austin www.texasdroptineoutdoors.com
Posted By: JROD

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 08/17/19 01:48 PM

I can sell Dillon's 4x6 close to that 1500$ mark.
Posted By: 1riot1ranger

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 08/17/19 06:44 PM

Check out these guys. http://www.texascedarblinds.com/pricing.html I bought a couple and pretty happy so far.
Posted By: spg

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 09/04/19 06:47 PM

Went with 5x6 Antler Shed blinds, $2200w/tax per blind. I think there the best you can get for the money. [Linked Image]
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Posted By: Mr. T.

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 09/04/19 07:12 PM

Looks like you made a good decision. Nice looking blind.
Posted By: Always ready 2 hunt

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 09/05/19 04:28 PM

Looks good but I suggest you go ahead and stake it down a little more than that center guy wire even with that stairway. You want to protect that investment.
Posted By: spg

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 09/05/19 05:21 PM

That was done after the pictures were taken.
Posted By: redchevy

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 09/05/19 05:58 PM

We recently bought one from Atascosa Wildlife Supply, 5x5 on a 10 foot stand with stairs, all metal and insulated walls. At hunters extravaganza they were still a little more than 2200, but included the stairs and stand.

Should essentially be a lifetime blind for us.

Did the stand and stairs come with the $2200?
Posted By: spg

Re: Blinds in $1500 rannge? - 09/05/19 06:10 PM

No I built the stairs and legs. Mine are 5x6
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