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Re: Pop up blinds
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2017, 07:27:16 PM »
I'm 6'2 with a 30 inch draw and I couldn't shoot inside my popup blind. I couldn't reach full draw, I donated it to a youth contest on here. A hub style was the only kind I could get to full draw in.

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Both blinds that I listed are very wide.  The Big Mikes line has some super wide ones but your going to spend some money on it.
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Re: Pop up blinds
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2017, 08:22:08 AM »
I'm 6'2 with a 30 inch draw and I couldn't shoot inside my popup blind. I couldn't reach full draw, I donated it to a youth contest on here. A hub style was the only kind I could get to full draw in.

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Both blinds that I listed are very wide.  The Big Mikes line has some super wide ones but your going to spend some money on it.

I can use the doghouse one for archery, but everything has to be just right.  I never use it if I have room for the hub blind and don't have to pack it a half mile.  If I don't have room or have to pack it in I will grudgingly use the doghouse.  For firearms I just grab whatever is convenient and a lot of times that is the chair blind. 

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Re: Pop up blinds
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2017, 06:12:18 PM »
Check out a great selection of blinds at BAM Outdoors.  http://bit.ly/2vumIs8

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Re: Pop up blinds
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2017, 10:13:33 PM »
One thing with ground blinds that i have learned. If you are setting them up before the season in bear country they might not be still standing next time you check on them. I have lost 2 this year so i ended up putting up treestands

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Re: Pop up blinds
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2017, 04:22:11 PM »
Cabela's has the Ameristep Battlefield in online Bargain Cave for $79, that is a decent blind, and if it gets stolen it isn't a big deal.  I have been using one and bought another one this week. 

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Re: Pop up blinds
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2017, 10:46:55 AM »
I tried a doghouse three years ago. Went back to a homemade ground blind. The are too hot if the sun is on them. They deaden the sounds. ALSO: a bear took care of it this spring and shredded two sides.

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Re: Pop up blinds
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2017, 08:22:25 AM »
This is my first year using ground blinds. Used a Primos Double Bull Bullpen blind so it has plenty of room for me and my wife with wide shooting area. Was able to get her a shot on a 3 pt whitetail at 15.9 yards and it had no clue we were there even with being on public National Forrest Land. We brushed the blind in really well and only set it up a day early. Also have two ameristep Doghouse blinds set up but too tight of space for my wife to easily draw. Bullpen allows you to sit towards back of blind out of the sunlight and lots of room to draw bow. Look for slider windows and stay away from loud Velcro and Zippers. Good Luck!

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Re: Pop up blinds
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2017, 10:16:11 AM »
do you guys shoot through the see through camo on the windows with archery? We have been doing this and I think its changing our point of impact a little? 

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Re: Pop up blinds
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2017, 01:05:35 PM »
This is my first year using ground blinds. Used a Primos Double Bull Bullpen blind so it has plenty of room for me and my wife with wide shooting area. Was able to get her a shot on a 3 pt whitetail at 15.9 yards and it had no clue we were there even with being on public National Forrest Land. We brushed the blind in really well and only set it up a day early. Also have two ameristep Doghouse blinds set up but too tight of space for my wife to easily draw. Bullpen allows you to sit towards back of blind out of the sunlight and lots of room to draw bow. Look for slider windows and stay away from loud Velcro and Zippers. Good Luck!

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Re: Pop up blinds
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2017, 01:35:37 PM »
Cannot speak highly enough of the DoubleBull Blind. We have one of the original hub styles and it has been abused and used hard. The only holes in it are in the window netting from killing bull elks with arrows. Have also killed alot of big Boss Tom turkeys out of it as well.
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Re: Pop up blinds
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2017, 05:46:14 AM »
I'm 6'5". 32" draw length and I hunt out of a blind for deer and turkey with the whole family. Spray it down every time you walk in and out. Last year had a doe stick her head into the blind while I was at full draw. about 3" from my broadhead.

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Re: Pop up blinds
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2017, 07:15:33 AM »
Cabela's has the Ameristep Battlefield ground blind in online Bargain Cave for $79 right now,  I use a few of them and they work fine.  This makes the cost of trying out a ground blind out pretty affordable.  I like them because if someone steals one it isn't that bad, and they work well.  I usually pay $99 on sale, this is a particularly good deal. 

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Re: Pop up blinds
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2017, 12:43:17 PM »
In hunt tests, we use a blind that is 5 feet tall and would easily hide someone on a regular height chair.
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