Ground blind recommendations

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  1. kennyg

    kennyg Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Never hunted out of a blind but now that my son is starting I think I'll give it a try so I can sit with him for first few sits. I would like to keep it under $200. I would leave it up for a month at a time I think. Gander had a decent one for $169 that I could stand and shoot out of. Just ordered 2 chairs so I'm a little ahead of myself.
     
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    Ameristep is hard to beat.
     
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    I've been buying the Big Mikes for the height and size for Bowhunting out of.

    Go BIG with Barronett Blinds


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    Rhino ground blinds are really nice.
     
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    I have a Rhino XP-1 and a double bull deluxe
    On my Rhino its broke 3 rods in one season. The company that bought Rhino would not honor the lifetime warranty on the blind. So I had to order 3 more rods at $20 each so $60 to fix after first season. Then they decreased their warranty to one year on their new blinds and upped their prices. I can't recommend a Rhino.
    I would recommend looking for the Double bull bullpen for around $200. Or one of the Barronetts. Lifetime warranty on their blinds.
     
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    trial153 Grizzled Veteran

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    I have ASAT reaper blind that I have used awhile. It has served me well for both deer and lopes. Had an amerstep and a double bull and honestly they both were ok too.
     
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    How do you like them so far?

    I just ordered one on amazon prime - Barronett big mike with the roof vents for a little over $120 delivered.
     
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    802bowlife Weekend Warrior

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    remmett70 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Make sure it is a double. Surprising how tight the can get when two bodies get in one, even one being a child.
     
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    recommend buying some better stakes. the longest Ive had a ground blind stay standing with the little tent stakes they supply is about two weeks before i started buying good stakes with the blind. It kinda sucks to have a brand new blind blow 1/2 mile, cross a fence then go another 1/2 mile and stop at another fence.
     
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    WillO Weekend Warrior

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    I just want to use it for when I hunt public land. I have a private lease with permanent tree stands so it wont be used there.

    If I get a couple of months out of it ill be happy
     
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    chieffan Weekend Warrior

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    Ameristep Dog House is also a good blind. If your shooting vertical it may be a little short but I use a Crossbow. Had mine up on a rise, wind came up, found the blind about 500 yds from where it was staked down. Blind was not hurt one bit and found all the stakes but one.
     
  13. Longdraw

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    Would a guy who’s 6’8” be able to shoot a compound bow? I might consider buying one for my buddy and let him put it on his farm, then I’d have a blind to hunt in.
     
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    Hillbilly Jedi Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I bought this Baronett blind via Amazon this past spring and love it. Under $200 and it's a taller blind so standing shots with a bow are good. The height inside was a big concern for me and I'm on 5' 9" and most blinds I found are only about 5' 5" or so inside standing height. So far it has worked very well and been pretty durable. Have had it up for at least 6 months in the field since mid March of this year and fading is minimal. Plenty of windows to shoot from. Even though the windows aren't zipper closures, I use some small binder clips if I want to have the openings a bit smaller or bigger. No zipper windows also mean less noise. Plenty of room for 2 people and gear to sit comfortable in and it keeps the majority of water out during rainy days. I've give it some serious thought.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UXB78LA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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    Hillbilly Jedi Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Look into the Baronett blind I just posted above. 80" inside height is about the tallest I've seen.
     
  16. WillO

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    The Barronnet Big Mike is the one I’ve just bought and it’s 80 inches tall, I’m 6ft 5 so hoping it works for me.

    Good to know your is holding up nicely. Thanks
     
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    Ya 80" is the tallest I've found. Haven't found one with a sun roof yet though :-) Hope it works for ya!
     
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    I would say it's one of the better options. With that said their always updating the ground blinds for bigger guys and longer ATA bows
     

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