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Box Blind Size

Postby SteppedInIt » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:40 pm

I need to build a box blind, for two grown people and also a small child that may go from time to time. What size would you recommend? 4x6, 4x8 or ? I was actually thinking of a 5x?. I don't want it too big, but want to be comfortable.
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Re: Box Blind Size

Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:49 pm

We use 4x6 for 2 people. And 4x8 for 3 or 4 people. We have a center card table - shooting bench in the 4x8.
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Re: Box Blind Size

Postby Brute 23 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:17 pm

How long do you typically sit for?

4×6 or 4x8 for short periods
5x6 or 6x6 for long periods
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Re: Box Blind Size

Postby dun » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:54 pm

We use 4X8 for multiple people and 4X4 for singles.
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Re: Box Blind Size

Postby SteppedInIt » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:55 pm

This blind will be mostly for bringing kids and the wife. So nothing serious and probably not long outings.
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Re: Box Blind Size

Postby Bigfoot » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:05 pm

SteppedInIt wrote:This blind will be mostly for bringing kids and the wife. So nothing serious and probably not long outings.


On the ground, or elevated?
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Re: Box Blind Size

Postby dun » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:11 am

SteppedInIt wrote:This blind will be mostly for bringing kids and the wife. So nothing serious and probably not long outings.

All the more reason for additional room
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Re: Box Blind Size

Postby Caustic Burno » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:41 am

4x8 is minimum to sit comfortable for long periods. Of coarse it needs to be well stocked and have a quality recliner swivel chairs as well.
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Re: Box Blind Size

Postby SteppedInIt » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:07 am

I'm not going to elevate this blind. I am thinking about building it on skids so I can easily move it if necessary. This is more of a "backyard" blind if you know what I mean.
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Re: Box Blind Size

Postby dun » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:09 am

Caustic Burno wrote:4x8 is minimum to sit comfortable for long periods. Of coarse it needs to be well stocked and have a quality recliner swivel chairs as well.

A heater and air conditioning would be a plus too. Maybe internet and TV also.
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Re: Box Blind Size

Postby Caustic Burno » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:12 am

dun wrote:
Caustic Burno wrote:4x8 is minimum to sit comfortable for long periods. Of coarse it needs to be well stocked and have a quality recliner swivel chairs as well.

A heater and air conditioning would be a plus too. Maybe internet and TV also.


I have the heater and internet in mine
I don't much care if kids, grandkids or outlaws get cold they can supple their own.
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Re: Box Blind Size

Postby Caustic Burno » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:13 am

SteppedInIt wrote:I'm not going to elevate this blind. I am thinking about building it on skids so I can easily move it if necessary. This is more of a "backyard" blind if you know what I mean.



Have two 4x8's on skids use a 2x4 as a jack system to level them.
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Re: Box Blind Size

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:10 am

I have 4x4 and 4x6 but will make 4x8's from now on so I can get in there early stretch out and take a nap before light. I am thinking of building a 5x10 on a utility trailer so I can just hook to it and move from one field to the next with the ranger.
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Re: Box Blind Size

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:41 am

I just use an old Winnebago.
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Re: Box Blind Size

Postby Bigfoot » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:49 am

Plastic water tank is my favorite ground blind. Usually range from free to cheaper than materials to build one.
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