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Got me a "chair blind". Anyone else?

Old 11-03-2008, 01:05 AM
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Saw those folding chair blinds a while back and thought it was pretty neat - the chair and blind all in one. So I went ahead and bought one last week. Its suprisingly simple to fold up and put in the carrying bag. Due to it's smaller size it seems like it would actually hold some heat in on cold days.

Me being me, I am half the time not happy with things and I went ahead and did my modifications. If there is one weak link to those folding bag chairs; the thing that usually breaks - it's the rivets. So I drilled them all out one by one and replaced them with 8-32 screws, nylon washers and nylon lock nuts.

So anyone else got one of these? They seem just right. I got it out back airing out real good.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:48 AM
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I use one and for getting into new territory, overlooking fields they are great. need brushed in for max concealment. I like them. You cannot shoot until they clear the front of the blind, you cannot seee behind you which is some thing ot be considered when setting up. i am right handed, so i set it up so i can pull left on shots, the chair does not afford ypou a lot of room for movement. i use a bipod for a gun rest and the butt of the stock edge restsbetween my legs on the chair. I hav ebeen in all day downpours and have been comfy and dry. I wear a black top when I'm in ot to stay camoed. Good luck
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:58 AM
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Hey Matt,
Excellent move suring up those rivets. Mine broke when i used the arms as support when getting up out of the chair. I really did not put that much weight on them.It broke right at the rivet where the arm attaches to the seat.

I killed a very nice buck out of it at less that 40 yards. It was moving past me from right to left and never saw me. I brush it in pretty good. Kept me dry too. It was a cold day with some rain, sleet and snow. Like Buck hunter said wear a black top and facemask and they will never know you are there.
I also use a monopod rest. I sit back in the chair and keep the gun up on the rest out in front of me with the butt in my lap.

I liked the blind but i'd be very careful of the arm rests and their ability to bear any weight at all.
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:25 PM
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Matt I bought 2 this year ...kind of cramp but I think its going to work ..

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Old 11-03-2008, 02:24 PM
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Got one last year and shot my turkey out of it. Works great, but if you have a longer gun it kinda sucks.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:40 PM
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They look pretty handy, but I'dfab up some sort of a peek-thru window for the sides and back. I hate not being able to see whats coming.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:57 PM
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IA,
The chair blind has side windows
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:17 PM
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Iahntr, has side windows only. Ylou cannot shoot out of them. You must wait until the animal get;s in fronmof your opening in the front. Can be frustrating.
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:24 PM
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My wife got me one last year and I really liked it in nasty weather.I found a good runway dureing muzzleloader season so I just left it set up, when I went back a few days later I couldn't see it.I thought ,no way someone could have found it.Then I noticed a beech tree on the ground ya you guessed it,squashed it like a bug.That's my luck this season so far.Will get another one,but don't dare tell my sweetie.
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:53 PM
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Alright. Thanks for the replies guys. Sure am glad I took the time to replace those hollow, thin-wall aluminum rivets with the 8-32s. I think it's a great bit of insurance that even should it be a crappy, rainy day I can still sit out.

I am going toponder that rear window issue. But I think I'm going to leave it as is for 2 reasons. 1. If I do have some sort of window or port back there it will probobly be where water would leak in (on me) if used in the rain; and 2. if I hear something back there and want to twist around to eyeball it I fear I would make too much noise or shake the canopy.

As to the side windows and not being able to shoot out of them, I think I'm going to go ahead and try to put a nice sharp slice straight down the middle from top to bottom on one window and see how that might work. If it looks good - I'll slice the rest. Worse case scenerio, Ithread them back up.

I had planned onusing a monopod.

If I find another one cheap enough I am going to grab another in case one ofmy boys wants to sit in one or it rains or something. We pretty much got alot of extra or spare stuff at camp.
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