Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 22
  1. Back To Top    #1
    Member

    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Posts
    16
    NDA Points
    2,569
    NDA Level
    21
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 15
    Given: 0

    Best tower blinds??

    Been looking for a good hard side tower blind. Have checked out the Banks (Stump 4)and hunting pod, are there other brands out there? I've seen redneck blinds on shows but is there a dealer in ND? Looking for one with quality build and maybe not break the bank. I don't know, maybe I'm better off just building one? Let's hear what you guys think.

    0 Not allowed!

  2. Back To Top    #2
    VIP Member
    5575's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    1,152
    NDA Points
    190,284
    NDA Level
    100
    Report Entries
    6
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,438
    Given: 1,643
    Shadow hunter blinds sold assembled at runnings. Cost allot less than others and very well constructed. We've had some of ours for 5+ years and they look like the day we bought them. Aluminium sided n roof, insulated, carpeted floor, rodent proof floor.

    Name:  E1088_L1.jpg
Views: 562
Size:  117.6 KB

    2 Not allowed!
    Last edited by 5575; 11-07-2018 at 05:00 AM.

  3. Back To Top    #3
    Gold Member

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    196
    NDA Points
    3,990
    NDA Level
    26
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 116
    Given: 299
    Muddy

    1 Not allowed!

  4. Back To Top    #4
    VIP Member
    Bowhunter_24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    754
    NDA Points
    39,806
    NDA Level
    87
    Report Entries
    1
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,531
    Given: 403
    Classifieds
    1
    My buddy is a dealer for muddy blinds. He has sold hundreds. People love them

    1 Not allowed!
    Train Hard. Hunt Easy

  5. Back To Top    #5
    Silver Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Bismarck
    Posts
    66
    NDA Points
    12,611
    NDA Level
    48
    Report Entries
    6
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 101
    Given: 17
    The stump is the cats meow. Love it!!Name:  images.jpg
Views: 518
Size:  5.6 KB l8tr

    0 Not allowed!

  6. Back To Top    #6
    Ultimate VIP Member
    KDM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Valley City
    Posts
    3,530
    NDA Points
    340,885
    NDA Level
    100
    Report Entries
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10,019
    Given: 3,175
    Classifieds
    2
    I hunted out of a muddy blind this past weekend and it gave me an achy neck and back. The horizontal windows are too low to comfortably look out of when sitting in a folding chair without sliding way down or ducking your head when sitting up. Kind of like driving a car with the rearview mirror set for an umpa loompa. I'm not a tall guy, 5'10", so I can only imagine what tall guys have to do to see out these windows. The fit, finish, and other qualities of the blind were just fine. My advice would be to bring your hunting chair, gear, and weapon into whatever brand you are looking at and see what kind of room you have and what kind of gymnastics you need to do to get a shot off. Good Luck!!

    3 Not allowed!

  7. Back To Top    #7
    Gold Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    196
    NDA Points
    6,483
    NDA Level
    34
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 84
    Given: 159
    Classifieds
    2
    Would an adjustable height chair make the Muddy more comfortable to sit in or at the the windows just that low?

    0 Not allowed!

  8. Back To Top    #8
    Premium Member

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Devils Lake
    Posts
    444
    NDA Points
    5,822
    NDA Level
    32
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 496
    Given: 224
    Gonna have a hard time beating a redneck, probably the sparkly boats of blinds, however you better have a few $$ in the bank or you will break it.

    0 Not allowed!

  9. Back To Top    #9
    Ultimate VIP Member
    KDM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Valley City
    Posts
    3,530
    NDA Points
    340,885
    NDA Level
    100
    Report Entries
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10,019
    Given: 3,175
    Classifieds
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by Holmsvc View Post
    Would an adjustable height chair make the Muddy more comfortable to sit in or at the the windows just that low?
    I started sitting in the adjustable chairs that came with the blind and they were set down as low as they could go. So then I brought a standard folding chair out and that was about the same. For my money, if a standard folding chair is too high to comfortably look out the windows, I need to look for a new product.

    1 Not allowed!

  10. Back To Top    #10
    Premium Member
    MarbleEyez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    209
    NDA Points
    6,250
    NDA Level
    33
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 174
    Given: 66
    I've got a Redneck Buck Palace 6X6 blind on a 10' Tower. I looked at the Muddy blinds and the Shadow blinds at Runnings. I got into a shadow blind and their plastic windows on a string were a joke. Yes, they are cheaper but the quality for what you pay for the blinds isn't worth it in my opinion. I know several guys who have them and they like them. 5575 has had good luck with them it seems. Runnings didn't have the size of Muddy blind I was looking for and it was going to be 2 months before they got any in.

    I was going to build my own tower blind but after I had it laid out how I wanted it and put a material list together, I was money ahead by purchasing a Redneck Blind. Also, if I ever need to move it, it will take me 30min to lay it on a trailer. This summer we had 80-90MPH winds and the next day that blind was still standing, I was extremely impressed. I though for sure I'd be driving around looking for it in the coulee. 4 leg anchors and a center earth-ground anchor and it's held through everything mother nature has thrown at it in the last 2 years.

    1 Not allowed!

  11. Back To Top    #11
    Bronze Member

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    G.F.
    Posts
    37
    NDA Points
    6,521
    NDA Level
    34
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 59
    Given: 26
    Rednecks!!

    0 Not allowed!

  12. Back To Top    #12
    Ultimate VIP Member
    Captain Ahab's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Timbuktu
    Posts
    3,599
    NDA Points
    121,624
    NDA Level
    100
    Report Entries
    7
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5,323
    Given: 2,358
    Classifieds
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by KDM View Post
    I started sitting in the adjustable chairs that came with the blind and they were set down as low as they could go. So then I brought a standard folding chair out and that was about the same. For my money, if a standard folding chair is too high to comfortably look out the windows, I need to look for a new product.
    What about lifting the blind so you look further down? Aren’t they designed to be a raised blind?

    0 Not allowed!

  13. Back To Top    #13
    Ultimate VIP Member
    KDM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Valley City
    Posts
    3,530
    NDA Points
    340,885
    NDA Level
    100
    Report Entries
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10,019
    Given: 3,175
    Classifieds
    2
    This floor of this blind is 10-12 ft off the ground. When I was sitting up straight, the top of the window was about 4-6 inches below my chin. To be comfortable when I was sitting, I could see a strip of ground between 15 and 30 yards from the blind. To see any farther, I had to duck my head. I think the windows are set for a bench style shot, which puts the opening lower than when just sitting in a chair and since I spend about 3-5 seconds taking a shot compared to the hours of just sitting in the chair watching, I would prefer comfort for hours over a perfect bench rest shot. Like I said before, everything else about the blind was just fine with the exception that the corner windows by the door smack into the horizontal windows on the wall when you try to open both, but that's not really a big deal once you do it the first time.

    0 Not allowed!

  14. Back To Top    #14
    Member

    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Posts
    16
    NDA Points
    2,569
    NDA Level
    21
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 15
    Given: 0
    I guess I'm going to have to do more research. I want a bigger blind and would like it insulated for warmth and sound . Good windows are a must, I hate leaky flimsy windows. I'm 6'1 and window height I guess could be a concern according to others experience. I'm just going to have to find dealers and sit in each blind I guess. Damn things are spendy too.

    0 Not allowed!

  15. Back To Top    #15
    Bronze Member

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    G.F.
    Posts
    37
    NDA Points
    6,521
    NDA Level
    34
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 59
    Given: 26
    Order direct from redneck blinds. A few buddies have ordered a couple semi loads, I was in on one of them. Save a little that way. Just split the shipping per blind. I believe 8 buck palaces with stands fit on a load.
    Name:  D9D3E374-95A6-4FFE-9B00-8BC0A27C50BD.jpg
Views: 306
Size:  119.3 KB
    Name:  A37F03B1-2714-4B21-AD04-3835BD31915E.jpg
Views: 305
Size:  102.8 KB

    2 Not allowed!

  16. Back To Top    #16
    VIP Member
    5575's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    1,152
    NDA Points
    190,284
    NDA Level
    100
    Report Entries
    6
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,438
    Given: 1,643
    Sat in my shadowhunter 12 hrs today from dark till dark. Lots of bucks on the move and chasing. Best was a 170s muley, had fun snort weezing a 4x4 whitey in.
    I do like my red neck chair for all day sits that's for sure.



    Name:  IMG_20181108_081329.jpg
Views: 222
Size:  111.9 KB

    5 Not allowed!
    Last edited by 5575; 11-08-2018 at 09:53 AM.

  17. Back To Top    #17
    Member

    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Posts
    16
    NDA Points
    2,569
    NDA Level
    21
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 15
    Given: 0
    5575, what size blind do you have? And where did you buy it? Do you like the window setup? I think I'm down to either the Stump or Shadowhunter. Now price and availability will play a factor.

    0 Not allowed!

  18. Back To Top    #18
    VIP Member
    5575's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    1,152
    NDA Points
    190,284
    NDA Level
    100
    Report Entries
    6
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,438
    Given: 1,643
    6x6 octagon.
    One archery
    The other is a combo.

    We like the windoes allot, tint would be the only thing I'd do yet.
    Runnings sells them.

    Bought an old snowmobile trailer and made my new one mobile. Sat it in a new spot yesterday for rifle season.
    Name:  IMG_20181109_030625.jpg
Views: 155
Size:  104.8 KB

    3 Not allowed!
    Last edited by 5575; 11-09-2018 at 04:12 AM.

  19. Back To Top    #19
    Premium Member

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    588
    NDA Points
    8,856
    NDA Level
    40
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 294
    Given: 168
    Nice set up you use jack stands on the trailer so it doesn't become a teeter trotter?

    0 Not allowed!

  20. Back To Top    #20
    VIP Member
    5575's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    1,152
    NDA Points
    190,284
    NDA Level
    100
    Report Entries
    6
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,438
    Given: 1,643
    Yep, 4 jack stands and then earth anchors on all 4 corners snugs it down solid.

    0 Not allowed!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


About Nodak Angler

    NodakAngler is a community of outdoors enthusiasts. Our primary focus is to provide a great place for North Dakota sportsmen to gather, discuss, and participate. All are welcome.

Business & Contact

Follow us on

Facebook Instagram Twitter