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Riverdude
12-27-2016, 12:54 PM
Hey my TOO Brothers, have a question regarding ground blinds.

My wife got me a Ameristep Ground Blind for Xmas so I can take Little River Dude out deer hunting if I want to use my Cross Bow. My Compound Bow I use from my tree stand at times I use Thunderheads.

My question is with my Xbow I shoot "Rage Crossbow Rear Deploying Broadheads" ( They have a rubber O ring on them ) The ground blind has the mesh screen you can shoot through but if I shoot thorough the mesh screen will that mess up the mechanical broadhead? Another words will it possibly open the blades when it passes through?

Excited about trying it out but looking for input.

Thanks guys.

Bigslam51
12-27-2016, 12:55 PM
I wouldn't shoot through the mesh Windows, especially with a mechanical.

Riverdude
12-27-2016, 12:57 PM
LOL, damn that was fast Chad. Thanks, I was thinking the same thing.

Bigslam51
12-27-2016, 12:59 PM
LOL, damn that was fast Chad. Thanks, I was thinking the same thing.
Lol no problem

Buckmaster
12-27-2016, 01:13 PM
Mechanical...no.

Fixed Blade....yes. I use 1" Slick Tricks for this.

Gern186
12-27-2016, 01:28 PM
I wouldn't do it. Something I do that you might try with a ground blind is rather than taking the entire mesh window out, just roll up enough from the bottom up to give yourself a big enough area for a shot. No need to take the entire window out usually. It also helps with concealment.

Joel
12-27-2016, 02:00 PM
20 yard shots with fixed blade heads have been fine for me. I wouldn't shoot mechanicals through mesh. You could always try shooting at the target block through your blind before you take it to the woods. Two or three shots should give you some confidence.

Another tip- don't shoot the poles! Lol

Bigslam51
12-27-2016, 02:06 PM
I wouldn't do it. Something I do that you might try with a ground blind is rather than taking the entire mesh window out, just roll up enough from the bottom up to give yourself a big enough area for a shot. No need to take the entire window out usually. It also helps with concealment.
What Gern said

Bigslam51
12-27-2016, 02:07 PM
What Gern said

Riverdude
12-27-2016, 02:11 PM
Thanks Guys!! Was on the same page thinking not a good idea to shoot through it but wanted all your input.

Bigslam51
12-27-2016, 02:13 PM
Fuggin repeated myself

Dannmann801
12-27-2016, 02:20 PM
Mechanical...no.

Fixed Blade....yes. I use 1" Slick Tricks for this.

This is my answer. Absolutely not on mechanicals.
Fixed blades are good thru a tight screen.

Dannmann801
12-27-2016, 02:26 PM
By the way - it's cool that the wife is buying you $$$ hunting gear, ya got her trained right! :smiley_clap::smiley_coolpeace:

Riverdude
12-27-2016, 02:41 PM
[QUOTE=Dannmann801;533718]By the way

Thanks Dan!! She loves venison and encourages me TOO get out there and get dem deer. Got two this season and have been blessed, not TOO sound greedy but might try TOO go out again and tag out.

Riverdude
12-27-2016, 02:43 PM
Chad must have hiccups, lol.

cspot
12-27-2016, 04:34 PM
Like others said definitely not with mechanicals. Personally I don't shoot any broadhead thru it as I am always worried about it affecting it just a little bit. One thing if you are leaving it out is to make sure to use something for a center support of the roof so it doesn't cave in from the snow. I just use a piece of PVC pipe propped up under the hub.

Just an idea especially if on private ground. I built a platform under mine. I just use screw with fender washers to anchor it to the platform. Even though it is only a couple of ft up, it keeps you out of the mud and keeps your chairs level in it. Most of this I built out of a deck I replaced on the house.

http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp255/cspot12/IMG_02461_zpsbnla1mqb.jpg (http://s417.photobucket.com/user/cspot12/media/IMG_02461_zpsbnla1mqb.jpg.html)

Boarhead
12-27-2016, 04:44 PM
What Gern said

U can say that again Fudgepants.

Bigslam51
12-27-2016, 04:44 PM
U can say that again Fudgepants.
I did

hickslawns
12-27-2016, 09:03 PM
[QUOTE=Dannmann801;533718]By the way

Thanks Dan!! She loves venison and encourages me TOO get out there and get dem deer. Got two this season and have been blessed, not TOO sound greedy but might try TOO go out again and tag out.

Might want to save a deer for CJD. Just saying. lol

CJD3
12-28-2016, 05:26 AM
I like the way you think Phil! Lol

I did not roll mine down enough when muzzy hunting...
Left a nice burn through 3 rolls of screen.

They sure are nice to sit in when the weather gets foul. Enjoy!

Redhunter1012
12-28-2016, 06:06 AM
What a great thread. Mrs Claus also bought me an Ameristep Blind for Christmas, and I ordered my Xbow last night. I was gonna post the question today about shooting the mesh. Sounds like I should just avoid it all together.

Riverdude
12-28-2016, 07:59 AM
Good advise guys, thanks!!!

Phil, there are still a lot of deer for CJD, lol. Saw 6 out in the front field last night.

Big_Holla
12-28-2016, 04:14 PM
Looks like everyone covered it! Good luck!

trebor69
01-01-2017, 08:29 AM
The ground blind has the mesh screen you can shoot through but if I shoot thorough the mesh screen will that mess up the mechanical broadhead? Another words will it possibly open the blades when it passes through?

Excited about trying it out but looking for input.

Thanks guys.

Yes it will open the blades. Seen it been there done that. (although it wasnt the xbow version)

My dad asked me that very same question 4 years ago. I told him not to try it.
Guess what....I was not a happy camper 4 hours into the tracking job. 16 hours later after waiting til the following morning and never finding the buck I was really giving him the stink eye.