Mirror Blind

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Re: Mirror Blind

Postby mudpack » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:27 am

Two seasons ago, I built a mirror blind. I used four acrylic mirrors that cost $600. :oops: Used it one time, in shallow water that had NO cover, but the pintails were in it thick.
More trouble than it's worth. Wind is a real problem. Open top was a real problem (sprig dropping in from 200yards up would NOT finish). Finding it again after moving the boat was a real problem. The sun was a real problem.
It's a cool idea, and I may yet still modify the thing and try it again sometime.

Those pictures of the Mylar blind show a blind that is very easy to distinquish. If the camera were placed 20 yards in the air, like a duck would be, the blind might blend in better.
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Re: Mirror Blind

Postby tenfingergrip » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:58 am

Sounds like you are pretty close. You did err on the side of caution. I would add a couple of feet to the pvc, just to make sure. Question...Are you gonna have enough room in a 18 cubic foot box to move? Sit down? Bring up you shotgun?
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Re: Mirror Blind

Postby NTXduckhunts » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:53 pm

It may be cheaper to buy this..Not sure..???
http://www.ghostblind.com/
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Re: Mirror Blind

Postby NTXduckhunts » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:09 pm

Also if you take a pic of the area you can bring it to a place that makse wraps for cars etc and they can put it on most anything like Mylar and poly sign material..I am thinking up one for a dead timber blind where I hunt..
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Re: Mirror Blind

Postby Freezer » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:01 am

I wounder if the reflective window film would work? It's not expensive and you can get it at any hardware store.

The top is the problem I see with these if they're used as a duck blind. A pair of light 1/2" PVC flip tops with green chicken wire would solve the problem. The chicken wire will stiffen the flip door and a small amount of cover on top will make it blend in.
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Re: Mirror Blind

Postby bigmel » Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:36 pm

Sweet
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Re: Mirror Blind

Postby foxtrot » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:44 am

I wonder if Angling the sides down towards the ground would negate some of the glare. Make it so the top rail has a greater diameter then the floor. \_/ kinda like this.
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Re: Mirror Blind

Postby bobalong » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:08 pm

foxtrot wrote:I wonder if Angling the sides down towards the ground would negate some of the glare. Make it so the top rail has a greater diameter then the floor. \_/ kinda like this.


If you look at the first pic in the first post that is the way it is built.
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Re: Mirror Blind

Postby AB_Gunner » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:48 am

so no report on this thing???
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Re: Mirror Blind

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:08 pm

I never saw this post. I read about the mirror blind idea in the book "Hunting Bible." I'm interested if this really works.
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Re: Mirror Blind

Postby BenellisbeII » Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:31 pm

bobalong - Did you ever get a chance to field test this thing yet?
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Re: Mirror Blind

Postby bobalong » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:37 pm

BenellisbeII wrote:bobalong - Did you ever get a chance to field test this thing yet?


I tried it the year I built it. The birds come all the way up the field but would not finish, they did not really flare but would not finish. I don't think the mylar I used was reflective enough, at least I think that was the problem. It was a fun project, but didn't work the way I hoped it would. Have since went to coffin blinds.
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Re: Mirror Blind

Postby Dirtnap » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:32 am

I bet it could still be used pretty effectively for deer hunting
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