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#2723997 - 01/16/12 03:22 PM Shooting House Setup
ronnycl
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I have been working on this shooting house the last couple of days, and I will say it was quite a job to set it up. I pre built everthing bottom, each side with siding and it was a lot of trouble to setup. i used treated wood and the sides were quite heavy to handle (even with winch). Next time i will use lumber not treated and put the siding on after it is setup. Just wanted to pass on the info

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#2724103 - 01/16/12 04:30 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: ronnycl]
Bigmonts
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Looks good!
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#2724430 - 01/16/12 08:05 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: Bigmonts]
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Looks good. Nice job. The hard work will hopefully pay off in about 10 months or so.

PS: Welcome to the site! ;\)
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#2728958 - 01/20/12 07:38 AM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: Knothead]
J.Maples
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Looks sturdy.
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#2729573 - 01/20/12 06:28 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: J.Maples]
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very nice, where did u get the metal supports for the legs
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#2730315 - 01/21/12 03:02 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: LA man]
stryker
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Looks good. That will be there for years to come.
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#2730969 - 01/22/12 10:09 AM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: stryker]
ronnycl
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They brackets are made by (elevators) got them at bass pro shop.
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#2731214 - 01/22/12 02:40 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: ronnycl]
double browtine
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Make sure that you use some tie downs. I have had two blow over through the years. Best thing are those screw in dog leash anchors and some rope or cabling. You might think that it is to heavy to blow over but the wind from a good thunderstorm will blow it right over.
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#2731247 - 01/22/12 03:24 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: ronnycl]
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#2731489 - 01/22/12 06:13 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: Beekeeper]
ronnycl
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I put some of those dog anchors in with some cable in prep for the storm tonight. I guess we 'll see if its going to make it. They are saying it is going to be bad tonight. Thanks for the tips!
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#2732594 - 01/23/12 04:00 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: ronnycl]
tickweed
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nice!
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#2737699 - 01/27/12 06:12 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: tickweed]
mathews338
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Very nice
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#2738940 - 01/29/12 11:34 AM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: mathews338]
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You gonna paint it?
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#2739212 - 01/29/12 05:07 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: cecil30-30]
ronnycl
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I built it out of treated wood inside & out so I was not planning on painting. Think that will be ok?
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#2739542 - 01/29/12 10:04 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: ronnycl]
cecil30-30
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 Originally Posted By: ronnycl
I built it out of treated wood inside & out so I was not planning on painting. Think that will be ok?
I'd say it will be fine,but a shooting house looks so much cooler all camo'ed up..
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#2740460 - 01/30/12 06:58 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: cecil30-30]
tnhunter83
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#2744663 - 02/03/12 02:36 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: ronnycl]
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 Originally Posted By: ronnycl
I built it out of treated wood inside & out so I was not planning on painting. Think that will be ok?
Painting will help it last,but you need to wait at least a year to paint treated wood.
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#2806135 - 04/12/12 05:58 AM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: ronnycl]
Pine Ridge
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looks good. How high off the ground is the box? In the past I have cut down the width of my framing material a bit on a table saw to help reduce the weight of the walls.
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#2842534 - 06/01/12 04:26 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: ronnycl]
iowavf
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 Originally Posted By: ronnycl
I put some of those dog anchors in with some cable in prep for the storm tonight. I guess we 'll see if its going to make it. They are saying it is going to be bad tonight. Thanks for the tips!
How is your anchor system holding up? Won't put mine up until this fall after they get the corn out because I didn't have it finished before they planted. It's going to need anchored down also. I don't have any exposed wood except for the legs and the underneath side. The sides have a metal skin over 1 3/4" Styrofoam window panels and trimmed the rest out in steel flashing and vinyl windows. I'll post some pics after I have it up.

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#2842665 - 06/01/12 08:42 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: iowavf]
timberjack86
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Nice!
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#2843400 - 06/03/12 09:21 AM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: timberjack86]
Roost 1
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Looks good...
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#2844205 - 06/04/12 01:46 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: Roost 1]
plinker22
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That looks like a deadly spot.

Welcome to TnDeer and I hope you have a Bloody Fall. \:D

I look forward to many pictures.
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#2855717 - 06/20/12 08:58 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: Bigmonts]
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#2865764 - 07/03/12 11:55 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: buckhorn40]
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#2871538 - 07/10/12 07:59 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: ronnycl]
ronnycl
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It has 12 ft posts and another 6 ft tall. The anchor system has worked so far. We had some large trees blow down a month ago and it is still standing. I think it will be ok.
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#2871804 - 07/11/12 07:43 AM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: ronnycl]
iowavf
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 Originally Posted By: ronnycl
It has 12 ft posts and another 6 ft tall. The anchor system has worked so far. We had some large trees blow down a month ago and it is still standing. I think it will be ok.
How many anchors did you use and are they on the corners at an angle or straight down?

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#2876749 - 07/16/12 03:30 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: ronnycl]
ronnycl
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I used 2 screw anchors. 1 in front and 1 in back. I made a y with my cable to attach to the two posts. Straight out and middle with anchors, maybe 2-3 ft out from stand

Edited by ronnycl (07/16/12 03:35 PM)

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#2878821 - 07/18/12 04:22 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: ronnycl]
iowavf
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Thanks. That's sorta the plan I was thinking of trying. I also thought about digging down several inches where each leg will set and fill with gravel so it has a solid base to keep pressure on.
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#2938146 - 09/10/12 11:51 AM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: ronnycl]
browning glock
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looks good
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#2943397 - 09/14/12 12:11 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: iowavf]
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 Originally Posted By: iowavf
 Originally Posted By: ronnycl
It has 12 ft posts and another 6 ft tall. The anchor system has worked so far. We had some large trees blow down a month ago and it is still standing. I think it will be ok.
How many anchors did you use and are they on the corners at an angle or straight down?


We have four shooting houses out on our lease and they are 20ft. off the ground, We used T-post to anchor. We drove 6ft. T-post in beside the front right leg and by the back left leg, leaving about 2ft.-3ft. out of the ground then we used some 1 1/4" steel band to band the post to the legs.


Edited by look'n 4 deer (09/14/12 12:12 PM)

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#2943578 - 09/14/12 04:07 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: look'n 4 deer]
plinker22
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 Originally Posted By: look'n 4 deer


My goodness, what a tall stand! Never seen one that tall before. Wow!
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#2982570 - 10/15/12 01:45 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: plinker22]
Bucket
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Used one of these 48" ground anchors on another project and you can't beat the price!

http://www.mcmaster.com/#ground-anchors/=jqfwaz
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#3000367 - 10/26/12 01:53 PM Re: Shooting House Setup [Re: ronnycl]
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