Summit Treestands
Original Double Bull T2 Blind
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
ground hunter 23-Mar-18
Paul@thefort 23-Mar-18
Paul@thefort 23-Mar-18
ground hunter 24-Mar-18
midwest 24-Mar-18
Paul@thefort 24-Mar-18
Paul@thefort 24-Mar-18
Ziek 24-Mar-18
midwest 24-Mar-18
ground hunter 24-Mar-18
midwest 24-Mar-18
blackwolf 25-Mar-18
23-Mar-18
Just picked one up, in its original bag, nice condition and cheap.... My experience prior was setting up the BS-5, knowing you had to use the center hub first, and it fell into place.....

With this one, it only has 2 hubs. I set it up, and pushed one side out, at a time, and it was up, and take down, was the opposite, taking it over my head......

I wanted to know, if I am doing it right, so for those of you that have had, or have a T2, looking for correct set up

Nothing on You Tube on this original blind

From: Paul@thefort
23-Mar-18

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or duck hunting as I have a roof zippered window to stand up and shoot out of
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or duck hunting as I have a roof zippered window to stand up and shoot out of
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adding at middle window really helps a lot with viewing and shooting
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adding at middle window really helps a lot with viewing and shooting
Here is my original T2 that I modified with a extra window to allow me to see/shoot almost 180 degree. out front. The way I set mine up is that I have attached a cord to the outside hub screw ring. Then the blind is on the ground and ready to put up, I pull that hub out with the cord and then get under and push out the other hub. The original blind let light in under two sides near the ground as the fabric bowed up some. I fix that my adding a strip of camo fabric to the bottom keeping out the light. I also, sprayed the inside with a flat black upholsterer paint (auto store) to make it darker inside. If you do that, apply very light coats as if put on too heavy, it will bleed through the fabric.

From: Paul@thefort
23-Mar-18

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set up for turkey hunting in Nebraska last year.
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set up for turkey hunting in Nebraska last year.
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blind with out middle window. The small hole was for the camera lens. you can see the extra fabric I added to the bottom to not allow light in.
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blind with out middle window. The small hole was for the camera lens. you can see the extra fabric I added to the bottom to not allow light in.

24-Mar-18
thanks Paul,,,,, I was wondering if you could pull one hub out from the outside..... I like this little blind,,,, My bs5 was stolen off of private property,,,, I do like these original blinds, and I am on the hunt for another one, still superior from what I have seen.. I looked at the new shack attack, it is the regeneration of this T2, designed by Keith beam, but I still like the Predator camo.....

I saw the floor light issue right away, and mine is black inside, previous owner had sprayed it also. I has one shoot thru window with black drape, and I only use one window to shoot out of, keeping everything closed.......

Leaving today for a pig hunt, and rain is predicted, so it is coming along...... thanks again for the tips

From: midwest
24-Mar-18

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The one and only blind I've ever owned. Had it for many years. I modified mine as well by covering up that big front see-thru netting with black material on the inside and cutting a couple of ports. I've killed a pile of turkeys out of that thing.

From: Paul@thefort
24-Mar-18
Rain issue. these first blinds were not rain proof great, so I strayed the top with a water resistant spray which helped a lot. To attach the fabric to the bottom, i used a long arm stapler and fabric glue. Worked out great. If you decide to make a third window, let me know and i will walk you through the steps how i did mine. This window makes a big difference when needed. I believe Also, the original hubs and rod ends were made of a high tech plastic. On the rod ends that fit into the hubs, there are two small tits and help anchor and adjust the blind in place. These can wear out or shear off ( if use a lot add some light grease inside the hub), so later, I replaced the hubs and rods with newer metal hubs and metal ball rod ends. You are correct, a great blind for one person shooting a compound bow. and it only weighs 15#.

From: Paul@thefort
24-Mar-18
Nick, that was a great idea to cover up the big see through mesh window in the model they came out with later. I found one like that with a great price later but passed on it. Now I wish I had purchased it and modified it like you did. Nebraska bow turkey season opened today but I will be heading that way on Monday after the weekend hunters leave. my best, Paul

From: Ziek
24-Mar-18
I also still have an early T2. To set up, I just pull both hubs from the outside with the attached cord. I also covered up the large, mesh, see-through window with camo fabric, and fabricated another shooting window.

From: midwest
24-Mar-18

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Tom from the blind, jake was no blind.
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Tom from the blind, jake was no blind.
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Last tag filled with another delicious jake....just couldn't help myself!
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Last tag filled with another delicious jake....just couldn't help myself!
I heard you were headed out Monday, Paul. Hope the weather is better than here.....it's snowing horizontal right now! I need to get back out to Nebraska again. We had a blast the last time. Good luck and I'm looking forward to the story!

24-Mar-18
thanks guys, that is why this site is so good for info..................

From: midwest
24-Mar-18

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ground hunter, See my link. This is how I set up my T2. It's real quick. I know, the instruction pics are kind of vague.

1) After pulling out of the bag, square out one of the side panels. 2) Put your foot on the hub of the opposite panel, grab the bottom of the panel you have squared out with one hand, pop out the hub with your other hand like shown in the 2nd pic. 3) Throw the blind over your head. The other panel will square out and you jab the bottom rods of that panel into the ground and push out the hub from the inside like shown in the 3rd pic.

If it wasn't snowing sideways outside right now, I'd post up a quick video.

From: blackwolf
25-Mar-18
I have 2 of those T2's and so glad I bought them. Nice lightweight setup for elk hunting and ground spots for whitetails. I have not modified window yet but considering it.

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