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  • May 2, 2013 at 7:02 pm #576598 Back to Top REPORT
    tominator
    Tominator

    Joined: 9/19/2007

    So… do the light weight rods hold up better than the standard rods on the Matrix? It is my only real complaint I have with the thing is that it seems to break 1-2 rods a season. Primos is really good about sending me replacements. I know the dark horse had metal tips over the stress points… which I assume cuts down on the issue. 

    I never bothered to switch over to that type. Is it worthwhile?

    Are you breaking the rods in half or are the tips that go into the hub the issue?

    May 6, 2013 at 10:21 pm #577129 Back to Top REPORT
    fats
    Fats

    Joined: 6/27/2005
    Location: In the evening shadow of oona-pa'is
    Missed your response to this question…. when a rod breaks, it breaks just by the ball and the hub.  I’ve never snapped one in the center.
    May 7, 2013 at 3:39 am #577132 Back to Top REPORT
    kentwood1
    kentwood1

    Joined: 6/7/2007
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    May 7, 2013 at 5:28 am #577136 Back to Top REPORT
    tominator
    Tominator

    Joined: 9/19/2007

    Missed your response to this question…. when a rod breaks, it breaks just by the ball and the hub. I’ve never snapped one in the center.

    Gotcha. I found that the light weight rods and hubs do function much smoother making it much easier to pop out with any feel of binding in the hub area.

    May 7, 2013 at 8:45 pm #577252 Back to Top REPORT
    xxholleyxx
    XxHolleyxX

    Joined: 11/18/2008
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    I have both the original Double Bull Darkhorse and the new Rhino XP-1.

    I am planning on buying another blind before next turkey season. It will be a Double Bull.

    The Rhino blind is very well built…at least as good in craftsmanship as the DB. It is tight…no wind flap.
    One of the things I don’t like about it is the fabric is a bit shiny on the inside. The magnets are a great idea but they should be a lot stronger. It has been very hard for me to find a configuration I like with the main window. I don’t like the Velcro system at all. I don’t want to shoot thru the window screen with my expandable turkey broadheads, but I would like to be able to quietly adjust the mesh for a bit of see thru camo on the corners. With the DB my options are almost endless with the main window. The biggest downfall for me personally is the height of the bottom of the main window. It is not adjustable at all. Once it is zipped all the way down it isn’t low enough for me to comfortably make a close shot…say 8-10 yards.  This is sitting in both the Primos tri-stool, and the magnum tri-stool. I’m 5′ 8″, so this wont be a problem for you taller guys. The DB is so adjustable I can lower the window as far as I like. I am going to keep the Rhino, because it will work fine for gun hunting. I’m going to find a taller stool for bowhunting out of it, or just turn it around and shoot thru the ports.

    I really wanted to like this blind as their customer service was great to talk to, they are located in my state, and its also 200 bucks less then the DB.

    That’s my take.

    May 8, 2013 at 9:27 am #577272 Back to Top REPORT
    blackdog
    BlackDog

    Age: 63
    Joined: 7/21/2004

    I have both the original Double Bull Darkhorse and the new Rhino XP-1. 

    I am planning on buying another blind before next turkey season. It will be a Double Bull.

    The Rhino blind is very well built…at least as good in craftsmanship as the DB. It is tight…no wind flap.
    One of the thingsI don’t like about it is the fabric is a bit shiny on the inside. The magnets are a great idea but they should be alot stronger. It has been very hard for me to find a configuration I like with the main window. I don’t like the Velcro system at all. I don’t want to shoot thru the window screen with my expandable turkey broadheads, but I would like to be able to quietly adjust the mesh for a bit of see thru camo on the corners.With the DB my options are almost endless with the main window. The biggest downfall for me personally is the height of the bottom of the main window. It is not adjustable at all. Once it is zipped all the way down it isn’t low enough for me to comfortably make a close shot…say 8-10 yards. This is sitting in both the Primos tri-stool, and the magnum tri-stool. I’m 5′ 8″, so this wont be a problem for you taller guys. The DB is so adjustable I can lower the window as far as I like. I am going to keep the Rhino, because it will work fine for gun hunting. I’m going to find a taller stool for bowhunting out of it, or just turn it around and shoot thru the ports.

    I really wanted to like this blind as their customer service was great to talk to, they are located in my state, and its also 200 bucks less then the DB.

    That’s my take.

    Thank you for the ‘review.’ Is exactly what I needed to know. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    May 8, 2013 at 10:32 pm #577349 Back to Top REPORT
    kentwood1
    kentwood1

    Joined: 6/7/2007
    I have two Double Bull Dark Horse blinds, one Primos Blind Luck( one more on the way) and a Rhino XP-1. My favorite is the Dark Horse, but the Blind Luck is identical in design, butIt is a different material and color. The Double Bull also has a lifetime warranty. For the price, I would go with the Blind Luck. If money is not an issue, go with the new Double Wide. It has a larger entry and the Lifetime Warranty.
    May 9, 2013 at 12:39 am #577353 Back to Top REPORT

    bowbuilder

    Joined: 11/6/2009
    I’m in the same boat…looking for a blind for turkey and deer hunting. Looking hard at the Cabela’s Predator Den, the Rhino XP-1, DB Dw,  and the Blind Luck. I’m really hesitant though about the Double Bull, as the reviews have not been stellar. Apparently rod length is not consistent, causing set up problems?

    Also considering price. I want to set up a blind and leave it for the season…Not sure how comfortable I will be doing that with a $400 piece of equipment.

    May 9, 2013 at 12:41 am #577354 Back to Top REPORT

    bowbuilder

    Joined: 11/6/2009
    For those using the Double Bull and other type blinds with the 180 degree opening…Do you feel exposed with the window open and no mesh installed? (I don’t plan on using the mesh, as I don’t trust shooting through it, especially with a bullhead on the end of the arrow.
    May 9, 2013 at 1:36 am #577355 Back to Top REPORT
    kentwood1
    kentwood1

    Joined: 6/7/2007

    For those using the Double Bull and other type blinds with the 180 degree opening…Do you feel exposed with the window open and no mesh installed? (I don’t plan on using the mesh, as I don’t trust shooting through it, especially with a bullhead on the end of the arrow.

    No. I set mine up a month before I hunt and brush it in real good. I’ve had deer @ 8 yards. They never knew I was there.

    May 9, 2013 at 8:38 am #577372 Back to Top REPORT
    fats
    Fats

    Joined: 6/27/2005
    Location: In the evening shadow of oona-pa'is
    Turkey don’t mind the large black gap… just make sure you’re blacked out as well and you’ll be fine.  I don’t even worry about brushing a blind in for Turkey.  I don’t think it is important to them.  Bird pick up on movement… when you are blacked out, you can move around and not get spotted.  If you bow is all black… you are truly invisible.

    Deer… you need t have the mesh down and brushing in becomes more important.

    May 9, 2013 at 9:13 am #577374 Back to Top REPORT
    blackdog
    BlackDog

    Age: 63
    Joined: 7/21/2004

    I have two Double Bull Dark Horse blinds, one Primos Blind Luck( one more on the way) and a Rhino XP-1. My favorite is the Dark Horse, but the Blind Luck is identical in design, butIt is a different material and color. The Double Bull also has a lifetime warranty. For the price, I would go with the Blind Luck. If money is not an issue, go with the new Double Wide. It has a larger entry and the Lifetime Warranty.

    So other than the warranty and the entrance, what does the Double Wide offer over the Blind Luck?

    May 9, 2013 at 3:08 pm #577409 Back to Top REPORT
    kentwood1
    kentwood1

    Joined: 6/7/2007

    I have two Double Bull Dark Horse blinds, one Primos Blind Luck( one more on the way) and a Rhino XP-1. My favorite is the Dark Horse, but the Blind Luck is identical in design, butIt is a different material and color. The Double Bull also has a lifetime warranty. For the price, I would go with the Blind Luck. If money is not an issue, go with the new Double Wide. It has a larger entry and the Lifetime Warranty.

    So other than the warranty and the entrance, what does the Double Wide offer over the Blind Luck?

    That’s it. Other than a different camo pattern. I love my Blind Lucks.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by kentwood1 kentwood1.
    May 9, 2013 at 4:08 pm #577415 Back to Top REPORT
    blackdog
    BlackDog

    Age: 63
    Joined: 7/21/2004

    I have two Double Bull Dark Horse blinds, one Primos Blind Luck( one more on the way) and a Rhino XP-1. My favorite is the Dark Horse, but the Blind Luck is identical in design, butIt is a different material and color. The Double Bull also has a lifetime warranty. For the price, I would go with the Blind Luck. If money is not an issue, go with the new Double Wide. It has a larger entry and the Lifetime Warranty.

    So other than the warranty and the entrance, what does the Double Wide offer over the Blind Luck?

    That’s it. Other than a different camo pattern. I love my Blind Lucks.

    • This reply was modified 57 minutes ago by BlackDogkentwood1.

    {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up} Thanks!

    May 10, 2013 at 7:30 am #577474 Back to Top REPORT
    tominator
    Tominator

    Joined: 9/19/2007
    The floor space on the Luck is smaller than the DB. Doesn’t seem like much but it effects each wall.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by tominator Tominator.
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