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Look elsewhere
Starting off the blind is decent for what you pay for it with the discount. I would never purchase or recommend the blind for the full retail price. It sets up quick and easily, the fabric is thick and stubble straps allow you to brush up appropriately, but this is where it ends. The attachment points for the poles are riveted and don't seem to be very good, a lot of movement and I feel that they will fail if you're not careful. Most of the plastic/polymer on this bind (buckles and center bars) feels cheap and brittle, which brings me to the biggest complaint on the blind. The bars that stabilize the blind in the center have attachments that are both plastic clamps on both ends, this led to failures of the clamps breaking on the third time that the blind was set up and during its second hunt. Additionally, one of the female buckles of the carry strap broke so I will have to look into another way to strap it. I would look to another brand for an A-Frame. I have contacted Avian X and to their credit, they have sent a replacement center bar but we're unable to assist with the carry strap. When fixed I'm going with a panel blind setup and this will be used as a backup when there are no other options. Update 8/22/22: I thought that I would update for its final review after hunting with the blind for a full season. So the blind has not faired well, all the plastic clamps for the center spreaders/center supports have snapped which to use the blind I have bring out a bag of zip ties to secure them. Barrel rests are all toast, same as they are the same type of plastic/polymer that the clamps for the center supports are made out of. Rivets are holding though there is a lot of movement in the blind and it is not the most stable design. Overall, I still stick to my original review and would not purchase this for the retail price. For the discount it isn't bad but needs some work with the plastic components as those don't hold up. The blind made it through 6-7 hunts, but it's being retired after one season and I'm switching to a panel blind system.
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Light, durable, spot on mallard decoys
A good hunting buddy runs Avian X decoys exclusively, and we've put out spreads of 120+ ducks -- mallards, pintail, and wigeon mostly since that's the mix we see at a local wildlife area. I copied him and sold all my other decoys to start a collection of these. I loved my Dakotas, but the Avian X are lighter so make more sense for the long pack-in walks we encounter. I typically duck hunt fast, flexible, and tight waters here in Oregon. The "backwater" mallards are perfect for that. It's also useful to buy these Avian sets in 6-packs instead of twelve since doing it that way gets you 4 drakes per 6 instead of 3!
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