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Old 03-12-2017, 07:45 PM   #1
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Default Best game cameras for the $?

I'd would like to buy a few game cameras . Four or more?
Ease of use?
No brainer equipment. So I don't have to have to be some kinda computer guru to make them work.
Game camera that will not be out of date/ unusable/ in 3 weeks.
Example: The cassette player in my truck?
Cost $150 or less each.
Any other opinions, things I forgot would be greatly appreciated.
I'm not trying to capture Bigfoot on video.
Also I wouldn't mind buying your used equipment if it ain't some "funky chicken 8-track" outa date junk!
I've done some "home work" but I'm not sure what's what. This is why I'm asking ya'lls opinions.
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:47 PM   #2
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Browning Strike Force. I just put one out yesterday. Very straight forward. You can get a couple for $220 on Amazon.
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:49 PM   #3
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Browning Strike Force. I just put one out yesterday. Very straight forward. You can get a couple for $220 on Amazon.
Are you watching me Casey? That was scary fast! Thank you!
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:50 PM   #4
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Browning Strike Force. I just put one out yesterday. Very straight forward. You can get a couple for $220 on Amazon.
I haven't used one but have done lots of research lately and this is what I keep hearing...
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:54 PM   #5
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I haven't used one but have done lots of research lately and this is what I keep hearing...
Exactly why I bought one.
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:55 PM   #6
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Dodge
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Oh wait.....

Search function will help you.
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:56 PM   #7
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I like my bushnells.
Take double a batteries.
Easy to set up.
Small.
Affordable.
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:59 PM   #8
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Strikeforce vote here also. Get the extended battery pack and load the camera and pack with the lithium batteries with the 32 gig SD card. You won't have to mess with it for a long time. I got it all off amazon.
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:21 PM   #9
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Are you watching me Casey? That was scary fast! Thank you!
He's doing TBH chores right now.

I've been hearing a reading great things about the Browning cams also. My brother bought one last year. And he's very happy with it also.

One thing to look at in cams is trigger speed. Some of the cheaper models miss game on the move. I'd try to find one with .5 second trigger speed or faster. Some of the cheaper ones are like 1.5-2 seconds trigger time which is no good unless the critter is striking a pose.
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Old 03-12-2017, 09:51 PM   #10
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Browning Strike Force.
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Old 03-12-2017, 09:56 PM   #11
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Browning model BT-5HD (might be commonly called Strike Force).
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Old 03-12-2017, 10:03 PM   #12
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Another vote for the Strike Force
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Old 03-12-2017, 10:26 PM   #13
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I bought the HD Sub Micro.
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Old 03-12-2017, 10:51 PM   #14
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Browning strike force. Picked up a few more the other day from Midway USA for $75.
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Old 03-12-2017, 11:01 PM   #15
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Wildgame innovations!




Lol, I've had pretty good luck with moultre. A friend used to use cuddie back, but has switched to browning and likes the them better. Like mentioned above, it's like Ford or Chevy!
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Old 03-13-2017, 01:03 AM   #16
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Factory Refurb Browning Strike Force on eBay $73 each shipped.
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Old 03-13-2017, 02:44 AM   #17
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Also a fan of the Browning line, I've had 3 so far. Had the latch break on one and it got water in it but I think someone was jacking with it. Pics are good and it has a good sensor on it. Moultrie takes excellent pics.
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Old 03-13-2017, 04:18 AM   #18
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Another strike force vote
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:39 AM   #19
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Look into the Exodus Lift, comes with 5 yr warranty and 50% off a new if it is stolen! I ordered 1 this week, backorder until the 14th. Excellent reviews, we'll built.
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:32 AM   #20
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My favorite is the Covert MP8. They are $100 on Amazon, their battery life is extremely long, and their trigger speed and sensitivity are really good. I put them next to my Browning Strike Force and got 40% more pics on the Covert.
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:40 AM   #21
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Bushnell Aggressors for me. Looks like they aren't that popular on here though.
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:46 AM   #22
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Browning Strike Force.
Same for me
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:49 AM   #23
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Outdoor Life did a great field test on a few models:

http://www.outdoorlife.com/articles/...-models-market
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:54 AM   #24
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Moultrie 991i on ebay for $115. It has a built-in monitor so you can look at photos without having to take the card out, go home to put it in your computer, and pull up a phot viewing program. Mine is well into its second year without needing new batteries.
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:57 AM   #25
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I like the bushnell trophy cams, but my browning is my new favorite.
I got a cool shot of a deer and skunk facing off if someone will post.
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Old 03-13-2017, 11:13 AM   #26
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I bought the Bushnell Essential E2 last year (there was a deal alert from Dicks) for $99 if I remember correctly. These things run on AA batteries that lasted all season and are simple to set up and use. 12mp pics were great.
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Old 03-13-2017, 11:46 AM   #27
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I used to say the upper end Moultries. Used to...
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Old 03-13-2017, 12:22 PM   #28
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I switched several cameras out for the browning cameras and have been very pleased with the performance.
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:34 PM   #29
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Exactly why I bought one.
THANK YOU EVERYONE!
I'm doing home work on the Browning Strike Force, Covert MP8, The Exodus Lift and The Bushnell Aggressor Red Glow. The Bushnell Aggressor Red Glow did the best on the test video with 50 different cameras. That a TBH member was nice enough to send the link to me to but I haven't seen what one cost yet.
Golly, Andy I only got the one bullet and want to make it count!
Everyone seems to love the Browning Strike Force that a STAFF MEMBER (Casey) suggested. Is the Browning Strike Force that good and a no brainer for a knuckle head like me? OR. Are ya'll just suckin' up to Casey because he's a very, very powerful Staff Member and sneaky fast?
Semper Fi.
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:55 PM   #30
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Looks like I will be buying a few strike forces with all the good input on it.
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Old 03-13-2017, 11:18 PM   #31
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Don't take my word as gospel. I searched all over this website and other places and the Browning kept rising to the top, for the money. So far, I'm happy with it. I'm just now getting back in the game camera game. I had a Bushnell years ago that was unstoppable. I had/have scout guards and keep guards that were adequate...and are still running. A DLC Cover just like a Scout Guard...still running. The Covert Black Ops wireless cam is really the one that gave me the most fits. It still runs today but is obsolete for texting. It let water in it the first time out. I dried it on the hood of my truck and it still works today. However, if I go out and it doesn't have a single pic on it I won't be surprised.

Nearly 20 years ago, I made my own trail cameras with film cameras, electrical boxes and a Radio Shack motion sensor. I later made them with Olympus digital cameras and a Pix controller. It is just crazy how far cameras have come!

Let us know which direction you decide to go. There are a lot of good cameras out there and you can spend just about any amount of money on them you'd like.

I just deployed these on a new lease. These range from nearly 10 years old (Scout Guard) to brand new (Browning).

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"Digital" home made unit. I wonder how many were made by site members back in the day.

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35mm Point and shoot model. The thing worked amazingly well.

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Old 03-13-2017, 11:59 PM   #32
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lol those 35mm cameras... how many pics you can take on a 35mm?
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:45 AM   #33
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Old 03-22-2017, 06:55 PM   #34
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Thanks EVERYONE!
I bought a Browning Strike Recon Force and a 32M memory card for $156.00.
I'm a member of sportsmansguide & they had their double discount going on.
Also bought 48 "el cheap" batteries for $13 cause' this camera uses 8.
Ordered some 38sp and 22mag ammunition.
A nice "Mr. Butt-smoochamo" hammock for my wife.
Oh Yeah! Bought another Archangel synthetic stock for a Mosin Nagant for only $119.00. Already have one mounted on one of my 91-30s. They make a big difference in performance. In my opinion. Plus the detachable 10 round magazine in a very nice feature also.
Bought all this extra stuff for the double discount and because they where going to make me pay $20 S&H anyhow. So I spread S&H out a bit.
THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE!
Barry
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:02 PM   #35
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Bought two browning cameras today. Loved the one I had so I bought more.
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:10 PM   #36
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I've had great luck with the stealthcams. $99 at sams.
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:23 PM   #37
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I've still die hard Moultrie. Been rolling with 8 M-80's and a couple M-880's for several years.
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:45 PM   #38
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Thanks EVERYONE!
I bought a Browning Strike Recon Force and a 32M memory card for $156.00.
I'm a member of sportsmansguide & they had their double discount going on.
Also bought 48 "el cheap" batteries for $13 cause' this camera uses 8.
Ordered some 38sp and 22mag ammunition.
A nice "Mr. Butt-smoochamo" hammock for my wife.
Oh Yeah! Bought another Archangel synthetic stock for a Mosin Nagant for only $119.00. Already have one mounted on one of my 91-30s. They make a big difference in performance. In my opinion. Plus the detachable 10 round magazine in a very nice feature also.
Bought all this extra stuff for the double discount and because they where going to make me pay $20 S&H anyhow. So I spread S&H out a bit.
THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE!
Barry
Purchase Lithium batteries and the Browning battery pack ( $29 ) at Cabelas. You will not be sorry. I have two Strike Force cameras with this set up. I put them out last August and they are still on the external batteries.
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