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Old 02-22-2017, 07:14 PM   #1
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What is a good trail cam for under $200
Looking at a few and I cant decide.
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:16 PM   #2
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Browning strike force. Thread can be closed now


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Old 02-22-2017, 07:16 PM   #3
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Browning strike force is good and reliable
Watch midway and Cabelas they will occasionally be on sale
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:22 PM   #4
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Yeah im looking there now!
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:24 PM   #5
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They have the Moultrie M-888i 14MP Trail Camera on sale right now Reg $159.99 for $119.99

Any good??
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:31 PM   #6
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I have bought several refurbished TC's from Natchez Shooters Supply through the years.
https://www.natchezss.com/catalogsea...+trail+cameras
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:15 PM   #7
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I brought a moultrie and it crapped out within a week.


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Old 02-22-2017, 08:33 PM   #8
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I've had good success with Moultries. I had 5 running all season, all but one of them are older than a year. I've never had any issues. Never tried the Browning, but it seems to have good reviews too
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:49 PM   #9
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I run all Bushnell. Cant complain as I just sent two five year old units in for repair and I'm getting new ones for $100 each. Five years for cams running 24/7/365 is pretty good in my opinion.
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:03 PM   #10
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Bushnell. Running a couple right now. Moultrie sucked. Had 5 and 5 failed me. Pos.
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:18 PM   #11
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Browning strike force with the external battery pack filled with lithium batteries. Great pictures and lasts a very long time.
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:29 PM   #12
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We really like bushnell. In fact, we just bought tbree bushnell essentials and really like them. We have 5 of the bushnell trophy cams going on 6 years now and are still doing well.
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Old 02-24-2017, 06:47 AM   #13
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We have been running all different brands on our ranch. Seems like the less expensive cameras are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you will get. I have had some Moultrie and Bushnell cameras last for years and I have had some barely last a season. The Brownings seem to be working well over the last couple of seasons.

I will say, I have one of the old Reconyx cameras I bought used on here about 5 years ago and that is one camera I never have to worry about. It always works but for the price, it better!
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Old 02-24-2017, 06:57 AM   #14
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I have 2 Bushnell Trophy Cam HD's running 24/7 365 for three years now with no problems and great day pics and good nighttime pics. trailcampro.com has good pricing and they automatically extend the warranty by 1 year and free shipping
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Old 02-26-2017, 07:13 PM   #15
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Browning strike force. Old ones go for less than $100 and the newest 2017 model is $159
All I'll ever buy for now.


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Old 02-26-2017, 07:27 PM   #16
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It's a crap shoot

The best ones break just like the cheap ones


Buy cheap and replace often
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Old 02-26-2017, 07:27 PM   #17
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They are disposable.

1. Year of use is good
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Old 02-26-2017, 07:30 PM   #18
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Can't go wrong with Bushnell or Browning Strike Force IMO
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Old 03-13-2017, 04:13 PM   #19
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So I was looking at these today. What are y'alls opinions? Don't want to buy a POS. Thanks
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Old 03-13-2017, 04:38 PM   #20
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used those micros before and always worked great.
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:02 PM   #21
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Thanks! Looks like ima give the Browning 18mp strike force micro hd pro
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Old 03-13-2017, 08:04 PM   #22
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[quote=ethic1;12228915]Browning strike force. Thread can be closed now


I agree. They're pretty darn good and easy to use.
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Old 03-13-2017, 08:22 PM   #23
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So I was looking at these today. What are y'alls opinions? Don't want to buy a POS. Thanks
I have that Cuddeback camera and it has been a pretty good cam, I have it placed on a trail leading to my feeder. It gets some of the best pictures of any of my cameras. Night time pics can be blurry at times. Never used the other cam.

As mentioned, Reconyx are incredible cameras, but not in the price range you asked about. I have been testing some Primos Truth cams that I got for $29, on sale and with a rebate. They are ok, but seem to work about like a $29 camera. Almost wishing I hadn't bought them, but we'll see how they do when I set them up in Wisconsin. In that price range I like Cuddeback and Bushnell. I have not tried the Browning, but hear they are great.
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Old 03-13-2017, 08:55 PM   #24
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Browning strike force are my favorite
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:00 PM   #25
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So I was looking at these today. What are y'alls opinions? Don't want to buy a POS. Thanks


From what I've read the strike force pro is worth the money over the 850HD. Trail cam pro just finished their review online and speak highly of it. Of coarse you can beat the regular strike force of the HD elite. I run both of them trouble free.


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Old 03-13-2017, 09:01 PM   #26
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The strike force is the best bang for you buck. Only use 6 batteries, if you use Lithium they can last nearly a year. Small and light. Takes great pics, and mine have be trouble free for 3 years now.


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