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#5392327 - 11/01/14 11:29 AM GoPro for dummies???
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My son is wanting a GoPro camera for christmas. I've never had one. I'm sure he'll want to figure out a way to use it while hunting and also just typical boy stuff.

I've never had one. See them anywhere from $129 to $399. Can anybody who's familiar with them give me a short summary of the differences in models? Also what accessories would you recommend?

Thanks!
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#5392332 - 11/01/14 11:37 AM Re: GoPro for dummies??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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Fwiw, if they haven't got a gopro with zoom yet, they aren't worth it for hunting. Even at 15 yard bow hunting distance you can't really see any detail.
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#5392365 - 11/01/14 12:14 PM Re: GoPro for dummies??? [Re: therancher]
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Originally Posted By: therancher
Fwiw, if they haven't got a gopro with zoom yet, they aren't worth it for hunting. Even at 15 yard bow hunting distance you can't really see any detail.

scratch got a cheap Moultree. at 70yrds, estamit, can tell one buck is a shooter, with out zoom. zooming it in on lap-top its the legal 13+ inch. like pappy always say's: pay ta hunt, the games are for kids . best wishes flag
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#5392367 - 11/01/14 12:17 PM Re: GoPro for dummies??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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The difference in price is about technology. Of course the newer models have more technology, more storage, etc. so they cost more. Like any technology, whatever you buy will be out of date soon. My motto has always been to NOT buy the latest and greatest, but buy one step back.

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#5393565 - 11/02/14 09:49 AM Re: GoPro for dummies??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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My kids bought me the hero3 camera for Father's Day
it has been a lot of fun

the mounts are what cost a lot of money

They make a variety of mounts for different things

The make a head mount and a chest rig

One of the best mounts is a c clamp you can mount on your gun barrel or side by side roll cage

You can control the camera with your smart phone using a free ap


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#5393625 - 11/02/14 10:25 AM Re: GoPro for dummies??? [Re: Sparky45]
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muyloco so easy a caveman can do it. rofl last ones i got were cheap, use 4 rechargeable AA batteries. my credit is bad these days. flag
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#5394175 - 11/02/14 03:22 PM Re: GoPro for dummies??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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Go Pros are awesome cameras and with a little creativity you can work wonders with them.
I shot this video using my GoPro mounted on a 10 foot piece of 1 inch PVC and I controlled it with my HTC One M8 phone.



this is a shooting video I shot using the head strap mount.

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#5394176 - 11/02/14 03:22 PM Re: GoPro for dummies??? [Re: colt.45]
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Originally Posted By: colt.45
muyloco so easy a caveman can do it. rofl last ones i got were cheap, use 4 rechargeable AA batteries. my credit is bad these days. flag

do you post when you are drunk or does it just seem that way? up
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#5394216 - 11/02/14 03:45 PM Re: GoPro for dummies??? [Re: Sparky45]
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Originally Posted By: colt.45
muyloco so easy a caveman can do it. rofl last ones i got were cheap, use 4 rechargeable AA batteries. my credit is bad these days. flag

do you post when you are drunk or does it just seem that way? up


now your screen name .... it makes sense.. muyloco
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#5394239 - 11/02/14 04:02 PM Re: GoPro for dummies??? [Re: Sparky45]
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Originally Posted By: Sparky45
Originally Posted By: Sparky45
Originally Posted By: colt.45
muyloco so easy a caveman can do it. rofl last ones i got were cheap, use 4 rechargeable AA batteries. my credit is bad these days. flag

do you post when you are drunk or does it just seem that way? up


now your screen name .... it makes sense.. muyloco

rofl i've been tested. sober here. flag
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#5394720 - 11/02/14 08:14 PM Re: GoPro for dummies??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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Thanks guys! Good info!
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#5394846 - 11/02/14 09:10 PM Re: GoPro for dummies??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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offtopic my appolagies, as stated i'm postaddic thought it was bout trail cam's. ol Sparky got it right, my mind isn't allways firering on all 6 cylenders take it, the GoPro is like the Epic cammera ya can mount on bow, rifle, head band. flag
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#5394878 - 11/02/14 09:21 PM Re: GoPro for dummies??? [Re: colt.45]
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Originally Posted By: colt.45
offtopic my appolagies, as stated i'm postaddic thought it was bout trail cam's. ol Sparky got it right, my mind isn't allways firering on all 6 cylenders take it, the GoPro is like the Epic cammera ya can mount on bow, rifle, head band. flag

scratch yah, tis like the wise Old Owl in the tootsieroll pop. how many licks does it take ta get ta the center. after third lick, he gave up. too many concossions footing football. flag
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#5394895 - 11/02/14 09:29 PM Re: GoPro for dummies??? [Re: colt.45]
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Originally Posted By: colt.45
Originally Posted By: colt.45
offtopic my appolagies, as stated i'm postaddic thought it was bout trail cam's. ol Sparky got it right, my mind isn't allways firering on all 6 cylenders take it, the GoPro is like the Epic cammera ya can mount on bow, rifle, head band. flag

scratch yah, tis like the wise Old Owl in the tootsieroll pop. how many licks does it take ta get ta the center. after third lick, he gave up. too many concossions footing football. flag

former test dummy for shock collers, eeeeeee, will some one please take the batteries away from Sneaky eeeeeee . flag
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#5396011 - 11/03/14 11:18 AM Re: GoPro for dummies??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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1st tip with a GoPro, don't get a GoPro! there are much better brands out there, GoPro was just first to market and markets the heck out of it.
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