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#6255054 - 04/11/16 06:14 AM Game Cam Help
Gann434 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/21/16
Posts: 8
Loc: North Texas
This will be my first year to really go after deer, I've always been a wing shooter and predator hunter. My question to y'all is, what would be a good game camera to get that takes good pictures, doesn't have to take videos, but at the same time won't break the bank? I understand I'll have to probably spend $175+ on one, but I have absolutely no intentions on getting the $400+ ones I've seen. Any reviews on cameras you personally have are greatly welcomed. Thanks for your input!

#6255088 - 04/11/16 07:03 AM Re: Game Cam Help [Re: Gann434]
Ricochet83 Offline

Registered: 10/03/13
Posts: 622
Loc: Sugar Land
Browning strike force HD. Great little camera I run 5 of them and they are between 110-120 with ad card and batteries you are still well below 175 apiece.
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#6255096 - 04/11/16 07:15 AM Re: Game Cam Help [Re: Gann434]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
I bought 3 Bushnell mini-cams that are 5.0 MP at Walmart. They cost under $100 and I got the 2 yr extended warranty for another $9 each. With batteries(4 AA's) and card they were still under $130 each. The batteries last a long time and they take pretty good pics on low resolution. I can set the delay manually from 1 second to whatever I want. Video capable or take bursts. IR is pretty bright also. Been happy with them for the money. Here is a site that tests cameras.

#6255101 - 04/11/16 07:23 AM Re: Game Cam Help [Re: Gann434]
rickym Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5013
Loc: texas
Another vote for the Browning strike force.

#6255418 - 04/11/16 11:17 AM Re: Game Cam Help [Re: Gann434]
FoxTrot Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 7074
Loc: West
Bushnell Trophy Cam
-Bushnell's customer service is great. I haven't tried out the mini's that STX mentioned but I bet they are good and I can promise you that STX uses his a lot.
Any of the Cabela's cams will be good too.

If you are in the $175ish range, you could possible find yourself 2 cams for that price if you look around. Check out plenty of sites. I know natchez runs deals on refurbs every so often. I always search amazon for good deals too.
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#6255438 - 04/11/16 11:37 AM Re: Game Cam Help [Re: Gann434]
TUFBOY Offline

Registered: 04/05/09
Posts: 19
Another vote for the Browning Strike Force have used them for good while and no problems and great pictures

#6256574 - 04/12/16 08:45 AM Re: Game Cam Help [Re: Gann434]
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 24469
Loc: Wise County Texas
Another vote for Strike Force (now called Elite), don't think you can beat the "bang per buck"

get one here and get an extra years warranty and a free 8g sd card for $139.
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#6256915 - 04/12/16 01:13 PM Re: Game Cam Help [Re: Gann434]
Stompy Offline
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Registered: 06/13/10
Posts: 4063
Loc: Breckenridge Tx
Another vote for Browning here, got 2 of them.
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#6257440 - 04/12/16 07:24 PM Re: Game Cam Help [Re: Gann434]
bow5 Offline

Registered: 02/24/16
Posts: 196
Loc: Hill Country
I had a Primos TruthCam 35 that I bought several years ago. It's under $100 and worked great. It takes video and pictures. I ran a lot of cameras at our property(other people's camera and mine), I got se feud with all the other cameras that I went out and bough 6 more just like mine. That makes 7 for 7 that work great. Its cheap and highly dependable, there's my 2cents
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#6258352 - 04/13/16 01:01 PM Re: Game Cam Help [Re: Gann434]
.243 Man Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/03/15
Posts: 45
Loc: Houston Texas
I bought a Moultrie A-5 Gen2 for 50$. Thing hasn't let me down yet. Takes awesome pics and very easy to operate
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#6258719 - 04/13/16 04:54 PM Re: Game Cam Help [Re: Gann434]
MikeC Offline
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Registered: 08/09/05
Posts: 12331
Loc: Grayson County
Another vote for the Bushnell Trophy Cam. Best cam I've ever used. I think I gave around $130 to $140 each for them at Cabelas but they had a mail in rebate that brought that price down some.

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#6259919 - 04/14/16 11:49 AM Re: Game Cam Help [Re: Gann434]
titan2232 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 3443
Loc: Conroe, TX

#6264067 - 04/17/16 02:27 PM Re: Game Cam Help [Re: Gann434]
Phlash Offline

Registered: 10/05/14
Posts: 104
You can't beat the Brownings for the price and their performance. They do a great job during the critical dusk and dawn periods of the day. Some camera manufacturers seem to switch to the flash modes too late for good quality pics, inorder to extend battery life. Browning does well on batteries and has good transitional lighting picture performace.

#6274956 - 04/25/16 06:29 PM Re: Game Cam Help [Re: titan2232]
rickym Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5013
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: titan2232



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