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#6374955 - 07/19/16 04:10 PM Best trail cam around $200
Garett Offline
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Registered: 11/09/14
Posts: 20
Hey everyone! I keep buying trail cams around $100 and I do all my research to find the best one and it still craps out after a year(or sooner). I'm upping my budget to $200 now. Please please please give me a good recommendation for a great camera!

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#6374978 - 07/19/16 04:46 PM Re: Best trail cam around $200 [Re: Garett]
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Registered: 03/27/13
Posts: 1206
Loc: S.E. Louisiana
The last two I bought were a Moultrie M880i in December 2015

(https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SSGULE8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1),

and a Browning Strike Force HD 10MP, in March 2016

(https://www.amazon.com/Browning-Strike-F...E+FORCE+HD+10MP)

Both have been out since the date of purchase and are giving me good day and night pictures with really good battery life. (1,000+). I think the Moultrie may have a slight edge on picture quality. But it's really close between the two.
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#6374980 - 07/19/16 04:48 PM Re: Best trail cam around $200 [Re: Garett]
Always ready 2 hunt Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/31/15
Posts: 413
I'll be interested too. I know I've been lucky the last 4 years running cheap WG cameras.

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#6374993 - 07/19/16 04:59 PM Re: Best trail cam around $200 [Re: Garett]
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Loc: S.E. Louisiana
I guess I've been lucky. One of the cameras I'm running is a 1996 Moultrie D6. It stays out year round and, except for needing to replace the LCD screen, keeps on kicking. It's a bit hard on batteries but takes really great day and night pictures.

I mount all of my cameras in boxes that protect them from direct sun and rain, which I'm convinced contributes to a longer life.

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#6374999 - 07/19/16 05:02 PM Re: Best trail cam around $200 [Re: Garett]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 23579
Loc: Wise County Texas
Great source of tech reviews here, I vote for the Browning Strike force, especially for "bang-for-buck"

http://www.trailcampro.com/collections/trail-camera-reviews
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#6375005 - 07/19/16 05:08 PM Re: Best trail cam around $200 [Re: Garett]
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Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 1616
Loc: Fort Worth - Hunt in Eastland ...
In my opinion the only place to buy a trail camera is, http://www.trailcampro.com/. I have bought 6 from them over the years and they truly stand behind them. One stopped taking more than two photos at a time after 2 months and I called them. They sent me a higher priced model and a prepaid box to send the old one back in. I have to agree with BayuBoy that the two models I would choose are the Browning Strike Force HD or Moultrie M880i. I lean towards the Strike Force HD. I have 4 of them and have been very happy with the photos both night and day. the price from Trailcampro right now is $205. Here is a photo from the Browning of a buck jumping over a fence.
[img]http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/pics/..._and_coming_on_[/img]
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#6375034 - 07/19/16 05:32 PM Re: Best trail cam around $200 [Re: Garett]
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 3867
Loc: texas
Browning strike force! I have a 3 of them(10mp) and they have been doing great for a few years now.
All of mine have been purchased at academy for $99-$129.
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#6375097 - 07/19/16 06:32 PM Re: Best trail cam around $200 [Re: Garett]
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Registered: 09/25/11
Posts: 2264
Loc: granger,tx
cudde/back. I have had 7 different WGI, two Moultrie. My hunting partner got a cb a year ago. Worth the extra money!!! 2cents

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#6375276 - 07/19/16 08:44 PM Re: Best trail cam around $200 [Re: Garett]
Cattleman Online   content
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Registered: 02/09/13
Posts: 678
Loc: Palo Pinto county
The Browning cameras are awesome . Great pics and battery life.

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#6378026 - 07/21/16 07:51 PM Re: Best trail cam around $200 [Re: Garett]
BayouGuy Online   content
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Registered: 03/27/13
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Loc: S.E. Louisiana
That is a GREAT picture Mr. T.
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#6378223 - 07/21/16 10:18 PM Re: Best trail cam around $200 [Re: BayouGuy]
Mr. T. Online   content
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Registered: 11/05/14
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Loc: Fort Worth - Hunt in Eastland ...
Originally Posted By: BayouGuy
That is a GREAT picture Mr. T.


Thank you BayouGuy, I actually had it blown up and it is hanging in my den. I really like it.
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#6378608 - 07/22/16 10:48 AM Re: Best trail cam around $200 [Re: Garett]
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Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 3819
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
I've tried many different brands and it's hot or miss. My longest running camera is an older Moultrie. It's been running for 5 years.

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#6380780 - 07/24/16 12:47 PM Re: Best trail cam around $200 [Re: Garett]
luke0872 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 02/24/13
Posts: 124
Loc: Midland, Lubbock, Abilene
I've had all the different brands and it's hit or miss most the time. Last year I had 6 cameras of the same model....half worked great while the other half were junk! Go figure lol. The exodus cameras seem to be alright - think I'm loading up on a few more this year

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