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#6450355 - 09/13/16 12:15 PM Are all game cameras.. .
TexasKC Offline
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 1366
Loc: Houston & Lexington, Texas
Junk nowadays? I have had 3 Cuddebacks and one Wildgame Innovations camera crap out on me this year. Just when I need them them the most. Just ordered 2 Browning Strike Force. I hope the reviews on them are right.

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#6450361 - 09/13/16 12:18 PM Re: Are all game cameras.. . [Re: TexasKC]
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Loc: texas
Browning strike force is all I use
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#6450374 - 09/13/16 12:37 PM Re: Are all game cameras.. . [Re: TexasKC]
triggerbowtx Offline
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Registered: 12/01/09
Posts: 100
i just put up my first Browning last weekend. I have been running Bushnells for years (with pretty good success actually, but a couple were breaking down after 5 years of use). I almost bit the bullet and did a Reconyx but went for the Browning instead. I will check cameras this weekend to see how it did.

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#6450542 - 09/13/16 02:25 PM Re: Are all game cameras.. . [Re: TexasKC]
dgilbert Offline
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Registered: 09/04/04
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I think you will be happy with the Browning, I'm running 2 of them and 2 Bushnell's.

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#6450633 - 09/13/16 03:26 PM Re: Are all game cameras.. . [Re: dgilbert]
triggerbowtx Offline
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Registered: 12/01/09
Posts: 100
Originally Posted By: dgilbert
I think you will be happy with the Browning, I'm running 2 of them and 2 Bushnell's.


I'm hopeful. For sure. I felt like a couple of my older Bushnells were missing some deer activity. I would be hunting a blind where the camera was setup and deer would come in and I would check the camera after the hunt and it would have no pics of the deer... hmmm...

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#6450634 - 09/13/16 03:27 PM Re: Are all game cameras.. . [Re: TexasKC]
bornforit Offline
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Registered: 12/11/06
Posts: 269
Loc: Longview, Tx
I have buddies with Cuddebacks. I havent been impressed. Havent had an issue from bushnell, covert, or hco spartans

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#6450662 - 09/13/16 03:52 PM Re: Are all game cameras.. . [Re: TexasKC]
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Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 3022
Loc: Conroe, TX
I've had my Browning out for almost a month so we'll see how it does in a few weeks and I've yet to set my new Bushnell Aggressor out yet. My Wildgame is going on it's 4th year with no issues since I've figured out the PIR setting had been adjusted down somehow.

It seems like most of the lighter colored cameras (regardless of brand) have always lasted longer year round in west texas. Perhaps less heat
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#6451626 - 09/14/16 09:27 AM Re: Are all game cameras.. . [Re: TexasKC]
Aggieman775 Offline
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Registered: 04/24/15
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Loc: Pittsburg, TX
I have 3 cuddebacks now with no issues but got them this year. Also have a few Primos not a big fan of them and 4 moultries that work well a Bushnell and a browning I love.
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#6451714 - 09/14/16 10:28 AM Re: Are all game cameras.. . [Re: TexasKC]
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Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
I have a buddy about to return, or has returned his 3rd Browning Strikeforce. The LEDs keep going out.

I have learned that brand rarely means much for game cameras, except maybe with Hunter. I have had Moultries that were crap and other models that lasted for many years. Wildgame hasn't been good for me, but has for others. I have had a couple of Stealthcams in the past that were horrible and am running some now that are great.

I had one Covert bad out of the box, another die inside of a year, and two working for more than 3 years now. Go figure.

Cost does not determine longevity or reliability. If you find a model that works, it may be a good idea to buy a few of them.
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#6457815 - 09/18/16 07:56 PM Re: Are all game cameras.. . [Re: TexasKC]
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Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 8962
Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
I've used WGI, Cuddeback, Primos and Bushnell.

The early WGI that took C batteries was junk. I have 2 of the Blade 6's that have worked well and they were cheap. The old Captures I loved because of the color night photos but was a hit or miss and I always got the warranty from BPS. The bushnell has worked very well but the strap retainer was broke when I went to put it up last time out but still works just need to figure out how to fix it so I can strap it to a tree. The Primos worked for 2 seasons and then wouldn't power up.

I usually buy whatever is on sale and cheap since they all seem to have their issues. I have heard great reviews on the browning and may go with that one next.
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#6463505 - 09/22/16 11:10 AM Re: Are all game cameras.. . [Re: TexasKC]
buckedup Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/13/16
Posts: 18
Moultrie M-880 on amazon for about 90$ has worked great for me.

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#6464452 - 09/22/16 09:44 PM Re: Are all game cameras.. . [Re: TexasKC]
MikeOH Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/01/16
Posts: 27
Loc: Lucas TX
I bought an Exodus...newer company. Checking the pictures this weekend but it certainly felt and looked better made than my Browning Strike Force cameras. They also give a 5 year warranty and give a 50% credit on a new camera if it gets stolen.

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#6464586 - 09/23/16 05:09 AM Re: Are all game cameras.. . [Re: TexasKC]
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Registered: 06/24/06
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Loc: Hurst, Tx
I sometimes test them by putting 2 per feeder. If you try that, be prepared for disappointment on just about all of them.
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#6464767 - 09/23/16 08:33 AM Re: Are all game cameras.. . [Re: TexasKC]
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
I have 2 Strike Forces out 24/7/365 for near 3 years now, no issues other than new batteries. I also have a Browning Black OPs and wouldn't recommend it for wildlife, more a surveillance app. I have tried several other brands with many more problems. I have read that some new SF need a software update, so....

I do know that Bushnells has come and gone in quality spurts according to several tech sites, seems the best rated was the older m880, or it could have been the m80 I don't recall
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#6471980 - 09/28/16 09:37 AM Re: Are all game cameras.. . [Re: TexasKC]
C.K. Offline
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Registered: 12/07/12
Posts: 109
I don't like cuddes or the wild game innovations. I've had 2 Bushnells for the past 4-5 years that work perfectly.

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