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Looking into new trail cams, what do you recommend?

Postby e_smith06 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:07 pm

Looking for dependability, good pics, and ease of use. What do u recommend?
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Postby chadbragg » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:55 am

I stick to moultrie. This is a great camera at great price. I also use the cheap $35 tasco in the "high risk" theft areas I hunt.
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Postby flipper » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:01 am

I've had Moultrie, Cuddeback, and Primos. The pics on the Cuddeback are great, but mine are the old ones that will eat you alive in battery replacement. I'm not real happy with my Primos Ultra 35's pic quality, but battery life is much better. The Moultrie seems to be the best. I like the fact that the version I have has photo review built into it, although it's hard to see details on it.
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Postby gtk » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:46 am

If your looking for dependability & better pics, I'd go with one of the homebrew guys cameras. I quit building them because I have enough, and its gotten to where its cheaper to buy than to build.

If your looking for affordable, I'd go with those mentioned above.

Bottom line, I believe this is one of those area's you "get what you pay for".
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Postby brewer03 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:12 am

I just bought a stealthacam and put it out this past weekend.. A buddy is using them and also he had a problem with one said customer service was great... I have two primos cameras and not really very impressed with either one.... I looked at the moultries and the stealths befor I made my purchase and the $$$ is why chose to go with the stealthcam.... also another buddy swears by the wildgame cams.....
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Re: Looking into new trail cams, what do you recommend?

Postby chadbragg » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:55 am

I don't know why it loaded that pic...
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Postby e_smith06 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:09 am

Anyone got a newer Cuddeback?
Those Moultrie work pretty good for you CB?
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Postby chadbragg » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:55 am

Yes they work great. Battery life is great pics are great too
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Postby LadyHunter » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:07 pm

I use the Moultrie they make good pic. The batteries last. And they are affordable. I also have used the stealthcam but have trouble getting it to work right.

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Postby dustygoodson » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:32 pm

Moultrie i have the m-80 d55 and the old d50 all been good cams to me
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Postby RoadRanger » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:08 pm

chadbragg wrote:I don't know why it loaded that pic...


Hey I am just glad it loaded that picture and NOT something you don't wanna share with the forum. God only knows what coulda accidently been uploaded off of a young mans phone ROFLOL
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Postby e_smith06 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:31 pm

Lol
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Postby terry08 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:53 pm

I never used anything but stealth, and you all have seen my past pictures. I truly loved them. Then I was talked into trying the Primos, biggest bunch of garbage I ever purchased. Filled with water and ants, and rusted up in six months. In fact two weeks ago while walking the property. My son asked, why are these cameras, still strapped to the trees? My reply was, you can have them all if you like. After inspecting a couple, he said no thanks.

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Postby chadbragg » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:12 pm

RR having kids that keep my phone the majority of the time I haveta keep it pg. lol

The only camera I've had negative experience with was stealth cam. I don't care for wildgame's customer service but no real complaints with their cameras.

I can vouch for moultrie customer service. I bought a camera off Craigslist and it didn't take color pics. I mailed it back to moultrie and they contacted me saying it was a old model(4+yrs) and without documentation that I had recently purchased it they couldn't repair it without charging. The cost was over half of the price of a new one so I told them to just mail it back. When I received it back there was a note saying they decided to make necessary repairs for FREE and included a tshirt, stickers, and several brochures. Hats off to these guys!
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Postby flipper » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:18 am

chadbragg wrote:RR having kids that keep my phone the majority of the time I haveta keep it pg. lol

The only camera I've had negative experience with was stealth cam. I don't care for wildgame's customer service but no real complaints with their cameras.

I can vouch for moultrie customer service. I bought a camera off Craigslist and it didn't take color pics. I mailed it back to moultrie and they contacted me saying it was a old model(4+yrs) and without documentation that I had recently purchased it they couldn't repair it without charging. The cost was over half of the price of a new one so I told them to just mail it back. When I received it back there was a note saying they decided to make necessary repairs for FREE and included a tshirt, stickers, and several brochures. Hats off to these guys!


Wow! That is unheard of this day and age! Think I will stick with Moultrie myself....
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Postby flipper » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:22 am

terry08 wrote:I never used anything but stealth, and you all have seen my past pictures. I truly loved them. Then I was talked into trying the Primos, biggest bunch of garbage I ever purchased. Filled with water and ants, and rusted up in six months. In fact two weeks ago while walking the property. My son asked, why are these cameras, still strapped to the trees? My reply was, you can have them all if you like. After inspecting a couple, he said no thanks.

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I bought 3 of the Primos Ultra 35's. Wish I hadn't. Like you said, they are garbage. I took one back to be repaired right after I got it. Now two of them are taking NO pictures. I went just this morning and nothing was there, including pics of me and the dogs after we went in front of it. Who cares about the battery life if there's nothing to see? I think they are still under warranty, and I did register them, so I will try to see if they will fix/replace them, but I will never recommend them.
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Re: Looking into new trail cams, what do you recommend?

Postby e_smith06 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:42 am

The Browning spec ops are getting some pretty good reviews
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Postby dustygoodson » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:36 am

e_smith06 wrote:The Browning spec ops are getting some pretty good reviews
Lakeway Sporting Goods have a browning cam on sale 139.99
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Postby MikeA57 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:00 pm

I've been using Wildgame Innovations Red 6 and have been pleased. I think this model has been superseded by a newer model now...
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Re: Looking into new trail cams, what do you recommend?

Postby tony270 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:25 am

I have used bushnell for the past 3 bears and have no complaints. Good pics and battery life and 2 year warranty. Don't know about their customer service because never had to send one back. Lowes and SAMs has them for $99 with a 4g card included.
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Postby e_smith06 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:32 pm

tony270 wrote:I have used bushnell for the past 3 bears and have no complaints. Good pics and battery life and 2 year warranty. Don't know about their customer service because never had to send one back. Lowes and SAMs has them for $99 with a 4g card included.

That's not bad
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Postby bigsteve » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:48 pm

don't use trail cams myself i don't like to leave scent in my hunting area unless i am hunting my brother uses bushnell black outs he gets some good pics.
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Postby patinlouisiana » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:36 pm

I have had good luck with Bushnell Trophy Cameras.
I have two with visible Ir and two with "black" IR.
The Black IR goes through batteries faster than the visible IR.
It uses more also, 12 I think.

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Re: Looking into new trail cams, what do you recommend?

Postby brewer03 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:55 am

I checked my stealth cam this past weekend and it had taken 247 pictures in 10 days and still had 100 percent on the batteries... The pictures were of good quality, and the trigger speed seemed to be perty good..
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Postby huntall » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:12 am

I use moultrie and have had good luck so far with them.
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