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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-04-2017, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Moultrie M80 XD

Mine is starting to act funny. It seems like it chews through the batteries in a couple weeks on picture mode....only after a few hundred photos. Also had some detection range issues this year but a factory reset got it back out to about 33 feet detection range. This was my go to cam for reliability and it has finally let me down. Anyone else experience this or offer suggestions?

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-05-2017, 07:53 AM
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yea....I called them i gave them a piece of my mind about the junk and they offed a coupon.....-- i paid for it to last more than a year so I junked mine and use it as theiving bait to see who might steal a junk camera..
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Not that brand, but the last one I had that did that I sold on craigslist for cheap. I advertised it as such and had a guy more than happy to have it. He only runs cams for a week or two so it was no big deal to him that the batteries didn't last longer. Not the help you're looking for, but there is a market for it if you can't fix it.
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yea....I called them i gave them a piece of my mind about the junk and they offed a coupon.....-- i paid for it to last more than a year so I junked mine and use it as theiving bait to see who might steal a junk camera..
Which model? What went bad on the cam?

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I dont have that model, but neither of my Moultries have battery issues.

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They have been really reliable cameras for us. Although I will admit this year we had one that failed completely and another one appears that either the flash has failed or the sensor indicating to switch to flash failed. Overall can't complain too much about them. Have had 9 cameras last 6 years.

I am no expert, but you may want to try and update firmware if you did a factory reset. That may help with the battery issue.
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We have to send all 4 of our new Moultries back. We bought 4 of the 1100i cams this past spring. The detection range on them is pitiful. One of them only detects to 18 feet.

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I have 11 Moultries and I finally had one go bad this year ! I have 4 M-80 black flash cams, I had 2 M-990I (one went bad this year) I have 3 M-990I gen2 cams and I just bought 2 M-999I and I hadn't had any problems with any of them until about a month ago my one 990I went bad but it is several yrs old and I run my cameras yr round !

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My first camera was a Moultrie. I never realized how much they stink until I switched brands. The detection range on mine, same as above, was pitiful. Slow trigger speed, junk. Switched to stealth cam and browning and haven't looked back.

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I've had good success with Moultries more so than the Bushnells I owned. I'm not a big of the A20, seems like there is a delay before it detects and takes a pictures. However, no complaints regarding the others I have (A5 Gen2, P-150, M-40, M888i) The 2year Moultrie warranty and price point is appealing as well. I have a new Browning Strike Force to tryout whenever I get the time. Seems like every make/model has a handful negative reviews anymore.
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