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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-28-2017, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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New to game cams

Hey guys my dad and I are looking to get 2 or 3 cams to put on our property. Both of us are new to game cams so I wanted opinions on what to buy. We are just looking for a basic solid dependable cam. Price range around 100. Thanks look forward to responses.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-28-2017, 06:48 PM
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Go on Ebay and order some Bushnell Trophy Cam's.... Most reliable out there!
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I have a couple Moultrie A-20 and A-30 mdls. that cost around 90 bucks each, takes decent day and night pics, takes 8-AA batteries , the AA`s have been in and still taking pics since July so that's a plus for me as some of my old cams would kill the batteries in a month or so.I also purchased a 5 mega pic cheapie cam at Walmart it was 28 bucks so that if it got stolen I wouldn`t be out much, I put this cam up and surprisingly it takes some vey good day and night pics as well, they are all infa-red by the way.Good luck with what ever you decide on, I`m sure you will get some good advise from HPA- ers on the subject....

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Stay away from Primos. I run 8-9 cameras a year, and for many years they were my go to brand.
The newer series are junk. I mean won't last a month junk.
Can't say why, but they have been bought and merged a few times and I just threw away my last one.

I now am using Moultrie, bushnell and cuddeback (when I find them on sale)


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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-29-2017, 02:10 PM
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Are you sure you want to get trail cameras? There is no cure for the addiction...just sayin'!

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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-29-2017, 02:18 PM
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Have 8 Bushnell Trophy cams some are 5 years old and I am still using the same alkaline batteries I was using last year 2016 and they still show as fully charged.
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-31-2017, 01:17 PM
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I've used Bushnell, Moultrie, Stealthcam, and Browning. I really liked the older moutrie's but not so much the newer ones. Right now I am partial to the Brownings. They are good on battery life, and just haven't had any problems with them so far(5 years). All my cameras now are "no glow". Whatever brand you choose, check on ebay for best price. I have bought all mine there usually much cheaper, also buy your SD cards there as well. Good luck
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-31-2017, 10:34 PM
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I am partial to Browning especially the 2017 Strike Force HD Pro(just bought one). It's a little more than your $100 budget, but the 100' flash range is excellent with adjustable IR won't wash out the picture. It has an 80' detection range, a .3 second trigger speed, up to 18 mega pixels(but not needed that high for good pics), and runs for 1000's of pics on 6-AA batteries. I use 16 gb cards but this camera will take up to 512 gb cards. Plus it is quite small(read "inconspicuous" to passersby).

Here is a link to Browning's trail camera comparison page:
Camera Comparison | Browning Trail Cameras
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-01-2017, 02:32 PM
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Another vote for the Browning strike force. One other positive is if you are having problems, you talk to a live person over the phone. I had to do a software update and they were very easy to deal with.

Another website that provides good info on all trail cameras is They give unbiased reviews on all types of cameras.
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Bushnell trophy cams, really happy with mine.

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