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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-18-2012, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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TRail Camera suggestion

I'm interested in purchasing a good trail camera. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-18-2012, 11:17 AM
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i really like the bushnell trophy cam. check out this website, they evaluate several models like cuddeback, bushnell, etc.
www.trailcampro.com
the bushnell is right up there. reconyx gets their best scores but they are $450 & $550.
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i'VE GONE THROUGH 3 TROPHY CAMS.sO FAR THE mOUNTRIE M80 BEATS IT HANDS DOWN.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-18-2012, 12:32 PM
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Re: TRail Camera suggestion

I actually just bought a second Trophy cam because I love the first one I bought.
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the new bushnell trophy cam HD has great video with 1/2 second trigger speed. my old trophy cam had standard 640X480 video that sucked. i do like that the sensor is very sensitive. get tons of pics. and battery life with lithium batteries, is about a year. cant beat that. the new HD cam retails for about $200 but i found one online for $166. i think thats very affordable for an excellent cam with HD video.
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I have seven of the 2009 model Bushnell Trophy Trail camera. These have the viewer screen which for the extra money is not worth it due to the small screen size. Also if installing batteries, make sure and put the new or recharged ones in the lower section if only replacing four batteries. For some odd reason the camera draws more power from the lower section. Otherwise I am very happy with the cameras. Bushnell offers a two year manufactures warranty.
For Moultrie, I have 3 of the D55-IR and two of the M100. Lots of good reviews on the M80 but none were in stock when I bought the M100. Moultrie cameras are: 1)limited to a 10 second night video. When I purchased my D55-IR, Moultrie had no plans to lengthen the night video as they said it would be harder on batteries. 2)the field of view in the video is narrower than in the picture. Moultrie said this is the way it down loads. 3)when set to video the camera takes a picture 1st, then the video. Sometimes what you capture in the picture is missed in the video due to the short delay. Moultrie offers a one year manufactures warranty.
Whatever brand of camera you decide on, I would suggest one that uses AA bateries. These smaller cameras are easier to conceal and if you are in a cold weather area, one can use Lithium Ultimate batteries which are higher voltage, testing 1.79 to 1.83 volt with a digital meter. Copper top Duracell test 1.55 to 1.6 volt. Standard batteries test 1.5 volt. Good luck in what ever brand you choose.
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Depends on how much you want to spend.I like the Moultree m80 for picture quility but it eats alot of batteries.My son in law has a primos 35 and it has great battery life but the nighttime pics are not as good as the moultree.
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I just bought a Moultree D-55irx and it works great, I do not recommend Wildgame Innovations (sent 2 back)!
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Walmart has/had the Tasco's marked down to $40.
The only problem is that it does not have the IR flash.

However, the pics are very clear and the camera functions flawlessly.

Just purchases a second one.
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I love my hco scoutguard. fast trigger, clear pics, long battery life, and super easy to program, plus it comes with a picture viewer all for like $125 bucks.

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