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Trail Cams #14873138 05/13/20
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I am looking to pick up 2 or 3 trail cams. I am leaning towards a Browning (either from the Strike Force or Dark Ops line).

Does anyone have any thoughts on these or any comparable trail cams? I am looking to spend between $100-150 per camera. Appreciate any help!

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Last year I went with a browning and it worked well all season. I only run video and I was impressed with the quality of the video throughout the season. Just really try to get it facing north a few times in the morning it didn’t trigger but that was sun glare issue

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I run these, wild game innovations, think they’re $79 at tractor supply, comes with batteries, camera and sd card. Great camera, never any issues and we get quite a bit of rain
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Originally Posted by Boxerdog
Last year I went with a browning and it worked well all season. I only run video and I was impressed with the quality of the video throughout the season. Just really try to get it facing north a few times in the morning it didn’t trigger but that was sun glare issue

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That is a nice looking buck. Nice quality video as well.

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I run these, wild game innovations, think they’re $79 at tractor supply, comes with batteries, camera and sd card. Great camera, never any issues and we get quite a bit of rain
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Thanks, I will check those out. I am ok with spending less money.

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I’ve had good luck with the browning strike force cams. I have 8-10 of them out at my farm year round. I’d not hesitate to buy more of them and in fact likely will before too long.

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I have one video where it picked up deer eating during a lightening storm


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Reggie both of those Brownings are great trail cams. They take great pictures ad have a very fast capture rate. I have ran numerous different trail cams, and the browning dark ops and strike force are two of my favorites, and these are being compared to cuddebacks and Coverts. The only thing I would suggest is running a solar battery pack with them, or the browning additional battery pack.

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Thanks for the responses everyone. I just need to shop around and see who has the best prices on these.

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Check eBay!!!!!!!

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Those Browning cameras are awesome!! I’ve used a lot of different cameras over the years and Browning or Moultrie is what I’d use.

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Originally Posted by Weissman4
Reggie both of those Brownings are great trail cams. They take great pictures ad have a very fast capture rate. I have ran numerous different trail cams, and the browning dark ops and strike force are two of my favorites, and these are being compared to cuddebacks and Coverts. The only thing I would suggest is running a solar battery pack with them, or the browning additional battery pack.


I run Lithium Ion batteries in mine and have not had an issue with battery life. I couldn’t even tell you how many thousands of pictures on a set. Mine are strike force, not dark ops

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Reggie both of those Brownings are great trail cams. They take great pictures ad have a very fast capture rate. I have ran numerous different trail cams, and the browning dark ops and strike force are two of my favorites, and these are being compared to cuddebacks and Coverts. The only thing I would suggest is running a solar battery pack with them, or the browning additional battery pack.


I run Lithium Ion batteries in mine and have not had an issue with battery life. I couldn’t even tell you how many thousands of pictures on a set. Mine are strike force, not dark ops


Yeah use Lithium ion. I use the battery packs because I have them set up on heavy ran trails with the settings on max. These cameras can put out the pictures!!!!! You will be sick and tired of going through pictures. Unfortunately, last year I lost my two strike forces to a thief. Unfortunately for the thief my mobile cameras got him 😃!!!!

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I bought the Browning Dark Ops last fall and am very pleased with it. I didn’t think that I needed the video feature, but I’m really glad it is there now because it is all that I use. Mine is only out in my back yard at night because the neighborhood dogs keep all the deer activity nocturnal. I was getting blurry infrared still pictures until I did video. Now I play back the video and freeze frame it on my computer then take a clear picture of the image with my cell phone. Works great.


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Whats the difference between the strike force and the dark ops?

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To be honest I do not believe there are whole lot of difference. I think the strike Force has a few better quality's than the dark ops.

Here is a comparison chart from Browning.

https://issuu.com/cedarhillsmedia/docs/2020-btc-camera-comparison-final-ver3-11x17

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I think the main difference is that the Dark Ops has an "invisible" flash.

Here is a link to a comparison of the various Browning trail cams.

https://browningtrailcameras.com/pages/camera-comparison

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So like I stated before I only run video on my browning.....it does not have the invisible night vision, so there’s a red light that works as the night vision ( much like a ring doorbell at night). Often times the deer will stare at it but it doesn’t spook them, I can dig out a video if anyone wants to see what I am talking about.

Also I would opt for one with out the red light if possible or the invisible feature.

One tip for everyone I would only buy a trail camera with the 512 gb capacity, that was buy two 128 gb cards you switch out . I have a 32gb model and it doesn’t hold enough in my opinion


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I have two dark ops 940 hd. The first started acting up three months after purchasing it nib. This was one of the funky pictures it started to taking (it was pulling security duty on the cleaning lady).

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Contacted Browning and they replaced it with a new one.

This new one as only taken a couple of those weird pics but overall it has been working perfectly. The trigger speed is fast on these cameras. A lot of options for shooting video, still frames or timelapse. The IR flash is very nice, it doesn't seem to spook animals but really lights up the viewing area like this fox.

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I have two WGI razors (these are their bottom line cams). Slow trigger speed and it seems directional like it will pick up movement more left to right than right to left. Not even close to the options that Browning has although it does have a great IR flash. Daytime pictures and video are good quality. This is the same fox at night.

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They all break.I've had the best luck with Browning then Moultrie The worst I've owned was WGI not from breaking down but missing pictures and scaring animals not deer so much but foxes and coyotes one picture and they were gone.You can learn a lot about how well a camera works by setting two covering the same area.When a Moultrie get 10 times as many pictures as WGI makes you think.But a different model WGI could be totally different.

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Originally Posted by ReggieDunlop
I am looking to pick up 2 or 3 trail cams. I am leaning towards a Browning (either from the Strike Force or Dark Ops line).

Does anyone have any thoughts on these or any comparable trail cams? I am looking to spend between $100-150 per camera. Appreciate any help!


I have a few Wildgame, 2 Primos, and 1 Browning. I'll not have anymore Wildgame cams. The company owners are ass holes. I love the browning and the Primos Proof 2. Both take great pics. Primos is simple, simple, simple to set up.


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