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Old 08-08-2011, 08:34 AM
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Im looking to buy my first trail cam, and would like to know what you would recommend for $200. I have tried reading all the reviews on cabelas and bass pro but every camera has mixed ratings, some say its the best then the next review says its a pos. I would like one that is IR and could hold a charge for a few days. thanks for any info you can throw at me
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:59 AM
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Moultrie M-80 hands down!! I bought 6 of them for $120.00 but I have recently seen them as low as $109.99. I did have problems with one of them out of the box but Moultrie had a new one at my doors within 8 days from the time I mailed it to them. Pike



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Old 08-08-2011, 04:03 PM
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I have a scoutguard sg550 for $179. It gets great reviews and I can see why. Great trigger speed, very nice pics, great battery life and very durable. I think they started to make this cam in 2008 so it has been a great cam. Scoot
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:08 PM
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Build yourself a home brew! They are by far the best bang for the buck.
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:27 PM
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I just got my first trail cams. I chose the Bushnell Trophy Cam. It was on sale for $130. (The 5mp version though).
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by BigDaddy12t View Post
Build yourself a home brew! They are by far the best bang for the buck.
How is that? What homebrew can I build for under $110.00? Not to mention the 4-5 hours of my valuable free time that is worth more than $110.00 to me. Pike

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Old 08-08-2011, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by THEMAKKER13 View Post
I just got my first trail cams. I chose the Bushnell Trophy Cam. It was on sale for $130. (The 5mp version though).
Congrads!! Cant beat a BTC. for that price even if it is a 5MP. Which in my opinion anything over a 4MP is a waste.(for lack of a better word) when it comes to trailcams. Pike
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:56 PM
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The $129 Bushnell that Cabelas has listed.
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:06 PM
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Bigdaddy12pt. Just checked ebay and the cheapest USED P-41 4mp camera I found was 78.50 with free shipping. Add in atleast another $60.00 for a board, sensor,case, lens and other materials and then the cost of a solder gun and other tools and then the amount you feel your free time is worth and there is no way homebrews are the best bang for your buck. But if you enjoy building them as a hobby that something totally different. Pike

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Old 08-08-2011, 06:26 PM
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For some1 looking to get their 1st cam the scoutguard or the moultrie M80 are hard to beat. I have both, and while the scoutguard has been a workhorse for me the M80 is cheaper, takes better pics day and night and the video quality is better. The time lapse and hybrid features this cam offers are a plus to.
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