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  • I know this has been asked a lot, but what would be your favorite, affordable trail camera?

    I know this has been asked a lot, but what would be your favorite, affordable trail camera?

  • #2
    If I had a lot of disposable income I would purchase Reconyx, quality is unmatched, followed by Cuddeback. But as I don't have that kind of money I'm trying to find a good camera or two, for under about $150. So what do you all use/have had the best luck with?

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    • #3
      I would save your money for a cuddeback attack IR. even if It meant eating rice and beans for a month. It is by far the best I've used.

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      • #4
        I like my Primos Truth Cam Ultra Blackout trail camera.
        There is no infrared light glow scaring off any game.
        It is also camouflage with slotted holes so you can put a python cable lock across the camera door locking it onto a tree.
        The price for the Primos Blackout trail camera is $160.

        Click on the link below this video explains everything and you can see what the camera looks like.


        www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx_BhRyAkEA

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        • #5
          I own it. It's a Wildgame Innovations Axe 2. And it was actually just featured in the October issue of the magazine. They are under a hundred bucks and they work great!

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          • #6
            I like Moultries. I like the little m-80's They are small enough to fit in your coat pocket. I've had three Primos cameras. I had trouble with all three. None of them are operating today. The Moultries have a little slower trigger spead than others but there battery life is second to none. I can get thousands of pics and at least six months off a single set of batteries.

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            • #7
              AlJoe, I own four Primos trail cams for many years and they still work great. I bought all my Primos trail cams from the Sportsmen Guide and they will send you a new camera free of charge if you have any problems. All you need is the receipt.

              1. Primos Blackout is all camouflage and the Moultrie m-80 is not. Camouflage hides your trail cam from a scum bag thief.

              2. All the Primos cameras has a video setting and I don‘t think your m- 80 does? It is not listed in the link below.

              3. Primos have a green on light that turns red when photos are taken and the m-80 does not.

              4. Primos have molded slots on the camera door for a cable lock so a thief doesn't steal the memory card or your trail camera. I didn't see any slots on the m-80 link below.

              5. Primos take a faster photo then the cheaper m-80.



              www.vminnovations.com/Product_19132/M80XT-MOULTRIE-Game-Spy-Mini-Black-Infrared-Digital-Trail-Game-Camera-5MP.html

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              • #8
                6. The Primos Blackout has no light glow from the infrared photo and the m-80 does.
                The light glow could spook a new buck or bear to the area.

                7. Will a Tom Turkey stand right next to and in front of your m-80 trail camera?
                They do with my Primos Blackout trail cam, just click on the link below and see the proof.



                www.fieldandstream.com/contest_entry/1001487732?page=105&pnid=1001488170

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                • #9
                  8. The blackout has the moon phase, the time, the date, the temperature and the day of the week listed under each photo does an m-80?

                  The link below has another Blackout trail cam photo of the same tom turkey up close.


                  www.fieldandstream.com/contest_entry/1001487732?&page=106&pnid=1001488172

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                  • #10
                    I have a bushnell trophy cam. (base model) and so far its been fantastic. Battery life is incredible to say the least. Check Amazon for price, I think its down to around $135 now, so it's definitely in your budget.

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                    • #11
                      For affordable and great customer service combined with very good picture quality, I'd recommend Covert Red40(also for vids with sound) or Mp6 Black(if you want concealable black flash). If I was in Canada I'd likely go for a Spypoint(not here just because of shipping if you need service - though my IR5s are 2.5 years and no issues yet). My experience with Cruddeback has been just that-Cruddy service and performance and from what I hear it's still that way compared to the others. WGI in my opinion, though cheap and some do a nice job, are disposable cams, and have quality control issues often...and only last a couple years. Bushnell and Moultrie are both improved and have good working models available(I don't know which ones). Go to Chasingame.com - check out the reviews and then check out the forum for lots more info on the new models(and older ones to).

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                      • #12
                        I'm with Gary on this one, except I would expand that to say that I like any of the truthcam series. One thing he didn't mention that I really like is the adjustable sensitivity settings. So if I'm getting too many false triggers I can turn the sensitivity down and vice versa. At around $100 a pop, the truthcam 46 is a pretty dern good camera for the money!

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for all the input, hopefully I'll make out well and I'll probably look at the Primos cameras some more. I have used them in the past for different projects and just wasn't so sure they were catching everything that was going on.

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