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#3207059 - 07/01/19 03:43 PM Browning trail cam life expectancy
Wood Smoke II Offline
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Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 66
Loc: Georgia
I have two older Browning Strike Force Elite trail cameras that I purchased in 2015 or 2016. So far so good with both of them. Both stay out in the woods on a small piece of property in north GA most of the year & I only check them every so often. More in the fall & winter but almost not at all in the warm weather. They take great pics & videos & battery life is quite long. Iím just curious if they have a useful life span and how many years I can hope to get out of them. Any comments or experiences with camera longevity? Thanks.

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#3207075 - 07/01/19 08:38 PM Re: Browning trail cam life expectancy [Re: Wood Smoke II]
emptymag Offline
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Registered: 12/12/14
Posts: 268
Loc: Minnesota
Iíve had some that donít work new regardless of brand so Iíd say your ahead of the curve.

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#3207099 - 07/02/19 05:08 AM Re: Browning trail cam life expectancy [Re: emptymag]
Wood Smoke II Offline
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Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 66
Loc: Georgia
Originally Posted By: emptymag
Iíve had some that donít work new regardless of brand so Iíd say your ahead of the curve.


These cameras have pretty much been flawless so far. Lots and lots of videos and still pics, and image quality is very good even when set at the next to best/highest image resolution. Leaving them out in the woods for months & months on end results in a ton of usual deer pictures & lots with nothing in them except little critters like squirrels & birds, but once in awhile I get a great shot of a mature gobbler or a big black bear at night. If they ever finally do fail, then Iíve got a lot of use out of them and most likely would get the same Browning to replace them.

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#3207103 - 07/02/19 08:02 AM Re: Browning trail cam life expectancy [Re: Wood Smoke II]
TheOpticZone Offline
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Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 439
Loc: Michigan
I have 5 of them that I use and I am happy with them. They have performed as expected. I have a couple of the cheaper models and the picture/video quality is not the greatest, but they work for what I need them for. I have been using them for about 5 years so far. Love the battery life. Can get almost 4-5 months out of a set.
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#3207244 - 07/03/19 06:38 PM Re: Browning trail cam life expectancy [Re: TheOpticZone]
Wood Smoke II Offline
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Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 66
Loc: Georgia
Originally Posted By: TheOpticZone
I have 5 of them ........


With 5 cameras, ever briefly forget where you put one after leaving it out and extended time? Iím going to check cards & batteries in my two on Friday, and honestly I had to think where I moved one of them back in March! rolleyes


Edited by Wood Smoke II (07/03/19 06:38 PM)

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#3207733 - 07/11/19 12:58 PM Re: Browning trail cam life expectancy [Re: Wood Smoke II]
TheOpticZone Offline
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Loc: Michigan
I would say yes. I actually have 9 out, so sometimes I mark it down on the topo. w00t
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#3207746 - 07/11/19 04:15 PM Re: Browning trail cam life expectancy [Re: Wood Smoke II]
TXCOONDOG Offline
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Registered: 03/21/11
Posts: 1595
Loc: TX
I put mine on public land and use my GPS to mark each location

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#3209460 - 08/07/19 04:42 PM Re: Browning trail cam life expectancy [Re: Wood Smoke II]
22 Chuck Offline
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Registered: 08/11/17
Posts: 59
Loc: Montmorency Co, MI
Around here Id say thed last till someone stole them or some yahoo shot them if you cabelled and locked them. This is mostly public land and the public respect for others has greatly deteroriated in the past couple generations.

Im expecting to put one out to watch for deer/coyote but am trying to figure how to conceal. Suggestions?


Edited by 22 Chuck (08/07/19 04:44 PM)

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#3209569 - 08/09/19 10:01 AM Re: Browning trail cam life expectancy [Re: 22 Chuck]
spotstalkshoot Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 1534
Loc: so.mn
People seem to leave small bird or bluebird houses alone.

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#3209862 - 08/12/19 11:55 AM Re: Browning trail cam life expectancy [Re: Wood Smoke II]
Theshedhunter Offline
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Registered: 04/22/14
Posts: 1167
Loc: MT
I accidentally left my Browning cam out all winter. It took over 1000 pictures and still had a wee bit of battery life when I was able to return and retrieve it.
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#3210304 - 08/17/19 09:18 PM Re: Browning trail cam life expectancy [Re: Wood Smoke II]
BigMo Offline
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Registered: 08/10/01
Posts: 1104
Loc: NE Texas
I have 2 that are 5 years old. Still work great. I
have 1 more that is only 3 years old and a
dark ops that is only 1 year old. The dark ops
is not near the camera the strike force ones
have been.
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#3212971 - 09/21/19 11:41 PM Re: Browning trail cam life expectancy [Re: Wood Smoke II]
crazyyote Offline
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Registered: 03/15/11
Posts: 412
Loc: ohio
I've been unlucky, they must ship me the bad one's. I wouldn't buy another.

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#3216850 - 10/31/19 02:03 PM Re: Browning trail cam life expectancy [Re: Wood Smoke II]
Ghostman Offline
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Registered: 12/18/07
Posts: 493
Loc: Maryland
They must pay people to do good reviews on them.

I bought 3 Browning trail cameras, different models and all were $180+. I didn't work right out of the box. Another died in 2 months. The 3rd takes so so pics. I'll never buy another Browning.

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#3216880 - 10/31/19 05:24 PM Re: Browning trail cam life expectancy [Re: Wood Smoke II]
reb8600 Offline
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Registered: 10/13/04
Posts: 10800
Loc: Morgan, Utah
I have 5 of them and I believe I just finished my 5th year on them. I will buy more, I have been happy with them. My brother is on his third year with the 3 he has.

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#3216881 - 10/31/19 05:25 PM Re: Browning trail cam life expectancy [Re: Wood Smoke II]
greengt88 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1594
Loc: york pa
We have 2 out, unsure of models, but they are 2-3yrs old....they eat batteries and fail to take ALOT of pictures...ive had deer directly in front of them and shot them, never to be photographed...with that sort of movement idk why they miss these events.

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