Help! Browning BTC5HD850C big disappointment

Discussion in 'Trail Cameras' started by Mennoniteman, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. Mennoniteman

    Mennoniteman Well-Known Member

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    I just got my first Browning BTC5HD Strike Force sub micro trail cam, with such high expectations because of their top ratings from many people and I'm in disbelief. The battery tray pops out of the bottom with the slightest bump, after the batteries are loaded. The weight of the batteries seems to be to much for the chintzy looking latch. What am I doing wrong? How can these things get such high ratings from everyone?
     
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    I've always recommended the 2016 Browning BTC5HDE. It is the best I've ever owned. Not sure about the newer Brownings. These companies aren't smart enough to leave well enough alone. I bought 15 back at the end of 2016 and haven't bought any cameras since, except a few Cuddelink cameras. I'd send it back to Browning.
     
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    Send it back or fix the latch. I'd run my Brownings with duct tape holding up the batteries before I bought another Bushnell. Every Browning I own is at least 2 years old and still running....can't say that about any other brand I have bought.
     
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    Looks like a defective unit. It happens with any manufacturing process.
    I echo the praise for browning cameras (specifically the 2016/17 dark ops sub micro). I run mine year round on public land and have never had a single issue.
    Contact browning and I would bet they swap it out asap with a good unit.


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    I cant say enough positive about Browning. Great reliable cameras. I had a small issue with one and they sent me a new camera. Awesome company and service. I do have my eye on the Cuddelink system though.
     
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    So, does the BTC5HDE have the same looking latch on the battery tray, and if so, have you never had a problem with it?
     
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    No, and no. I have a bunch and have never had a problem with any of the BTC5HDE. I have had a few SD card issues with the older BTC5HD's from 2015.
     
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    Just got an 18MP Browning Strikeforce HP pro sub micro camera for the same price, the latch is good, and it has an adjustable mounting bracket on the back so you don't need to put a stick behind it to tilt. My high hopes for Browning are back...
     

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