We finally had a chance to do a thorough Browning Strike Force review. All I can say is WOW. This was the first Browning trail camera we had a chance to put to the test and it performed great.
This is a micro sized trail camera
The first thing you will notice is the compact size. It is noticeably smaller than all other competitors. I also really like the tree bark paint job. Realistic is an understatement. You will also notice the case comes equipped with a Master Lock Python cable slot on the back. This is a simple yet fantastic feature. Why it has taken companies this long to incorporate security features into their cameras is beyond me.
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You can use the Python cable to secure the unit to the tree and you can also use the familiar nylon webbing strap. The small size allowed the Strike Force to be mounted easily on even the smallest trees. It also comes with a threaded insert if you need to use a tree or stake mount.
Detection Range and Trigger Speed is Top Notch
We found the sensitivity and detection range to be perfectly tuned. There were some cases when the camera would be triggered before we entered the full field of view. A few other customers also mentioned this during reviews but cases were limited.
Speaking of detection range, the trigger speed of the Browning Strike Force is down right fast. We don’t have access to high tech testing equipment but we timed the trigger speed at .80 seconds. This is very impressive for a camera with a Browning Strike Force for only $137.
The Strike Force produces great trail camera pictures. The 10MP resolution captures some of the sharpest pictures that we have seen. The night pictures are also very good thanks to the flash. I am not sure how many LEDs are in the flash but the range is out to 100 feet. I have included a couple of example pictures and videos below.
Strike Force Battery Life?
I almost forgot to talk about batteries. This micro compact camera runs on 6 AA batteries. We ran several different brands/types of batteries and never had any noticable loss or gain in performance. We would expect you to get about one hunting seasons worth of typical use from one set of batteries.
Browning Strike Force Comparison Chart
Hunting Flashlight Reviews and Comparisons
|Flashlight||LE Headlamp||GRDE Headlamp||Cyclops Micro MIni||Browning Night Seeker||J5 Tactical|
|Lumens||70||50 - 500||10||19 white - 8 green||300|
|Weight||4 ounces||1 pound||.3 ounces||.5 ounces||3.2 ounces|
|Body Material||metal||metal||plastic w/metal clip||plastic||aluminum|
|Water Resistant Rating||IP44||waterproof||resistant||resistant||resistant|
|Battery Type||3 X AAA||2 X 18650||2 X CR2016||2 X CR2032||1 X AA or 1 X 14500|
|Review Link||Read Review||Read Review||Read Review||Read Review||Read Review|
Last year we were very happy with our Moultrie M880 and we still believe it is a good choice. When comparing the Browning Strike Force to the Moultrie M880 or Covert MP6 Black I really wouldn’t say there is a clear winner – see the comparison chart above. The M880 and Strike Force are leaders when it comes to trigger speed but all three trail cameras have comparable performance specs. But this is a review so at the time of this writing we are naming the Browning Strike Force as the editor’s choice for this price range.
The best price we have seen is listed on Amazon – > 2014 Browning Strike Force for $137
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