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#3280744 - 07/02/13 02:56 PM Cabela's enters the trail cam business
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I assume they are made in China like most factory trail cams are, but I wonder if another trail cam company actually developed it for them or if they designed and engineered it on their own.

Cabela's Outfitter Series Game Cameras


Edited by Vermin93 (07/02/13 02:58 PM)
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#3280760 - 07/02/13 03:18 PM Re: Cabela's enters the trail cam business [Re: Vermin93]
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i'll wait until i buy one. so i can find out how good they are and how the stand up to weather out side and stuff.
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#3280798 - 07/02/13 03:56 PM Re: Cabela's enters the trail cam business [Re: dh1984]
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I have 4 of them. Have not put any out yet. I got them for free through a rewards points thing I'm part of and they had these cameras in the catalog I spend my points in. I'll let y'all know soon if they are worth buying.
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#3280800 - 07/02/13 03:58 PM Re: Cabela's enters the trail cam business [Re: Vermin93]
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Just because it has Cabela's name on it is (in the case of Chinese-made trail cams) that is still no guarantee the cams will be "as advertised". (Yes, I am making an assumption that these are made in China.)

I also made the erroneous assumption that Leupold wouldn't put their name on a piece of junk (trail cam made in China). Hopefully, Cabela's learned something from Leupold's mistake and has found a better way.

I do like the aesthetics, features, and price points of these Cabela's cams, but how many will be DOA or fail before the 3rd set of batteries?

Excuse me, but I just have near zero faith in any trail cams that are made in China. If they do work, but for how long?

Despite my negativity, am glad to see Cabela's adding to the competition. This is what makes the free enterprise system sizzle, and will ultimately help us get better trail cams at better prices.

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#3280889 - 07/02/13 06:10 PM Re: Cabela's enters the trail cam business [Re: Wes Parrish]
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Let us know when y'all find out if they are made in china or not. I like all of cabelas products. Hoping for the best with these
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#3280893 - 07/02/13 06:14 PM Re: Cabela's enters the trail cam business [Re: JCDEERMAN]
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 Originally Posted By: JCDEERMAN
Let us know when y'all find out if they are made in china or not.


At the prices quoted, they have to be made in China. Similar cameras made in America (by Reconyx) cost three times as much.
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#3280913 - 07/02/13 06:38 PM Re: Cabela's enters the trail cam business [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: JCDEERMAN
Let us know when y'all find out if they are made in china or not.


At the prices quoted, they have to be made in China. Similar cameras made in America (by Reconyx) cost three times as much.


That is my assumption. I have 2 Reconyx's that work flawlessly for 4 or 5 years now. I just don't have the money for anymore of those. $199 for the black flash at cabelas, there's about 90-1 odds they aren't made in the USA. Just wanted confirmation
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#3281004 - 07/02/13 08:37 PM Re: Cabela's enters the trail cam business [Re: JCDEERMAN]
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 Originally Posted By: JCDEERMAN
. . . . there's about 90-1 odds they aren't made in the USA.

I'd say more like 99-1 odds. \:D

However, Cabela's has a stellar reputation for making and keeping things "right". Knowing their business philosophy, wouldn't surprise me if they've thought a little outside the box of all the others, possibly having their cams made under higher quality control, maybe in the Philippines or somewhere other than China?

But then, I thought similarly about Leupold.

Interesting how so many "big names" have gotten into branding trail cams. Even "Browning" has recently come out with their own line of trail cams.

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#3281007 - 07/02/13 08:41 PM Re: Cabela's enters the trail cam business [Re: Wes Parrish]
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One somewhat "outside the box" thing Cabela's did with their new offerings was offer a full-color traditional white flash cam with 10 mp. That's taking a different angle on the market, possibly going after a segment disenchanted with all the blurry B&W nighttime images they're getting.

On the other hand, similar money will get you a 12 mp homebrew that should take even clearer pics than this 10 mp Cabela's cam.

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#3281029 - 07/02/13 09:04 PM Re: Cabela's enters the trail cam business [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: JCDEERMAN
. . . . there's about 90-1 odds they aren't made in the USA.

I'd say more like 99-1 odds. \:D

However, Cabela's has a stellar reputation for making and keeping things "right"


I'm trying to be optimistic \:D

I agree on their reputation. I would take cabelas over bass pro ANY DAY
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