Browning Spec Ops Advantage Trail Camera

Browning Spec Ops Advantage Trail Camera

While I was getting the Firearms News special issue on hunting with modern sporting rifles together back in the summer, I realized that my old trail camera had to be replaced. So, I contacted our ad sales department and asked about some of our customers and if any had new trail cameras they would like me to review. The answer came back quickly and the response was, “You need to check out what Browning has.” About a month later, I received a Browning Spec Ops Advantage trail camera. I have had issues with cameras in the past, which included: quickly drained batteries, poor photos, water leaking in the housing, etc. My biggest issue was taking the memory card out and having to hike back to a computer to view the photos.

Browning-Trail-Camera-screen-1

The first thing I noticed about the Spec Ops was the two-inch viewing screen. I can see game right from where I mounted the camera! Fantastic! I know that “cell-phone” trail cameras are out there and allow viewing at any time from a smart phone or computer, but that isn’t something I need, as I like to walk out to where the cameras are (good exercise) and see what evidence the animals left around the feeders. The Spec Ops also has full HD video and with audio and night vision. It even dates and time stamps all photos and includes the temperature and moon phase! What more can you ask for?! A few more things? Well, take a look at this list of features:

  •  20 MP
  •  Invisible “Night Vision” Infrared LED Illumination at Night
  •  2” Color Viewing Screen
  •  Adjustable 0.4 - 0.7 Second Trigger Speed
  •  0.6 Second Recovery Time
  •  Smart IR Video
  •  1920 x 1080 FHD Videos with Sound (5 sec. - 2 min. length)
  •  80 ft. Flash Range
  •  Adjustable IR Flash (Power Save, Long Range)
  •  Adjustable Detection Range up to 80ft.
  •  SD Card Management Options
  •  Support up to 512GB SDXC Memory Card (not included)
  •  Battery Meter Compatible with Alkaline or Lithium Batteries
  •  Camo Finish
  •  Compact Case Size 5” x 4” x 2.5”
  •  Timelapse Plus Camera Mode, with Infrared Triggered Pictures
  •  Long Battery Life from 8 AA Batteries (not included)
  •  Up to 8 Multi Shot Images
  •  Up to 8 Rapid Fire Images
  •  12 volt External Power Jack
  •  TV Out and USB Port
  •  Picture info bar displays: Time, Date, Temperature, Moon Phase, Barometric pressure, Camera ID
  •  Programmable Picture Delay (1 sec. – 60 min.)
  •  Compatible with Browning Buck Watch Timelapse Viewer Software 
  •  ¼” -20 Tripod Socket

After setting up the camera with a 64GB SD card, I “patiently” waited to see what was going on near my one feeder location. Here’s what I saw:

Browning-Trail-Camera-screen-1
Browning-Trail-Camera-screen-1
Browning-Trail-Camera-screen-1
Browning-Trail-Camera-screen-1
Browning-Trail-Camera-screen-1
Browning-Trail-Camera-screen-1
Browning-Trail-Camera-screen-1
Browning-Trail-Camera-screen-1
Browning-Trail-Camera-screen-1

I programmed the wrong time into the camera, but that was my fault (too excited); but aren’t these great photos? (Note that I changed my feeder and camera location.) I had no idea that turkeys were in my back field. It also looks like I need to get rid of some of the squirrel population in the area, as well as a raccoon or two, as they are stealing my bait. My family eats the deer we shoot, and this is an important tool to have for our hunting seasons.


Browning-Trail-Camera-screen-1
Browning-Trail-Camera-screen-1
Browning-Trail-Camera-screen-1
Browning-Trail-Camera-screen-1
Browning-Trail-Camera-screen-1

If you have never purchased a trail camera for hunting, I strongly recommend that you do so. Many hunters I know have never used one. I also recommend that you don’t buy a cheap trail camera that does not have a viewing screen. The Browning Spec Ops is easy to use and works great. I have not had one drop of water enter the protective case, and we have had high winds and rain, as well as snow and freezing temperatures. The batteries have been going strong for over two months now – one less thing to worry about. Also, these cameras are not just for hunting season. If you own property, the Browning Spec Ops can also be used for security. You would be surprised how many trail cameras have put thieves behind bars – just do an internet search.


Browning-Trail-Camera-screen-1
Browning-Trail-Camera-screen-1
Browning-Trail-Camera-screen-1
Browning-Trail-Camera-screen-1

Whether you are a hunter, survivalist/prepper, or just a land or home owner, consider the Browning Spec Ops trail camera. It could be the best $190 you ever spent for many reasons. Visit BrowningTrailCameras.com for more information.




GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

M134 Mini-Gun

M134 Mini-Gun

While filming the 2018 season of Guns&AmmoTV we had the unique opportunity to fire the M134 Minigun.

Pioneer Arms PPS-43C Pistol

Pioneer Arms PPS-43C Pistol

The PPS-43 served Poland and the Russians during WWII. It is now available as a pistol for the US market.

SCCY CPX-4 in .380 ACP

SCCY CPX-4 in .380 ACP

New for 2019 is the SCCY CPX-4, a .380 ACP semi-automatic pistol that extends beyond the existing SCCY CPX-3 line of pistols.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

First fielded during World War I, the Browning Automatic Rifle or BAR went on to serve through World War II, Korea and into Vietnam. Historical

Inside Story on the .30-caliber BAR

Samantha Knight - August 15, 2020

First fielded during World War I, the Browning Automatic Rifle or BAR went on to serve through...

The Mossberg 590A1 Retro offers the proven durability and reliability of the M500 and M590 models with the enhanced combat utility of a military “trench gun.” Shotguns

Mossberg 590A1 Retro Shotgun Review

Leroy Thompson - August 24, 2020

The Mossberg 590A1 Retro offers the proven durability and reliability of the M500 and M590...

In the golden age of daily carry options, the Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP pistol is a helluva deal! Handguns

Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP Review

Patrick Sweeney - August 12, 2020

In the golden age of daily carry options, the Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP pistol is a...

Developed to replace the venerable AK-74, the Blow-Back Shifted Pulse AN-94 Nikonov is a fascinating hyper-burst design which faded away after the death of its designer. Rifles

Russian 5.45x39mm AN-94 Nikonov Review

David M. Fortier - August 14, 2020

Developed to replace the venerable AK-74, the Blow-Back Shifted Pulse AN-94 Nikonov is a...

See More Trending Articles

More Accessories

Blackhawk has announced a limited-edition T-Series Level 2 Compact (L2C) holster in recognition of National Police Week. Accessories

Blackhawk Introduces Limited-Edition T-Series Holster

Firearms News Digital Staff - May 12, 2020

Blackhawk has announced a limited-edition T-Series Level 2 Compact (L2C) holster in...

RCBS announced that it has begun shipping the 6mm ARC SB T/C Die Set. Accessories

RCBS 6mm ARC SB T/C Die Set Now Available

Firearms News Staff - August 01, 2020

RCBS announced that it has begun shipping the 6mm ARC SB T/C Die Set.

If you are stepping into the world of night vision then you will want to consider an IR Laser/Illuminator. Accessories

Selecting An IR Laser And Illuminator

Sean Utley - June 11, 2020

If you are stepping into the world of night vision then you will want to consider an IR...

The New Blackhawk Level 2 Duty Light Bearing Holster is compatible with the Glock 17. Accessories

Blackhawk Expands T-Series RDS Holster Line with Level 2 Duty Model

Firearms News Staff - July 18, 2020

The New Blackhawk Level 2 Duty Light Bearing Holster is compatible with the Glock 17.

See More Accessories

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW OUR CURRENT ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get Digital Access.

All Firearms News subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now