Stealth Cam MC2-GV Trail Cameras
Trail Cameras Manufacturer: Stealth Cam
Stealth Cam Model: MC2-GV
Review Category: Trail Cameras
Purchase: I purchased this unit from Sportsmans Warehouse for about $65. I wanted a low cost trail camera that I could purchase several of to monitor many areas.
Things I like about the Stealth Cam MC2-GV: I like the price. I hunt private and public land and I haven't had any trouble yet in two seasons. But should someone snatch one off the tree, $65 is easier for me to eat than $300+. The construction is solid, the pictures are clear, and the programming is easy. I have had bears knock them around on the trees, and whitetails rub on the tree that it is hung on. They are solid. Did I mention the price? Some people have mentioned the low battery life. I have not found this to be a problem. I hunt in the Northwest and temps range from 90 degrees to 5 degrees. But then again, I am a little paranoid about it, so I change the batteries every two weeks when I check the cameras. Home Depot usually has a good price on a pack of 50 AA's.
What I don't like about the Stealth Cam MC2-GV: There are several tolerable things I don't like about the unit. The option for either the date or the time, and not both. Loading the film is a little tricky and first, but you can get the hang of that and pay attention to the front display. When the film is loaded incorrectly the display shows an "E" for Empty, when loaded correctly is shows 0. The film sometimes doesn't like to rewind. I have found it sticks sometimes, and I have to try several times, or find a dark room in my house to manually remove it. I carry a black plactic bag in the woods with me should I need to take out the film in the field.
MC2-GV quality: Again, construction is solid. The plasic fastener on the nylon belt that holds it to the tree broke on one of my 3 units. But I think that was my fault, no big deal, now I just tie the nylon. Weather proof housing is great, never had an issue with that. Like I said, I have had black bears play with them, Whitetail bucks rub on them, and I have dropped them a few times as well. They have lasted two seasons, going on three.
MC2-GV summary: For the guy who is on a budget, has a wife, or just can't stomach spending a couple of hundred dollars on a single camera, these do the job. I feel comfortable leaving them on public land for extended periods of time, I have multiple cameras that still cost me less than one good digital. I have found that they fire pretty fast, and have had only a few mis fires. Make sure they face North as this will help elminate firing due to sun rise or setting. Study the pictures carefully, I have found big bucks on the sides of pictures after looking at them for a while, when I originally thought that the camera had misfired. You will find small animals next to a bush and all sorts of fun stuff if you study easch picture for a while. And the biggest cost at the end of the day is waiting for the one hour photo to get done with them. But thats kind of like opening a christmas present!!
Rating for this Stealth Cam product: 4
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