Shotgun To Chop Down Christmas Tree

Because axes are for countries that don’t have gun rights:

This really does work well.  I poke fun at a lot of people on here, but Hickok45 is basically joke-proof… that guy is awesome.

Anyone get their tree this year using the above method?



bigghoss December 16, 2011 at 03:42 am

I have done that with a 12ga before and once I was able to harvest a tree maybe just a bit smaller than that with my S&W 19-3

DB327 December 16, 2011 at 08:04 am

I was considering picking up one a Mossberg 590 to fill the void in my life that only a Trench Gun can fill. I then learned that it won’t mount the M10 bayonet satisfactorily. The void remains.

Jusuchin (Military Otaku) December 16, 2011 at 08:15 am

There will always be a shotgun out there, just be patient!

And fuck yeah hickok45, showing the rest of the world how that shit is done.

overkill556x45 December 16, 2011 at 10:05 am

I’ve cut firewood with my Nova tacticool. I’ve also cleared space for a range using my MN 91/30 and some Yugoslav “heavy ball” 170-something grain steel core. FYI, the cheap 147gr steel core stuff works just the same. I expect that one day Al Gore will show up on my doorstep and kick me in the balls for killing trees. TREES HAVE RIGHTS! TREES ARE PEOPLE TOO!!!

Josh December 16, 2011 at 11:36 am

That’s a Charlie Brown Christmas tree… weak.

Phil December 16, 2011 at 11:53 am

he might be joke proof… but he is not oh face proof… mike you know what needs to be done ;)

ENDO-Mike December 16, 2011 at 09:42 pm

haha yea I should have looked for a funnier screenshot of his face.

Chuck M December 16, 2011 at 02:07 pm

My grandpa used to get a tree this way every year, but he’d shoot the top of a huge tree. They always had the best shape. Ah, conservation.

Debbie December 16, 2011 at 07:52 pm

A bayonette on a shotgun?

mr_rich December 16, 2011 at 08:02 pm

Ha ha. I used to cut trees down with a shotgun. If it’s over 4 inches or so you have to reload

M Smith December 16, 2011 at 09:41 pm

Awesome! Gotta love Hickok45!

James December 16, 2011 at 11:33 pm

That tree is a little small.

This tree I shot down is a little more substantial:

Note the halves of targets on the top of the stump and the trunk on the ground. This tree was used for firewood, so I’m guessing my relative (who owns the land I’m standing on in that pic) found some lead in his wood stove. :D

ENDO-Mike December 16, 2011 at 11:39 pm

ahhaha nice work James! And with a Steyr AUG no less!

How many rounds did that take?

James December 19, 2011 at 02:11 pm

Probably no more than 60-80. Could have done it with less, but we didn’t actually try to shoot it down until I noticed that most of the middle was gone.

Big Jake December 19, 2011 at 03:24 am

Did this yesterday with a .22, I thought i was the only one who did stuff like that for fun

Big Jake December 19, 2011 at 03:24 am
ENDO-Mike December 19, 2011 at 10:40 pm

hahaha nice work Jake.

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