View Full Version : shot gun tree trimming

January 24, 2011, 09:16 PM
I have a Rossie over land 12 gage 30 in Barral with exposed Hammers side by side they call it a Coach gun ,
I used it 2 times since i bought it new back in the 70s and never used it agan

.I shot 12 gage mag to trim my tree it works. The cost to have a trimmer or the shot gun back then was cheaper now of course you have to live in the counrty Now my old Rosse is worth more then i paid for it .

January 24, 2011, 09:55 PM
I've KO'd some smaller trees in my day with 12 gauge slugs...lol...

January 24, 2011, 10:27 PM
We were shooting branches from a nearly dead tree by our range this past year.... not sure that it was effective trimming....

...and since Im a Tree Trimmer by trade... I dont think its healthy trimming methods for the tree.

... Was fun tho.

Jake Balam
January 24, 2011, 10:31 PM
Reminds me of the Simpsons when homer joins the NRA and uses his gun for everything. Opening his beer, changing the channel, doing the dishes.

P.s. its a weapon, not a gardening tool.....

January 24, 2011, 10:33 PM
I dont think its healthy trimming methods for the tree.


January 25, 2011, 07:53 AM
that will make the tree huggers happy:D

January 25, 2011, 08:02 AM
We have to use steel shot for duck's, now we have to use steel for trimming trees????

January 25, 2011, 08:04 AM
Will have to contact STIHL.. maybe they actually have rounds for this application.:eek:

January 25, 2011, 08:29 AM
I thing Mythbusters has a show about cutting down a tree with a mini gun.

January 25, 2011, 11:57 AM
The Smithsonian has a stump from a tree that was almost cut down by rifle fire at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia (12 May 1864) http://americanhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/collection/object.asp?ID=704. I used to live in DC vicinity and always saw this stump and thought about what it had to be like on that battlefield or places like Antietam.

January 25, 2011, 12:05 PM
The Four Rules

1. All guns are always loaded.
2. Never point the gun at anything you are not willing to destroy.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on target.
4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.

So how does shooting up in the air at a tree branch work with #4?

(edit: Then again I suppose with a shotgun it's not much different from birding.)

January 25, 2011, 01:17 PM
Here ya go merbenz... a thread from long ago I created...



January 25, 2011, 01:19 PM
ZeSpectre. Are you talking about trimming a tree with or without a hugger sitting in it? It is only sporting to give them time to get to an upper branch.

Glenn E. Meyer
January 25, 2011, 06:02 PM
Not really a good image. Got some reports.

Thus, closed.