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Has anyone ever shot down a tree?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by natedog, May 1, 2004.

  1. natedog

    natedog New Member

    Well, the subject line says it all.
  2. El Tejon

    El Tejon New Member

    [insert banjo music here]

    How about a stump?:D
  3. Pumpkinheaver

    Pumpkinheaver New Member

    When I was a kid I used to think it was cool to keep shooting at the same tree to see how many rounds it took to chop it down, so yeah.
  4. telewinz

    telewinz New Member

    I did with my Remington 541S .22LR. It was a small tree about 50 yards away and I asked my sister could I shoot it down. Being a disbeliever she said yes, two days later the wind blew the tree in half. She's a believer now.:evil:
  5. Smoke

    Smoke New Member


    As a kid I used to shoot at small trees occasionally to see if I could make them fall.

    In more recent times a friend and I had a competition to see who could cut down a similar sized mesquite tree. Reloads were necessary. I was shooting a High Cap 1911, he was shooting a Browning HP. (The ULTIMATE .45 vs 9mm test:D )

    At a recent range outing the trees were sporting new leaves which were sagging into my field of vision. 870 was implemented to trim the offending branches. Worked so well, I trimmed a few other trees too.

    YEah I shoot trees....what of it?



    ps. .45acp won

  6. motorep

    motorep New Member

    My father and my uncles had a tradition of going bird hunting every Christmas Eve day. My father always came home at the end of the day with our Christmas tree. I was probably 10 or 11 before I realized that other kids dads didn't come home with trees that were all raggedy at the bottom.....
  7. ScottsGT

    ScottsGT New Member

    I set a target up against a rotted tree to shoot the Garand. It went thru the rotted tree and cut a 2" diameter pine sapling in half in one shot.
  8. Hemicuda

    Hemicuda member

    Used aq Dan Wesson .44 on a small poplar tree once... and did in many a new tree W/ my shotguns as a kid...
  9. Wayne

    Wayne New Member


    was a tall skinny tree with nice green leaves. we had a plate hanging on it and did some good damage to it. THe next time we went back a few months later the tree wasnt so green anymore. in fact it was the only brown one out of about 10 thousand trees. so i figured i might as well end his life. I took out the garand and about 3 shots later the tree fell over creating a nice set up for targets and such :D
  10. Derek Zeanah

    Derek Zeanah System Administrator Staff Member

    Ahem. Oleg, do you have some Uzi stories for us? :evil:
  11. Chip Dixon

    Chip Dixon New Member

    A 12 gauge shotgun with slugs crack a dead pine tree in 2 a just a few shots, if kept close to each other. It's my favorite way to do spring cleaning around the yard on dead trees.
  12. Stand_Watie

    Stand_Watie New Member

    A colorado blue spruce for the family christmas tree. 12 guage with #6 birdshot at about 6 feet blows through a 2 inch diameter trunk with one shot.
  13. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Yep, shot down a southern pine one time with a
    Ruger .44 magnum carbine.

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
  14. SodaPop

    SodaPop member

    I know that 7.62x39 does a better job at cutting trees down than 5.56mm.

    Use 7.62x39 if you want it done quicker.:D
  15. Greg L

    Greg L New Member


    Just this past weekend. I was RO for a Scout Camporee (300 boys, a good turnout) & they managed to do it to a 6" diameter tree. The supports for the targets didn't get packed so we just leaned the targets up against some convienent shrubs & a couple of trees. About 2 hours into it there was an awed hush over the line as the tree slowly fell towards us :what: .

    Funny memories for everyone. The best part was that it was a Troop from a very urban area of the District that did it. Can you imagine the stories in school this morning :D .
  16. Roadkill

    Roadkill New Member

    Yup, May 1970, rubber plantation outside of Dautieng, I was a .50 gunner on a tank. They were shooting and running, we were parked, I cut down two trees immediately to my front.

  17. Smoke

    Smoke New Member

    Then there was this tree behind the pistol stand at my range.

    Funny what a few thousand rounds of 45acp will do to a 25ft juniper. I need to move the stand so I can kill a few others.


  18. natedog

    natedog New Member

    I started this thread thinking there would only be 1 or 2 replies...Looks like we all have some confessing to do.

    "You know you're a redneck if..." :D
  19. Edward429451

    Edward429451 member

    We harvested one Christmas tree one year one the spur of the moment. 12 GA, birdshot, 2 shots.
  20. Flashpoint

    Flashpoint New Member

    So what's the best caliber to use on mutant-ninja-trees:D :neener:

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