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Clearing Shooting Lanes

7/14/20 @ 11:21 AM
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Cold Front
User since 7/9/01

 I had one 5 inch diameter limb that has blocked a portion of my shooting lane for a few years now. It was too high up to reach with the trusty pole saw.The limb was coming off an ancient white pine. I was thinking of dragging the step ladder out there and reaching up with the pole saw, from there,  but I am not sure that would have been enough. I also was not sure I wanted to get up on a step ladder and fight with pole saw since the ground is uneven and soft down there. Plan "B" was to tie a hammer to a rope and toss it over and try and snap it. 

 After thinking about it for a while I stumbled onto the solution. The good ole Browning shotgun ! After wading through the muddy slough that sucked off one my Muck knee highs, I got positioned under it and in 2 shots the limb was gone! It was so easy that I knocked off a few more that were close and would have been a problem sooner or later.

 Just thought I would pass this on. It was so easy that I felt kind of dumb for not doing it sooner. Stay safe out there. Next thing you know it will be time to dig out the hunting gear. Mrt.


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7/29/20 @ 3:43 PM
One shot one kill
MEMBER since 8/12/02

Was only trying to take of a limb  , not kill it  !

7/16/20 @ 11:47 AM
Casedog
Casedog
User since 10/4/11

OSOK- you could have a great second handle on lake link-six shots one limb-LOL-

7/16/20 @ 8:27 AM
Cold Front
User since 7/9/01

I used a pre-1970 browning with modified choke, so I am guessing it was more like full choke. I brought along about 20 rounds of ammo and was surprised that it only took a couple of shots! Way more fun than a saw. You can bet that I will be using this this method in the future. I did notify the neighbors that kind of keep an eye on things for me. Mrt.

7/14/20 @ 8:57 PM
One shot one kill
MEMBER since 8/12/02

I used a shotgun on a big limb of an oak at a neighbors after an ice storm . It took about 6 shots to loosen it . Wasn't sure which choke to use  !

7/14/20 @ 2:20 PM
JigRod
User since 11/16/01

I recently used a rope saw to cut a half dozen 3" maple limbs that were a good 30-40 feet up and starting to shade my solar panel. Getting a line over the correct limb turned out to be the biggest issue. Plan A didn't work so i borrowed a buddies big shot slingshot to get a small bag of gravel over a branch to pull up the rope saw. Had someone had a lawn chair and a few beers it would have made for quite the show, LOL!

7/14/20 @ 11:55 AM
kyl_me
User since 7/21/08

That solution is way more fun than a rope saw, but if anyone needs to do the same and cannot use a shotgun to clear the limb, a rope saw is another option.

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