Happy Halloween: Carve A Pumpkin With A Rifle [Video]

Robert Jonathan - Author

Nov. 27 2017, Updated 4:17 a.m. ET

Carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns has been a traditional activity for a happy Halloween.

Pumpkin carving with bullets fired from a weapon (only in a safe location such as a gun range) rather than a manually with a knife is a somewhat new variation on that theme.

Sharpshooter Kirsten Joy Weiss shows the technique to carve the eyes and mouth into the jack-o-lantern using a Ruger 10/22 rifle in a new video uploaded to her popular YouTube channel.

Weiss explains on the video that has about 160,000 views so far that this Halloween-oriented technique is a lighthearted, not altogether serious challenge and shooting game, which fits in with her overall motto about experiencing the fun, challenge, and joy of shooting.

Weiss is not the first person to carve out, as it were, this territory.

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As the Inquisitrpreviously reported earlier this month, for example, a video of pumpkin carving done with a Henry rifle instead of a knife went viral as made by an individual assumed to be named Bud on YouTube channel hickok45. As its stated purpose, the video was apparently meant to “educate the masses” about how to properly and safely carve a pumpkin.

In her video, Kirsten Joy Weiss explains that she is using a 10/22 rather than a bolt action that she noted creates a minor shot pattern variation as compared to the latter. By way of disclaimer, she also noted that pumpkins “do whatever the heck they want” even if you are an expert marksman or markswoman.


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