Pumpkin Carving with Smaller Claibers

While .50BMG can carve a pumpkin in a single shot, it seems the .22LR is better suited for actually attempting to “carve” a pumpkin. Poised as a shooting came (I agree it would be), Kirsten Joy Weiss starts carving using a custom 10/22.

The results are equally spectacular, if only for her ability to put bullets where she wants them to go. The pumpkin actually has a discernible shape (versus the Jerry Miculek pumpkin which had a big hole).

While my wee-one is not yet here to enjoy the game, I will certainly keep this in mind for when she is a bit bigger.

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Sometimes when I feel like killing someone, I do a little trick to calm myself down. I’ll go over to the persons house and ring the doorbell. When the person comes to the door, I’m gone, but you know what I’ve left on the porch? A jack-o-lantern with a knife stuck in the side of it’s head with a note that says “You.” After that I usually feel a lot better, and no harm done.
    – Jack Handy

  • smartacus

    That’s not a shooting-blouse

  • mosinman

    dat typo in the title

  • nomad101

    I just played the vid to watch her.

  • GaryOlson

    If I tried to stabilize my support arm using my hip like she does, I would throw my back out. And the pumpkin would win.

  • d_grey

    Damn! that’s one pretty lady. Also…. carving with small “claibers”? 😀

  • Bill

    Art is not the end result, but the interaction between the artist, her medium and the canvas.