Christmas Tree hunt with Benelli M4 and Magnum loads

    We’re a little late for the 2016 season, but we all hope you got a nice Christmas tree for your Holiday.

    The method practiced by Ms Pia Clerté to get hers is a bit unorthodox, but it seems to get the job done.


    I’m surprised it only took one shot, trees can be quite stubborn things. But the 53g/1.87 oz Magnum load seem fit for the job.

    The shotgun is a brand new Benelli M4 12 gauge tactical shotgun.

    For the record, Pia is the current Nordic Champion in IPSC Shotgun, Lady Open division. She’s also the Swedish Champion in IPSC Rifle, Lady Open Divison, shooting an AR15.

    In her part time she helps Firearms United in Europe, and introduces people and (mostly) women to the World of shooting sports.

    YouTube: Christmas Tree Hunt 2016. Once you find your tree, prepare for recoil, unsafe the shotgun and shoot. Remember to use safety glasses at all times. And don’t shoot your Christmas tree unless it’s on your own property, just to avoid unpleasant surprises.

    The Christmas tree hunt is an old Swedish tradition. For the 2016 edition, I used a Benelli M4 loaded with a 53g/1.87oz Magnum. Sweet recoil!


    Timber! Christmas Tree down, and ready to be taken home.


    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. TCCC Certified medic.