Several years ago Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters spent an episode on whether a minigun could reliably cut down a tree. After procuring a Dillon Aero minigun and presumably several thousand rounds of ammunition, the Mythbusters team succeeded in felling a medium-sized tree—as it caught on fire.

In this recently-uploaded YouTube video, one shooter decides to tackle the task himself. Of course, things don’t go quite as planned.

Whether the fall was a setup or not, be careful what you put a target on.

Image screenshot of video by n1kefast on YouTube

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  • Jeremy Day

    It is illegal pretty much everywhere to shoot live trees.

  • Master Flash

    This is how we old school sportsmen do our scientific analysis. No fancy gadgetry, no special gun range. Just a safe spot in the bush, some targets, and a real world approach to what we want to see in performance. Nice video. You have good safe habits that are second nature to you. I’d go shooting with you any day.