Shoulder Shot




The Shoulder Shot is an air-powered line-launcher which launches a 12oz throw bag with power and precision.

The launcher is intuitive to aim and use. The air container can be pressurized up to 125 PSI, and this controls the vertical distance launched. Once pressurized, the launcher is mounted and aimed from the shoulder, and activated by turning the release handle.

PSI To Vertical Distance Chart (with 12oz Throw Bag):

  • 25 PSI - 25 Vertical Feet
  • 50 PSI - 50 Vertical Feet
  • 75 PSI - 100 Vertical Feet
  • 100 PSI - 175 Vertical Feet
  • 125 PSI - 200 Vertical Feet

Safety Checklist

  1. Make sure the Shoulder Shot Tree Toppler is assembled correctly
  2. Have crew discussion about use and clearance points, and the direction of launch
  3. Make sure crew is aware of surroundings, and has properly signaled that the device is about to be activated
  4. Refer to distance chart for correct device activation protocol, and psi levels
  5. Inspect Bullet/Bean Bag for damage or dirt, and clean as necessary
  6. Inspect reel for any sign of damage
  7. Tie, and check knot attaching the Bullet/Bean Bag to the reel attachment
  8. Be certain at this point that the spring-loaded locking feature is in the locked position
  9. Insert the Bullet/Bean bag back end first (string end first) into the clear PVC barrel
  10. Be sure the Bullet/Bean bag has slid down the entire length of the barrel
  11. Verbally announce preparation for activating the device
  12. Set the Tree Toppler firmly, and comfortably on the shoulder of the personnel activating the device
  13. Check for clearance of the desired target, and reel attachment bail has been opened
  14. Move the spring-loaded locking feature to the unlocked position
  15. Hold firmly, engage the release handle, and fire the Shoulder Shot Tree Toppler
  • Instruction Manual Download PDF here (Note: instruction manual references some items not sold with our version of the Shoulder Shot)

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8/27/2023 12:55 pm

Great contraption, not the best design.

by Shadowscape

Excellent tool for setting lines. My goto on almost every throwline set.
Good and bad features with this one. First, the 12 oz. Weaver bags work the best. Second, insert the bag in ring first so it doesn't have to turn around in mid flight, and tamp it down with a stick (I use a 3' piece of 1/2" pvc pipe) to seal it against the sides of the tube. You will get better than advertised height and more accuracy following those procedures.
The bad: Whoever designed the layout should be fired. Almost impossible to operate the trigger handle with your left hand, having to reach underneath and to the other side and then push it forward. Totally bazar way of designing it. And the ball valve should have been a butterfly valve. The ball valve can cause a squib shot if you do not slam the handle open, which is difficult being where it is placed. A butterfly valve open much quicker.
But if you have pipe wrenches you can redesign it fairly quickly yourself to make it much better.