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Can You 'Saber' a Bottle of Champagne With a Gun?

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New Year's Eve is fast approaching, which could mean an evening of stubborn Champagne corks unless you know what you're doing.

There is of course the spectacular display of "sabering" — slicing off the top of the bottle with a sword.

It's an impressive task, but for sharpshooter Kirsten Joy Weiss, it raises a different question: Can you saber a bottle of Champagne using a bullet instead of a blade?

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Weiss is out with a new trick-shot video of her efforts to do just that.

Her theory: if you strike the bottle in the precise spot, the pressure inside will force a clean break on the neck of the bottle.

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Setting the bubbly in the snow at an angle, Weiss positioned herself approximately 25 yards away and took aim.

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Her first couple of shots hit the cork, but didn't make proper contact with the glass.

But then, she hit the sweet spot — we'll let her show you the rest:

Editor's note: TheBlaze urges the utmost in safety in all Champagne bottle conquests. Learn how to safely pop a cork here

To see how actual sabering works, we'll have TV personality and bon vivant Alton Brown do the honors:

Editor's note: Weiss shot the bottle from a distance of 25 yards, not 10 as previously stated. This has been changed.

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