Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

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Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

Post by Jarhead5811 on Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:51 pm

I get some perverse pleasure from zombie apocalypse movies and the Walking Dead TV series in particular. I always wonder why they bother with shotguns when only brain shots count. Shooting a shotgun all day is hard on the old shoulder and the ammo weight to kill ratio just plain sucks.

I like to picture what I'd want in such an obviously inevitable instance and keep coming back to an automatic .223, AR/M-16 preferably. Seems like a 9mm would be enough on the handgun end. I'd think hardball would tend to get the job done (although maybe with less gruesome results than film makers prefer).
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Re: Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

Post by SubGunFan on Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:10 pm

22LR through the eyeball........ Smile



IMHO... Head shots are required to put almost anything down (dead) quickly.



Shotties with buckshot at center of mass within certain ranges will definitly knock things down, but the kill might not be there.



More ammo is better, but lighter ammo is best.





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Re: Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

Post by miker84 on Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:50 pm

Fun stuff. thumbs up
Putting a hole in the 'T' will work on almost any critter that is coming after you. 'T' meaning the eyebrows/nose area.

Under stress, you may not be able to make a headshot on the first trigger pull. The whole .223 vs .308 vs 7.62x39 argument is built around the distance vs knockdown vs ammo qty debate.

A 12g full of buckshot will certainly slow down the Z's but may not finish them, so you'll have put another round of buckshot in the T or go to another weapon.

I like the AR with a sidearm approach myself. Not saying that is the best, but figure you can easily carry one 30rd mag in the rifle along with 3-6 extras. With that you can carry the handgun of your choice with 6 mags of whatever it shoots. That being said, a sawed off 12g hangin on my back could certainly buy some time. Smile

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Re: Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

Post by p moore on Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:51 pm

damn zombies, why won't they just die...and stay that way.

Head shots for everyone!

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Re: Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

Post by miker84 on Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:57 pm



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Re: Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

Post by 1985 4runner on Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:57 pm

Just about ready...




Hope to have an M1A Loaded with a Leupold Mark IV by Christmas.

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Re: Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

Post by SilentHitz on Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:30 pm

I'll wear my double shoulder rig with 2 1911s, and slap the BetaCmag in the 7" AR...if that don't work...I'm WAY outnumbered by the zombies. lol

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Re: Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

Post by Joe S. on Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:15 pm

Very Happy

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Re: Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

Post by TankerHC on Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:10 pm

Zombie Myth Buster and Weapons recommend the .22 LR., here's why: the ever dependable rifle. What respectful, zombie hating home would be without one??? This weapon is light weight, making it easier to tote on long journeys. As well, ammo for this type of weapon is plentiful throughout the country so it is not likely you will run out. While this weapon may unfortunately make it so you have to be somewhat closer to "the enemy" in order to penetrate the skull (since it is a small caliber bullet) the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages.

Shotguns are not recommended because as you may know, coming in contact with Zombie body parts and fluids can cause you to "turn". Being that you need to be closer with shot and the spread they recommend against it. Also, using a shotgun doesnt guarantee you will take out the brain. So, scatterguns and other guns of this type are out. Stick with a .22.

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Re: Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

Post by Dock Rocker on Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:12 pm



Anti zombie weapons!

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Re: Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

Post by speedyrev on Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:16 pm

^Takes out entire Zombie Mob^

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Re: Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

Post by Joe S. on Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:23 pm

Ok
I'm comin to dock rockers house when the party starts. Surprised

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Re: Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

Post by jakeg823 on Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:47 pm

TankerHC wrote:Zombie Myth Buster and Weapons recommend the .22 LR., here's why: the ever dependable rifle. What respectful, zombie hating home would be without one??? This weapon is light weight, making it easier to tote on long journeys. As well, ammo for this type of weapon is plentiful throughout the country so it is not likely you will run out. While this weapon may unfortunately make it so you have to be somewhat closer to "the enemy" in order to penetrate the skull (since it is a small caliber bullet) the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages.

Shotguns are not recommended because as you may know, coming in contact with Zombie body parts and fluids can cause you to "turn". Being that you need to be closer with shot and the spread they recommend against it. Also, using a shotgun doesnt guarantee you will take out the brain. So, scatterguns and other guns of this type are out. Stick with a .22.

the theory seems sound to me

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Re: Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

Post by Dock Rocker on Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:05 pm

Joe S. wrote:Ok
I'm comin to dock rockers house when the party starts. Surprised

It may be a short party but it will definitely be worth the trip! As slow as zombies are a big field and the m-2 should make for some great zombie bustin! In tight I think the 1919's would make for quite a show!

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Re: Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

Post by surehuntsalot on Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:37 pm

22 LR for me

easy to carry plenty of ammo,and I mean plenty of ammo
Ruger 10/22 with high capacity mags and a Ruger automatic pistol and I'm all set

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Re: Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

Post by EEdave86 on Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:04 pm

surehuntsalot wrote:22 LR for me

easy to carry plenty of ammo,and I mean plenty of ammo
Ruger 10/22 with high capacity mags and a Ruger automatic pistol and I'm all set

I hear everyone buying up thousands of rounds of 223, but can they actually carry it? That crap is heavy! You gotta keep in mind that your survival round has to be light enough to carry in large quantities and you will run outta gas eventually.

I do have an AR tho Smile I am getting a 22lr upper next month for it.

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Re: Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

Post by miker84 on Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:11 pm

Don't forget that you can just carry a 22 conversion bolt with your AR so you can swap between 223 and 22 on the run.

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Re: Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

Post by Lt.Dan on Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:29 pm

My .22LR is highly accurate out to at least 100yds so that is plenty of room. Even tho it is a bolt action I can cycle it quick and still be very accurate. Now I just need a can for it. Let's hope they are the super fast zombies like in Dawn of the Dead, fast zombies would suck.

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Re: Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

Post by Jarhead5811 on Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:19 pm

Lt.Dan wrote:...fast zombies would suck.
You ain't bull ing!!!

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Re: Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

Post by miker84 on Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:23 pm

Jarhead5811 wrote:
Lt.Dan wrote:...fast zombies would suck.
You ain't bull ing!!!

Rule #1....Cardio

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