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Msgt. Kills wrote:Would a 22. kill a zombie with a double tap to the head? If so i would rather stock up on cheap 22. round than the more expence 223. or 7.52 rounds. You get more ammo for your money.
ZH10950 wrote:If it weighs more than 30 pounds...I would not shoot a .22 at it.
Field test of a new Silencer. Shooting a Wild Boar for control. 22 LR CUSTOM, CCI Stinger. Home made monocore Silencer: Can is Aluminum, inside steel and caps (both) in Derlin.
Wouldn't it be great if all wars could be fought just by the assholes who started them?
Slip wrote:Are you guys F'ing kidding me !!
Another conspiracy I suspect. Why do law enforcement, military and big game hunters eschew this round and embrace heavier rounds.
shiddymunkie wrote:foxx wrote:If the .22lr is so great, why doesn't the US military use it?
Because the living and the undead are two different creatures, and as such, ammo designed for one may not be the best choice for the other. With that in mind, the military would have no use for the .22LR caliber, regardless of how well it would work against zeds, for the simple fact that zombies aren't real
I think its a mistake to assume that calibers which work well against the living will also work well against the undead. A living human has dozens of physiological vulnerabilities that zombies do not -- and for the most part, these vulnerabilities are what make larger calibers effective. A person can be stopped by damaging any number of vital organs, a person can bleed out, a person can succumb to hydrostatic shock or pure "knock down power". But in the case of zombies, none of those matter...which means most of what makes a larger caliber projectiles effective aren't going to make a damn difference against a zombie. No, the only way to take out a zombie is to destroy a small area in the brain -- and this can be done effectively with a .22LR or a .50BMG.
Here is an example to help illustrate my point. Imagine you are at the range and trying to shoot a baseball, which will represent the "Fatal T" area in the brain. The baseball is 25 ft away, the distance between you and the zombie. The baseball is also swinging on a string to mimic the stagger of the zombie as it approaches you. The goal is to land one hit on the baseball in 5 seconds or less, which is to simulate the approximate time it would take for a zombie to reach you from that distance. Would you rather have 2 rounds of 7.62, or 10 rounds of .22LR?
That's all I'm saying.
In the land of the undead, shot placement is king, not power. Any advantages you may think a larger diameter bullet can give you is something that applies MUCH MORE with the living, and with non-head shots, than it does with taking out a zombie. I'm not saying there is no advantage to using larger calibers, just that there is a greater advantage in being able to carry significantly more ammo, and being able to shoot significantly faster/easier with the .22LR, than would be gained by using larger, harder-to-shoot calibers.
I'll take the .22 TYVM, and will consider the fact that I can shoot it all day long without attracting more zombies as an added bonus. You are free to disagree, it's no skin off my back.
Regular Guy wrote:Msgt. Kills wrote:Would a 22. kill a zombie with a double tap to the head? If so i would rather stock up on cheap 22. round than the more expence 223. or 7.52 rounds. You get more ammo for your money.
Hey, use the search button. This has been talked about at length.
AUA wrote:Msgt. Kills wrote:Would a 22. kill a zombie with a double tap to the head? If so i would rather stock up on cheap 22. round than the more expence 223. or 7.52 rounds. You get more ammo for your money.
At close or point-blank range, perhaps. At all other ranges, the .223 and other rounds the skull to the brain), are using it in conjunction with an evasion/avoidance-at-all-costs plan, and train with it regularly, then for zombies, I suppose you could use a .22 LR against zombies
Gothboy wrote:Don't know if its been said before, but a 22lr will do the job rather efficiently, my reason being it has enough to penetrate the skull, but not go all the way thru. Instead it will sort of bounce around inside abit...blender status. That's why they say assassins prefer it. This is all research I've gleaned from death certificates at work over the years. I don't know at what range this effect happens tho.
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