You can put 10 rounds of 45 auto into a zombie and do little except make big holes and slow him down.
I bet it knocks em over or blows a knee cap off, dislocates an elbow all of which makes it harder for them to catch or grab you. what if you only get 10 body shots with a .22lr?
look at it this way if you had to go across the country would you rather spend the extra gas on a car with a v8 or spend less and get a 4 cyl? Your going the same route distance and speed but you get it done with less.
I'll spend the extra money on gas and take the V-8 if it's a life or death situation. At least with the v-8 I'll know it can get out of its own way and seeing as most v-8s are bigger it can take more punishment.
You're less likely to die from a shot at 50 yards from a .22 lr then most other rounds.
You can have your .22lr but don't try to tell me it's going to do better then other calibers. The .22lr is a small game SHTF rifle at best. If its all you've got then it's all you've got. If its all you know I sugest to learn more.
lets not forget that the 22 caliber is responsible for more deaths than any other caliber in the world. I never said the 22 was stronger than the bigger cals all im saying is it still has a use in the Z apoc....Of course as I said a 45 will do more tissue damage and if you hit the body u may hit a knee cap and slow them down but why the hell would you even be aiming at anything on a zombie besides its head...There are many stronger calibers out there but a 22lr is still an effective round against zombies....Like I said before you can carry 5 times as m uch ammo and take up half the space...If your 50 yards or closer you dont need a big m4 or AR when you could just use a quiet low recoiling 22lr Its not like a 22lr is my only gun I have a glock 21 sf (45 auto) a ruger SR9C (9mm) a Smith & wesson m&p 15 (5.56) an M&P 15-22 (22lr) a mossberg 590A1 (12 gauge) and a ruger Gp100 (.357 mag) so 22lr isnt my first weapons choice but when z day hits u better believe its gna be in my loadout...
I won't need 5 times as much ammo with a .223 and .45.
Like I said, its a good small game rifle.
In my opinion most people can't do one shot one kill. I know they can't, especially under stressful situations. The .22lr is a pathetic if you hit anything but a small critter in the body. I'm not saying don't have one but I am saying the average person is better off not wasting space and bringing along a bigger caliber rifle. I have .22lr rifles and they are not my go to rifle.
When Zday Hits people will be coming to me to restock. I won't be going to Wally World. Don't assume you might be the only person around who stocks up or reloads ammo. I've been reloading many of my 45 years. Plus I'll soon be stocking my own shelves for sale. I took about a 5 year break but started back up 10 years ago. .22lr had better be common if someone is going to count on it as a go to rifle. I won't be.
What is the MOA of a .22lr at 450yards?
If drop is 6" at 100 yards it's going to be about 20x (10')that at 450 yards.
That doesn't take in to account humidity and wind on the light slug. You don't get the same problem with the .223 because of the velocity/propulsion behind it.
Yup my Smithy M&P 15-22 is all polymer wieghing in at 5.5 pounds....its like your carrying nothing lol. 22lr hold there own with there bigger cousins in a z apoc
Okay this was impessinve. If you listen very hard you can here the click of the round hitting steel on a 2foot x 2 foot target from a very specialized rifle. The only target those rounds would tear up is paper. No everyday joe schmoe with their 10-22 will be able to do that. and why draw in zeds anyway?