What would be the best zombie weapon? Give your weapon(s) of choice. Be realistic, so dont say i prefer a chainsaw and a minigun. Choose realistic weapons. Be aware of the weapons range, munition type, weight, multiple uses, etc.
My choice is the crossbow, it shoots silent bolts over an large range. If i hit someting i could take the bolts back. The bad point is that its very large and i could be stuck with something when i run around to shake off zombies.
I also would use a machete with a brass knuckle. I could keep the machete in range of my hands, the weight is low and its a godd slashing weapon. I could use it for multiple options like opening doors.
I was saddled with the m249 saw for a brief period of time while in Iraq. That mother fucker is heavy as all get out. It will absolutely shred a target though. So in my opionion one would definitely give you a advantage in holding off a group of staggering zeds. With that being said be goes through rounds so fast, that it may not be something you want to use anytime soon.
The m60, isn't a gun thats used as often anymore. You sometimes see newer models on bases, or around temp camps in the mountain regions. Their a heavy bastard to carry, they make the saw feel like a bb gun. 7.62x51mm isn't going to be a easy round to find, infact their going to be damn near impossible. I have little experience with them, but a buddy of mine told me they will fire regular .308Winchester. The difference is so small they they will fire, but I haven't tested this. The guy sat on one in Afghanistan for 25 months total, so he probably knows what he's talking about.
The C9 is basically the same gun as the m249, there are only a few differences. The C9 will fire 7.62x51 nato, where as the saw isn't chambered to do so...I have seen saws chambered in 7.62 before someone writes to correct me, but they were done post factory assembly. The downsides for this gun are going to be the same..ammo, and weight. I hope that helps with your question.
Oh I know C9s lol I'm my sections gunner. I know all about the weight and such. I'm a big guy and with 5 years of using it I can handle it. I've just never given it much thought to be honest, I always figured I'd grab a C7 or C8 from the armoury and be on my merry way. It seems though that at some point I would want something that will just keep belting out rounds to slow the bastards down you know? If I set myself up on the ground or on a ledge I can get some decent accuracy out of it but not enough head shots to change the battle. So I just thought whether their dead or not, taking out the legs would slow them down.
Our C6 is roughly the same as the M60. I do use that term very loosely though. It also would only be good on a vehicle or mounted on a window. I've heard those things are a pain in the ass to lug around.
So I guess my C9 will be accompanying me in the Zpoc then lol it'll tear a few dozen legs up and once it's spent, I wouldn't cry about ditching the dead weight.
I have a friend that bought a virgin browning m2 kit, and .....its not been milled. Ive been thinking about trying to buy it from him one of these days. He's never going to put it together. I know a gun smith that told me he could cut it for full rock and roll rather than semi auto. It not illegal here to own the pieces without having a auto tax permit as long as the gun isn't assembled. I believe you can own it almost fully assembled as long as there are some pieces missing. If I buy it I think Im going to have it assembled for auto, and just keep it broke down in pieces. Ive been loading .50 cal bullets for a friend of mine for awhile now, so I can always load them for myself too. If I do this, I'll mount it to the top of my jeep if those crazy zombies ever happen. lol
Heavy if you need to break camp fast and roll out. Full auto tends to be a waste of ammo. Find a nice semi auto 308.
i believe that would be a great idea sure it will only slow them down but i never thought of that that would be a great idea
I know right? People think zombies and first thing that comes to mind is shoot them in the head. Any trained soldier knows that there is a time to fight and a time to get the hell out. You drop that first line in front and let them drag themselves across the ground, they trip up their undead buddies and you get the chance to move along and fight another day.
It's all about survival as far as I'm concerned. Survive so you can continue to fight.
The knock-down is why my sidearm is the 45acp. If I hit something living or dead it's gonna know it was hit or be dropped so I can get further away before it gets back up. Same goes for the .223. Over 200 yards the .223 may not be a knockdown caliber but within that range even a thru-n-thru is likely gonna knck something down. Plus I'm not likley shooting over 100 yards anyway.
Yeah, there might be the bad guy with body armor or the non-lethal hit but if the critter thinks it's gonna think twice about coming my way.
I can't die.