Guns, Guns, Guns, and Zombies. Whats your pick of Weapon?
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usas full auto semi auto shootgun
Stag Arms Model 8 M4 with an Aimpoint red dot sight and plastic-tipped bullets.
Heckler & Koch P30 in .40 Smith & Wesson with a micro Aimpoint red dot sight and soft-point bullets.
Mossberg 590 or a Benelli M4 Super 90 in 12 gauge with an Aimpoint red dot sight.
I stick with the weapons I've been trained to use, 12 gauge Remington 870 police edition, pump action Remington .270, and Ruger 10/22.
Reasons are as follows.
870: Lightweight, compact, 8 shells before reload is not good in a horde, but highly effective against small groups, even at medium range, it's accurate enough to do a knock-back when running sabot slugs, and in CQC, nothing beats the incredible knockback of a 3 inch magnum 00 buck round. Even if it's not a one shot kill, the knockback will give you time to do a finishing blow.
.270: Long range, high power. It's the rifle I grew up shooting, I can take an empty 12 gauge shell off a fencepost at 150 yards all day long, providing I have good ammo.
.22: Not to be underestimated, at short range, the .22 long rifle round carries just enough energy to enter a skull, at that point it ricochets around like a little blender, ammo is plentiful, light, and easy to carry. The Ruger 10/22 in particular is a tack driver in my hands, sub 1 inch groups at 75 yards. Especially useful for taking small game if need-be for food.
Muscle memory is key with the guns you use, if you're unused to using a certain gun, then you won't have the muscle memory for a certain gun, then you're much more likely to fumble and it takes longer to perform the same actions as opposed to a firearm you are familiar with.
Another key component is ammo, and is far too often overlooked.
(this next bit is more focused on rifles than shotguns but still applies)
A box of Winchester in say, .30-06 will perform differently than a box of Federal in the same caliber. A box of Winchester Spitzer-tails will shoot different than a box of Winchester boat-tails, powder type, powder charge, and bullet grain weight will also affect how the gun responds, you can count on one thing though, no matter what the ammo is, if you're a good shot, then 85% of the time at long range (200Yards+) Your shot will be on target.
I have custom loads for my .270 built that are calibrated down to a milli-ounce for powdercharge, bullet grain weight varies less than 1 grain, powder type is always a medium burn large rifle, the powder I use provides the most consistent results.
If you want to experiment with ammo, find a good reputable ammo loader, ask to have a sampler made of a bunch of powder and bullet variations, different powder brands, different powder types, different bullet brands, different bullet styles, and different bullet weights are all factors in accuracy in ANY gun.
Brass cases or steel cases are also different in response, case tolerance in height and external neck diameter also affect a shot's performance.
My cases are all <1 micrometer or uM different, the neck dimensions are <5um difference, and the powder and bullet I have already mentioned.
You pay more for precision ammo, but the trade-off is <90% accuracy and precision. I can take a box of 20 off the shelf .270 from say Federal, run the 20 rounds through a freshly cleaned gun, clean the gun to the same level as before, and run a box of 20 custom precision grade loads, and have a noticeable accuracy gain from OTS to precision built.
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