zombie bullets?

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by Broke124, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Broke124

    Broke124 New Member

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    Are these new zombie bullets something special or just a sales pitch? Can't find any info on them. Hornady persist that they're for "zombies only". Any insight?
     
  2. trip286

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    Some here say that it's a sales pitch, and that they are really just the same as Hornady's A-max. I'm not familiar enough with their ammo to say so for myself. But I have to say it's likely a sales pitch. Although the CDC posted a "surviving a Zombie outbreak" tips and preparedness section.
     

  3. Dillinger

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    To the best of my knowledge, there is no thing as a "Zombie Bullet".

    All "research" that has been printed, including Max Brooks' excellent series of work, suggests that destruction of the formerly human brain is the only viable way to dispatch this form of the undead.

    As such, ANY round that can penetrate the "human" skull, wreck havoc on the brain tissue, and disrupt signals the rest of the body, would suffice.

    So I ask you, would you rather have a .44 magnum with lead reloads from 1977, or a .38 with Hornady's new "Zombie Defense" rounds?

    It's a gimmick type of ammo that is well timed.

    JD
     
  4. Jpyle

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    They are, I believe, a modified version of the Hornady Critical defense round with a brass case and "toxic" green polymer tip. The Zombie pitch and Z-Max is a gimmick but the standard CD rounds did perform fairly well when tested.

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f17/40-s-w-sd-ammo-test-thread-40404/
     
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  5. gmaster456

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    I believe they are just re badged Critical Defense. I was gonna pick up a box but no place close carries any.
     
  6. MrWray

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    I bought a box just for conversation purposes

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  7. Agent_H

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    Just ordered some for my brother n the old man for stocking stuffers.
     
  8. MrWray

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    You will pay a little more for the colorful zombie box but they are a cool little novelty
     
  9. jon1992d

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    I think there mainly just a sales pitch and something fun for all the z-day prepairers. I mite get a box myself what the heck its always fun when people make something different. And you never know they might come in handy one day ;P
     
  10. UrbanNinja

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    I wanted to do the same to keep a couple boxes in my curio cabinet. But as fast as they hit the shelves...POOF!!
     
  11. Bizdaddy

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    Bought a box a few weeks ago for the hell of it. They are Hornady's Critical Defense with green polymer in the middle instead of red.
     
  12. MrWray

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    I only wanted one box so i ordered them from impactguns.com they werent officially out yet "this was about a month ago" so i went on the backorder list.finally got them in last week. If you only want one box for sh!ts and giggles try to find them locally first. If you only order one box,the shipping is about as much as the ammo itself.. :-\
     
  13. UrbanNinja

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    Ive never ordered ammo in the mail.. is there any restrictions?
     
  14. MrWray

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    Ive never had bulk ammo shipped in the mail so not sure about that,but i didnt have any problems with this
     
  15. northhike

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    Just wish they made it in .357. Those Zombies can be persistant! ;)
     
  16. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    My guess is it depends on where you live when it comes to buying ammo online. I bought 1500 rounds of .357 online and didn't have any problem with it being shipped. And that's 66lbs of ammo shipped to my door step. I live in Michigan if that helps.
     
  17. deerkiller03

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    I bought some and they are pretty cool. Ballsatic tips
     
  18. BullseyePrecision

    BullseyePrecision New Member

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    What calibers do they make those in?
     
  19. MrWray

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    .380,9mm,.40,.45,.223,7.62x39,.308,30-30,&12g