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Posted: 10/16/2008 8:57:54 PM EDT
What think ye? I am getting a GSG-5 soon and wondered how effective .22lr would be for head shots. I can  have a ton of ammo and I think it would be useful for blasting others in the legs in order to let the zombies eat while I  run away.

ETA should I get a silencer for it? Can Zombies hear? (for you "its a suppressor nazis, the very first "suppressor" was called a silencer, who can argue with Hiram Maxim?)"
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 8:59:43 PM EDT
I figure if you can penetrate the skull, any brain trama "should" kill the zombie.  But I have yet to put this theory to the test.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 9:00:36 PM EDT
It could work.  It just might.

Usually .22LRs aren't super reliable though, and most are a PIA to reload in a hurry.

I'd stick with the AR.  

Link Posted: 10/16/2008 9:03:42 PM EDT
Well lots of ammo can be had for cheap. You could always shoot until you get them in the eyes.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 9:07:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 9:08:37 PM EDT
.22lr offers excelent benifits against zombies.

can you name another type where you can run with 5000 rds and fire a weapon without trouble?

controled burst fire with 1 hand

low sound option at its best.

I hear if you wound a zombie, that takes 2 other zombies out of the fight...they feed on their dead...or is that metal eating spiders???

whatever...its a good option.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 9:10:54 PM EDT
.22 = perfect for the slow moving night of living dead type zombie....not so much for the 28 days later turbo charged variety. You are going to want to stick with something along the lines of a 12 guage or an m1a for those.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 9:13:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 9:19:08 PM EDT
As long as the .22 can penetrate a skull and cause trauma to the brain of the zombie it should be good enough. Plus ammo is light.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 9:22:09 PM EDT

22lr..If that is what you have.
better than nothing

But I would go with a Ruger 10/22 with quality Hi-cap mags
and Hyper velocity ammo

having a can would be worth while when needed

As for those turbo charged man eaters.....

triple or quadruple tap...Stingers please

12 gauge.....

A saiga 12 that has been Tromix modified  

Better yet

AR....AK....in each hand
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 9:23:59 PM EDT
awesome for zombie birds.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 9:44:41 PM EDT
I think it depends....slow, dawn of the dead type zombies, yea it would probably be good.

I'd rather have a little more knock down power for any 28 days later types.....
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 9:58:33 PM EDT


Nice P22..
but can you give me more detail/Info about the paper you have it on
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 10:32:07 PM EDT



Nice P22..
but can you give me more detail/Info about the paper you have it on

+1 That looks like a very good introductory training pamphlet for the non-zombie-aware folks... I'd like to know where I can get a copy or 2 myself
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 10:35:53 PM EDT

Link Posted: 10/16/2008 10:38:29 PM EDT
My Spikes dedicated would cut a few down before they got to my brains.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 3:50:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 4:01:18 AM EDT
As a main SHTF Zombie weapon? um NO.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 4:02:22 AM EDT
Sure, why not!  Let me know how it works out.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 4:52:44 AM EDT
IMO, you might want to go with something that has more power.  Depending on your distance/accuracy, you might not get a direct head shot.  As we all know, Zombies feel no pain, so unless your shot does some sort of incapacitation, the you'll be in trouble.
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