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Posted: 9/12/2010 7:01:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2010 7:24:54 PM EDT by Bullseye250]
In a SHTR WROL or zombie outbreak which length barrel will you choose you can only choose ONE. you will be doing everything from taking 250yrd shots to clearing buildings 5.56 only poll inbound
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 7:03:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bullseye250:
In a SHTR WROL or zombie outbreak which length barrel will you choose you can only choose ONE. poll inbound


Id go 20" on a rifle-length.

J
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 7:13:39 PM EDT
16" middy w/ Mk262 ammo
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 7:21:14 PM EDT
I voted before I read the thread.

I voted 14.5" Midlength but a 16" midlength would be preferred in this situation.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 7:24:06 PM EDT
20". Softest shooting, and longest sight radius. Also the longer barrel puts more room between me and what I'd be bayonetting.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 7:34:56 PM EDT
I can easily hit a zombie sized target at 250 yards with my iron sighted 16'' mid.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 7:59:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Andrew9869:
20". Softest shooting, and longest sight radius. Also the longer barrel puts more room between me and what I'd be bayonetting.


This was my logic too. Also since we are talking Zombies here, the farther out i can start picking them off, the better.

J
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 8:00:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By kingoftheroad:
I can easily hit a zombie sized target at 250 yards with my iron sighted 16'' mid.


Remember, it's the head you are going for .

J
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 8:03:10 PM EDT
I have two 16" middys, one irons only, the other has a compact aimpoint. I can hit a 14" diameter steel plate at 300 yards all day long, kneeling.

Good enough for me, ymmv.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 8:06:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AJSully421:
I have two 16" middys, one irons only, the other has a compact aimpoint. I can hit a 14" diameter steel plate at 300 yards all day long, kneeling.

Good enough for me, ymmv.


+1. 250 yards really isn't that far. I would go either 16" or 14.5" middy. Although I would be tempted by a 11.5" carbine as well.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 8:10:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2010 8:11:32 PM EDT by DanTSX]
I'd like to say 20" for the increased sight radius, less wear and tear, etc, but there will be much more 16" carbine length "pick ups" for parts than there would be 20"'s these days. Actually 14.5" wouldn't be bad either considering that ATF wouldn't be around to bother anyone.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 8:10:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JAVO:
Originally Posted By kingoftheroad:
I can easily hit a zombie sized target at 250 yards with my iron sighted 16'' mid.


Remember, it's the head you are going for .

J
Yeah, I figured hitting the head specifically about once every 2-4 shots. Not that a 20'' AR with irons would turn me into a sniper all of the sudden.

Link Posted: 9/12/2010 8:12:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2010 8:13:20 PM EDT by FMJ]
The Proven M4

250 yard max I would go 11.5
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 8:15:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By kingoftheroad:
I can easily hit a zombie sized target at 250 yards with my iron sighted 16'' mid.


Remember, zombies can only be killed by head shots.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 8:17:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2010 8:19:29 PM EDT by LA_357SIG]
16" Middy + M7 FTW.

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Link Posted: 9/12/2010 8:18:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mvacdp:
Originally Posted By kingoftheroad:
I can easily hit a zombie sized target at 250 yards with my iron sighted 16'' mid.


Remember, zombies can only be killed by head shots.


Remember, zombies are not real!

At least SHTF has a 1% chance of actually happening some day.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 8:26:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2010 8:28:07 PM EDT by JPC]
18" rifle length gas,,UBR stock,,Geissel SSA trigger,,PRI frnt gas block/sight,,KAC micro 600m

Oh already in had,,with plenty of ammo and Magpul mags
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 8:27:16 PM EDT
I'd run my 11.5".

Much more maneuverable in urban settings, clearing houses and can still go out to 500 yards fairly easy.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 8:36:09 PM EDT
I voted 16" mid

Now, if you had specified "match-grade 14.5" mid-gas stainless barrel" well.....
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 8:40:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jalap-inya:
I'd run my 11.5".

Much more maneuverable in urban settings, clearing houses and can still go out to 500 yards fairly easy.


yep,yep
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 8:56:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Pilk:
Originally Posted By Jalap-inya:
I'd run my 11.5".

Much more maneuverable in urban settings, clearing houses and can still go out to 500 yards fairly easy.


yep,yep


same here
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:12:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jdhill:
16" middy w/ Mk262 ammo


Yep. 16" middy would be my choice.

Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:15:23 AM EDT
I think I would take a 16'' middy with a 1-4x optic and front/rear BUIS. I was going to vote 14.5'' CAR since that is what I have ATM, but if I had a choice I think I would do 16'' middy.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:16:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Jeep297:
Originally Posted By Pilk:
Originally Posted By Jalap-inya:
I'd run my 11.5".

Much more maneuverable in urban settings, clearing houses and can still go out to 500 yards fairly easy.


yep,yep


same here


After you clear a few houses with an 11.5'' you won't have to worry about hearing the zombies anymore
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:09:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Jalap-inya:
I'd run my 11.5".

Much more maneuverable in urban settings, clearing houses and can still go out to 500 yards fairly easy.


Bingo

I find my 14.5 M4 kinda long for inside house
Tele must be closed all the way 30.5 inches

Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:25:57 AM EDT
10.5 inch SBR.
Zombies don't care about terminal ballistics.
If they are 300yds out, they can't get me, so no need wasting ammo on them.

14.5 inch carbine for all non-zombie related SHTF scenarios


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Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:30:53 AM EDT
10.3 SBR.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 12:04:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SickMAK90:
Originally Posted By Jeep297:
Originally Posted By Pilk:
Originally Posted By Jalap-inya:
I'd run my 11.5".

Much more maneuverable in urban settings, clearing houses and can still go out to 500 yards fairly easy.


yep,yep


same here


After you clear a few houses with an 11.5'' you won't have to worry about hearing the zombies anymore


My 11.5" SBR with YHM Phantom suppressor is barely an inch longer than an unsuppressed 16" carbine. Therefore, I'll take my 11.5" SBR with the can.

Link Posted: 9/13/2010 12:43:03 PM EDT
Go SBR or Go Home.....................


11.5" plus my can.

I shoot at a 400yd range all the time. Never noticed any increased accuracy using 14.5" or 16" weapons.

Link Posted: 9/13/2010 12:53:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2010 12:56:37 PM EDT by anteken]
16" Middy (for me best trade-off between velocity/handling), quick release 1x4 viper (w/spare batteries), BUIS front/back, magpul UBR or equivalent, DD 12" rail, one of those mag clips so I can have 2 mags at once (for zombies, I've seen too many people overrun by running out of ammo), a Great rail-mounted flashlight/laser (w/spare batteries), and maybe a short front grip, & a decent quick-release sling. Oh, and a 1911 .45 for when they get too close, and don't forget to save a round for yourself
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 12:54:18 PM EDT
Having several choices to pick from, From the 20 in, to a dressed M4 with an acog reflex. For some reason I tend to lean toward my plain jane 16in M4gery. With just iron sites.
Easy to handle for an EDC, ranch rifle, in and out of tight spaces. I like a K.I.S.S. for a B.O. SHTF rifle.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 1:08:19 PM EDT
10.3 Mk18 mod 0 with an acog Ta01nsn.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 1:29:32 PM EDT


Burn a pile of Qu'rans and the zombies will come.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 1:33:41 PM EDT
16in barrel mid-length gas system
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 1:56:19 PM EDT
i'll take a 16" middy (obviously w/ optic, buis, light, sling and as many Pmags as i can tote!)
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 3:26:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By WMurderface:
10.5 inch SBR.
Zombies don't care about terminal ballistics.
If they are 300yds out, they can't get me, so no need wasting ammo on them.

14.5 inch carbine for all non-zombie related SHTF scenarios


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yeah they are pretty slow you could just out walk them!

Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:06:22 PM EDT
I have a middy with an dd rail eotech and modstock for these situations . So i guess i did good
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:22:43 PM EDT
Even if its zombie hoards what was true 100 years ago will be true when the zombies come..90% of combat engagements take place at 50 yds or less.14.5 for that and room clearing.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:29:48 PM EDT
this, a 10.5 in full auto

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