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best weapons to survive the zombie apocalypse
March 8, 2013
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Reaper31
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what weapons do you think would be best for surviving the zombie apocalypse? not just as z killing weapons, but for all around survival. this includes z\'s of course, other survivors, wild or feral animals, hunting, and fishing. also can it be used as a tool in some other way?

for me i think a 5.56 mm or .243 rifle, 9 mm and a .22 revolver pistol ( 9 mm with silencer if i could find one) a machete, crowbar and a k-bar combat knife.

the knife and crowbar pull double duty as utility tools. the machete pulls double duty in forested terrain. the 9 mm and .22 for close range protection and a back up both that i should be able to keep ammo for, the rifle for a bit more range with more knock down power than a .22.

March 9, 2013
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Personal I'm shooting for a Winchester model 1886, 45-70
http://www.winchesterguns.com/…..4175-l.jpg
and a magnum research BFR 45-70
http://www.magnumresearch.com/…..#038;h=556
It's a good hard hitting round, easy to reload and not too rare. Plus it is always nice to share ammo between you primary and secondary weapon.

Melee, If i can I'd like to get a hold of a two handed flanged mace
http://www.bytheswordinc.com/w…..ize=medium
but most likely would be using a good old bar mace,
http://www.zrs-utah.tk/Resourc…..armace.png

I would also carry a ka-bar combat kukri
http://www.zrs-utah.tk/Resourc…..rkukri.png
and of coarse a standard ka-bar
http://www.zrs-utah.tk/Resourc…../kabar.png

March 9, 2013
8:20 am
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The best weapon is a sharp mind. Just sayin'

March 9, 2013
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This question is basically covered in multiple other topics.

March 10, 2013
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If I were to be making a list of what I would feel most comfortable in setting my self up with would be a crossbow, I know walking dead blah blah, but it is quit and the ammo is retrievable and pretty accurate? 2 .45 pistols with 15 round magazines with silencers, a nice machete and nice scoped 7mm rifle for those long shots. I would feel safe with this because crossbow take out a few that are closer but staying quit, pistols take out medium range and still be quit and take put a few of them, and the rifle good for the long distance ones if needed. And a nice machete for backup.

Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in the dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead. Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. Isaiah 26: 19-21
March 26, 2013
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I stated in the underrated weapon thread a hatchet. about this. Because it can do a crap ton of stuff all in one package example hammer,cutting edge,wood processing tool. pain compliance tool for looter or or as a get off me tool. you can breach doors or walls, hammer nails, cut or process wood for a fire & bash in zombie skulls Cool

As for firearms. no one shows the .22 Single Shots any love. they are reliable. that & Bolt Actions. where my 10/22 fails…the Winchester Model 39 shines. that would be a good game getter.

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April 5, 2013
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I have to have my bow. It's a 55# recurve. I know a bow can be impracticle when needing to take multiple shots very quickly, but you can virtually have an unlimited amount of ammo, and a bow is much quieter. My machete will be at my side as well.

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April 5, 2013
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Hippie said

I have to have my bow. It's a 55# recurve. I know a bow can be impracticle when needing to take multiple shots very quickly, but you can virtually have an unlimited amount of ammo, and a bow is much quieter. My machete will be at my side as well.

I would take a .22 with a home made can on it over a bow but I would take a bow over a cross bow because of faster shots. but a bow takes a life time to master. I hope I can get decent with a bow this spring summer & fall Smile

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April 10, 2013
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iowndunoob said

Hippie said

I have to have my bow. It's a 55# recurve. I know a bow can be impracticle when needing to take multiple shots very quickly, but you can virtually have an unlimited amount of ammo, and a bow is much quieter. My machete will be at my side as well.

I would take a .22 with a home made can on it over a bow but I would take a bow over a cross bow because of faster shots. but a bow takes a life time to master. I hope I can get decent with a bow this spring summer & fall Smile

Good point; and i do still have to hone my skills further.

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April 11, 2013
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I thought archery at a BSA camp for three year, not to say that the means I'm very good with one, and recently have been looking at getting back into it. Money's tight these days so I'm thinking about trying out the PVC bow I posted awhile back. Honest I am a big fan of a bow for ZA, Its quiet, easy to carry when unstrung and with a little bit of study, the BSA archery merit badge book as tips on making bowstring, and fletching arrows, it is easy to maintain.

April 11, 2013
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Frog-of-war said

I thought archery at a BSA camp for three year, not to say that the means I'm very good with one, and recently have been looking at getting back into it. Money's tight these days so I'm thinking about trying out the PVC bow I posted awhile back. Honest I am a big fan of a bow for ZA, Its quiet, easy to carry when unstrung and with a little bit of study, the BSA archery merit badge book as tips on making bowstring, and fletching arrows, it is easy to maintain.

PVC bows are pretty cool. I made one from instructions I found online. The site said that it would be a 60# draw, but it feels more like 40-45#.

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April 11, 2013
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I've been looking a following this one, mainly just for cost reasons,

April 11, 2013
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Yep, that is the one I followed too. It's really cool, but it's not 60#.

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April 11, 2013
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Dogpile, you said "2 .45 pistols with 15 round magazines with silencers". A .45 is an extremely powerful round, and a shot to the head of a zombie would kill it. Even if the bullet did not strike the brain, the infected would no doubt be slowed down from the impact. Silencers are also completely necessary. Due to the silence of a dead world, a gunshot will be heard for miles and miles around. A silencer would lower the noise radius to about 50 feet. The only thing you don't need is 2 of them. With one weapon in each hand, your wrist would be significantly wobblier, therefore making your shots inaccurate. Recoil is another thing. The recoil on a .45 is powerful, and if you hold the gun in a single hand you might even drop it. Two guns are unnecessary.

Anyway, back to choosing a weapon. The prepared survivor's arsenal should include a silent ranged weapon, a primary melee weapon, a survival knife, and a firearm. For silent ranged weapons, I think anything quieter than a gunshot will do. Throwing weapons are a complete waste of time, don't even ask why. Crossbows and compound bows are nice. However, they are heavy and you won't be able to carry a whole lot of ammo. (not as big of an issue because arrows are reusable.) I think a hunting rifle or an AR-15 would be nice. A .22, .30-06, or AR-15 fitted with a scope and silencer would be perfect for the hunting of zombies and food. In my opinion, the .22 is better because it is lighter, has extremely small and light ammunition, and is easier to use.

Now for the primary melee weapon. Surprisingly, machetes are NOT the best choice. They require constant sharpening. Without a very sharp one or some serious strength, you probably won't be able to chop off a head in a single blow. Trying to hack into the skull would make for a clean kill, but the blade would get stuck easily- not good if you're facing more than one zombie. I think that baseball bats, axes, and crowbars are the way to go. A problem with most baseball bats is that they don't last long. Wood ones will splinter and crack, and aluminum bats will bend. Cold Steel sells some very nice bats made of polypropylene (a very hard, durable sort of rubber) and they're virtually unbreakable. Find them here at: http://www.coldsteel.com/Produ…..ASHER.aspx Baseball bats will also never get stuck anywhere. Axes will easily take off a head or smash a skull. They also serve purposes for building shelter. Crowbars serve lots of purposes, but they are heavy and the curved area may get stuck.

Gerber and Cold Steel make awesome knives.

Finally, firearms are also necessary. Because you may already have a rifle as a silent weapon, I recommend a handgun. Battles in tight quarters where you might not have the time to use a rifle or enough room to get a good swing with a melee weapon, a handgun will save your life. Imagine if a zombie is on top of you, and you're fighting it off. You don't have room to use a rifle or a melee weapon. So, you pull out your pistol and shove it up the zombie's nostril and pull the trigger. You don't need anything more powerful than a 9mm. Silencers are still good.

So I think the best load out would be: Silenced .22 rifle, Cold Steel's unbreakable bat, a Gerber hunting knife, and a silenced 9mm pistol. Try to get any modifications you can to your gun that would increase accuracy or decrease recoil.

April 22, 2013
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I just bought a .22 revolver. That'll have to do as my sidearm. I want to get a magnum cylinder for it eventually.

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April 24, 2013
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Hippie the Rough Rider your first firearm? if so I would recomend getting a 22LR rifle asap like a Marlin Model 60 or a 10/22 or even a Savage bolt gun chambered in .22 reason being & I am not saying to do this under rule of law but you can make a can for a .22LR rifle or handgun (Revolver cant do it with) you can make them out of simple every day materials & little knowledge.

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August 10, 2013
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I don't know if anyone has mentioned the atlatl. You'd have to be pretty darn good to hit a zombie in the head, but it could be used for hunting or other uses. http://hands.unm.edu/atlatls.html

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August 10, 2013
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Being easy to make speaks well for them

August 16, 2013
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My favorite weapon/tool as my nick suggests is the crowbar. I'm planning to post some pictures of the one that i recently purchased, since it's not the "regular" kind.

September 29, 2013
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You can beat a good blade weapon. I am a shooter myself, but realize that when all the ammo dries up.. and it will. That a bladed weapon is your best friend. Something with some length to it. So I started makes my own. I still have my shot gun, my Ar .308 and my sidearm. But I also have my blades.

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