Mythbuster: Zombie Special........ umm.... I don't think so!

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  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    In Frank Darabonts walking dead, the zombies seemed to fall apart like well cooked pork shoulder, as long as folks did not get bitten, they were safe.
    It seemed like if you hacked off their limbs or incinerated them the zombies would be pretty ineffective.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,865 Senior Member
    Zombies of the new world,

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  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    A Military issue flamethrower, the MII is good out to fifty yards.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • Lonewolf-PeruLonewolf-Peru Member Posts: 349 Member
    The way I see it, if you try to use an ax, sword, bat, sledgehammer or whatever other close range weapon against a close range horde of zombies, you will end splatered with zombie blood. Just one little scratch in your skin and you' ll be ready to vote for Hillary in 2016
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,945 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    I didn't find the 'firearm' portion of the test believable.

    Funny. . .I didn't find the "zombie" portion of the test believable.:tooth:

    I'm thinking some of those flesh-eating Egyptian scarab beetles from 1999's The Mummy would be the ideal zombie defense.

    I, too, subscribe to the semi-auto .22 rifle approach. A stainless Ruger 10/22 (you'll be dunking the hot barrel in a bucket periodically, a bunch of CCI's, a lot of mags, somebody loading loading and passing them to you, and a musical selection with a percussion section appropriate to helping you keep a steady shooting rhythm when the adrenaline hits. I'm thinking Led Zeppelin's When the Levee Breaks, Misty Mountain Hop, and The Immigrant Song would be fantastic zombie zapping music!

    But better to co-ordinate the whole thing with Air Force, Marine, and Naval air power - lure them, concentrate them, cluster-bomb them.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Senior Member Posts: 3,245 Senior Member
    Bigslug wrote: »
    Funny. . .I didn't find the "zombie" portion of the test believable.:tooth:

    I'm thinking some of those flesh-eating Egyptian scarab beetles from 1999's The Mummy would be the ideal zombie defense.

    I, too, subscribe to the semi-auto .22 rifle approach. A stainless Ruger 10/22 (you'll be dunking the hot barrel in a bucket periodically, a bunch of CCI's, a lot of mags, somebody loading loading and passing them to you, and a musical selection with a percussion section appropriate to helping you keep a steady shooting rhythm when the adrenaline hits. I'm thinking Led Zeppelin's When the Levee Breaks, Misty Mountain Hop, and The Immigrant Song would be fantastic zombie zapping music!

    But better to co-ordinate the whole thing with Air Force, Marine, and Naval air power - lure them, concentrate them, cluster-bomb them.

    Come on, coordinate with the Air Force, Marines, and Navy? That's just not realistic at all. :tooth:
    The fire service needs a "culture of extinguishment not safety" Ray McCormack FDNY
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 1,825 Senior Member
    I'd try and grab as much chain as I could and a bush hog. Got to be a way to make a PTO powered flail.
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    Winston Churchill
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,836 Senior Member
    Bigslug wrote: »
    But better to co-ordinate the whole thing with Air Force, Marine, and Naval air power - lure them, concentrate them, cluster-bomb them.

    You didn't read WW Z did you?.....stand-off weapons didn't work....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,836 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »
    A Military issue flamethrower, the MII is good out to fifty yards.

    Your flame thrower idea has a few flaws....

    I. Man portable flame throwers are HEAVY....don't plan on being agile, fast or anything like that while packing one.
    II. Your fuel load is measured in SECONDS...so you still need a gun (or three)
    III. If the wind is blowing the wrong way...YOU ARE HOSED
    IV. Reloading the thing does not happen fast....you need a compressor, an inert gas for propellant (usually nitrogen), large amounts of fuel mix, something to mix fuel in....I've seen this done with a cement mixer

    Bottom line...while a flame thrower might be a good thing for immolating piles of zombies that have been rendered hors de combat using one to fight advancing swarms would.......suck....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Well, We now have the actual zombies to deal with, the ones playing the knock out game, and the usual CCW piece will suffice if We all do Our individual parts well.

    Sadly, the gun control zombies are quite out of Our reach.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • Lonewolf-PeruLonewolf-Peru Member Posts: 349 Member
    An option would be to use something like WW2 crocodile tank, a flame-thrower mounted in a car with a fuel tank in tow. That way you could still be fast and not easily tired, and your fire will last more than a few seconds
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Exactly !!! you still need some sort of lightly armored vehicle, and a convinant way is that tank, then you can also carry more guns & ammo and other supplies as well as rescue some people.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,945 Senior Member
    This is a pretty amusing read, and probably why Legolas didn't fear the Dead: http://www.cracked.com/article_18683_7-scientific-reasons-zombie-outbreak-would-fail-quickly_p1.html
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 6,461 Senior Member
    Bigslug wrote: »
    Funny. . .I didn't find the "zombie" portion of the test believable.:tooth:

    I'm thinking some of those flesh-eating Egyptian scarab beetles from 1999's The Mummy would be the ideal zombie defense.

    I, too, subscribe to the semi-auto .22 rifle approach. A stainless Ruger 10/22 (you'll be dunking the hot barrel in a bucket periodically, a bunch of CCI's, a lot of mags, somebody loading loading and passing them to you, and a musical selection with a percussion section appropriate to helping you keep a steady shooting rhythm when the adrenaline hits. I'm thinking Led Zeppelin's When the Levee Breaks, Misty Mountain Hop, and The Immigrant Song would be fantastic zombie zapping music!
    As they get closer, Ballroom blitz and for FPF Foggy mountain breakdown http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQIJuu3N5EY
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 9,459 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I find the fact that you know this somewhat disturbing... :tooth:

    Don't be scared. He seems legit...................

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    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    A pistol grip shotgun in the hands of someone willing to train with someone that knows how and devote the time and effort and ammo and money needed, once you aquire the skill needed, a pistol grip shotgun is indeed very fast and accurate, it is not however, a shooting skill that is easy to master.

    Start with the lightest target loads, after you get really good move up to heavier loads, I would practice shooting from the hip absorbing the recoil, it takes lots of ammo to get good, 5 to 20 feet ranges.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
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