Zombie round: .45acp vs .357mag

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Zombie round: .45acp vs .357mag

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So, which makes the best choice against zombies astride rabid saber toothed wildebeests or against the other predators during the red state revolt? Is it the .45acp, heavy, slow, depositing all its energy in the target, or the .357 mag, able to penetrate clothing easily while we risk over penetration, wasting that expensive energy?

I know this has never been discussed, as we can't find .45 vs .357 with our primitive search functions. Inquiring minds and all.

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I love both, but I would pick 45 ACP for this specific (and so realistic!) scenario. Capacity (mine has 13 rd mags). And easy, fast reloads.

In such a scenario, I would prefer 9mm because of magazine capacity.
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Zombies? 22 is the answer you seek. Otherwise agree with a bottom feeder over wheel.

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Yeah...22 mag or 9mm for head shots.

357 is what I use. Wwekd?*

* what would Elmer Keith do?
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Good "new" caliber war thread, BTW. In a zombie apocalypse, use what you have.

No one brought up 22 TCM? Good call on the 22mag, though.
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Suppressed kel tec 22 mag suppressed carbine.

To the op...45 inside, 357 outside
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K9s wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:28 pm
..... In a zombie apocalypse, use what you have.
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Wow. The Zombie Apocalypse retort to my “no new calibers” rant. Instead it should be “don’t buy two guns of the same caliber: you never know what you’ll scrounge”

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bajajoaquin wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:55 pm
K9s wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:28 pm
..... In a zombie apocalypse, use what you have.
.....
Wow. The Zombie Apocalypse retort to my “no new calibers” rant. Instead it should be “don’t buy two guns of the same caliber: you never know what you’ll scrounge”
Or... buy it cheap and stack it deep and stay home. :)

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For a zombie apocalypse, I'd prefer a rechargeable plasma phase 1.22 gigawatt rifle capable of continuous fire .
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YankeeTarheel wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:18 pm
For a zombie apocalypse, I'd prefer a rechargeable plasma phase 1.22 gigawatt rifle capable of continuous fire .
With matching sidearm and a particle beam sabre - just in case.
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K9s wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:21 pm
YankeeTarheel wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:18 pm
For a zombie apocalypse, I'd prefer a rechargeable plasma phase 1.22 gigawatt rifle capable of continuous fire .
With matching sidearm and a particle beam sabre - just in case.
And, for backup, an ultra-hypersonic hand-carried rail gun capable of penetrating 3' of hardened steel.
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YankeeTarheel wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:27 pm
K9s wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:21 pm
YankeeTarheel wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:18 pm
For a zombie apocalypse, I'd prefer a rechargeable plasma phase 1.22 gigawatt rifle capable of continuous fire .
With matching sidearm and a particle beam sabre - just in case.
And, for backup, an ultra-hypersonic hand-carried rail gun capable of penetrating 3' of hardened steel.
If those were cheaper, I would get one. :roflmao:
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Re: Zombie round: .45acp vs .357mag

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senorgrand wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:11 pm
Yeah...22 mag or 9mm for head shots.

357 is what I use. Wwekd?*

* what would Elmer Keith do?
He would invent a new caliber using a .50BMG necked down to .17 using CO2 from the air and stardust as propellant. I mean, this is zombies, right? Astride their rabid saber toothed wildebeests, swinging rusty scimitars trailing bits of the last victim, eh. Nothing less than a 15.5 grain titanium spire point raised to .8 light speed. And a recoil pad for the shooter.

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so many questions. fast or slow zombies?

i would expect that the sound of gunfire will bring zombies to my doorstep from miles around, so i'd be looking at ways to muffle the report. even so, i think i'd just barricade myself in my home and plink them from the porch roof with whatever i have, starting at long range with the rifles: 30-06, 30-40 krag, 5.56, 45-70, 7.62nato, on to 45acp, .380, being careful to save the last couple of rounds for myself. i assume .22 would be useless against zombies, but i'd certainly try it.

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Are we going to make our way back to the 9mm Gatling gun?

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Re: Zombie round: .45acp vs .357mag

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bajajoaquin wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:36 am
Are we going to make our way back to the 9mm Gatling gun?
I am thinking a 357 mag Gatling gun (given the thread topic) would be fine with 357 carbine and revolver backup. Good idea on the Gatling gun. :roflmao:

And some remote control cars with radios to make noise and distract? :)
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