A different kind of AR vs. AK poll

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by bcj1755, Apr 14, 2009.

Which would you pick for fighting zombies?

Poll closed Apr 19, 2009.
  1. AR-15/M-16/M-4

    14 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. AK-47/AK-74

    14 vote(s)
    50.0%
  3. AK-type in 5.56

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. bcj1755

    bcj1755 New Member

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    Ok, the AR vs. AK poll will never be settled, so I thought I'd take a different take on it.

    You and a small group of people are running from zombies. Either undead corpses ("Dawn of the Dead"/"Resedent Evil"/"Return of the Living Dead"-type) or still living but infected with a disease ("28 Days/Weeks Later" or "Quarantine"-type). You can have either an AR or an AK. Which will it be?

    My thoughts (and note that I have not voted)...If I"m running with little in the way of ability to perform maintenance on the rifle, I'd say AK. But, if I;ll eventually have to scrounge ammo, the AR might be the better choice. Or maybe the best choice would be an aK in 5.56:p:D
     
  2. islenos

    islenos Active Member

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    It is well known that a 5.56 will not bring down a cyborg so I use the same logic for zombies. .30 cal if you want to live!
     

  3. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

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    hahahaha i love zombie killing. if i had to have one it would be the HK version of the m16 the mdl is on the tip on brain but i cant pull it out.
     
  4. bcj1755

    bcj1755 New Member

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    No, but an amor piercing .50BMG and the right shot placement will bring down a T-888:p


    Hmmm...maybe I should have put the HK G36 on the poll.
     
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    bcj1755 New Member

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    HK 416 is the 5.56 NATO version and the 417 is in 7.62 NATO
     
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    cycloneman Well-Known Member

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    416 is it.
     
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    I would prefer the MK16 in 7.62x54mm, but thats not an option so lets go AK-47, plus if it breaks all you need is duct tape :D
     
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    6x6pinz New Member

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    Ak, always works, always....
     
  9. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

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    Only head shots will kill a zombie. Despite the advice of Max Brooks (the author of the Zombie Survival Guide), I'd take the accuracy and light-weight of the AR.

    (Yes, I've read that book.)
     
  10. pickenup

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    You shoot zombies? :eek: :eek:
    I thought everyone wanted to BE one.
     
  11. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

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    You can wipe out THOSE zombies and everything will be all peachy.;)

    PS: Mr. Nameless, the MK16 is 7.62x51mm, not 54mm.
     
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    graehaven Well-Known Member

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    Great! Yeah, let's have more threads like this, because, we're not being painted in a bad light already. :(:rolleyes:
     
  13. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That's what I like.
    Real questions involving real issues.

    AR.

    No need for larger caliber, because even a .22 BB cap or .25 auto will operate 1s1k on zombies.

    Try it and see -
     
  14. islenos

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    Maybe we can get some of that Stimulus Money for studying the effects of various calibers on the average zombie.
     
  15. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I had to choose the AR since I don't have an AK.