I just want to get it on the record: I’m not immune to merchandising. A pretty girl, an interesting box or a commercial that makes me smile can get me to buy something.
In this case it was Hornady Zombie Max. The green and purple box with the alert “Warning:This Is Live Ammunition. This Is Not A Toy.” was too much to resist.
|The bullets are tipped with a sickly green plastic.|
Twenty rounds of .55gr .223 rem, and I paid too much, but it’s still pretty cool! The box gives you some quick ways of IDing zombies. Key indicators include:
Waving their arms around to distract you,
Table manners have disappeared,
Dragging their feet.
Hmmm. Makes you think. Sounds like some of my co-workers before their first cup of coffee each morning. Could it be?? Naa, I don’t think so, but I’ll keep an eye on them from now on.
The box has some ballistic data. Bullet weight 55gr. Muzzle velocity, that’s 3240fps. The bullet drop data indicates a 200 yard zero and 46 inch drop at 500 yards. I don’t know, 500 yards with a 55gr .223 seems like a bit of a stretch. It’s too far for head shots, the only sure way to stop a zombie.