View Poll Results: Which jobs does an AK-47 do better?

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  • Hunting (small game)

    8 26.67%
  • Hunting (large game)

    11 36.67%
  • Carrying with you for self-defense

    6 20.00%
  • Keeping in the home for self-defense

    11 36.67%
  • A fun day at the shooting range

    20 66.67%
  • Fending off the police/feds in a shootout

    14 46.67%
  • Killing as many people as possible before you are stopped

    10 33.33%
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Thread: In Which Case Would You Rather Have an AK-47?

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    Re: In Which Case Would You Rather Have an AK-47?

    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    I chose "hunting large game", not because it is quicker or easier, but because chicks would probably be really impressed by that.
    Just throwin this out there. But you can't use the 7.62x39 round to hunt pretty much any "large game".

    It's a useless round unless you are sport shooting at >100 yards or just tossin' lead.
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    Re: In Which Case Would You Rather Have an AK-47?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Your pistol is so you can fight your way back to your carbine.
    Your carbine is so you can fight your way to my M1A
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    Re: In Which Case Would You Rather Have an AK-47?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    A melee weapon? You think your arms will hold up long enough to decapitate 1000 Zombies?
    Nope. You get a long pole with sharp blades attached to it. Thus, allowing you to slice heads without having to raise your arms. Read World War Z. Remember that for most zombie encounters, you're just trying to get away. That means you only need to decapitate a relatively small amount. The problem with the machine gun like the M2-1 is that you're stationary and stationary generally means you get overrun.

    Many times more than one swing would be required...decapitation isn't easy.
    You don't necessary need to decapitate. Just through the skull would work, or enough impact damage to damage the brain. Also remember that Zombie flesh is much more suspect to blows.

    I think the MG pictured is a .30 cal. A .50 cal would be better, because body shots would disable the zombies...a .50 BMG can and often does cut a human body completely in half due to massive hydrostatic shock. A zombie in two pieces isn't that much of a threat, even if he is still twitching.
    You'd be a zombie too. Zombies cut in half have to crawl. Making them much, much, much harder to see. One bite is all it takes to make you a zombie!

    Switching barrels isn't as much of a problem as no longer being able to raise your sword/axe/chainsaw/cricket-bat because your arms are so exhausted they won't move.
    As stated, melee weapons that require one to raise your arm are more used to get out of the situation where machine guns are more of a stationary tool used to combat infestations. The problem with firearms is what do you do when you run out of ammo?

    (I can't believe I'm having this conversation )

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    Re: In Which Case Would You Rather Have an AK-47?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Nope. You get a long pole with sharp blades attached to it. Thus, allowing you to slice heads without having to raise your arms. ...You don't necessary need to decapitate. Just through the skull would work, or enough impact damage to damage the brain. Also remember that Zombie flesh is much more suspect to blows.
    Oy. You don't have to raise your arms, but you still have to move them. You have to exert the necessary force to decapitate or to penetrate the bone of the human skull, neither of which is easy.

    I've never swung a naginata in anger, but I have spent some time doing farmwork with old-fashioned unpowered tools, like: cradle-scythe, long-handled bill, slingblades, and such. With most of these you avoid raising your arms up, but you still have to swing them around to use them. It gets very tiring very quickly unless you're conditioned to it by many long hours of daily use.

    There's a reason why most tools these days are powered by something other than human muscle, because it is both easier and more productive.

    Before someone says "chainsaw": I once ran one of those for a living; it is also very tiring to the arms, and if I had a dollar for every time a chainsaw crapped out on me in the middle of a job...

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    Re: In Which Case Would You Rather Have an AK-47?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Before someone says "chainsaw": I once ran one of those for a living; it is also very tiring to the arms, and if I had a dollar for every time a chainsaw crapped out on me in the middle of a job...
    We've already settled this DAYS ago. You convert your hand into a chainsaw... duh!



    I'll allow the expert to fill you in on firearm choice:

    "Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This... is my boomstick! The twelve-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart's top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That's right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about a hundred and nine, ninety five. It's got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel, and a hair trigger. That's right. Shop smart. Shop S-Mart. You got that? "
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