Hunting (small game)
Hunting (large game)
Carrying with you for self-defense
Keeping in the home for self-defense
A fun day at the shooting range
Fending off the police/feds in a shootout
Killing as many people as possible before you are stopped
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.Many times more than one swing would be required...decapitation isn't easy.
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!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.
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?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.
The funny thing is, this is one of the better threads at the moment.(I can't believe I'm having this conversation )
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
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...
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
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? "
Last edited by Tucker Case; 05-02-09 at 07:33 PM.