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Zombie Bullets In High Demand Following Flesh-Eating Attacks
CBS Detroit ^ | June 7, 2012 | CBS Detroit

Posted on 06/07/2012 2:18:33 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Zombie Bullets In High Demand Following Flesh-Eating Attacks

DETROIT (WWJ) – Worried about a zombie attack? Buy zombie bullets.

Talk about zombies and a possible zombie apocalypse has increased due to recent gory accounts of drug-induced, flesh-eating attacks in the news.

Stores across the U.S., including in Metro Detroit, are getting in on the undead action by selling Zombie Bullets, made by Hornady Manufacturing.

In promoting the product on their website, Hornady suggests, “Be PREPARED – supply yourself for the Zombie Apocalypse with Zombie Max ammunition from Hornady! Loaded with PROVEN Z-Max bullets… MAKE DEAD PERMANENT!”

So, will this ammunition actually defend against the things that go bump in the night?

WWJ Newsradio 950′s Zahra Huber spoke with company spokesman, Everett Deger, who said, while the bullets are real, they’re only meant to be used on targets and not on people (or zombies).

(credit: Hornady)

Deger said company president Steve Hornady came up with the idea for Zombie Max bullets because of his love for zombie movies and shows.

“After it gained some acceptance among some of us here in the company got on board with the idea we decided just to have some fun with a marketing plan that would allow us to create some ammunition designed for that … fictional world,” Deger said.

He said the Zombie Max and Z-Max bullets are Horady’s most successful products.

“This is probably one of the only (product) launches that we’ve seen when people who are not in the hunting and shooting industry will go out and they will purchase this,” Deger said.

“I mean, I’ve heard of guys who buy it just because they think the packaging is cool and they set it on their cube and they don’t even own a gun,” he said. ”It has that sort of cross-market appeal, which I think is rare to find these days, where you can actually sell something that will transcend not just one market but go into several.”

In Michigan, the bullets are available at Cabela’s. You can find other retailers selling Zombie bullets at this link.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: ammunition; banglist; bathsalts; cannibalism; gunsandammo; itstheendoftheworld; lifeimitatingart; panicindetroit; strangedays; survival; undead; weird; zday; zombieapocalypse; zombiemax; zombies
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1 posted on 06/07/2012 2:18:39 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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Hornady video on YouTube ...

Introducing Zombie Max™ from Hornady®

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bQWb-5nblx4


2 posted on 06/07/2012 2:19:59 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Nice gimmick, but zombies are not worth the extra cost.


3 posted on 06/07/2012 2:20:59 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: DogByte6RER

maybe some rat senator will ban them due to their name and the fear of losing zombie voting constituents.

it’ll then go the way of the Black Talon.(rebrand/renamed)


4 posted on 06/07/2012 2:22:24 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: DogByte6RER

There were some zombies at last night’s Stanley Cup game. The first faceoff took place ten minutes before the game started.


5 posted on 06/07/2012 2:22:28 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: DogByte6RER
“After it gained some acceptance among some of us here in the company got on board with the idea we decided just to have some fun with a marketing plan that would allow us to create some ammunition designed for that … fictional world,” Deger said.

Watch it - we got some people around here that think this is real...

6 posted on 06/07/2012 2:22:46 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: fwdude

I’d say a good sized deer slug from a good shotgun would stop one on a head shot....dead in his zombie tracks.


7 posted on 06/07/2012 2:23:58 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: DogByte6RER

Head shots. Hitting the torso won’t do the job.


8 posted on 06/07/2012 2:24:16 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: DogByte6RER
I prefer a sawed off double barrel and a chainsaw:
9 posted on 06/07/2012 2:24:43 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: DogByte6RER; lightman; SF_Redux

Zombie bullets Ping!


10 posted on 06/07/2012 2:24:43 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: DogByte6RER

You got the bullets but what is the best gun for the job? One of the gun shows had a “competition” and a Soviet SKS was voted the winner.


11 posted on 06/07/2012 2:27:19 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: CholeraJoe; Delta 21; Nikas777; NoAmnesty; Yorlik803; TheOldLady; The Comedian; OB1kNOb; ...


Buy 'em when you can.
(Although I haven't yet done a test firing of this ammunition, but will soon, and will post the results on YouTube under my username, "RandalllFlagg")
12 posted on 06/07/2012 2:29:49 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: DogByte6RER

AND NO I WILL NOT BE PINGING THE PREPPERS’ LIST FOR THIS STORY!

We got enough people that already think we are crazy, why promote it? ;-)


13 posted on 06/07/2012 2:30:00 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: DogByte6RER

bfl


14 posted on 06/07/2012 2:31:51 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: EEGator; Names Ash Housewares

Shop Smart
Shop S-Mart


15 posted on 06/07/2012 2:34:49 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1234 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: TurboZamboni
it’ll then go the way of the Black Talon.(rebrand/renamed)

I still have an (old) brand-new box of the original Black Talons in .45 ACP, it should work on zombies. At least the "rampaging mobs of inner-city dwellers" zombies that one is most likely to encounter in Detroit.

16 posted on 06/07/2012 2:34:58 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: C19fan

Last October I saw a History Channel show in which a firearms expert contended that a .22 semi auto handgun would be the best defense. He said that .22 calibre bullets are lightweight and plentiful and a mere .22 headshot would easily disable a “zombie” brain.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnCbOs5alYA&feature=player_embedded


17 posted on 06/07/2012 2:34:58 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Why did they cancel the leper hockey game?

There was a face off in the corner.

Har Har Har!!!!


18 posted on 06/07/2012 2:35:39 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: DogByte6RER
Here are some real Zombie stoppers

From left: .44 Mag, .825 Std, .825 Premium, .357 Mag.

19 posted on 06/07/2012 2:39:46 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: DogByte6RER
Preparedness Pictures, Images and Photos
20 posted on 06/07/2012 2:41:41 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: DogByte6RER
I don't get it. OK, I get that it's a marketing ploy, but is there anything special about this ammo? Is this, as one poster suggests, a rebranding and renaming of the old Black Talon ammo banned during the reign of krinton? Does this stuff blow up, use spent uranium or have any other cool properties?

Enquiring minds want to know.

21 posted on 06/07/2012 2:52:45 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: Snickering Hound
Hey!
Where'd they get a picture of my closet???
22 posted on 06/07/2012 2:57:27 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of NO! No Obama, No Way, No How!)
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To: umgud

.825 would be fun. But not at $40 per round..


23 posted on 06/07/2012 3:02:22 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: WorkingClassFilth

I’ve purchased a few boxes to give away as gifts and for themed raffle prize packages.

Here’s a purported review by G&A (but it’s all tongue-in-cheek) ...

http://www.gunsandammo.com/2011/10/14/hornady-zombie-max-ammo/

Also here is a YouTube review and demo fo the .45 acp ammo ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6RvLNMyo0s

The most special thing I can tell about this ammo is the price.


24 posted on 06/07/2012 3:09:13 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: EEGator
Since this is about a 'fictional world' (although that is getting hard to prove), If I was given the choice of any weapon, it would be this:

The weapon is selective fire, operating as a semi-automatic, or in fully automatic mode at 300 rounds per minute. It is fed from either an 8-shell box magazine, or a 20- or 32-shell drum magazine. It is made of 12 different kinds of STAINLESS STEEL and NEVER needs maintenance of LUBRICATION. You can hold it under water for an hour, pull it out and immediately start firing.

IT HAS ALMOST NO RECOIL. You can hold it with one hand and fire it FULL AUTO. The AA-12 can use different types of 3" 12 gauge ammunition such as buckshot, slugs, or less-than-lethal rubber stun batons. Like most 12 gauge shotguns it can also fire flares or special Frag-12 19 mm fin-stabilized HE, HEAP, and sensor fused HEAB "air-burst" fragmentation shells that can detonate in mid-air.

FRAG-12. FRAG-12 rounds are available in plain high explosive (HE), high explosive fragmenting anti-personnel (HE-FA) and high explosive armour-piercing (HE-PA) varieties, each designed to mince foes in different locations and situations. The frag grenade, for example, can be put through the window of a house from 100 metres away, and will explode with a burst radius of up to nine feet. Send a dozen in there, and there'll be very little left when the troops go knocking on the door.


25 posted on 06/07/2012 3:11:07 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
Things just keep getting stranger.

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26 posted on 06/07/2012 3:13:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: RandallFlagg


27 posted on 06/07/2012 3:16:22 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: DogByte6RER

Know the Rules!!

1.Cardio
2.The Double Tap
3.Beware of Bathrooms
4.Wear Seat Belts
5.No Attachments
6.The “Skillet”
7.Travel Light
8.Get a Kick Ass Partner
9.With your Bare Hands
10.Don’t Swing Low
11.Use Your Foot
12.Bounty Paper Towels
13.Shake it Off
14.Always carry a change of underwear
15.Bowling Ball
16.Opportunity Knocks
17.Don’t be a hero (later crossed out to be a hero)
18.Limber Up
19.Break it Up
20.It’s a marathon, not a sprint, unless it’s a sprint, then sprint
21.Avoid Strip Clubs
22.When in doubt Know your way out
23.Zipplock
24.Use your thumbs
25.Shoot First
26.A little sun screen never hurt anybody
27.Incoming!
28.Double-Knot your Shoes
29.The Buddy System
30.Pack your stain stick
31.Check the back seat
32.Enjoy the little things
33.Swiss army Knife


28 posted on 06/07/2012 3:20:02 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: DogByte6RER
Meanwhile, sensing a potential, untapped supply of voters, new stimulus funding will now be used to provide free brains for zombies to gnaw on. Harry Reid says that Republicans are insensitive to the needs of zombies.

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29 posted on 06/07/2012 3:21:48 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: WorkingClassFilth
I was looking at this ammo at a gun show and it looks just like Hornady's "critical defense" ammo with a neon green tip versus the normal red tip.

OBTW, the "critical defense" ammo is very good defense ammo. It is designed to penetrate approximately 12 inches and mushroom very well. For .380 ammunition it costs about $1.25 a round. Not cheap, but if it penetrates in the body like it is supposed to, then it will be very effective. The green/red tip keeps the hollow point from being clogged up from your attacker's clothing when it penetrates; which has been a problem with hollow point ammo.

30 posted on 06/07/2012 3:26:50 PM PDT by fini
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To: DogByte6RER

31 posted on 06/07/2012 3:30:51 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: DogByte6RER

Some of these guys seem to think that zombies are armored, or giants or something, they keep wanting more and more powerful armament.

The object with zombies is to simply penetrate their skull, to ‘pop their heads’.

The smaller caliber that is adequate, the larger magazine to reduce magazine changes and losing the sight picture, the ability to rapidly engage multiple targets accurately and with the least fatigue inducing activity seems to be the secret to success for me.

Give me an AR-15, 40 round mags and a high capacity 9mm for off the shelf guns and ammo.

I don’t want to be exhausting myself with a 12 gauge and a machete, especially in a crowd/ocean of zombies.

Those hot little 22 bullets would work great also, especially with 30 round pistols like the Kel-Tec 22magnum.


32 posted on 06/07/2012 3:39:06 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

You forgot one...

34. Travel with someone slower than you.


33 posted on 06/07/2012 3:49:32 PM PDT by 11Bush
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To: UCANSEE2

I want one.


34 posted on 06/07/2012 3:53:49 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: fwdude

No, but in my opinion the Hornady TAP ammunition is the best commercial self defense rifle ammunition you can buy. It is not chep,but not the most expensive either. It is the most accurate expandig am,o I have ever used. E.g. routinely same hole & clover leaf groupings at 100 yds with scopedheavy barrel Savage .223. Half inch groups at 200.


35 posted on 06/07/2012 3:55:18 PM PDT by suijuris
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To: fwdude

No, but in my opinion the Hornady TAP ammunition is the best commercial self defense rifle ammunition you can buy. It is not chep,but not the most expensive either. It is the most accurate expandig am,o I have ever used. E.g. routinely same hole & clover leaf groupings at 100 yds with scopedheavy barrel Savage .223. Half inch groups at 200.


36 posted on 06/07/2012 3:55:35 PM PDT by suijuris
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To: WorkingClassFilth

They’re pretty much the same as their V-Max ammunition. Just different packaging.

http://www.hornady.com/store/223-Rem-55-gr-V-MAX

http://www.hornady.com/store/223-Rem-55-gr-Z-MAX


37 posted on 06/07/2012 3:56:12 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Standard Hornady Critical Defense Ammo I think, with a green ballistic tip instead of a red one.


38 posted on 06/07/2012 3:58:11 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: EEGator

Shop Smart

Shop S-Mart!


39 posted on 06/07/2012 3:58:32 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: null and void; Names Ash Housewares

Klaatu Barada N...necktie...nectar...nickel. It’s definitely an N word...


40 posted on 06/07/2012 3:59:02 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: fini

Hornady even makes a .22 Magnum CD round. It launches at over 1000 fps out of a 2” barrel and gets 9-11” of penetration in gel with an almost 100% weight retention. It’s perfect for a S&W 351PD backup.


41 posted on 06/07/2012 4:01:17 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Everybody digs Ash!


42 posted on 06/07/2012 4:01:25 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

This is my BOOMSTICK!


43 posted on 06/07/2012 4:11:08 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: WorkingClassFilth
I get that it's a marketing ploy

Yeah. I have something similar in 9mm, called jhp/xtp, a follow up after the Black Talon business IIRC. It's OK. Here's a before/after pic of their 124 gr.


44 posted on 06/07/2012 4:25:33 PM PDT by caveat emptor (Zippity Do Dah)
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To: DogByte6RER
Great Marketing Plan !!...well done...well done.
45 posted on 06/07/2012 4:54:05 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: ansel12

All my AR-15 pieces fit my Carbon-15 21S Pistol:

http://www.bushmaster.com/catalog_carbon15_AZ-C15P21S.asp

and the 100-rnd drum mag is a blast on it:

http://www.betaco.com/

The barrel tip gets HOT after 2-3 drums!


46 posted on 06/07/2012 5:27:43 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Somebody say zombies?

Miami Zombie Attack Prank!

47 posted on 06/07/2012 5:49:44 PM PDT by Nasher
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To: C19fan

You can also lop their heads off with a machete. That works - no, I haven’t tried it - yet.


48 posted on 06/07/2012 7:21:14 PM PDT by Marcella (God wouldn't vote for Romney so I won't, either.)
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To: ansel12

My favorite is an AR 5.7 with 50 round mags combined with FN 5.7 pistol with 20 round mags. Same ammo for both guns!


49 posted on 06/07/2012 8:30:27 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: Gabrial; carriage_hill
My favorite is an AR 5.7 with 50 round mags combined with FN 5.7 pistol with 20 round mags. Same ammo for both guns!

The 5.7 is what I was too lazy to look up, but that is what I had in mind as the "perfect" set-up.

The AR-15 and it's pistols, 9mm pistols and short rifles/semi-firing submachine guns and so on are all the right tools, but for perfection in zombie guns, your package is the absolute best.

Here is someone's comment from a forum: ""(2) VERY low recoil, so you can see your hits if you’re shooting varmints out to 200 or so yards; (3) 50-round capacity; (4) Simple, blowback operating system; (5) Major versatility with all the rails to mount loads of accessories on the thing; (6) WAY less noise than a .223/5.56, in case you need to do some shooting in an area where excessive noise would be a problem; (7) Excellent accuracy;""

50 posted on 06/07/2012 8:50:02 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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