Category: Long Range Weapons

Top 5 Long Range Weapons for Killing Zombies

Posted by 401AK47 | A Zombie Survival Plan in Long Range Weapons
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The information below has been collected by Zombie Slayer Special Forces and hardcore zombie survivalists from across the world.

To identify and familiarize yourself with a variety of long range weapons and more specifically, rifles, one must also become familiar with that weapon’s inherant traits. These traits include weapon characteristics, availability, versatility, ergonomics, and ammunition availability.

Now imagine the zombie apocalypse is upon us, and consider these variables: 1) Those around you are dying and reanimating from MAD flu / zombie flu exposure. 2) Survivalists and every day citizens everywhere are arming themselves in panic. 3) More deaths are occurring due to inexperience with weapons, and so allowing themselves to be in an otherwise avoidable, dangerous situation – wasting valuable ammunition in the process (attempting to shoot beyond their weapon’s distance capacity…or just being a horrible shot).

Survivalists, arm yourselves with thoughtful consideration. Familiarize yourself with versatile weapons that have more than one use…and when that moment of action strikes, don’t be scared to pull the trigger!

Below are the top 5 best long range weapons for killing zombies and surviving the zombie apocalypse.

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M4 Carbine - Zombie Weapon Long Range 1

#1 M-16/M-4 Carbine Service Rifle / AR-15 (civilian)

  • Characteristics: LM-GAS- Light-weight; Magazine-fed; Gas-operated; Air-cooled; Shoulder-fired weapon
  • Maximum Effective Range (point target): 550 yards
  • Maximum Effective Range (area target): 800 yards
  • Caliber / Magazine: 5.56mm / .223 cal. 5 – 25 round magazine
.22 Long Rifle - Zombie Weapon Long Range 2

#2 Remington 597 – .22 Long Rifle/ .22-270

  • Characteristics: Bolt-action or Gas-operated, Mag.-fed, Air-cooled, Shoulder-fired rifle
  • Maximum Effective Range (point target): 100 (windy conditions) / 850 (no wind conditions) Accuracy highly dependant on winds.
  • Maximum Effective Range (area target): 240 yards (windy conditions) / Up to a mile (no wind conditions) Accuracy highly dependant on winds.
  • Magazine: 30 round capacity (after market magazines) and 10 with factory magazines
  • Advantage: Low audible report and readily available ammunition
Remington M700 30-06 - Zombie Weapon Long Range 3

#3 Remington M700 – .30-06 x 150gr./7.62x57mm (thirty-aught-six)

  • Characteristics: Light-Weight, Bolt-action, Air-cooled, Shoulder-fired rifle
  • Maximum Effective Range (point target): 600 yards
  • Maximum Effective Range (area target): 800 yards
  • Internal Magazine Capacity: 3-5 rounds
Dragunov Sniper Rifle Best Zombie Killing Weapon
#4 Dragunov Sniper Rifle

  • Characteristics: Medium weight, Gas-operated, Rotating bolt, Air-cooled, Shoulder-fired weapon
  • Maximum Effective Range (point target): 800 yards
  • Maximum Effective Range (area target): 1300 yards
  • Caliber / Magazine: 7.62x54mmR, 10 round detachable magazine
AK-47 - Zombie Weapon Long Range 5
#5 AK-47

  • Characteristics: Medium weight selective-fire, gas-operated, bolt-firing system
  • Maximum Effective Range (point target): 350 yards
  • Maximum Effective Range (area target): 380 yards
  • Caliber / Magazine: 7.62×39mm

(See THE AK-47: A BRIEF HISTORY & EVOLUTION OF THE AK VARIANTS for more information)

 

OTHER RIFLES WORTH MENTIONING:
Springfield M1A Rifle Zombie Killing Weapon
Springfield M1A

  • Characteristics: Medium weight, Gas-operated, Rotating bolt, Air-cooled, Shoulder or pod fired weapon
  • Maximum Effective Range (point target): 500 yards
  • Maximum Effective Range (area target): 875 yards
  • Caliber / Magazine: 7.62x51mm, 5-20 round detachable magazine
Ruger Mini14 Rifle - Best Zombie Killing Weapon
Ruger Mini-14

  • Characteristics: Light weight, Semi-automatic, Gas-operated, Rotating bolt, Air-cooled, Shoulder-fired weapon
  • Maximum Effective Range (point target): 100 yards
  • Maximum Effective Range (area target): 225 yards
  • Caliber / Magazine: .223 Remington/5.56x45mm, 5-30 round factory box magazine
M14 Rifle - Best Zombie Killing Weapon
M14 Rifle

  • Characteristics: Medium weight, Semi-automatic, Gas-operated, Rotating bolt, Air-cooled, Shoulder-fired weapon
  • Maximum Effective Range (point target): 500 yards
  • Maximum Effective Range (area target): 800-875 (w/ optics) yards
  • Caliber / Magazine: 7.62x51mm NATO (.308 Winchester)
SKS 7.62x39mm - Zombie Weapon Long Range 4
SKS – 7.62 x 39mm

  • Characteristics: Medium to Light-weight (wood v. synthetic), Gas-operated, Air-cooled, Shoulder-fired weapon
  • Maximum Effective Range (point target): 430 yards
  • Maximum Effective Range (area target): 600 yards
  • Magazine: 10-40 round internal magazine
Barrett M82 Sniper Rifle - Best Zombie Killing WEap
Barrett M82 50 Cal Sniper Rifle

  • Characteristics: At 31 lbs, you obviously won’t be wanting to lug this thing around in while running from a zombie horde, but if you happen to come across one when you do find a safe-house, this weapon will soon become your best friend.
  • Maximum Effective Range: 1,800 meters
  • Caliber / Magazine: 50 BMG (12.7x99mm NATO) and .416 Barrett, 10-round detachable box magazine
Remington M24 Sniper Rifle System - best zombie killing weapon
Remington M24 Sniper Rifle Weapon System

  • Characteristics: heavy weight, bolt action
  • Maximum Effective Range (point target): 875 yards
  • Maximum Effective Range (area target): 1000 yards
  • Caliber / Magazine: 7.62×51mm NATO (M24A2), .300 Winchester Magnum (M24A1), .338 Lapua Magnum (M24A3), 5-round internal magazine (M24A1), 10-round detachable box magazine (M24A2), 5-round detachable box magazine (M24A3)

MOST COMMON RIFLE ROUNDS:

.308 Winchester / 7.62x51mm NATO
.30-06
7.62x54mm
.223 Remington /5.56x45mm NATO
7.62x39mm
.22lr
.22wmr

 

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The AK-47: A Brief History & Evolution of the AK Variants

Posted by 401AK47 | A Zombie Survival Plan in AK47: History & Evolution, Long Range Weapons
AK-47 Automatic Assault Rifle Original to Modern

The AK-47, arguably the most iconic assault rifle, with it’s distinctive curve of the Kalashnikov magazine, made its first appearance as far back as World War II. In fact, the 47 in it’s name indicates the year of it’s invention. The A stands for the Russian avtomat or automatic, and the K represents the last name of the inventor; Lieutenant General Mikhail Kalashnikov (Kalishnikov was only 22 years old when he and his team invented the AK-47).

AK47 Type 2 Kalashnikov Assault Rifle Gun

 

 

 

 

 

For decades, the AK-47 has played a role in history. Officially accepted by the Soviet Armed Forces and used by the majority of the member states of the Warsaw Pact, the AK-47 was the weapon that enabled the Soviet Union to control territories they had acquired via the victory over Nazi Germany. Invented with the honorable intention of defending his country and taking out one of the biggest threats the world has ever known, the AK-47 has since been taken by the hands of rebels and deviants for slaughter and misuse.

It was also the weapon of choice for Third World revolutions and as an icon used to strike fear into Osama Bin Laden’s targets of terror when he claimed responsibility for the 9/11 attacks on the U.S.

Despite it’s basic, almost archaic design (selective-fire, gas-operated, bolt-firing system, 7.62×39mm assault rifle), the AK-47’s popularity is due to just that; it’s simplicity. It’s the AK-47’s simplicity that can be attributed to it’s success. Having only either moving parts, it is cheap to manufacture, easy to use, can be cleaned quickly and in the harshest of climates, and is one of the most dependable assault rifles on the battlefield.

AKMS Type 4b Receiver with AK47 Type 2a Receiver Kalashnikov Assault Rifle Gun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the initial stages of production by the Soviets, they encountered difficulties manufacturing the stamped sheet metal receiver and substituted it for a heavier machined receiver. In 1959, the AKM (or modernized) AK began production. Modernized in three ways, the AKM featured the originally intended sheet metal receiver, a slanted muzzle brake on the end of the barrel to compensate for muzzle rise under recoil, and a hammer retarder to prevent the weapon from firing out of without the bolt being fully closed, during rapid or automatic fire.

AK74 Kalashnikov Assault Rifle Gun Wallpaper

AK74 Kalashnikov Assault Rifle Gun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Later, the AK-74 (basically an AKM) was manufactured to house a smaller round (the 5.45 x 39) and also featured a different muzzle break than the AKM.

AK101 Kalashnikov Assault Rifle Gun

 

 

 

 

 

Other variants followed. The AK-101, which is an AK-74M design built to be used with the 5.56×45 cartridge. The AK-101 has a 16 inch barrel with an AK-74 style muzzle brake attached to the barrel to control muzzle climb.
AK102 Kalashnikov Assault Rifle Gun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The AK-102 would be a more modernized version of the AK-101 with a shortened carbine and a folding stock, which is hollow, allowing a field kit to be stored inside. The magazines are made out of plastic, and it fires 5.56x45mm ammunition. It can also fit a GP-25 grenade launcher.

AK104 Kalashnikov Assault Rifle Gun with AK47 compare difference

 

 

 

 

AK105 Kalashnikov Assault Rifle Gun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The AK-102, AK-104 and AK-105 are the designations given to the more compact carbine variants of the AK-10X rifle series, firing the 5.56 x 45 mm NATO, 7.62 x 39 mm M43 and 5.45 x 39 mm M74 rifle rounds respectively. These carbines differentiate themselves from the normal rifles of the series in that they have much shorter barrels, only 314mm in length.

AK103 Kalashnikov Assault Rifle Gun

 

 

 

 

 

The AK-103, a variant of the AK-101 firing 7.62x39mm M43 rounds, is in limited service with selected units in the Russian army – the AK74M still held as the main Russian assault rifle of the Russian Federation.

More AK-type rifles have been produced than all other assault rifles combined (the type 4A/B Stamped AKM receiver being the most-used design in the construction of the AK-series rifles). Today, there is an estimated 70 million AK-47’s in use today.

It is for this reason that we, at 401AK47, expect the AK-47’s next chapter in human history to be one not of human conflict or terrorism, but as a driving force behind mankind’s victory over the zombie war to come.

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