Zombie Ammo: Night of the Living Undead

Zombie Ammo: Night of the Living Undead

Zombie Ammo: Night of the Living Undead Who Walk Among Us


As a seasoned citizen, I have gotten used to the notion there are transient social phenomena that are simply off my radar screen. My wife, for example, recently had to inform me that the concept of wearing hose is now completely beyond the pale among women outside convents or retirement homes. If that means frostbite, so be it.


So I was not completely shocked to find a whole subculture has developed around "zombie shooting." Since my last horror movie was eitherĀ The Exorcist orĀ Rodan vs. Mothra, the appeal of the whole undead thing escapes me, though I still like The Dead, especially the early albums.


Dave Fortier had patiently to explain to his boss that apparently there are many ranges that frown on your shooting at, say, an NRA B-27 police silhouette, but are perfectly OK with you perforating representations of the living dead, the more decayed the better.

Now Hornady, well-known for innovations like the A-Max bullet and Superformance ammunition, has introduced a line of Zombie Max ammo in popular calibers. The bullets (and shotshell case) sport a distinctive putrid green color scheme that I presume must be especially effective on grave escapees. Their website even features a theatrical-quality video depicting an intrepid Hornady user holding back a horde of the legions of darkness. (http://www.hornady.com/ammunition/zombiemax).

I am solidly in favor of just about anything that sells guns and ammunition, but this particular craze has me stumped. What about you?

1. Love it! Bring on the undead!

2. Hate it! Keep 'em in the ground where they belong.

3. Don't care. Just clean up your zombie targets before leaving the range.

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