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ViperGlock
11-08-2011, 11:36
Online, the .40 S&W 165 gr "Z-Max" is advertised at 1045 fps...but the box says 1175 fps. Maybe the advertised and box are talking about different barrel lengths. I would like to see some chronograph results.

dkf
11-08-2011, 12:10
Yeah wait to see the chrono results. Hornady is usually a good bit lower than advertised. That round probably won't make it 1100fps out of a 4" on the chrono.

Their new Critical Duty ammo interests me FAR mor than their gimmick zombie ammo. http://www.hornady.com/store/Critical-DUTY-New

cowboy1964
11-08-2011, 12:40
I'll pick up a box of .223 someday just for the box.

ViperGlock
11-08-2011, 12:47
I see it more as a collector item too, but it's still nice to know it may have a little "zip".

clarkstoncz
11-09-2011, 01:28
They need to offer it in .357 SIG.

GiveMeLiberty
11-09-2011, 11:37
Too expensive for range use. Too much of a liability for defensive carry ("Not for use on humans" is on the package, so I hear) - an anti 2A lawyer would go to town on somebody who used this against an attacker IMO.

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UnjollyRoger
11-10-2011, 20:38
Did they make it in 7.62x39 yet?

Merkavaboy
11-10-2011, 22:29
Did they make it in 7.62x39 yet?

Yes, but it's loaded in steel cases.

They also have it in 30-30 Win.

http://www.hornady.com/store/Zombie-Max-new

UnjollyRoger
11-11-2011, 10:32
What's wrong with steel cases?

My AK actually gets better accuracy with steel ammo.

I'm gonna get a couple boxes, just for collector value down the road.

dkf
11-11-2011, 12:52
They need to offer it in .357 SIG.

They have .357sig Critical Defense. Thats as close as your going to get as of now. I like the .357sig but if I was Hornady I would not even bother with the Zombie ammo in .357sig.

Merkavaboy
11-11-2011, 18:06
What's wrong with steel cases?

My AK actually gets better accuracy with steel ammo.

I'm gonna get a couple boxes, just for collector value down the road.

Nothing is wrong with steel. It's just that people aren't going to be buying Z-Max for plinking ammo, so I thought it would have been nice for Hornady to stick with all brass cases.

LEAD
11-11-2011, 18:10
The 7.62 isn't plinking, its V-max with new packaging, the rest seems to be critical defense.

UnjollyRoger
11-11-2011, 18:15
I think it'd make a good HD round.

voyager4520
11-12-2011, 02:25
When I saw that 165gr advertised at 1045fps I had to laugh, not even most FMJ loads are that light. 1175fps advertised makes more sense though, it's basically a Critical Defense bullet with a different color plastic plug and a brass case. And the 165gr Critical Defense is advertised at 1175fps, one of the hottest advertised in .40SW.

OctoberRust
11-20-2011, 08:15
Too expensive for range use. Too much of a liability for defensive carry ("Not for use on humans" is on the package, so I hear) - an anti 2A lawyer would go to town on somebody who used this against an attacker IMO.

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Where does it say that? I don't see it anywhere on my box..... :dunno:

GiveMeLiberty
11-20-2011, 13:26
Where does it say that? I don't see it anywhere on my box..... :dunno:

I was going off of information I saw posted elsewhere. I guess it was incorrect. I haven't seen the product anywhere locally. Sorry [shrug]

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OctoberRust
11-20-2011, 14:18
I was going off of information I saw posted elsewhere. I guess it was incorrect. I haven't seen the product anywhere locally. Sorry [shrug]

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That's fine, just be careful before you spread rumors.

I don't know if I'd carry a 115 grain bullet going 1190 fps. At least for the price Hornady is selling these at.

LEAD
11-22-2011, 08:19
I also thought it said something to the extent of "only for use on zombies"

Merkavaboy
11-22-2011, 08:50
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Originally Posted by GiveMeLiberty
Too expensive for range use. Too much of a liability for defensive carry ("Not for use on humans" is on the package, so I hear) - an anti 2A lawyer would go to town on somebody who used this against an attacker IMO.

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Where does it say that? I don't see it anywhere on my box..... :dunno:

It's right on their website.

"Disclaimer: HornadyŽ Zombie Max™ ammunition is NOT a toy (IT IS LIVE AMMUNITION), but is intended only to be used on…ZOMBIES, also known as the living dead, undead, etc. No human being, plant, animal, vegetable or mineral should ever be shot with HornadyŽ Zombie Max™ ammunition. Again, we repeat, HornadyŽ Zombie Max™ ammunition is for use on ZOMBIES ONLY, and that's not a nickname, phrase or cute way of referring to anybody, place or thing. When we say Zombies, we mean…ZOMBIES!"

http://www.hornady.com/store/Zombie-Max-new

OctoberRust
11-22-2011, 11:12
Well, I don't blame them. I certaintly wouldn't feel safe shooting those anemic rounds at an attacker either. :supergrin:

collim1
11-23-2011, 16:55
Yes, but it's loaded in steel cases.

They also have it in 30-30 Win.

http://www.hornady.com/store/Zombie-Max-new

I have never shot brass ammo in a SKS or AK47.

BigEAGLE
11-28-2011, 15:14
they need to make it in 10mm and load 135gr at 1600 for head shots and 180 gr at 1300 for zombie bears

cowboywannabe
11-28-2011, 16:02
Hornady makes some good .44 special ammo but its really made for the longer bbls if expecting to get box flap velocities.