So everyone has their favorite type and brand of rifle, but here are a few for you to consider adding to your Z-day arsenal.
Of course everyone fantasizes about popping one in a zombie’s melon from 1,000 yards, but whats your best bet as far as accuracy and BANG for your buck? (Assuming you acquire it before z-day, because after that, everythings free. ;) )
The Remington Model 700 SPS Tactical – Under $800. Comes in .308 and .223. Accurate to 1,000 yards depending on the ammo you use.
The CZ 750 Sniper – $1,999. A little pricey, but CZ is a world leader in firearms and this particular rifle is capable of Sub MOA groups. Comes only in .308, and is also accurate to 1,000 yards.
And of course, for those of you who love semi-auto rifles:
The HK SR9TC The germans make some of the best weapons in the world, and the price tag for this baby can be up to $7000. ( I paid $3,500 for mine) Chambered in .308, and accurate up to 1,000 yards, this baby has the ability for fast follow up shots in case you have multiple targets. Capable of raining lead with 20 round magazines. Only 125 were ever imported into the United States. (But, you can find them from time to time on gunsamerica and gun broker.)
So you want to drop a zombie at less than 1000 yards? Most of us aren’t going to be taking 1,000 yard shots anyway. Here are some rifles that cover a medium range of up to about 500 yards.
The FN FAL $1200-$1700 Replace the top cover with a picatinny rail and you can mount all kinds of optics on it, and these rifles fire .308. A good heavy hitting round.
The PTR 91 $1,000. A clone of famed HK G3 series of rifles, this is also chambered .308. Iron sights are accurate out to 400 yards, but 1200 yard iron sights are available. You can also mount any manner of optics on this rifle as well.
And now, the AR platform. AR platform weapons are available in a wide range of calibers, and range in price from $700-$2,000. Some of the most popular calibers for this platform are .223/5.56 and .308, but it also is available in .22LR, ,FN 5.7, 6.8 SPC, 7.62×39, .300 blackout, .458 SOCOM, .50 Beowulf, and even .50 BMG. Also, its one of the most customizable rifles out there.
Depending on your preference, there are so many kinds of optics out there its ridiculous. You can get red dots that are accurate out to 300-500 yards, and some can extend their range by using a 4x magnifier. There are also optics such as the ACOG that reportedly can hit out to 800 yards. Scopes can also be used that have magnification factors from 4x-50x. Make a choice that suits your needs and ability with the rifle, but remember…. You need back up sights just in case.