Setterman, me laddie boy, the emotion I feel when I read your posts is somewhere between being really impressed and being really scared.
Damn, son. You know your shit. So okay, my point was to find some kind of distance, projectile weapon that doesn't have an expiration date, like firearms, as soon as all the ammo is used up. Something with which you could kill a zom without getting close enough where you'd have to use an axe, shovel, hammer, whatever.
Besides military slingshots, anyone else got any ideas?
I didn't just pull those numbers out of my brain, they're easy to find on the internet if you know what to look for.
IMO, best firearm for the zombie apocalypse (a couple years into the mess) is an old flint lock muzzle loader. Not the best for killing zombies, BUT, flint, black powder, and lead balls are a lot easier to make than smokeless powder, primers, and cartridge brass. Will let you kill game like deer and bear at a distance, can be used to defend a walled area, and can be loaded with shot rather than a single round ball and be used for fowling.
Best melee weapon? Warm hammer. http://www.museumreplicas.com/p-562-war ... duct_Plus&