Hornady Zombie Max

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by Gilmo76, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Gilmo76

    Gilmo76 New Member

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    So I have to say that the marketing department over at Hornady has a great sense of humor. I couldn't help it, but yes, I am one of those people that bought some just because of the box and the green tip, but found out later that they are actually a quality round (part of their Critical Defense line) I shot several through my G23, and they cycle great. I put one through a chicken (from the store-ready to cook, not live!) and it leaves a good size exit...love em'!
     
  2. CincyG27

    CincyG27 New Member

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    What's a box go for? Might be worth a few mags through my 27.
     

  3. Gilmo76

    Gilmo76 New Member

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    Cabelas have them for $18.95 for a box of 20.
     
  4. nd4spd3001

    nd4spd3001 New Member

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    Bass Pro for $17.49. Bought some last weekend. Shot a few kept the rest. They made a different sound coming out of my G17, little bit quieter.
     
  5. KeenansGarage

    KeenansGarage Hiding in plain sight....

    Zombie max will probably be the most sold, yet fewest fired ammo on the market. I am glad to see Hornady knows how to sell bullets!
     
  6. At most stores here both Zombie and Critical will be sitting side by side and Zombie will be $2-3 cheaper a box, which makes no sense to me. If you're shopping for Critical it's a no brainer which to buy.
     
  7. jonm61

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    I wonder if they're loaded a little weaker than the CD? It's the same bullet, just with green polymer instead of red, but I haven't seen anything on the specs yet.
     
  8. iGlock

    iGlock Lead Farmer

    Might pick up a box today myself, just for novelty though.
     
  9. Draugr

    Draugr New Member

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    It's going to be difficult to beat Black Talon.
     
  10. boilerop27

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    I bought some the other day, because the gun store where I went was out of the Critical Defense rounds. I shot a few through my g27 and couldn't tell any difference in how they shot from my normal practice rounds which is 165 fmj Winchesters. The muzzle velocity listed on the box is 1175 fps. Which if correct is a little faster than my practice loads. I believe that they are quality defense rounds.
     
  11. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Bought two boxes at Cabela's in Hamburg, PA.

    Shot one box and put the other away for the Zombie Apocalypse...:rolleyes:

    Novel approach to marketing the Hornady product.
     
  12. shiflet

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    Too bad they don't make it in 10mm yet.... :( any rumors on when that will happen?
     
  13. jln370

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    Zombie Max is Critical Defense with a green tip instead of red. The ballistics are exactly the same. Look it up.
     
  14. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Most are quite aware of that fact...thanks !
     
  15. Hornady Makes great ammo. I love there critical defense ammo. The Zombie max is the same thing just in a kick ass box with a green tip.
     
  16. glock17c

    glock17c New Member

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    the Federal HST is
     
  17. tnmoondog

    tnmoondog New Member

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    I am a sucker for good marketing ..... So I bought ZOMBIE MAX in ar , ak, and 45 :)
     
  18. Ghost23

    Ghost23 New Member

    Thats what I'm saying! I would love to have some zombie max loaded 135gr. at 1500 fps. Haha
     
  19. shiflet

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    That would be a good time.
     
  20. jln370

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    Did you know that critical defense and zombie max are the same just different color tip?