Home Defense 7.62×39 Ammunition – Hornady Zombie Max

Hornady Zombie Max 7.62×39 ammo is an excellent choice for home defense. You have to be very careful when using rifle ammunition for home defense. You need a bullet that will expand quickly and reliably without over-penetration. Over-penetration limits the amount of tissue destruction and does not typically stop a target quickly. It also can put neighbors or people in the vicinity at risk. You don’t want that.

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Hornady Zombie Max 7.62×39 ammo features the Z-Max nylon tipped bullet. The Z-Max is designed for explosive expansion and maximum tissue destruction. I has a thin jacket with a large hollow point cavity. The nylon tip fills the hollow point, preventing it from being plugged by clothing or drywall which would limit or stop bullet expansion.

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Nylon tips assist with positive expansion and trajectory retention. Green tips look cool too. This is very high quality ammunition as you would expect from Hornady. 100% reliable in my AK-47.

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This is brass cased, boxer primed ammunition. It’s also expensive but I don’t target shoot with it. I only keep it for defensive situations so I don’t care about the cost. I have 2 magazines loaded with Hornady Zombie Max ammo for my AK.

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Here is a video demonstrating the explosive expansion of Zombie Max 7.62×39 ammo in ballistic gel.

Here is where I bought Hornady Zombie Max 7.62×39 ammo….7.62x39mm Ammo Specials at Lucky Gunner.com