Really? I'm going to have to do a bit more reading on the subject then. I've always been told that they are fun guns to play around with in the backyard and stuff, which is where all my experience with them was acquired, but that they were never really strong enough to do a lot of damage.
The rounds you buy for plinking cans in .22 pellet guns are not the same rounds you buy for killing small game in .22 rifles.
The plinking rounds are .22CB. They have no powder, just the primer.
The short one is .22CB. The big one is .22LR. The middle one is .22 Short--an intermediate round for taking out rodents and whatnot.
In that case, I am going to have to go buy some new ammunition. And I am even more pleased with my Zombie exterminating selection.
The relatively short effective range of shot isn't really a problem if you choose your engagement location well. And you can alleviate that by packing slugs or if you find military grade flechettes. But then you also run into weight issues.
But the common gauges of shotguns--12, 20, .410--are just as common as the common rifle cartridges. So, perhaps you can make a wise gamble that you can find ammo easily enough and carry less with you.
Maybe a pistol with high magazine capacity for back up.
i also know how to use a dagger but hand to hand combat with a zombie is a poor choice.