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Zombie Apocalypse Survival: Ax vs. Gun | MythBusters -
Published: 1 year ago By: Discovery

By: DiscoveryPublished: 1 year ago

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During a zombie apocalypse, is it better to kill a zombie with a gun or an axe? With guns loaded, Adam and Jamie work to find the best method to kill a group of zombies and survive... maybe!

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what about a chain saw, or a flamethrower
IsDaFur _
'IsDaFur _' 3 days ago
I don't think they know how to spell axe
Julian Stavik
'Julian Stavik' 4 days ago
what if he had an LMG
mr space bros
'mr space bros' 4 days ago
they also didn't point out if you do kill all the zombies there the guns noise might attract more while the axe wouldn't
Ellie Vee
'Ellie Vee' 6 days ago
Best melee weapon has to be a crowbar, no? Can use either end, one as a bludgeon and the other as more of a stabbing tool. Plus you can use it to get into places/things too. I may have put a lot of thought into this in the past...
Fabulous Unnie
'Fabulous Unnie' 6 days ago
So I see people saying about the problem of not stepping on people and getting the axe stuck, And while I agree stepping on corpses would be difficult anyway and could have thrown him off balance, resulting in his death in this scenario. The axe is a definite problem though... In the video, they only calibrated one swing, one that could have been more powerful than what was required, it could be that they used an average of more but even then it would be hard to find a LEAST amount of energy required for a kill hit. A rig to find this would have been better but that's just a nit pick of mine.
XxxoverlordxxX 34444
They spelled axe wrong
Christian Caisley
'Christian Caisley' 1 week ago
0:40 No, there's only one axe.
Undertale oyuncusu
3.00 zombie tuco salamanca
Lincoln Zwolensky
'Lincoln Zwolensky' 2 weeks ago
zombiez gamer
'zombiez gamer' 2 weeks ago
swing the axe like a valkyrie from clash of clans
Rias Gremory
'Rias Gremory' 2 weeks ago
- Gohan -
'- Gohan -' 2 weeks ago
4:10 that little cheater
'Virideon' 2 weeks ago
Something else to consider is that with a gun, you can fire from the top of a building, behind a barricade or from some other place of relative safety. With an axe you have to be right next to your targets. Personally, I'd use a gun and keep the axe in reserve. Still a fun experiment though.
James Bond007
'James Bond007' 2 weeks ago
these people are smart!
Dan Parritte
'Dan Parritte' 2 weeks ago
clearly guns win in real life. but i have both
'Julio' 2 weeks ago
El Chapulin Colorado anyone?????
'8888stealth' 3 weeks ago
Simple. Get a ghn of choice that can fit some sort of DIY chainsaw. Chainsaw won't get stuck in skull. Best of both worlds.
'Siebevanderven' 3 weeks ago
A heavy machine gun with lots of ammo beats axe for sure
'robinchwan' 3 weeks ago
is it heavy enough? some of the swings seems to be wierd angle
'Lowe' 3 weeks ago
An axe or any melee weapon needs no ammo but sharpening. A gun needs ammo and in the apocalypse, you barely find ammo.
'William' 3 weeks ago
As per L4D and Walking Dead noise attracts zombies.
'Angel' 3 weeks ago
how bout....... let's just die..... if the zombie apocalypse comes?
'motti15' 3 weeks ago
A couple of things.. The axe might get stuck sometimes, it would be heavier than what he was swinging as well. As for the guns, he's also using a paintball gun which doesn't reload the same way as a real firearm. If you're using a handgun or rifle, usually clips are pretty easy to load and you can get multiple shots off and can kill more zombies faster than an axe.
Leon Mauersberger
'Leon Mauersberger' 3 weeks ago
I wonder how much money The actors get (i guess The Are not doing IT for free)
El Andru
'El Andru' 3 weeks ago
Get a sword, or a sharp machete
Assassin X
'Assassin X' 3 weeks ago
and the katana would beat the axe!
'Checkone' 3 weeks ago
What about a machine gun?
Tariq Shafi
'Tariq Shafi' 3 weeks ago
thinknoodels was watching this!!!
Daniel Arciniega
'Daniel Arciniega' 3 weeks ago
he couldn't even lift a real axe that size
Leander Parkin
'Leander Parkin' 3 weeks ago
no it wouldnt since you would have to pull the axe out of the Skull wich would cost time
Jack Stynes
'Jack Stynes' 3 weeks ago
I'd rather a knife like if you agree
Hugo Solorzano
'Hugo Solorzano' 3 weeks ago
It should be Plausible because most likely the axe will get stuck on the zombies head & he'll need the time to pull it out
'Crow's Nest' 3 weeks ago
didn't he get over hundred kills 4:09 lol
Sergio Vergara
'Sergio Vergara' 3 weeks ago
You gotta train with your guns folks.
Erick Rueda
'Erick Rueda' 3 weeks ago
they should do the zombie killing swords
Michael Norris
'Michael Norris' 3 weeks ago
Seems like most of the comments are arguing about the axe getting stuck in a skull, vs, the gun jamming when you shoot. Blah blah guys, those are not the variables that are going to save your life. Here is the REAL argument between an axe, vs, a gun. In order to use an axe to kill a zombie, you have to be right there next to that zombie, and where there is one zombie, there are usually a lot of zombies. If the axe is your weapon of choice, you are always putting yourself within zombie reach. But a gun can be fired from far off, from a high up sniper's position or any other safe zone where the horde cannot reach you. With the gun as your weapon, you are more likely to survive because you can remain in a safe location and still shoot down zombies. So, the axe for clearing an escape route to a nearby safe zone and the gun for taking down the majority of the horde.... As long as you have enough ammo.
Konoyaro Gaming
'Konoyaro Gaming' 4 weeks ago
The axe being stuck in the head isn't a 'huge' concern because if you saw, his axe didn't impail or get stuck in the head when he smashed it. Sure a few might but if you yank it down or pull up as the zombie falls, more than likely you will be able to pull it out.
Jacob Kleinsasser
'Jacob Kleinsasser' 4 weeks ago
If you are in that situation where Zombies are bearing down on you and you have no way to run away, it would likely be better to just used the weapon on yourself. Make your end as painless as possible over the alternative. Though if you have no way to escape you are a fool. Always make sure you have an exit strategy.
'Eclipse' 4 weeks ago
Just bullshit
'Vandel212' 4 weeks ago
So is the foam axe supposed to weight as much as the normal metal one?
Tim Hardy
'Tim Hardy' 4 weeks ago
and shot gun spread so u can possibly kill 2 or if u use slugs u can get colaterals
Blake Miller
'Blake Miller' 4 weeks ago
i have a question if you embed the axe into the head wont it get stuck causing you to have to use force to pull it out before you can swing again therefore slowing you down and making you more tired quicker is this true?
'redeye117' 4 weeks ago
Odd question but i felt a fully automatic weapon would fare better than the shotgun or pistol.
Uchiha イタチ
'Uchiha イタチ' 4 weeks ago
Zombie itself is a myth
Yin Lee
'Yin Lee' 4 weeks ago
Im not gay but id let Jamie Hyneman touch me.
Marcelo Silveira
'Marcelo Silveira' 4 weeks ago
even better if you have both guns and axes, start with guns to prevent exaustion, change to axes when they start to get close, run and change back to gun when your arms start to tire, repeat
'Aaron' 1 month ago
Except they didn't use AA12s for the guns.
'Youtubedoctor' 1 month ago
Fucking *axe
Asa Ackerman-Leist
'Asa Ackerman-Leist' 1 month ago
The axe wasn't the same weight, either. Not cool.
Eric Ling
'Eric Ling' 1 month ago
A sword or something like a naginata or some such might be better than an axe. You don't necessarily have to destroy a zombie, just disable it from chasing you, so a sword slicing out their leg muscles or tendons and such would be easier than swinging an axe at the head. With guns and zombies, it's questionable if shooting them in the torso would even stop them, as I would think they aren't really relying on their main organs too much supposedly, you have to get a good headshot in.
Bradley Bailey
'Bradley Bailey' 1 month ago
well the axe technique was poor as well a person who knew how to swing an axe correctly would do better
Harambe YT
'Harambe YT' 1 month ago
What about an RPG?
Dark Riddeth
'Dark Riddeth' 1 month ago
I guess u could say he didn't pull out 😏
Emerge Legendz
'Emerge Legendz' 1 month ago
what about bullet penetration and the shotgun shell spreading?
Eric SA
'Eric SA' 1 month ago
What if you spin around holding the ax
Neil Whitmore
'Neil Whitmore' 1 month ago
my problem is that he is not using the ax correctly
A kid in Africa
'A kid in Africa' 1 month ago
"Axe wins". well not really because at the end of the day they both died.
Kenneth Higdon
'Kenneth Higdon' 1 month ago
They could have called Chuck Norris and had him fart on the zombies. Take them all out by pulling his finger
Ishan sharma
'Ishan sharma' 1 month ago
Have you heard about something know as a SPEAR?
Input CS:GO
'Input CS:GO' 1 month ago
A mix of both would be the best
'Tombyubomby' 1 month ago
They spent axe wrong in the title
comedy gold
'comedy gold' 1 month ago
so many zombie experts lol smh
I know you
Why are the zombies walking so slowly?
'DefiantBoris' 1 month ago
What if we give Brock Lesnar a axe, and a navy seal a gun?
With Mad Method
'With Mad Method' 1 month ago
why not both? when you get tired use a gun
Constantine Aeghin
'Constantine Aeghin' 1 month ago
I would rather have a sword or spear. Better yet a Buick.
'Downarrow' 1 month ago
Well a shotgun is the worst possible choice. even more so if you try going akimbo, and lower your weapon after each shot. srsly? try fumbling with two axes... give the man a semiauto rifle or pistol, and 30/15 undead will fall right away before he even has to reload once. not to mention aligning sights at those distances is easier (and sure as hell easier to train) than pulling off consistently powerful and at the same time accurate swings. if you get a bad angle you might glance off, get caught off guard since usually you won't have to stop your swing, get carried into the monsters arms...or just one of the undead might grab your ax and you are going to have fun wrestling for it...arm in front of head: you won't get through...and so on. quickly engaging a somewhat bigger number of Zs is exactly what a gun is better at. if you have to worry about a few of em only, sure, melee is the way to go, since ammoless and sustainable. still, getting close and personal is always going to be more dangerous.
lukas anton j.
'lukas anton j.' 1 month ago
what about machetes? they are lighter and don't wear the user out as fast, at least that's true for the backyard
Alfredo Urbiola
'Alfredo Urbiola' 1 month ago
Some people have compained that the amount of force needed to take the axe out of a zombie's head wasn't accounted for. However, by not really hitting the zombie volunteers Adam had to stop his swing from hitting them. I wonder if that is anywhere close to the strength required to take the axe out of a skull.
Joshua Chun Yin Lim
'Joshua Chun Yin Lim' 1 month ago
it's spelt axe
Cryptic 90
'Cryptic 90' 1 month ago
it depends on your fighting skills. alot of people dont have martial arts skills.
Edwin Galindo
'Edwin Galindo' 1 month ago
What if you could use both?
Phazer 101
'Phazer 101' 1 month ago
That could also very on if you are good with a gun or not. I think they should retest and let Jamie do both and Adam do both.
'Boboz9' 1 month ago
their is something called a machine gun and a minigun man, dont test it tho
Øath Betrayer
'Øath Betrayer' 2 months ago
Force of axe getting stuck in bones and force of recoil from guns
Ryan Coulson
'Ryan Coulson' 2 months ago
just make a shotgun axe
Elizabeth Hub
'Elizabeth Hub' 2 months ago
Thats why you need a shotgun ax :)
Tiago Willian
'Tiago Willian' 2 months ago
idea for amusement park!!!
Boomer Taylor
'Boomer Taylor' 2 months ago
Ok, so... The biggest, single flaw was in not determining the precise minimum crush force required to pennetrate the skull, then determine the minimum acceleration needed to take the axe of a predetermined mass (like the one displayed) to that minimum force and THEN transfer to the foam weapon, or else there was undoubtedly an "overkill" factor involved resulting in wasted energy in achieving the death blow on the zombies resulting in premature fatigue on the part of the wielder. AND... If you really want to get to it, the skull of a zombie should be easier to crack than a living persons skull (represented by the model used) which would require notably less effort yet, so I think he could have killed a lot more zombies than this demonstration depicted. So, all my time in physics just paid off. And they say you never use what you learn in school. Ha!
Xtreme Extras
'Xtreme Extras' 2 months ago
What about full auto?
Mack Andreou
'Mack Andreou' 2 months ago
you want a katana, strong, fast, light, a super sharpe
'Naif' 2 months ago
AXE not AX you stupid ASS
'duck' 2 months ago
Machine gun?
Charlotte Live
'Charlotte Live' 2 months ago
use machine guns i gerenty he will get more kills
Andrew Kozintsev
'Andrew Kozintsev' 2 months ago
P90 spray, all effn day
bihari babu
'bihari babu' 2 months ago
PUT Jhon Wick in there with some guns and just wait to watch a resident evil remake.
Zachary Lumbera
'Zachary Lumbera' 2 months ago
It's not about the weapon, it's about how you use it.
Jace Miller
'Jace Miller' 2 months ago
What about a machine gun.
bekosim batman
'bekosim batman' 2 months ago
carry glock 17's. Less jams huge capacity lightweight easy to clean and accurate. Also 9mm means more common ammo and also lightweight. Best use a .22.
GyanwanG Gyantaba
'GyanwanG Gyantaba' 2 months ago
Bullshit!! that guy doesn't know how to play. Hand me the gun, i'll show u how Guns r far bettr than using an axe.
Joshua Rañola
'Joshua Rañola' 2 months ago
i might bring a xbow, shotgun, or harpoon it might get 2 zombies at a time
'Bagels211' 2 months ago
I think it's kinda unfair as Jamie moved around and got stuck on the bodies even though in reality you could just walk on them.
Christoper Antonio Johan
for the gun why just dont use minigun or else???
Gilbert Medina
'Gilbert Medina' 2 months ago
I think if they put a squib in there then the gun count would be even less haha but clearing jams takes a split second with someone who practices with a gun
Kevyn Barnhart
'Kevyn Barnhart' 2 months ago
It would depend on what gun you were using. If you had a Saw machine gun you could have exterminated all of them them.
'SeanDaNerd' 2 months ago
This looks like so much fun. I'd pay to play this.
eugene lim
'eugene lim' 2 months ago
is this real zombie?
Patrick Warnars
'Patrick Warnars' 2 months ago
Adam: *uses BAMF Halberd* Jamie: *legit just straps 6 shotguns to body*
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