Originally Posted by PistolRogue
My point is that, would the effort of having him reload the gun on camera (and therefore, since he's an actor who doesn't necessarily know crap about guns, need to be trained to reload and practice doing so), been worth whatever effect such a shot would have had on the story? No. If he had sat there and gone through 15 rounds in a row without cutting away at any point I could understand people clinging to it so badly but they cut away, and in my mind, that's when a reload could have occurred, while they were showing one of the other groups slugging it out with the walkers.
If you watch closely, they re-used the same scene from at least 2 different cameras. I think I saw a fire belch or a shell behave the exact same way at least twice.