OK – since I know nothing about guns, I’m just gonna pass the information along even though I won’t even know what the bloody hell I’m talking about. Even the title is all Chinese to me. I hope at the end of the day it will actually make sense to those who know a thing or two about guns. Here goes:
What I know is that this happened in the Philippines. It was an accidental discharge (allegedly) during military exercises. A 5.56 round (this is where I get lost and no longer know what I’m talking about) fired from a 20″ barreled M16-A1 rifle at close range of about 5 meters entered thigh from the inner side and exited on the outer side.
X-ray photos of the wound are included and from what I’m told, fractured femur is the result of pressure created by the round. The round itself did not hit the bone.
From a completely amateur’s perspective, this is one hell of a bullet wound. I suppose the victim can count himself lucky it hit him in the leg. Given that it was an accidental discharge, it may have gone just about anywhere. Seeing the damage it left, had it entered just a few inches upward, there would be no helping that guy, I don’t think.
Perhaps our gun experts can translate all this into English and provide their expert input cause I really don’t know what the hell I’m talking about here: