Actually, the point made in Blackhawk Down was that the tungsten tipped .223 rounds were so good at penetrating that, unlike the .308 that at least one guy chose to carry, they failed to dump sufficient kinetic energy in the target to knock the target down. So, it was hard to tell how many enemy combatants they were killing or incapacitating because even with a hit the guy might keep moving in the general direction he was going in and thus with all the alleys and **** would move into some kind of cover. A jacketed high velocity round like a .223 generates a shitload of wound trauma as it passes through the body. Even in fleshy parts, there is some kind of effect wherein the wound channel is substantially larger than the round itself.Quote:
Originally Posted by TCDD
As far as what this has to do with stabbing vs. cutting, I would be inclined to say not much, as it's apples to oranges comparing a high velocity projectile to a knife. I think something to consider is that most people who attack with knives are untrained and the stabbing motion is likely the most natural attacking motion with a knife, as it is similar to striking with a fist or any other object. Also, people who are stabbed are generally stabbed multiple times, increasing the likelihood of getting something vital through sheer statistical probability.