Originally Posted by Dutch
Part of that problem could be the 5.56mm round. Read the book black hawk down, that battle was riddled with instances of that.
Maybe, maybe not...
There are reports of many of our troops taking several shots from 7.62 rounds as well and still surviving (and even continued to fight).
Not to mention, regardless of how many supposed reports of instances like that in Mogadishu, the fact remains that we killed something like an estimated 50 Somalis for every 1 US Soldier that was killed (and that is with a conservative estimate).
Shot placement is what matters more than any other factor.