Originally Posted by northhike
Now there is some first hand testimonial.
Ok...I'm game....how did you end up with one in your leg?
I was a sophmore in high school. My friends 10/22, loaded with Stinger Hollowpoints, had a ftf and he pulled the action back to chamber another round and let it snap closed. It went off. He had it pointed at the center of the back of my calf at a distance of about 30 yards. (Luckilly it wasn't the back of my head)
The bullet went through the calf, injuring the main nerve chord that is between my Tibia and Fibula bones, then slammed into the rear of my Tibia (Shin Bone) blowing the bone in pieces, and the bullet fragmented into an area the size of a large lemon, which now resides in my calf, behind my shin bone. No exit wound.
The doctors pulled pieces of my jeans out from inside my leg, stuffed a drain in all the way to the bone for a couple four or five days, then pulled out the gauze drain (worst pain imaginable)
I wore a soft cast till the swelling went down, then had a full leg cast on for about three months.
I still have nerve damage to the sole of my foot. Sand barefoot feels like razor blades.