Blackbird, just about everyone has their opinion on bullet placement. After killing around a hundred big game animals over the years, here's mine. I prefer the high lung shot when I have a broadside. That shot will deliver a lot of damage - shock and bleeding. Usually, this shot drops game in its tracks and it also offers the best results if the shot is a little off the mark. If the bullet happens to strike a little high, the spine will be broken and the animal will go down like it was hit by a Greyhound bus. A little low will hit the heart = dead animal. A little forward will break a shoulder or two, and animals with broken shoulders don't go very far. If the bullet hits a little to the rear, the liver will be struck and the animal will bleed out very quickly. I once had the best of all situations when because of the particular shot angle, I hit the lungs, liver and spine of a buck antelope. This animal. like most high lung shots collpased like a marionette whose strings had just been snipped!