This is a follow-up thread on Blackbird's question about bullet placement Specifically, he mentioned the "high lung" shot. Just about everyone has their favorite shot regarding bullet placement as their are lots of shots that get the job done. After many years of hunting and killing almost a hundred big game animals, I prefer that high lung shot when I have a broadside, and have had the best results with that shot over the years. Some of the kills have been nothing short of spectacular! That shot will deliver a lot of damage - shock and bleeding - without ruining any meat. 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 shot game, collapsed like a marionette whose strings had just been snipped!