One thing about long range shooting as it relates to hunting, is when you shoot the animal that you are after you want it to go down, like “DRT”, Dead Right There. If you place your shot behind the shoulder you will kill the animal, but it will probably not go down right away. Now, if you become proficient enough and shoot a Deer at 1,000 yards you don’t want to go over there and have to search the county to find it. So here is my tip. The place you want to shoot the animal if you want it to go down is high in the shoulder when possible. When you do that, the animal doesn’t have the ability to stand on its front legs and it will fall right on its face. Keep in mind, that when the animal is quartering away that you shoot for the opposite shoulder. Even when you aim for that shoulder, you still hit the vitals and the animal is usually dead by the time you get there.