The Broadside Shot Archery
For the bowhunter, the prime kill-zone of the heart area can be almost completely covered by the upper front leg (humerus) and elbow joint depending upon leg position. The best shot placement for a broadhead is to aim for the center of the lungs giving the shooter some critical room should the shot be off by a few inches. Yes, the windpipe (trachea) and the carotid artery and juglar vein in the neck are exposed at this angle. However, because the lungs are so exposed on a full broadside, in our opinion, there is absolutely zero need for a bowhunter to attempt such a difficult and marginal shot when a high-percentage lung shot is available.