To result in an immediate kill, the bullet or shot-charge must be administered to the correct part of the skull. In most animals this is the frontal region of the head. The ideal sites and directions of impact differ between species according to certain physical features. When a free bullet is used, the bullet should ideally come to rest in the upper part of the spine; when a shotgun is used the pellets should disperse within the cranium, completely destroying the brain.


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