- This angle offers a good opportunity for a killing shot on antelope, white-tailed deer, mule deer, black bear, and other big game of similar size or smaller.
- The animal is usually looking away from the hunter.
- The aiming spot will be farther back than with the broadside shot; the exact spot varies depending on the degree to which the animal is quartering away. The opposite front leg is a good reference point for the aiming point.
- If the angle is too narrow, it may not be a good shot for larger game such as elk and moose because their massive stomachs and intestines will get in the way of a clean shot through the lungs or heart.