After many years of using this gun, I am able to make fast follow up shots and have taken several bear and deer with it. The quickest was a black bear. The first shot was at 20 yards in his left shoulder. He turned to run straight away. The next shot was in the back of head. He piled up about 30 yards from my treestand. I think the speed is due to knowing the gun, and not thinking, just shooting. You can't beat a 700.