Bigmark, if your not going to shoot beyond 40 yards, you should be very happy with the 3" Nitro Turkey. If your like me, I can't tell the difference between 38 yards and 42 yards sitting down with my headnet on. So, beyond 40 yards, i believe you can find other 3" loads that perform better. Do what wisturkeyhntr says and let us know how it goes. I like your idea of putting as many rounds through it before turkey season, don't hear that a lot.