Ain't ready for the porch just yet. I'll just sneak a little closer or strategize (is that a word?
) a little harder
I think you really are "onpoint" with your strategy. We've probably all killed turkeys with less than state of the art shotguns. Over the years shotshells, shotguns and chokes have all gotten better but what has really improved, at least from my vantage point, is turkey hunter education.
Many of us now regularly pattern our guns before the season, just to make sure everything is still working properly. That includes the shooter behind the gun. Do those beads still work for us? Are our sights still in alignment and can we still focus on them? Do we need a "dot" type sight or a scope? Did something change with the shells we just bought and the ones we used last year? Can we use a smaller shot size and take advantage of the better patterns or does our gun shoot a larger size pellet better?
Shooting at some big paper can really educate us on how things are working.
Many of us also visit sites like this one to read what others have to say and to positively share our experiences. What works for one may not work for all but many times it provides a starting place. We're all in this together and anything we can do to help and encourage our fellow hunters is a good thing.
Lastly, learning at the range what works at what distance gives us more knowledge (almost always a good thing) and can allow us more freedom in the turkey woods. The freedom to pass on a shot that is too far for our "combination of ingredients", or the freedom to take the shot knowing that our gun will cleanly kill the turkey as long as we do our part.
If that means we develop a strategy of getting closer to the bird or allowing him to come closer to us, so much the better. Whatever works for us is what counts.
We all want to be able to continue to participate in this great sport as long as possible and pass on to others what we've learned and the enjoyment we've experienced. Sort of staying "onpoint" I guess.