good mornin' beardhunter
glad to hear that you are HOOKED. i'd say from experience that you made a good choice in a turkey gun.used one myself for a few years. if long range turkey shots are in the norm, and with the right choke tube , the 870 is very capable. funny thing how turkey guns and mouth calls have so much in common. sometimes a hunter gets lucky so to speak when choosing either one and all works out very nice. then on the other hand sometimes it takes quite a bit of time and money to try out different choke tubes , ammo ,and several mouth calls. BUT! that is a very big part of the enjoyment of the sport.a bit of advice from me would be to never take anything for granted . check all of your gear often,,,every item . handle that gun often. work the action and safety button every time you pick it up and SOON it'll become part of you and when the ,moment of truth comes it'll all be second nature and and you won't have to think about so much. by the way i sometimes usethe work ''LUCKY''.well superstitious i ain't. i do use that word loosely. there ain't any luck involved in hunting and shooting.becoming familiar with the firearm and the animal and the land is not luck but SKILL. BE SAFE LATER ''ostt''