I don’t believe there is a perfect shotgun for turkey, nor a bad one. I will admit there are features that certainly can help a hunter. This time of year I usually look around You Tube with the search words Turkey calling, Turkey hunting mainly to see if there is anything thing new, and to listen to other callers. Invariably there is some guy telling the world what the best Turkey gun is. If he’s sponsored you can bet your bottom dollar that will be the gun or ammo if that happens to be the sponsor. This sells guns it doesn't necessarily kill more turkeys In my opinion a sling is very nice to have, not as a shooting aid like a rifle sling, just an easier way to handle the gun when you have a big old tom over one shoulder, a decoy, maybe a chair, or blind so slinging the shotgun sure makes for a safer more comfortable carry out. I also like a sighting system beyond just a bead. Turkey are taken with a aimed shot usually from a very tightly choked shotgun, clean misses do happen. A set of rifle sights or a scope sure helps especially if a turkey comes in from somewhere you were not expecting and you end up in some strange position to get the shot. Head and shoulder alignment with just a bead and rib can be hard—a set of sights shows miss alignment. After that, as long as you know where your gun hits, it does not matter what gauge it is, what shot size you send, what stock configuration, barrel length, number of barrels or type of action. My choice, for what it’s worth, is a 20 gauge pump, a youth model (20” barrel) with an aftermarket adult length thumbhole stock all in natural wood and bluing. I shoot a Primos "Jelly Head" choke, with Hevi-shot shells, and a Leupold 1-4 power scope. My second gun is an Over/Under 20 gauge, the top barrel is choked modified, the bottom has a TSS specific XF choke. The shotgun sports a zero magnification red dot sight. I shoot TSS 9’s from the bottom and plated number 5’s from the top barrel. The two guns have the same overall length but the O/U barrels are 26”. I usually end up calling birds right into my lap and the TSS, and even Hevi shot is really overkill so I’m using the O/U with a milder load incase I again get a bird on top of me, but keeping the option open for a long shot with the mello kicking TSS load. I’m still suffering from my head injury and the easier kicking options are my main reason Hazel the 870 will get the season off.