Way to go on a nice Mossy. I got a little Remington 870 last year in 20ga to do Turkey hunting and other game bird hunts with. I have mine set up for around 30 to 35yds using #6 lead shot(gave tightest pattern) with a "Full Turkey" choke that will work with steel shot(no ports). Here in Missouri, steel shot isn't required where I hunt, but if I had to use steel, I'm all set to do so. If you do use steel shot, DO NOT get a choke with ports, as it will mangle the ported choke. I have (3) full chokes without any ports, from different manufacturer's because, each choke actually gives off different patterns on the target and you want the best, tightest pattern, for the shot size you'll be using. You want a choke that works with steel because a lot of Public Land or your State, might require hunters' nowadays to only go with steel shot. Just get a couple "Full" chokes(no ports) and test your pattern. If you find a choke that works with steel/lead, it's OK to use. If choke is etched "for lead only"---DO NOT USE STEEL SHOT in it as the metal is not hardened for it. If choke doesn't have any writing/etching on it, then recognize it as being--"for lead shot only". If you get choke with ports--"LEAD SHOT ONLY". Hope I answered your question(s). Almost forgot. I didn't get my Spring Tom, but I got a nice Fall Hen with my little Remmy.
Last edited by Triumphman; 02-23-2012 at 03:39 PM.