Welcome to the site Chessie. You have come to the right place. I think you'll find most of the guys on this site to be genuine, helpful and open. I've sure enjoyed my time here. Great to have you along.
Welcome to BGH. Do not hesitate to jump in and ask questions or post info on hunting. Great group here with a ton of knowledge. Good luck on the turkey. I plan to chase them to but just getting an OTC tag.
There can be too much of a good thing with antler rattling.
I like to hit the horns together for a good 30- to 40-second rattling sequence and then hang them up and resist the urge to hit them again.
This works to the hunter's advantage, because if a buck has heard it, he may have been 300 or 400 yards away and he comes in and he's not exactly sure where it came from.
When finally is time to rattle again throw a slight change-up into the routine.
The second time, don't rattle as loud...