Usually 40 yards for a turkey setup, but you may go less or further out depending on the gun and the way it patterns. Start at 40 and don't shoot out further than what it will put a dozen or so shot in the head/neck of a target.
Accuracy. What an incredible way to give yourself a true advantage.
Go to your club and get a bunch of guys together - and put a target out there at 250 meters. Break out the deer rifles and see who can shoot a decent group, even off of the bench, at this distance. I think you will be shocked at how few can do it.
So - with that in mind, I recently set out to try to develop a semi-custom rifle that I could afford and that would shoot - repeatedly - at MOA.
I started with a platform that I love...