Witdog, a couple of things, according to the news tonight, Remington is schedule to call back 200 employees and start up production. Not sure where they are going to start, rifle, shotgun, or pistol, so you may have to wait for a while. I use an 11-87 for turkey and love it. I have a short barrel which I really enjoy in the blind and with other hunters. Some suggestions if you haven't tried this already. Not sure what ammo you are using but you might want to try some different brands. Best one I have used is Winchester XR extended range. Not a fan of the Remington Nitros-they didn't pattern well at all. Another suggestion, try some different chokes. See if your hunting buddies will let you try there chokes before going out and buying several. Lastly, I have found using a shooting stick very helpful. I use one with all my first time hunters, helps them stay on target and focus better. I hope this suggestions help and I can save you money by not having to buy a new barrel. Good luck and good hunting.