I mix cracked corn at like 30% to the rest shelled and yes it helps keep them coming in between the chance to put it out on the ground, just pray turkeys don't find it though cracked corn is crack to them
My Ten Point Titan was top of the line when I got it in 2012 for $ 670 or so with a Steady Eddy , the new prices are painful, especially when I've had such great success with this setup. I won a cheaper model on FB so I guess I could swap both and my grandchild for a new Ten Point !
I have been shooting one now since 2012 and I absolutely cannot imagine any scenario in how you could shoot yourself with one. All of the modern ones have a safety design that is going to keep them from discharging but I'm sure there's a way to do anything.
I killed a doe opening morn then ( no shock to many here) had surgery yesterday for a serious hernia. Looking forward to getting back out in about 6 weeks.
I've been where you were many times and it is a great feeling , congrats on getting it done !