Large Canadas

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Large Canadas

Postby KE3GOOSE » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:51 pm

Hi everyone,

I was just wondering what recipes everyone is having the most success with for large Canada geese with shots being decoyed range around 30-50 yards.

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Re: Large Canadas

Postby james.moffat » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:25 am


At those yardages, TSS #7 or #7.5 work well. I have gone as large as #6 and as small as #8’s. Remember, 8’s penetrate similarly to T steel or slightly deeper. They work well too but I think the sweet spot is with pattern density and penetration of the #7 and #7.5. You can also drop down to light loads. I shoot 7/8oz loads and 1 oz loads on geese. They are very lethal and low recoil, allowing you to remain in sight picture for the next bird or follow-up shots.


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Re: Large Canadas

Postby Greg » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:28 am

I use 8's and have been very happy with the results on 10-12 Canada's. I also used some 9's that I had laying around and they worked ok.

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Re: Large Canadas

Postby mjy03 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:18 pm

I like 6's on big geese. I have even used 5's on sandhill cranes with great success.

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Re: Large Canadas

Postby Dave In UK » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:14 am

I’ve used a fair few kg of tss18 in #7 on a good few geese, and a couple kg of #6, both have killed well.
On greylag and particularly the Canada’s you mention I would personally choose #6, but the #7 is well up too it.
A lot depends in my opinion what gram load you choose, and how much choke You intend to have.
I have used a 39gm load pushed quite fast, through no more than light modified in the 12ga, and both #7 and #6 will do what you ask decisively.

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