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Top 5 Side Dishes for Any Venison Main Course

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These five side dishes will bring your venison’s flavor to life.

If you’re a venison junkie like myself, you’re always wanting to try something new. Maybe you’re interested in preparing a dish in a new way, or it might be trying different side dishes with the main course. Whatever your venison niche may be, here are five side dishes everyone needs to try. Honestly, these sides pair great with most other wild game entrees, too.

Sweet potatoes

For starters, sweet potatoes can be prepared any number of ways. The obvious is baked and loaded with honey, butter and brown sugar. However, I like to chop them up into hash browns or slice them and cook them with olive oil to make sweet potato fries.

Garlic mashed potatoes

This is a standard venison steak side dish. Either load them up with garlic butter, cheese and chives, or pour a little gravy over them. Either way, mash potatoes are a safe go-to. While we’re on the subject, roasted potatoes are also a great option, especially roasted red potatoes.

Bacon green beans

Obviously we don’t want an entire plate full of carbohydrate side dishes. One of my favorites is baked green beans with bacon bites. Chop the real stuff rather than buying bacon bits. However, if you’re in a rush, bacon bits will do. Likewise, preparing a green bean casserole with bacon, similar to a traditional Thanksgiving dish, is also a good option.

Vegetable medley

This is perfect for all you veggie-lovers out there. Grab a cast-iron skillet, throw all your favorite vegetables in the pan, pour a little white wine over them and sauté them for 5-10 minutes on medium heat. Personally, I enjoy green beans, Brussels sprouts, cherry tomatoes, onion, squash and zucchini. This is one of my favorite dishes to pair with grilled venison backstrap.

American dish

Finally, if you eat as many venison hamburgers as I do, some good ol’ baked beans, potato salad and homemade french fries make for a classic meal. I typically grill my ground venison burgers for 5 minutes on each side and then serve them up. This is a household favorite for us.

To find more venison recipes for any occasion, click here.

Like what you see here? Read more hunting articles by Nathan Unger at whitetailguruhunting.com. Nathan is also the host of the Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast.

NEXT: GRILLED VENISON BACKSTRAP RECIPE IS A MOUTHWATERING FAVORITE

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These five side dishes will bring your venison’s flavor to life.

If you’re a venison junkie like myself, you’re always wanting to try something new. Maybe you’re interested in preparing a dish in a new way, or it might be trying different side dishes with the main course. Whatever your venison niche may be, here are five side dishes everyone needs to try. Honestly, these sides pair great with most other wild game entrees, too.

Sweet potatoes

For starters, sweet potatoes can be prepared any number of ways. The obvious is baked and loaded with honey, butter and brown sugar. However, I like to chop them up into hash browns or slice them and cook them with olive oil to make sweet potato fries.

Garlic mashed potatoes

This is a standard venison steak side dish. Either load them up with garlic butter, cheese and chives, or pour a little gravy over them. Either way, mash potatoes are a safe go-to. While we’re on the subject, roasted potatoes are also a great option, especially roasted red potatoes.

Bacon green beans

Obviously we don’t want an entire plate full of carbohydrate side dishes. One of my favorites is baked green beans with bacon bites. Chop the real stuff rather than buying bacon bits. However, if you’re in a rush, bacon bits will do. Likewise, preparing a green bean casserole with bacon, similar to a traditional Thanksgiving dish, is also a good option.

Vegetable medley

This is perfect for all you veggie-lovers out there. Grab a cast-iron skillet, throw all your favorite vegetables in the pan, pour a little white wine over them and sauté them for 5-10 minutes on medium heat. Personally, I enjoy green beans, Brussels sprouts, cherry tomatoes, onion, squash and zucchini. This is one of my favorite dishes to pair with grilled venison backstrap.

American dish

Finally, if you eat as many venison hamburgers as I do, some good ol’ baked beans, potato salad and homemade french fries make for a classic meal. I typically grill my ground venison burgers for 5 minutes on each side and then serve them up. This is a household favorite for us.

To find more venison recipes for any occasion, click here.

Like what you see here? Read more hunting articles by Nathan Unger at whitetailguruhunting.com. Nathan is also the host of the Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast.

NEXT: GRILLED VENISON BACKSTRAP RECIPE IS A MOUTHWATERING FAVORITE

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Nosler Introduces 115-Grain 6mm Reduced Drag Factor Bullet

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Nosler Introduces 115gr 6mm Reduced Drag Factor Bullet

Serious competition shooters will be pleased to hear about the new 6mm Reduced Drag Factor Bullet in 115-grain that Nosler just unveiled.

Just like the name states, the Nosler Reduced Drag Factor (RDF) Bullet is designed for match shooters who want high ballistic coefficient bullets with the flattest trajectory and the least wind drift possible at long range.

Well, shooters who use 6mm cartridges just got some great news when Nosler, Inc announced that a 115-grain 6mm Reduced Drag Factor Bullet is the newest addition to their RDF line.

Designed specifically for use in rifles with a barrel twist rate of 1:7.5″ or faster, the new 115-grain Reduced Drag Factor bullet has a ridiculously high BC of .634 (G1). This is a significant improvement over the only previous 6mm RDF option, which was a 105-grain and had a G1 BC of .571.

Like all the other Nosler RDF bullets, the new 6mm bullet incorporates several key design factors that result in a sleek form factor with one of the highest BCs available anywhere for a bullet of that size.

First, the bullet has a long, drag reducing boattail. It also has a compound ogive along with what Nosler advertises as the smallest and most consistent meplats of any hollow point match bullet line, which they claim eliminates the need to trim tips.

Add it all up and you’ve got a very sleek, accurate, and easy to load hollow point boat tail (HPBT) bullet that’s perfect for rifle tournaments, like Precision Rifle Series (PRS) matches.

With the introduction of this bullet, the entire RDF bullet line now includes 70-, 77-, and 85-grain bullets in .22 caliber, 105- and 115-grain bullets in 6mm (.243 caliber), 130- and 140-grain bullets in 6.5 mm (.264 caliber), 185 grain bullets in 7mm (.284 caliber), 168-, 175-, and 210-grain bullets in .30 caliber, and 300-grain bullets in .338 caliber.

Note that Nosler’s RDF bullets are designed for long range efficiency during competition rifle matches, not for big game hunting. If you want a good long range hunting bullet, then consider the Nosler AccuBond Long Range Series instead.

But if you want match grade accuracy, flat trajectories, and great resistance to wind drift when using your 6mm Creedmoor to bang steel or punch paper, then check out the Nosler 6mm 115 grain RDF bullet.

Like what you see here? You can read more great articles by John McAdams on The Big Game Hunting Blog. Follow him on FacebookYouTube, & Instagram.

NEXT: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NOSLER E-TIP AMMUNITION

WATCH: THE BEST NEW PISTOLS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

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Nosler Introduces 115gr 6mm Reduced Drag Factor Bullet

Serious competition shooters will be pleased to hear about the new 6mm Reduced Drag Factor Bullet in 115-grain that Nosler just unveiled.

Just like the name states, the Nosler Reduced Drag Factor (RDF) Bullet is designed for match shooters who want high ballistic coefficient bullets with the flattest trajectory and the least wind drift possible at long range.

Well, shooters who use 6mm cartridges just got some great news when Nosler, Inc announced that a 115-grain 6mm Reduced Drag Factor Bullet is the newest addition to their RDF line.

Designed specifically for use in rifles with a barrel twist rate of 1:7.5″ or faster, the new 115-grain Reduced Drag Factor bullet has a ridiculously high BC of .634 (G1). This is a significant improvement over the only previous 6mm RDF option, which was a 105-grain and had a G1 BC of .571.

Like all the other Nosler RDF bullets, the new 6mm bullet incorporates several key design factors that result in a sleek form factor with one of the highest BCs available anywhere for a bullet of that size.

First, the bullet has a long, drag reducing boattail. It also has a compound ogive along with what Nosler advertises as the smallest and most consistent meplats of any hollow point match bullet line, which they claim eliminates the need to trim tips.

Add it all up and you’ve got a very sleek, accurate, and easy to load hollow point boat tail (HPBT) bullet that’s perfect for rifle tournaments, like Precision Rifle Series (PRS) matches.

With the introduction of this bullet, the entire RDF bullet line now includes 70-, 77-, and 85-grain bullets in .22 caliber, 105- and 115-grain bullets in 6mm (.243 caliber), 130- and 140-grain bullets in 6.5 mm (.264 caliber), 185 grain bullets in 7mm (.284 caliber), 168-, 175-, and 210-grain bullets in .30 caliber, and 300-grain bullets in .338 caliber.

Note that Nosler’s RDF bullets are designed for long range efficiency during competition rifle matches, not for big game hunting. If you want a good long range hunting bullet, then consider the Nosler AccuBond Long Range Series instead.

But if you want match grade accuracy, flat trajectories, and great resistance to wind drift when using your 6mm Creedmoor to bang steel or punch paper, then check out the Nosler 6mm 115 grain RDF bullet.

Like what you see here? You can read more great articles by John McAdams on The Big Game Hunting Blog. Follow him on FacebookYouTube, & Instagram.

NEXT: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NOSLER E-TIP AMMUNITION

WATCH: THE BEST NEW PISTOLS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

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Keanu Reeves Shows Shooting Prowess Training for John Wick Movie

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Who knew Keanu Reeves could shoot like this?

At this point, Keanu Reeves has already staked his claim as an American badass. After two heart-pounding action franchises in “John Wick” and “The Matrix” alone, he’s earned a spot on the Mount Rushmore of action movies.

However, who knew he could actually shoot? He’s not only capable with a firearm; he could shoot competitively!

You won’t believe your eyes when you see him wield a wide variety of firearms, which includes an AR-15, a shotgun and handguns.

Watch the video below:

If you haven’t already seen “John Wick 3: Parabellum,” chances are you probably want to after watching this, right? The franchise has gained somewhat of a cult-like following after its first two acts, which appear to correlate with how Reeves spends his free time.

Shooting competitively on a course like this is no easy task, as quick shooting scenarios challenge your instincts behind the sights of a rifle, and requires elite discipline from your trigger finger.

It’s clear after watching this tactical training video from Taran Tactical that Reeves has put in a ton of work to prepare for these movies, molding himself into an unbelievable shooter.

Another cool element to the new movie and Reeves’ shooting abilities is the clear lack of a stunt double. In a lot of action movies, Hollywood actors use stunt doubles to do some of the technical work, such as shooting.

It’s exciting to know you’ll actually be watching Reeves in action.

NEXT: SAVAGE ROLLS OUT GUNS WITH NRA’S OFFICIAL CAMOUFLAGE MOSSY OAK OVERWATCH

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Who knew Keanu Reeves could shoot like this?

At this point, Keanu Reeves has already staked his claim as an American badass. After two heart-pounding action franchises in “John Wick” and “The Matrix” alone, he’s earned a spot on the Mount Rushmore of action movies.

However, who knew he could actually shoot? He’s not only capable with a firearm; he could shoot competitively!

You won’t believe your eyes when you see him wield a wide variety of firearms, which includes an AR-15, a shotgun and handguns.

Watch the video below:

If you haven’t already seen “John Wick 3: Parabellum,” chances are you probably want to after watching this, right? The franchise has gained somewhat of a cult-like following after its first two acts, which appear to correlate with how Reeves spends his free time.

Shooting competitively on a course like this is no easy task, as quick shooting scenarios challenge your instincts behind the sights of a rifle, and requires elite discipline from your trigger finger.

It’s clear after watching this tactical training video from Taran Tactical that Reeves has put in a ton of work to prepare for these movies, molding himself into an unbelievable shooter.

Another cool element to the new movie and Reeves’ shooting abilities is the clear lack of a stunt double. In a lot of action movies, Hollywood actors use stunt doubles to do some of the technical work, such as shooting.

It’s exciting to know you’ll actually be watching Reeves in action.

NEXT: SAVAGE ROLLS OUT GUNS WITH NRA’S OFFICIAL CAMOUFLAGE MOSSY OAK OVERWATCH

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Rifle Review: The Nosler Mountain Carbon, Part Two

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Nosler M48 Mountain Carbon

There’s no doubt about how good this rifle is. Are you good enough to get the most from it?

If you want to you know whether a rifle is any good, look at the little stuff. When I get a test gun whose Weaver-style bases are not screwed tight, that means there was…

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Nosler M48 Mountain Carbon

There’s no doubt about how good this rifle is. Are you good enough to get the most from it?

If you want to you know whether a rifle is any good, look at the little stuff. When I get a test gun whose Weaver-style bases are not screwed tight, that means there was…

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