Welcome to The Real Gunsmith! Randy Selby has built custom rifles for over 52 years and this channel is to share his knowledge, ideas, opinions, and maybe even a story or two. Stay tuned for a new video approximately every week and Randy will show and tell us how real gun building is done!

Randy Selby has been building rifles for over 52 years. In this introduction video he shares with us what it took to get him where he is today. There is arguably no other gun maker with the experience and knowledge that Randy has obtained through a lifetime of gun building and load development. Welcome to The Real Gunsmith!

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Randy tells us what you can expect if you order a custom rifle build from Randy’s Custom Rifles. Randy offers services including re-barreling, load development, complete custom rifle builds including hunting rifles, long range rifles, bench rest rifles and take down rifles. Randy’s vast experience allows him to work with any manufacturer’s actions to build on or to get shooting better!

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Randy gives a little history on the 7mm Remington Magnum and dispels the myth that it’s a good long range hunting cartridge. Randy also compares a few other calibers and gives maximum shooting distances for each when used for hunting.

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In part 2 Randy talks about hunter ethics with long range shooting, including using proper bullets to shoot game.

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Randy talks about his method for developing loads for long range shooting.

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Randy demonstrates his preferred method to shoot from the bench.

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Randy talks about Long Range and the use/misuse of Ballistic Coefficients and proper bullet selection for hunting purposes.

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Randy describes his process to build a custom rifle on a McMillan stock.

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Randy demonstrates his method for chambering a rifle barrel.

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Randy updates us during his process of developing a load for a 300 Weatherby build and talks about the group size change with differences in charges, bullets, seating depth etc.

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With a lifetime of horseback riding, exploring and hunting the Northwest corner of Wyoming, Randy gives us his first hand account of the drastic change and impact the wolf has had on the wildlife of Wyoming. With a dramatic reduction in elk numbers and now a close to nonexistent moose population we have a serious problem in Wyoming and other states in the West.

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Randy talks about his muzzle breaks and demonstrates their efficiency on a 300 Weatherby rifle.

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Randy gives us the real history of the 7mm Remington Magnum as developed by Les Bowman in the 1960’s in Northwest Wyoming.

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Randy has been building custom Take Down Rifles for 20 years. In this video he shows the features of a fiberglass stock Take Down Rifle and a factory wood stock Take Down Rifle and tells us what goes into building them and compatible calibers for multi-barreled rifles. To see more info on Randy’s Take Down Rifles, visit: http://randyscustomrifles.com/custom-…

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Randy talks ethics, from sharing the land with fellow hunters to why you shouldn’t follow the example of the Game and Fish. He also touches on the subject of long range “hunting” and respecting private property. As Randy admonishes in this video, we’re all in this together, let’s mind our manners and have good hunting ethics!

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The Real Gunsmith Randy Selby talks us through his process on building a wood stock from a blank of high quality walnut. Randy builds custom rifles on wood stocks he carves and finishes by hand. Call Randy’s Custom Rifles for the finest quality custom rifle for all purposes including bench shooting, long range shooting, hunting or even for an investment and you won’t be disappointed! Don’t forget to visit the website at www.therealgunsmith.com and www.randyscustomrifles.com.

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Randy talks about his experience with the 6.5 Creedmoor and the problems he’s encountered with the popular cartridge. Be sure to check out The Real Gunsmith at www.therealgunsmith.com and to inquire about a custom rifle built by Randy go to www.randyscustomrifles.com.

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Randy demonstrates how he shapes a wood stock for a custom rifle build from a solid wood blank. Be sure to check out The Real Gunsmith at www.therealgunsmith.com and to inquire about a custom rifle built by Randy go to www.randyscustomrifles.com.

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Ron Faria has known Randy Selby for 26 years. Randy has built Ron a number of rifles and is a very satisfied client and friend!

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With a lifetime of experience building guns and hunting game, it’s not hard for Randy to tell what really goes on with these long range hunting videos that self-proclaimed expert gun builders, with no formal training in gun building or long range shooting have been producing to promote the long range hunting “capabilities” of the insanely expensive rifle systems that they build. Though they are often successful at killing animals at long distances, what they will never show on camera are the missed shots, the wounded game that got away, or the disabled animals from shots that are taken too far for the bullet to work properly to humanely kill. And then they have to put the animal out of its misery at 50 yards before they show the trophy and boost their egos in front of the camera. Just to sell the rifle they promote that it’s supposedly capable of killing at 1000+ yards straight from the company. Randy also has received first hand eye witness accounts from people who have witnessed these so called hunters shooting long distance at game which require multiple shots, sometimes up to a whole box of ammo, to kill or disable an animal at extreme long range, taking sometimes up to an hour to anchor an animal and in many instances having to put the animal down after finally making it over to discover it is still alive. The videos they produce are doctored and will never show what really happens on these long range hunts. This is wrong and it has to stop! Just because you have an overly expensive gun that can shoot a bullet over a mile doesn’t mean the equipment or the shooter is capable of killing game at long range! This has been and continues to be dishonest marketing to sell product.

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Randy describes the right way to resize your fired cases to reload properly.

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Randy talks about necessary energy to ethically harvest game including, ballistic coefficient, bullet construction, shot placement and distance of the shot especially on larger game such as elk. Recently more importance is given to the BC of the bullet instead of its construction and ability to perform properly at the distance you intend to shoot at. You don’t hear very many people talking about energy anymore, one of the most important factors with proper bullet performance.

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Randy talks about different aspects that make an accurate rifle.

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Randy talks about Case Capacity and why the short magnum calibers can’t have as much velocity as the magnum cartridges example: 300 Winchester Magnum vs 300 Winchester Short Magnum.

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With his vast hand loading experience Randy has developed and loaded for various Wild Cat Cartridges. Randy talks about his process and gives sound advice for those attempting to develop a wild cat load.

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Randy clears up the misconception that Ultra-Mag cases were developed from the 404 Jeffery case.

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Are your scope click adjustments accurate? Is your rifle bore straight or slightly curved? Randy talks about why these aspects are important, especially while shooting long range.

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Randy shows us his latest rifle build for one of his clients, chambered in 257 Roberts with a hand-carved maple stock. The stock on this rifle was featured in an earlier video where Randy spends a half hour or so demonstrating how he shapes the blank into a rifle stock which you can see here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkMIV…

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https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith We want to thank all of our subscribers for your support! We’ve received an overwhelming amount of positive comments, messages and have had some great things to discuss with those who disagree with some of Randy’s points. We’ve also had a lot of requests for Randy to teach and pass on his knowledge as a Master Gunsmith. We have just launched our Patreon account where your donations will help us to keep producing informative and educational videos. For those Patrons who donate $10 or more per month they will have access to premium content that will not be available on YouTube. Also in the near future we are going to offer an educational program where Patrons will be able to get access to many of Randy’s Master Gunsmith skills and techniques demonstrated step by step on video, those details are being ironed out and we’ll announce when the Master Gunsmith content will be available including pricing etc. so stay tuned and in the mean time feel free to donate, we appreciate all the support!!! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

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Today Randy talks about bullet technology, using properly constructed bullets for hunting and shows us with cross sectioned bullets from different manufacturers why certain bullets are better than others to effectively and ethically take game. Randy also has examples of bullets recovered from game to show the difference on how proper hunting bullets perform in comparison to match grade target bullets that have become popular “hunting” bullets due to high ballistic coefficients. In Randy’s long hunting career, he has experienced the harvesting of game with all sorts of bullets and has gained irreplaceable insight on which bullets work and which ones don’t and shouldn’t be used for taking game.

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This week Randy takes us down memory lane to re-live one of his favorite hunting experiences. Many of you will be able to relate, the dogs we grow to love will forever be a part of us even when they’re gone, hunting partner or not. They hold a special place in our hearts and we believe they are waiting for us on the other side to once again accompany us on unimaginable adventures!

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Randy responds to accusations that he’s just an old gunsmith who is behind the times. Is the new bullet and cartridge technology being marketed today really new technology?

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How many shots does it take to shoot out a barrel? One of the most debated topics in the shooting community today. Randy talks about the actual accuracy life of a rifle barrel reflecting on his experience re-barreling thousands of rifles over the last half century.

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Randy shows off his most recent 300 Weatherby build and target with the size group it shoots at 100 yards. He also talks about properly bedding a rifle.

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Randy talks about 2 new rifle packages he’s offering and shows what components he’s using for both. Check out our website for more information on both of these rifle packages.

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Randy talks about precise scope adjustments especially with long range scopes that have an adjustable turret system. Does your scope really have the click value that is advertised by it’s manufacturer?

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Randy talks about the misconception that certain popular cartridges such as the 6.5 Creedmoor and others are effective for long range big game hunting.

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Randy talks about how the effects of mismanagement of the large predatory animals specifically the Grizzly Bear and the Wolf in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has resulted in a severely diminished population of ungulate species, specifically moose and elk. If we don’t do something the animals will be gone and so will hunting. Who else is willing to stand up and say/do something about this issue? NOTE: UPDATE: We had hoped to get this out before the WY primaries, however that didn’t happen, life got in the way. Unfortunately for WY and our wildlife, and many other aspects of WY that we hold dear, will be under the governorship of a Democrat in Republican clothing once again. Mark Gordon has ties to Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, to name a few very leftist groups. Harriet Hagamen will still be working on our behalf, in as yet unidentified capacity. Also, on Aug. 31st a Federal judge in MT put a stay on the first grizzly hunt in decades for 21 days, when he will issue another stay, it is anticipated. All based on emotions, not science.

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