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 weekly videos 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!   Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

 

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Folks please watch and share. I’m honored to have Randy Selby as a friend. He has always been there with advice and most of all his knowledge. Others may talk Randy backs it up with rounds on target and advice that has come with his life experiences that are priceless.  James Radar

 

 

 

The all-time best gunsmith I’ve ever met, when Randy speaks you know it’s right, examine and shoot one of his rifles and there will be no doubt.  Greg Thompson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!   Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

 

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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.   Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

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In part 2 Randy talks about hunter ethics with long range shooting, including using proper bullets to shoot game.  Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

 

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Randy talks about his method for developing loads for long range shooting.  Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

 

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Randy demonstrates his preferred method to shoot from the bench  Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

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Randy talks about Long Range and the use/misuse of Ballistic Coefficients and proper bullet selection for hunting purposes.  Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

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Randy describes his process to build a custom rifle on a McMillan stock.  Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

 

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Randy demonstrates his method for chambering a rifle barrel.  Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

 

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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.  Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

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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.  Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

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Randy talks about his muzzle breaks and demonstrates their efficiency on a 300 Weatherby rifle.  Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

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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. Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

 

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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-rifles/takedown-rifles/    Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

 

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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!   Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

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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   Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

 

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Randy talks about his experience with the 6.5 Creedmoor and the problems he’s encountered with the popular cartridge.  Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

 

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.    Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

 

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Randy demonstrates how he shapes a wood stock for a custom rifle build from a solid wood blank.  Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

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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!  Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

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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.  Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randy describes the right way to resize your fired cases to reload properly.  Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.   Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randy talks about different aspects that make an accurate rifle.  Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.  Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.  Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

 

 

 

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Randy clears up the misconception that Ultra-Mag cases were developed from the 404 Jeffery case.  Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.   Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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… Support us on Patreon! 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.

 

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! Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/therealgunsmith Video production by Ravenhawk Media: http://ravenhawkmedia.com

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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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