Since 1967, the PA 1000 Yard Benchrest Club has been holding sanctioned competitions of long range benchrest shooting. Owing a lot of its history to the nearby municipality of Williamsport Pennsylvania, it has become known as the "Williamsport Club". We are proud to be the birthplace of 1000 yard shooting. Our club holds ten regular sanctioned matches each season, none any closer than two weeks apart. The 1000 Yard World Open is always held here in July of each year, and also several "Fun Shoot" weekends, two before and one after the season. Classes fired are Light Gun on Saturdays and Heavy Gun on Sundays. References to these are made repeatedly throughout the site and definitions of each may be found in the rules section.
2017-01-11 - 2017 New Shooting Year!!!
Well, it's that time of year to start thinking about the upcoming shooting season! The winter board meeting is over and the dates have been set. The schedule is on the website for the coming year's events.
There have been some changes to the rules. Rule 8.2.3 has been added to show the sub-junior shooting class for shooters between 8 and 12 years old. Rule 42.0 was eliminated. Rule 61.1 was changed to allow spacers under the rear sandbag rest. ***There will be a vote by the membership pertaining to Rule 54.0 as it relates to some stock designs*** The date for the vote will be determined later and everyone will be notified.
This is our 50th year Anniversary!!! Several special events and items are being designed throughout the year. Namely, Match #5 will be our dedicated 50th Anniversary match!
There are MANY work items that need to be done at the range to get ready for the shooting season so I hope all of you come out to help during the work trip in April.
Membership fees can be sent in anytime. There is an application on this website under the "Club Hist-Info" tab. I am in the process of putting together a newsletter to be sent out shortly which will have the schedule, applications, camper agreements etc.
I look forward to seeing everyone soon. If you have any questions, you can email me at email@example.com or contact Ray, Joe, or Andy from the Contact Us page.
2016-02-14 - ATTENTION: Membership Information!!!
ALL NEW MEMBERS applying for membership MUST apply in person at The Original PA 1000 Yard BR Club!!! No exceptions! NEW Memberships will only be accepted in this manner. If you send in your NEW member membership, it will be returned to you. This applies to NEW MEMBERS only.
Please contact any of the board members, or myself (PA1000yardsecretary@yahoo.com) if you have any questions about this procedure.
The Original PA 1000 Yard Benchrest Club, Inc., is a BENCHREST CLUB, not a general shooting range. If you would like to participate in Long Range competition or learn how to shoot accurately at Long Range, PLEASE come to the CLUB and join in the fun!
2017-01-11 - Contact Information
Due to some of the issues with road closures, floods, etc, in the past, we are asking that everyone provide a CELL PHONE NUMBER on their application so that we can send out a group text message in case of any emergency situations that should arise.
New Members Who Need Information:
should contact anyone on the contact page with any questions about getting started here at the club. There are phone numbers and email addresses there for all the people you need to ask concerning anything to do with the club. Also, information about how to obtain a memberhship can be found in the club info section.
If you think this looks like fun and you'd like to give 1000 yard shooting a try, don't shy away because you don't have the equipment or know anyone who does. Contact someone here and see what's available for a given weekend. There's always someone willing to bring extra equipment for a new shooter to try out. Give some notice to any one of the people listed on the contact page and they can help you to make arrangements and give it a try. Be warned, it's addicting. Once you get the bug, it's hard to walk away.
Club Cookbooks Are Only $10.00
There are cookbooks for sale at the clubhouse for a real bargain price of $10.00. Do yourself and the club a favor and purchase one when you stop in. They are really very nice and would make a great gift, even if you're not a cook. Lets face it, we all like eating!