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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, before and 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.

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We are currently accepting applications for the 2018 Shooting School. If you would like to learn about competing in 1000 yard benchrest, this is the place to come to and learn from the best in the business. Some of the topics covered are: Reloading for competition, bench techniques, equipment selection, range procedures, and load development. The class is $425.00 which includes a FREE 1-year membership to the club. ALL equipment, ammunition, and instruction is included as well as lunches and a Dinner on Saturday evening. Students will participate in a match on Sunday to apply all of the techniques learned throughout the weekend.
If you want to take years off of the typical competition learning curve or just come out and experience long range competition, this is the place. The application can be printed from the 'CLUB INFO-HISTORY' tab on the left of this page. Any questions can be answered from the 'CONTACT US' page. This school fills up VERY quickly, so don't delay if you think this is for you! The school takes 24 students which is 2 students per instructor, so it is VERY hands on. Hope to see you at the club!
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2018-01-06 - 2018 Season Schedule

Well, we fought the bitter cold and flew through the 2018 winter board meeting. The 2018 schedule is approved and updated on this website under the '2018 SCHEDULE' tab on the left side of the HOME page.
Further information concerning the discussions at the winter board meeting will be forthcoming.
Some of the highlights are: Dues, shooting fees, camper fees, and World Open fees remain unchanged. Shoot off winners will receive $75.00 for 1st, $50.00 for 2nd, and $25.00 for 3rd. The bench project is on track and going very well (Thanks Bud!). No rule changes for 2018. We are hoping to have a 60 person rotation for Heavy Gun class this year. Rule books will no longer be printed, copies can be printed from the website, or at the club if needed.
Applications for membership and the shooting school are posted on this website and can be sent in any time. Please review the info on the applications and make sure you understand it.
That's all for now! Let me know if you have any questions...
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2017-12-18 - 2017 Hall Of Fame Inductees - Steve Brennan & Robert Shields

The Original PA 1000 Yard Benchrest Club was fortunate enough to induct two very fine shooters into our Hall of Fame. Both shooters made it into the Hall of Fame within the Light Gun record side. Congratulations to Steve Brennan and Robert Shields for your fine achievement! Your hard work and dedication earned you the right to be inducted into the class of 2017, Hall of Fame.

2018-01-22 - ***IMPORTANT INFORMATION***

Please make sure that you review the Rule book!


Our lease binds us to the requirement that the member MUST FIRST come to the home of Larry Plants land owner, or call the preceding evening (570-995-9143) and inform him that the member intends to use the range. This arrangement should eliminate the risk of Mr. Plants and others inadvertently being within the danger zone of the range.

Any member violating this rule may face suspension or expulsion from the club!!!

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 ( 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!