May 19,2007. A spectacular view in Pennsylvania.

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.

Dan Frazier

2020-09-14 - Election information

Match 6 is in the books for the year. There is one more regular season match left to work on that aggregate. After the regular season, we'll be having our annual banquet and fun match which is scheduled for SUNDAY OCTOBER 4TH.
We also held our annual election this past weekend. The results are as follows:
President: Eric Wolfgang
VP: Andy Murtagh
Secretary: Michelle Brennen
Treasurer: John Stecik
Range Master: Dave Powley
Public Relations: Tom Snook
Assist. PR: Tom Murtiff
Pit Chairman: Josh Smith
Assist. Pit Chair: Samantha Smith
Assist. Pit Chair: Emily Wolfgang
Assist. Statistician: Fred Bonakdar (unopposed)
All other positions remained the same as this year. Thanks to everyone who ran for positions that help the club. Without members willing to dedicate their time, the club would not be the World Class Shooting Facility that it is.

2020-09-13 - Fun match cancelled

The member's fun shoot scheduled for September 19th has been CANCELLED.

2020-09-14 - Camper info

Kaddy Shack septic guys will be at the club on September 27th around 9:00am. If you want your camper pumped out, see Charlie Salsman or notify a board member and we will pass it on to Charlie.

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!