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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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Just a reminder that if you want a rotation, it is up to YOU to let me know. Don't ASSUME that I am going to put you in a rotation. ROTATION requests MUST be in by the work trip (Saturday, April 6th, 2019)!!! Rotations will be drawn that weekend.
The same goes for campers fees, if you don't send in your camper fees, you may lose your location. ALSO, make sure you send in your membership fees, there's still a lot of people I haven't heard from yet.
If you sent in a membership, you should have received a membership card for this year, which also has the combination to the clubhouse door on the back. I did receive a couple memberships this week, their cards will go out in the mail tomorrow.
As always, contact me or any of the board members if you have questions
Eric Wolfgang

2019-03-06 - 2019 Shooting School

We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 Shooting School. The school runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday June 7, 8, & 9. 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 $475.00 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 to 30 students which is 2 students per instructor, so it is VERY hands on. Hope to see you at the club! Like us FACEBOOK as well: Original Pennsylvania 1000 Yard Benchrest Club

2019-02-26 - March 23rd fun shoot

A little information about the upcoming fun shoot on March 23rd. It will be 2 person team style, any gun (light or heavy), and will be $10 or $20 per person.
We will be having a short pre-shoot meeting to discuss the work trip. This will be a good time to get campers open.
See you there!!!

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!