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.

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2018-08-14 - Match #8 Annual Corn Roast

Reminder that after the Match #8 Light Gun match, we will be enjoying our annual Corn Roast. We have ordered the corn and have some other food being prepared. We would invite anyone to bring along a dish or desert to be shared by all. I hope to see everyone there.
EW

2018-03-15 - Club Related Forms

If you are looking for any club related forms (ie: Membership, camper, etc) They are located under the 'CLUB INFO-HISTORY' tab on the website home page.

2018-08-14 - Troy Wessley World Open Equipment list

Troy Wessley was one of our shooters at the 2018 Original PA 1000 Yard Benchrest Club World Open. His equipment list and gunsmith is incorrect on the standings and results list. As such, I am listing his information here until such time that I can fix the issue.
The following information is for both Light Gun and Heavy Gun:
Caliber: 300 Win Mag, Barrel: Bartlein Stainless w/OPS Inc Brake, Scope: NightForce SHV 5-20, Action: 700 Remington, Trigger: Jewell set @ 1 pound, Stock: McMillan A-5, Gunsmith: Craig Newendyke Florence, Arizona.

Mr. Wessley's aggregate placement was as follows:
LG Group Agg - 16.586", placed 108th; LG Score Agg - 68.500, placed 101st.
HG Group Agg - 22.055, placed 121st; HG Score agg - 67.00 (this is for 1 target due to his day 1 HG target only had 9 shots on paper).
THIS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY DUE TO HIS EQUIPMENT INFORMATION BEING INCORRECTLY LISTED IN THE STANDINGS PAGE. This will be removed when the problem is corrected.

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

Please make sure that you review the Rule book!

ESPECIALLY Rule 9.1:

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 (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!
EW