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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Ray, Joe, or Andy from the Contact Us page.
2017-02-25 - 200 Yard .22 Rimfire matches
Time to break out that .22 rimfire and bring it to the range with you! We will be hosting another year of Long Range .22 rimfire matches! All of the matches are held at 200 yards. There will be 10 matches, with a 6 match aggregate for SCORE winner at the end of the season.
Matches will be held after the Saturday Light Gun Matches. The winner of each individual match takes home a large percentage of the entrance fees.
This year, we are considering another, separate class competition - FACTORY CLASS. In the traditional class, there are no equipment restrictions, so break out dad's old Marlin or bring that custom Turbo and test your wind reading, trigger pulling, excuse making skills and see if you can take home some prize money!
Dave Powley will be running the matches, you can contact him at email@example.com for more information and to let him know your thoughts on a FACTORY CLASS.
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.
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!