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.
2021-02-24 - Range CLOSURE
The club will be CLOSED from February 26th through March 8th. There is gas line work being done.
Absolutely no shooting during this time period.
2021-01-13 - Website Update
The website has been updated. All applications are correct and can be printed and sent in.
****No fees have been changed from last season!****
Also, the schedule is updated for a full season. Hopefully, this season goes off without any pandemic issues. Andy is already getting prizes for the World Open.
Notable schedule change: the school will be AFTER the WO. It is set for August 28 & 29.
We are looking forward to a great season!
2020-12-30 - WEBSITE BEING UPDATED
I am currently updating the website for the upcoming season.
***PLEASE DO NOT START SENDING IN APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERRSHIP, WORLD, OPEN, SHOOTING SCHOOL, CAMPER, ETC***
Nothing will be accepted until at least January. I will post when applications can be accepted on this site. This process takes some time. So, don't panic if all sections are not completed.
Thank you for your understanding.
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!