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.
2023-03-29 - CLUB OPENING WORK DETAIL POSTPONED
Due to the rain and high winds predicted for this coming Saturday, April 1st & 2nd, the planned pre-season work trip is being moved to the alternate dates of April 15 & 16.
Sorry for any inconvenience. Please pass the word along to other members. We will definitely need help getting everything set up on the 15th to make sure we are ready for match 1.
2023-03-22 - Club opening work detail
REMINDER: *** April 1& 2 is the club opening work detail. We need to help put out the flags, get the pits ready, turn on the water and electric, and other small clean up projects. The more help, the better! Hopefully the weather will cooperate. Bring any tools and supplies that may be needed. ***
IF we get everything finished and opened on Saturday, we will be holding an informal match on Sunday. It all hinges on getting everything opened. We still have lots of work for the clubhouse renovation as well.****
2023-02-19 - Hall Of Fame Records
I am currently working on fixing the Hall of Fame Points records. The lists will be down until the issues are fixed.
2023-01-30 - The 2023 Schedule is POSTED
The schedule for 2023 has been updated and posted. There have been some changes to the fee schedule, so PLEASE read the applications prior to sending anything in. Not everything is updated. Further info is forthcoming about the season. The membership application is 2 PAGES. ALL members MUST sign the Waiver on the 2nd page of the application to be eligible for membership.
For now, the schedule is up to date.
We are proceeding with the demolition and remodeling of the bathrooms in the clubhouse. We are looking for some laborers on February 18th to start demolition. If you can be there, it would be greatly appreciated. Will also be looking for any plumbers and electricians as the project progresses.
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!