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.
2016-10-21 - IMPORTANT BANQUET INFORMATION
The greater Williamsport Area has been hit with a large amount of rainfall in the past several days leading to widespread flooding. There have been numerous road closures immediately around Williamsport, Cogan Station, Trout Run, Montoursville, Wallis Run, Old Lycoming Twp, and Ralston areas.
Almost every road leading to the Benchrest Club is currently closed. We are expecting another 1-3" of rain tonight and tomorrow. With the 7" that already fell, this will lead to more expected flooding.
As of now, the banquet and fun shoot are still going on as scheduled. Please check the website for further updates.
2016-10-12 - 2016 Banquet and Team Fun Shoot
The banquet and team fun shoot has been set for Sunday, October 23, 2016. We will shoot starting at 9:00am and have a meal and banquet following the match.
Match details are: 2 person teams, any type of rifle(heavy or light), $20 per person/$40 per team. Winning teams determined by score.
The club will provide the main part of the meal. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish. The awards banquet will follow the meal.
Contact me (PA1000Yardsecretary@yahoo.com) or Ray McKinsey (see contact page for his contact info) with any questions.
We look forward to seeing everyone!!!!
2016-09-05 - 2016 World Open 2-Gun Overall Winner(Jay Burger's) Equipment List
We have received many inquiries about Jay Burger's, 2-gun overall winning equipment list. Well, Jay was gracious enough to provide the list for both of his highly winning guns and loads:
Light Gun: Kelbly action, Krieger barrel, Jewell trigger, NightForce Scope, 300 WSM, Gunsmithed by Jay himself. Load was 61.2grn of H4350 pushing a Berger 215 grn Hybrid bullet.
Heavy gun: Borden Action, Krieger barrel, Jewell trigger, NightForce Scope, 300 WSM, Gunsmithed by Jay himself. Load was 64.8 grn of RL23 pushing a Berger 215 grn Hybrid bullet.
Jay related that he is very grateful to the manufacturers of the fine actions, barrels, triggers, scopes, powders, and bullets. I know that Jay puts ALOT of time into fine tuning his rifles! There's no substitute for hard work and it definitely pays off for Jay!
2016-02-14 - 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!
New Members Who Need Information:
should contact anyone on the contact page with any questions about getting started here at the club. There are phone numbers and email addresses there for all the people you need to ask concerning anything to do with the club. Also, information about how to obtain a memberhship can be found in the club info section.
If you think this looks like fun and you'd like to give 1000 yard shooting a try, don't shy away because you don't have the equipment or know anyone who does. Contact someone here and see what's available for a given weekend. There's always someone willing to bring extra equipment for a new shooter to try out. Give some notice to any one of the people listed on the contact page and they can help you to make arrangements and give it a try. Be warned, it's addicting. Once you get the bug, it's hard to walk away.
Club Cookbooks Are Only $10.00
There are cookbooks for sale at the clubhouse for a real bargain price of $10.00. Do yourself and the club a favor and purchase one when you stop in. They are really very nice and would make a great gift, even if you're not a cook. Lets face it, we all like eating!