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.
2020-01-18 - Forms and Fees updated
As of today (January 18, 2020), all of the fees have been set by the board of directors. The only increase in fees was implemented for the 2020 World Open. An increase of $5.00 per class was voted in to cover increasing operating expenses. ALL other fees have remained the same as last year.
So, with that said, all applications have been updated on this site. You can find ALL applications (Membership, Camper, World Open, and Shooting School) under the 'Info-History' tab at the left side of this page.
Memberships are now due for the 2020 shooting season. Also, the application period for the 2020 shooting school is now open and we will begin accepting applications. Note that this school tends to fill up very quickly, so consider sending in an application ASAP.
If you have any questions, contact Joe Saltalamachia, Andy Murtagh, or Eric Wolfgang for further information ('Contact Us' tab at left).
Again, due to winter weather conditions, the board of directors meeting has been postponed. Hopefully, it can be rescheduled for February 15th. Since the meeting did not yet take place, only the above information has been updated and approved. There are still many items that need to be reviewed (ie: Rules, procedures, work trip, committees, etc). If it wasn't mentioned above, then it is not yet approved for this season.
2019-12-08 - Website Updates for the 2020 shooting Season
I am currently updating the website to refresh everything for the upcoming 2020 shooting season.
As of today (12/08/2019), the ONLY item that is correct is the 2020 schedule. The board of directors has approved the 2020 season schedule and it has been posted on this site.
Other than the schedule, no other forms, rules, or other items have been updated. Most forms, rules, costs, fees, etc have to be approved by the board at the annual winter board meeting scheduled for January 18, 2020.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND IN MEMBERSHIP FORMS, CAMPER AGREEMENTS, SCHOOL APPLICATIONS, WORLD OPEN APPLICATIONS, OR MATCH FEES UNTIL AFTER JANUARY 18TH BOARD MEETING!!!!
I will post all of the updated information on this site and our Facebook page as soon as the meeting has been completed.
2019-09-24 - Wayne Burrows Breaks into the 3" club
Congratulations to Wayne Burrows for finally making it into the 3" group club at Match 10, Heavy Gun. Wayne cranked out an impressive 3.908" group during Relay #3, Bench #2. Wayne was like a kid in a candy store after getting that target back. Good Job Wayne!
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!