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.
2015-04-06 - Work Day Saturday the 11th.
New backers and new wood where needed on all target frames.
We have new full sheets of backer board to replace the old ones.
If you have a cordless drill and spare batteries bring them.
Also any damaged wood will be replaced at this time.
The guides on the target frames that keep them straight up and down are going to be fixed but not all at once. A few at a time will be alot less hassle.
New bench tops.
Benches are getting new tops 3/4" thick. We can either remove the old ones and completly replace them or screw the new ones to the old ones and easily flip them before the world open and have new tops for the second half of the season. To be disccussed.
We need new sand bags made for ballast on the target numbers. The old one completly fell apart. I have the bags. Just need shovelers.
There are other small things that we need to do but if we have a fair amount of help it shouldn't take all day Saturday to do what needs to be done. So I would say bring a rifle. If we finish early and enough people want to have a fun shoot we can.
I dont see a need for anyone to have to work on Sunday.
Coffee and donuts will be supplied but pack a lunch.
2015-03-17 - The 2015 Benchrest school is all filled up!
I am happy to announce that the 2015 benchrest school is filled to capacity. Thanks to all who showed interest. Sorry for those who didnt make it in time. There is always next year. Possibly if we do deside to hold a second class this year I will let you all know.
The instructors and I are looking forward to meeting all who entered. See you all in the Summer! I'll be sending out an itinerary to everyone shortly. Anyone that has any questions feel free to ask.
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!