May 19,2007. A spectacular view in Pennsylvania.

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.

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2017-09-26 - The Vote is in, ballots have been tallied....

The vote has been tallied for the range improvements. There were four options and here are the results: Option #1 - 19 votes; Option #2 - 15 votes; Option #3 - 1 vote; Option #4 - 36 votes. So, that translates into the complete rebuild of the bench area. Metal roof system, level the entire bench area, and room for 15 benches. The work will begin in mid October and will be facilitated by Bud Williams. If you can help with the project, PLEASE contact Bud Williams and let him know. If you cannot reach Bud, email me at and I will let him know. Thanks to anyone who can help. The more hands we get involved, the more the club will save in labor costs. It's your club, invest in its future.
Also, Joe Saltalamachia is collecting names for any donations to the project. Contact Joe or myself if you would like to contribute. Every little bit helps!


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 ( 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!