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.
2018-04-17 - NOTICE *** New Pit Rotation Schedule for Light and Heavy Gun Classes
Since we are going to 8 relays in Light Gun and 5 Relays in Heavy Gun, there are NEW rotation schedules for each. These will be posted in the club house. Here is the run down:
If you shoot in Relays: You Pull Pits for:
1 or 2.........................5 & 6
3 or 4.........................7 & 8
5 or 6.........................1 & 2
7 or 8.........................3 & 4
If you shoot in Relays: You Pull Pits for:
1...............................3 & 4
2 or 3..........................5
4 or 5..........................1 & 2
2018-04-12 - 2018 Season Opener is only 9 days away!
The start of the 2018 season is right at our doorstep. I hope everyone has been busy through the winter getting everything ready for another stellar year. We still have a lot of work to get done at the club, so I hope everyone comes out this weekend and lends a hand.
One of the major issues is the bench tops are going to be set this weekend. The cement has to set up for at least 7 days. Because of this, there will be NO SHOOTING UNTIL THE FIRST MATCH! I know that may not be the best news, but at least everyone is in the same boat.
I have run rotations for both the Light Gun AND Heavy Gun classes. If you told me you wanted a rotation or sent in a membership and asked for a rotation, you probably got one. The rotations are FULL. If you did not let me know you wanted one (or two), you likely did not get one. There are 80 rotations for Light Gun and 60 rotations for Heavy Gun. Heavy Gun matches will have at least 5 relays, utilizing 12 benches. Light Gun will be the same as last year with 8 relays using 10 benches.
Just to repeat-----> NO SHOOTING UNTIL THE FIRST MATCH!!!!! We will be notifying the land owner as well to make sure no one tries to shoot and end up ruining the benches.
Thanks and I look forward to seeing everyone soon!
2018-03-15 - Club Related Forms
If you are looking for any club related forms (ie: Membership, camper, etc) They are located under the 'CLUB INFO-HISTORY' tab on the website home page.
2018-02-27 - **CLOSED** 2018 SHOOTING SCHOOL APPLICATION PERIOD**CLOSED**
THE 2018 SHOOTING SCHOOL IS FULL AND IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. IF FUTURE OPENINGS OCCURR, WE WILL MAKE NOTIFICATION VIA THIS WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK.
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!
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!!!