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.
2013-05-01 - Club Members Pass Away
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the recent deaths of several of our club members. (Robert Aronson - April 19th) (Tonya Ridenour - April 24th) (Joeseph Lesley - April 27th) (Richard Heisen - May 11th) Our deepest sympathies go out to their families and friends.
2013-03-03 - 2013 Benchrest School
This years benchrest school will be a 2 day event schedueled for Saturday June 8th and Sunday June 9th 2013. A meet and great will be Friday evening for those who come early.
This will be a beginner class. All equipment will be provided.
For those of you who wish to learn about competing in long range benchrest, this class is for you. We will teach you the fundamental skills needed to be competitive at at 600 and 1000 yards.
Saturday will be spent in class where we will cover a range of topics including reloading do's and dont's, load development and equipment handling just to name a few. Sunday we will hold an actual match to see what youve learned.
The price for the class is $300 and will include Saturday's lunch and Saturday evening's dinner.
There has been alot of interest this year and space is limited. So get your application in early.
For information regarding the school it self please contact Dave Gardner (Public Relations) at email@example.com or 570-916-9095
For an application please contact Nancy Miller (Club Secretary) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-426-1535.
Hope to see you there!!!
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!