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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2016-09-26 - 2016 Year End Information

Well, the 2016 shooting season has almost come to an end. We have one more match left and it seems like it just flew by. We will be having elections at match 10. Currently there are 2 openings on the board: Statistician and Assistant PR. If you are interested in either of these positions, or any other position on the board, please let me or any other board member know so we can include it during the election. It takes a lot of work to make the matches run smoothly, and maybe YOU can help make improvements!
We are planning for the upcoming banquet and will be putting out information about that soon.
As always, if you have any questions, comments, etc, please contact me at: PA1000YARDSECRETARY@YAHOO.COM
Eric Wolfgang

2016-09-05 - 2016 World Open 2-Gun Overall Winner(Jay Burger's) Equipment List

We have received many inquiries about Jay Burger's, 2-gun overall winning equipment list. Well, Jay was gracious enough to provide the list for both of his highly winning guns and loads:
Light Gun: Kelbly action, Krieger barrel, Jewell trigger, NightForce Scope, 300 WSM, Gunsmithed by Jay himself. Load was 61.2grn of H4350 pushing a Berger 215 grn Hybrid bullet.
Heavy gun: Borden Action, Krieger barrel, Jewell trigger, NightForce Scope, 300 WSM, Gunsmithed by Jay himself. Load was 64.8 grn of RL23 pushing a Berger 215 grn Hybrid bullet.
Jay related that he is very grateful to the manufacturers of the fine actions, barrels, triggers, scopes, powders, and bullets. I know that Jay puts ALOT of time into fine tuning his rifles! There's no substitute for hard work and it definitely pays off for Jay!

2016-02-14 - 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!

2016-01-03 - New Club Mailing Address

Please take notice that there is a new club mailing address:

The Original PA 1000 Yard Benchrest Club, Inc
P.O. Box 218
Allenwood, PA 17810-0218

This is only for mail being sent to the club, it is NOT a change to the actual club address. That will remain:

The Original PA 1000 Yard Benchrest Club, Inc
197 Kelly Road
Trout Run, PA 17771


Eric Wolfgang
Email Address:
Cell # 570-419-2277

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!