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.
2016-05-24 - Cook Shack is OPEN
The cook shack is now open for Breakfast and Lunch for both the Light Gun and Heavy Gun Matches.
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 (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!
2016-01-29 - .22 Long Rifle matches
Break out that .22 rimfire and bring it to the range with you! We will be hosting another year of Long Range .22 Rimfire matches! All of the matches are held at 200 yards. There will be 10 matches, with a 6 match aggragate for score winner at the end of the season.
Matches will be held after the Saturday Light Gun Matches. The winner of each individual match takes home a large percentage of the entrance fees.
There are no equipment restrictions, so break out dad's old Marlin or bring that custom Turbo and test your wind reading, trigger pulling, excuse making skills and see if you can take home some prize money!
Dave Powley will be running the matches, you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2016-04-26 - New keys for Club house
The main door to the club house has been changed. We have also changed the lock. So, if you had a key before, it will no longer work. If you would like a new key, see Ray McKinsey. You can exchange the old key for a new one or purchase a new key.
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!