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, 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.

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2019-01-17 - 2019 Winter Board Meeting Postponed Due to Weather

Due to the forecasted winter storm for the coming weekend, the winter board meeting has been postponed until January 26th.
We will be setting the schedule and other items at this meeting. If any member has an item they would like the board to discuss, please contact me and I will include it on the agenda. Several members have provided good information for the club that will be discussed, so we certainly welcome your input.
Eric Wolfgang

2018-12-05 - Member Help Needed for Gun/Sport Shows

We are looking for members to help with manning a club table at several Gun/Sport shows throughout the winter months.
We have the first one on December 14, 15, & 16 at the Oaks Convention Center, King of Prussia, Eagle Arms Gun Show. We have 5 volunteers currently, but need at least 6 minimum. Even if you are available for a few hours on any of the days would be great. Check out their website for directions and times ( ). Let me know ASAP if you can help. These shows have been a great way to expand our sport and membership. Please consider lending a hand.

2018-10-07 - RANGE CLOSED

The range is CLOSED during big game hunting season. The ONLY exception to this is Sunday as long as all other rules are followed, ie: calling ahead and shooting times for Sundays. DO NOT ASK THE LAND OWNER FOR PERMISSION ON ANY OTHER DAYS. This is a club rule and your membership will be suspended for any violation.

2018-01-22 - ***IMPORTANT INFORMATION***

Please make sure that you review the Rule book!


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!!!

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!