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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2014-04-23 - Sad News

Our member, Melvin R. Hoffman of Ridgway, Pennsylvania, died on April 19, 2014 - he was 70 years old. Friends and family will be received at the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, on Wednesday, April 23 from 6 - 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Leo's Catholic Church on Thursday, April 24th at 11:00 a.m. His internment will be in St. Leo's cemetery. Our sincerest condolences to his family.

2014-04-21 - Filled to Capacity

Registration for the 2014 Benchrest School scheduled for June 6th through 8th is now closed - no additional registrations will be accepted. If there is enough interest another class may be scheduled at a later date. Individuals who wish to be contacted should an additional class be scheduled may contact Vice President, Ryan Miller at ryanmiller@htva.net.

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!