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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2015-02-28 - The March 7th Fun shoot has been postponed till April

I went up to the club to check things out and there is over a foot of snow everywhere and more coming this week. The cold weather this winter has hung on longer than hoped. The first work party is Saturday April 11th and the second is Saturday April 18th. We could have the funshoot on either of these 2 Saturdays. After the work is finished of course. Let me know when youd like to have it and ill post it here in a week or so.


2015-02-05 - I am sorry to anounce,

That Vic Hakes has been diagnosed with a late stage form of lung cancer. There will be a benefit for him at the Hepburnville fire hall, 615 Route 973 East, Cogan Staion Pa. March 15th, 2015 from 2:00 - 6:00. Our prayers go out to him and his family.

Get well soon Vic.

2015-01-18 - Now accepting applications for the 2015 Benchrest school

From June 5-7 2015, our club will host a multi-day, long-range benchrest school which is designed for novice to intermediate shooters. For $350 students will enjoy 1 night and 2 days of intensive training under the guidance of some of our top 1000-yard shooters. The sign-up deadline is June 1st.

On Friday night (June 5th), students will meet their mentors. Saturday (June 6th), the class moves to the range for a full day of hands-on technical training. Topics will include precision reloading, load development, gun handling, use of chronograph, analysis of shooting results, gun cleaning, and target analysis. The club will provide the rifles and all reloading components. Saturday’s training sessions will stop for lunch with a good old fashion cookout. Hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill followed by a steak dinner after the training has ended for the day both are included in the $350 seminar price.

On Sunday (June 7th), after an early training session covering bench set-up and match strategies, students will participate in a 1000-yard match, spending time both behind the trigger and in the pits. Instructors will explain how to read conditions, and will demonstrate target measuring and analysis after the relays. The program wraps up by 4:00 pm on Sunday.

For more information or to make your reservation, email School Director/President Ryan Miller -

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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!