Welcome to the Montana Northwest 1000 Yard Benchrest Club website.  In January 2015 our club decided to join the International Benchrest Shooters.  This involved new rules and procedures that every member needs to know and a link is provided for the IBS and the IBS rules in the menu above.  This is the place to get all of the updates and schedules for the events, as well as the results and photos.

The history behind our Club is that in 1996 the Whitefish, Montana Rifle and Pistol Club formed an affiliation with the Williamsport, PA., Original 1000 Yard Benchrest Club in order to conduct 1000 Yard Matches.  Early in 1998 the Northwest 1000 Yard Benchrest Association was formed.  All matches are currently held at the Deep Creek Rifle Range in Missoula, Montana.  The Club members are continually updating the range and it is now one of the best long distance ranges in the country.  We invite all 1000 yard shooters to come and join us in using this great range and joining the Northwest 1000 Yard Club.  We have some good competitions as well as some of the best shooters in the world.  The range is located outside of Missoula, Montana.  Please contact Shawn Williams for additional info. 406-439-5045  northwest1000ydbenchrest@gmail.com

1000 yard line 46°55’35.03” N 114°14’45.40” W, elevation 3355 feet.

The Championships are August 11 – 12 – 13, 2017.

The 11th is sight in/test day, and we will be shooting all day.  The Matches on Saturday and Sunday will start with a mandatory 7:30 am safety meeting with the first relay starting at 8:00 am.

The matches will be IBS Light and Heavy Gun with the relay winners for Group and Score going to a shoot-off.  The club 11 pound class will follow the IBS LG & HG shoot-offs, but will not have a shoot-off.  Light gun is 5 shots, heavy gun 10 shots and the 11 pound gun shoots 5 shots.  The IBS rules apply to this but the scopes for LG, HG and 2 gun overall winners will be done as we have in the past with the relay scoring system.  Add up your places for both group and score in both relays and the shooter with the lowest total points wins, unless tied, then the tie breakers are the aggregates for; group, if still tied X count, and if still tied closest to center.

There will be lunch on Saturday.

Please let us know in advance if you are coming and might get here late. Remember the 7:30 am safety meeting is required.

The “Deep Creek Challenge”

Earn a chance to Win a $5,000.00 custom rifle. Simply show up & shoot at any Deep Creek MT IBS 1000 yard match(es) & increase your odds via listed shooting criteria. Challenge Dates: August 12-13, 2017 “1000 Yard Championship Match” at Deep Creek Missoula through July 2018 agg season. Tickets earned will go to a random drawing Saturday night at August 11-12, 2018 Championship Match. Must be present to win.  See the full story and photos on the Deep Creek Challenge page on the Schedule tab on the Menu.