By Lars Dalseide | September 5 2012 18:09

Bring your rifle or handgun to the Original Pennsylvania 1000 with the NRA

Firing from an AR platform at NRA's Electronic Target event

It's getting to be that time of the year. In most parts of the country, one hunting season or the other has opened. And if it hasn't opened ... it's opening soon. It's about time that you sight in that rifle. And if you live within driving distance of the Original Pennsylvania 1000 Yard Benchrest Club in Willamsport, then you can do if for free this Saturday in electric fashion.

That's because the National Rifle Association is heading up to Williamsport for what we like to call an Electronic Target Event. With the same targets used in the 2012 London Olympics (okay, not THE actual targets used in the Olympics, but the same style by the company who made this year's Olympic shooting targets), we allow anyone and everyone to come out for a touch of trigger time at 50, 100, and 250 yards.

"Get comfortable at 50 and move out to 250 yards," said NRA staffer Eric Whitescarver. "Best part is, you don't have to go wait for the range to go cold so you can change your target when you're done. Just hand it off to the next man or woman."

That's because the range never has to go cold once the targets are in place. Just put the Portable Bullet Sensor (PBS) System on the range and we'll be ready to go. Will you?

"We closed online registration the other day," said Whitescarver. "If you haven't signed up yet, you'll have to do it there on Saturday at the Original."

Either way, you need to be at 197 Kelly Road in Trout Run, Pennsylvania (just outside of Williamsport) somewhere between noon and 5 (close to 2 if you haven't registered). Then you can see what all the Electronic Target hubbub is about.

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