Chillicothe Sportsmenís

Club News December 2002




Club Elections Results!!

The Clubís 2003 elections were held on Tuesday, November 12th with a turnout of 56 members voting.Congratulations to the following who will be officers for 2003 and the board members for 2003/2004:

President:††††† Cally Morgan

Vice President: Charles Varnold

Treasurer:††††† Dale Schroeder

Secretary:††††† Bob Bjerke

Board of Directors:††† Ed Braasch, Ken Cook, Mahmood Julazadeh, Kevin Monk, Don Olson††††††

Membership Renewals

We are accepting membership renewals for the year 2003.Your membership expires on December 31st, 2002 and the lock on the gate changes January 1st, 2003.The Club is full so get your renewal in. Donít wait until the last minute to renew your membership.

Annual Members:Dues $50, Landfund $10 and 10 work hours or $10 for every work hour not worked.Annual Members with no work hours would have a renewal fee of $160 for 2002.

Associate Life Members: Landfund $10 and 10 work hours or $10 for every work hour not worked.Associate Life Members with no work hours would have a renewal fee of $110 for 2002.

Life Members: Landfund $10 and 10 work hours or $10 for every work hour not worked.Life Members under the age of 65 with no work hours would have a renewal fee of $110 for 2002.

Please be sure to send in your membership card even if you donít have any work hours.This includes annual members who do not wish to rejoin, annual members (with or without work hours), associate life members (with or without work hours), life members and life members over age 65 (with or without work hours).We need your membership cards for our records.Thank you.

Indoor Pistol Practice

The indoor range is open for informal shooting from 1:00 to 3:00 P. M. on Thursday afternoons. Pistols (no magnum loads or jacketed bullets) and .22 rimfire rifles only. Range fee is $5.00. ALL PERSONNEL MUST WEAR ADEQUATE EAR AND EYE PROTECTION. For additional information, contact Dean Martin at 309-691-5251, days and evenings, or by e-mail at

CMP News by Mahmood Julazadeh

CMP High-Power Service Rifle competition from 100 yards with metallic sights shooting 100, 300 & 600 yard simulation targets was concluded & the awards ceremony was held during a cookout on October 19th. To place, the competitor had to fire a minimum of three relays & achieve an aggregate score exceeding 350, 400 & 450 out of a possible 500 for Marksman , Sharpshooter & Expert classes, respectively. Following individuals received the awards:

Expert Class:

1st Place: Ron Harris shot 5 matches with an aggregate score of 476

2nd Place: Trent Simpson shot 8 matches with an aggregate score of 452

3rd Place: James Risher shot 6 matches with an aggregate score of 451

Sharpshooter Class:

1st Place: Steve Risinger shot 7 matches with an aggregate score of 443

2nd Place: Philip Burris shot 11 matches with an aggregate score of 437

3rd Place: Paul Gagarin shot 12 matches with an aggregate score of 428

Marksman Class:

1st Place: Maurice Cruse shot 7 matches with an aggregate score of 385

2nd Place: David Rector shot 6 matches with an aggregate score of 380

3rd Place: Todd Wirtjes shot 4 matches with an aggregate score of 369

Paul Gagarin, received an award for perfect attendance

Matches for 2003 are scheduled for 3rd Saturdays of each month starting in April & concluding in October. All these matches are NRA approved except for the October match.I would like to thank all competitors for their participation, support & making the new shooters feel welcome. Through your financial contribution we have put over $3600 in to the club treasury & sent nearly $800 to the NRA.I like to thank several competitors without whose invaluable help these matches would not be possible. These individuals are: Paul Vallow, Bob Taylor, Trent Simpson, Ross Baer, Don Olson, Rick Alford, Steve Morris, Steve Schneckenburger, Ray Larson & Ray Yung. I am grateful for all of your help & support. I sincerely hope to see all of you next year.

Sister Club News

News from Schuetzengilde Treuenbrietzen: our shooting brothers across the pond held their annual Bockbierschiessen (Bock beer competition) that consisted of 10 record shots with muzzleloading pistol shot with one hand at a distance of 25 meters.The President reports that the event was "as always, very gemuetlich."For the win, Klaus Waschetzko won the tie-breaker with Walter Wildgrube with a score of 78.Klaus had the shot closest to the center.Third place went to Axel Wilke with a score of 77 and Dietmar Lange took fourth with 74 points.A close match indeed, congratulations!

Results from the Koenigsschiessen and Vogelschiessen here at Chillicothe: Doug Kann passed the title of Schuetzenkoenig (Shooting King) to Max Koehl.Erster Ritter (first knight) went to Rafael Rodriguez and Bob Hohmann took Zweiter Ritter (second knight.)This year marks our first year for the Vogelschiessen (Bird Shoot).Bill Wallinger shot the largest piece off of the wooden Koenigsadler (King's eagle) to win the title of Vogelkoenig (Bird King) for the next year and took the $21.50 pot as his reward.Congratulations to all of the winners and thanks to all of the participants!

Results are also in from the Hubertusschiessen shot in Treuenbrietzen on November 10th.The match consisted of 15 shots with .22 caliber pistols at 25 meters.Congratulations to the winners: 1st - Axel Wilke - 127, 2nd - Klaus Waschetzko - 107, 3rd - Walter Wildgrube - 97.

Sporting Rifle News

The Sporting Rifle end of season cook-out and speed shoot was held Sunday afternoon on October 13th after the Koenigsschiessen: great weather and good food!Speed shoot results were: Winner - Jim Gurnsey, 2d place - Max Koehl, 3rd place - Bob Hohmann, and 4th place - Rafael Rodriguez.Awards for the 2002 Sporting Rifle League:

Offhand Rifle††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Benchrest Rifle

NRA Sporting Rifle†††††††† Paul Bishop, Mk X Mauser, 197-6X†††††††† Jim Gurnsey, Rem 700, .995"

Rimfire Sporting Rifle††††††††††† Max Koehl, Rem 541, 200-8X†††††††††††††† Dave Perry, Ans 54.18MS, .395"

Center-Fire / Open SightsCarl Dalcher, Turk Mauser, 192-2X††††††† Max Koehl, Mauser M38, 1.170"

Other Rifles†††††††††††††† Jim Ambler, AR-15, 194-4X††††††††††††††† Cliff Wilcox, Savage 112, 1.349"

Notes for next year's League: the league will continue on Monday evenings beginning in May.The bench rest category will be scored by points on a target instead of by group size and consideration is being given to adding position shooting back into the program in addition to this year's offhand and bench rest divisions.

Mauser Matches

The Mauser Matches this season will be held on the second Saturday of each month on Range #1 at 10AM from November through April with the same format as last year's matches: re-entry, twenty shots, center-fire, open sights.The top three places from the season's first match, Saturday, November 9th:

3rd place - Max Koehl, M48A Yugo mauser in 7.92X57IS with Turkish Surplus Ball ammo - 190/200;

2nd place - Jim Ambler, M48A Yugo mauser in 7.92X57IS with handloads - 192/200

1st place - Paul Bishop, M96 Swedish mauser in 6.5X55 with handloads - 197/200


Just to reiterate, there is absolutely NO HUNTING allowed on Club grounds!If we catch anyone hunting (this includes shooting tweety birds), we will have you discharged from the Club.It may be legal to shoot house sparrows, starlings and pigeons (live ones) but they are off limits on our Club grounds.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

If you have any questions or concerns about your Club you may contact any Club Officer listed below or any board member.


President††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Vice-President††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Secretary†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Treasurer

Cally Morgan††††† Paul Aaron††††††††††††† Tim Vik†††††††††† Dale Schroeder

(309) 691-3427†††††††††††††† (309) 274-2370†††††††††††††††††††††††††† (309) 274-4018†††††††††††††† (309) 274-3082

Acronyms - What the heck do they mean!!???!!?!?

Wonder what all the acronyms used out on the range and in this newsletter mean? This area of the newsletter is dedicated to helping explain these. If I forget some or misidentify them, please let me know.

SASS††††††††† Single Action Shooting Society

USPSA ††††††† United States Practical Shooting Association

DCM†††††††††† Department of Civilian Marksmanship (old designation)

CMP†††††††††† Civilian Marksmanship Program (new designation)

IPSC††††††††† International Practical Shooting Confederation

NRA†††††††††† National Rifle Association

PPC†††††††††† Police Practical Combat

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