Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News SEPTEMBER 2003




WORK DAY (SAT – SEPT 13 – 8:00 AM)

NEED WORK HOURS?  The summer’s storms and berm work have left our Club’s grounds in a mess.  We need bodies with chainsaws, branch saws, pruners/loppers, etc., to cut down and cut up trees & brush.  We also plan on waterproofing the Clubhouse deck.  See you on the 13th  @ 8:00 A.M.


The Club’s semi-annual GUN SHOW will be held September 27 (Saturday)& 28 (Sunday), from 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Clubhouse.  This show will be in memory of Cal Loser and will be hosted by his cousin, Dennis Loser, and long-time friend, Gary Spenser.  Bring your friends and come see a great show if you have not previously attended one.

Do you need work hours?  Work Party’s will be needed on Friday, September 26, 9 A.M., at the Clubhouse, to clean and setup for the show.  Work Party’s will also be needed on Monday, September 29, 9 A.M., at the Clubhouse to tear down and cleanup after the show.

Work hour credits will also be given for desserts donated to the show.  You will receive a ˝ hour credit for each dessert donated.

Contact Gary Spenser @ 309/274-4761 about your availability or dessert donation.


GUN BAN BILLS HAVE NOT GONE AWAY!  They have been tabled.  Detrimental bills to our right to own and use most firearms could resurface at any time.  Please remember to make periodic POLITE and FRIENDLY written/telephonic reminders to your legislators about your position on proposed firearms related issues.  Their local telephone numbers are listed in your telephone book.  Their office can give you their Springfield telephone number and e-mail address.

Web sites with information and details relating to firearms ownership related bills are:        and 


Classes are scheduled for the 2nd Weekend (Thursday evening, Friday evening, Saturday daytime) of September, and October.  Check the CSC Calendar.  Any questions, contact Lowell Bennett @ 309/274-5586.


Sporting Rifle shoots on Monday’s at 5:30 p.m.  Questions-contact Max Koehl @ 309/385-1033. 


Remember that the Thursday evening Trap League teams can always use subs so come out and fill in.  Questions – contact Dale Schroeder @ (309) 274-3082.


The next Archery 3-D shoot is Saturday & Sunday, September 20 & 21.  Their are plenty of openings for new and/or additional archers.  Questions-contact Fred Anderson @ 309/579-3250.


One pound plus Lead Ingots are available @ $ 0.25 per ingot.  INGOTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.  If you desire some re-casting lead, contact Dean Martin @ 309/691-5251.


This event continues on Thursday evenings, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.


Monthly match is the 2nd Saturday, at 9:00 a.m.


Mauser Matches: are held on range #1 on the 4th Saturday each month at 10 AM.  Future match dates are:  September 27.  Matches then go back to the 2nd Saturday of the month beginning with October 11, then November 8, and December 13.  Rules: 50 meters, open sights, center-fire, 20 shots standing per relay, re-entry.  Questions, call Max Koehl @ (309) 385-1033.

Results from the July Match are:

First     Keith Kohler         M48A                 8mm Cast             174-0X

Second    Cliff Wilcox         Brazilian Mauser     30-06 Reloads        164-0X

Third     Dick Thompson        Israeli Mauser       308 Ball             103-0X


Monthly match is the 3rd Sunday at 9:00 a.m., on Range 5.  Mike James, the current Director, is stepping down effective January 2004.  Anyone interested in assuming the Director’s Position please contact Mike @ 309/274-6473 for the details of the position.


Monthly match is the 3rd Saturday at 7:00 a.m., on Range 1.


Monthly match starts at 9:00 a.m., on Ranges 3 & 4.  Cowboy Action Match is the 2nd Sunday.  USPSA Match is the 4th Sunday.


The Club has been experiencing a rash of postage due returned newsletters in the recent months.  If you have moved, or are moving, please let us know your new address.  The Postal Service does not forward newsletters and bills the Club, at the 1st Class rate, for each returned newsletter.  The Club is paying postage twice and you are not receiving your monthly newsletter.  We then have to re-mail it and pay 1st Class postage again.  That means we pay 3 times (totals over $1.00) to get you the month’s newsletter.  Please mail your new address to the Club at P.O. Box 13, Chillicothe, IL 61523 or call one of our officers with it.  Thanks.


   The newsletter and calendar are available for viewing on-line.  Back issues of the newsletter are available as well and the club activities information are periodically updated.  Check it out.  The web site address is listed at the top of each monthly newsletter.

Many of you newer members and some of you older members have provided the Club with your e-mail address.  The Club will be e-mailing you your monthly newsletter.  If you have provided your e-mail address and have not received your monthly newsletter via e-mail, please let us know via e-mail so that we can get your correct e-mail address. (Some of the e-mailed newsletters have come back as undeliverable due to a bad e-mail address)  You will also continue to receive a hard copy of the newsletter, until we hear from you that the e-mail version is sufficient.  The Club can then delete your name from the club newsletter printing and mailing list.  This will save the Club money (just over $.50 per).  Tim Vik, is the CLUB WEBMASTER and E-MAIL coordinator.  His E-MAIL address is  Thanks!!

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      Charles Varnold         Bob Bjerke        Dale Schroeder

(309) 691-3427       (309) 697-6766             (309) 692-1800       (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

Contact Tim Vik via e-mail at if you would like to receive the CSC Newsletter and calendar of events via e-mail at no cost to you.