WEB PAGE http://www.chillisportsmen.org/
INDOOR RANGE WORK DAY – March 14
An Indoor Range Cleanup Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 14th, @ 9a.m. Contact Dean Martin @ (309) 691-5251 for details.
Be sure to check out this month’s and next month’s included calendars for All Scheduled Archery, Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, and Other Events and Starting Times.
Special Indoor Bowling Pin Shoot on March 7 (Kevin Monk @ (309) 443-5339)& Muzzle-Loading Rifle Shoot on March 27 (Steve Lewis @ (309) 274-5118).
The semi-annual Gun Show is set for April 3 & 4, 2004, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Clubhouse. Gun Show Work Party’s are set for Friday, April 2, 9:00 a.m. till done to clean and setup for the Show and Monday, April 5, 9:00 a.m. till done to take down and cleanup from the Show. Desserts (Pies & Cakes) are also needed for the Show Kitchen. Work Hours Credits will be given for help and desserts (1/2 hour per dessert). Contact our new Gun Show Manager, Clayton Dickerson @ 1-800-747-5893 or Dennis Loser @ (309) 274-2721 if you are going to help.
The Archery Range is always looking for volunteers to help setup before & take down after the monthly events. Help is also needed during the events. Work hours will be credited. Those interested in helping with the setup and/or takedown or questions -- contact Fred Anderson @ (309) 579-3250; Larry Pollack @ (309) 274-9653; Greg Howald @ (309)657-7002.
Results of the February competition (where over 2-dozen brave souls lessened their cabin fever), based on the recently instituted handicap system were:
First: Steve Risinger Krag-Jorgensen 30/40 226-
Second: Dale Hale Mauser M24/47 Cast Bullet Reloads 217-4X
Third: Ron Anderson Yugo M48 Mauser 8mm x 57 207-2X
In the March Match, there will be a Special Award for the person who fires the highest score in Relay #2 using a Mosin-Nagant. If you have a Mosin, bring it and try your luck.
Questions – contact Max Koehl @ (309) 385-1033. Next Match: March 13, 10:00 a.m.
Just a reminder – Trap League Meeting is Saturday, April 3, 11:00 a.m. MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
There are still openings for individual participants and teams.
We are also looking for 1 or 2 people to work on the Trap Range (loading the trap machines, scoring & pulling targets for the shooters, etc.) during the Thursday Night League Events and on some 1st & 3rd Sunday Morning Events. Volunteers must have their own transportation and be a reliable worker.
A TRAP WORK PARTY is set for Saturday, April 3, 8:00 a.m. (rain date is Saturday, April 10) to clean up the Trap Building & Grounds before the League starts. Bring, rakes, shovels, saws, wheelbarrows, gloves, etc., and plenty of manpower.
Questions – contact Dale Schroeder @ (309) 274-3082 or at the Trap Range on Thursday nights or on the 1st & 3rd Sunday mornings.
SISTER CLUB NEWS
Our Shooting Brothers in Treuenbrietzen, Germany, braved the cold on the first Sunday in January for their Annual New Year’s Shoot. The match was fired with revolvers at 25 meters.
Match results were: Axel Wilke (First) 131 points; Walter Wildgrube (second) 127 points; Bernd Jecksties (third). Congratulations to all!!
NRA Basic Handgun Safety Education Class
Do you own a pistol or revolver?
Do you feel that you need some Basic Training / Education on using your handgun properly and safely? If so ---
CSC is hosting a NRA BASIC PISTOL CLASS during the week of March 15 – 21, 2004, in the Clubhouse. Class dates and times are:
Monday – March 15 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. -- classroom
Thursday – March 18 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. -- classroom
Friday – March 19 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. -- classroom
Saturday – March 20 9:00 a.m. to Noon or 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. -- range
Sunday – March 21 9:00 a.m. to Noon or 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. -- range
Cost is $35.00 per participant. (Fees due by March 1) Maximum of 40 participants.
For details / invitation letter contact or see one of the following: Bob Bjerke @ (309) 692-1800; Mike James @ (309) 274-6473; Kevin Monk @ (309) 443-5339. All have answering machines – leave a message if no one is available. THE CLASS IS CLOSE TO BEING FILLED.
YSSI Shooting Sports Invitational Weekend
The 4th annual YSSI Weekend is set for April 23-25, 2004, at the Club Grounds. Volunteer HELP is needed on the RANGES (22 rifle, shotgun, archery, high-power rifle, muzzle-loading rifle, buffalo shooting, in the KITCHEN (cooks and cleanup), and as Group GUIDES to the various event stations. Work hours will be credited. Questions – contact Bob Bjerke @ (309) 692-1800.
CLUB MEMBER MAILING ADDRESS
If you have moved, or are moving, please let us know your new address. Please mail your new address to the Club at P.O. Box 13, Chillicothe, IL 61523 or call one of our officers with it. If you call and get an answering machine, please leave your telephone number also. Sometimes the machines are unable to clearly record your message. Thanks.
CLUB WEB SITE & E-MAIL NOTICE
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 newsletter). Tim Vik is the CLUB WEBMASTER and E-MAIL coordinator. His E-MAIL address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!!
The Club Website also has Club event and general Club information on it.
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
Dale Schroeder Charles Varnold Bob Bjerke Richard Powell
(309) 274-3082 (309) 697-6766 (309)
692-1800 (309) 679-2889
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 email@example.com if you would like to receive the CSC Newsletter and calendar of events via e-mail at no cost to you.
Additional Rules For Shooting At Steel Targets At Less Than 25 Yards
A. These rules apply only to individuals, and non-club and/or non-organized events.
B. Individual Approval:
Club member must contact the match director of a Similar Event or the Board of Directors, to obtain approval to shoot at steel at distances less than 25 yards. Items to consider are: Skill level, knowledge and experience with steel and reactive targets.
C. Firearms allowed to shoot at Steel Targets at less than 25 yards:
1. Hand guns of pistol caliber only
2. Rifles of pistol caliber only
3. No slugs to be shot in the shotgun.
4. Shotgun, shot size, no larger than 4 & Lead Shot only
D. Types of Steel Target material that can be used:
1. Use only high strength alloy Steel targets
2. Use only targets commercially available, the type which directs the bullet in to the ground after impact.
3. Homemade targets must be designed such that they will direct the bullet in to the ground after impact.
4. Target must be in good condition with no “Pitting” or “Pot Marks”. Pot marks can send the bullet in un-expected directions.
E. Shooting at targets closer than 10 yards is absolutely forbidden.
F. Use ONLY Range # 3 and/or Range # 4 when shooting at steel targets at less than 25 yards.
G. Place targets such that missed rounds impact in to the backstop or the side berms.
The previously published RANGE RULES (November, 2003), Section II. RANGE 1: Rule A. & Section VI. RANGE 5: Rule A., are hereby modified to the extent that IF THE BOTTOM OF ANY TARGET IS PLACED LESS THAN 36” ABOVE THE GROUND ON THE RANGE, THEN ANY ROUND (WHETHER IT BE A HIT OR A MISS) FIRED AT THE TARGET MUST IMPACT INTO THE BACKSTOP OF THE RANGE.
Please save this insert and place it with your previously received copy of the Club’s GROUND & RANGE Rules.
CSC Board of Directors, 02/10/04