Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News SEPTEMBER 2006





The CSC semi-annual Gun Show is set for September 23 & 24, 2006, in the Clubhouse.  Show times are:

Saturday, September 23rd, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 24th, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Note - the show ends at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Gun Show Work Party dates are set for Friday, September 22nd, 9:00 a.m. till done to clean and setup for the Show and Monday, September 25th, 9:00 a.m. till done to take down and cleanup from the Show.  Work hours Credits will be given.

Desserts (Pies & Cakes ONLY) are also needed for the Show Kitchen.  Work Hours Credits will be given for help and desserts (1/2 hour per dessert).  Please bring your desserts in disposable containers.  It is very hard to return containers when we don’t know whom they belong to.

To make table reservations, advise of desserts being brought, and/or to help with the show contact Steve Risinger (new gun show manager) @ (309) 449-6268.


NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION:  The next scheduled sessions are: Saturday, September 2, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Monday, September 18, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  An (**) in name area means you to need to attend to obtain card & gate key.  7 of you new members need this class.  ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED OR NO INSTRUCTOR WILL BE AT THE CLUB FOR THE CLASS.  To make your class attendance reservation or to ask any questions - Contact Charles Varnold at (309) 697-6766 or via e-mail at


July 22 match results were:

First:          Steve Schnurbusch    239-1X        K31

Second:         Cody Killion         210-2X        M48 Yugo Mauser

Third:          Bob Killion          209-1X        SKS

High Raw Score: Paul Bishop          194-6X        K31 Schmidt-Rubin

Special Challenge (K-31 Swiss) Match:       Steve Schnurbusch    no score provided

August 12 match results were:

First:          Cody Killion         241-1X        M48 Yugo Mauser

Second:         Brad Grebner         233-2X        Turkish Mauser

Third:          Brian Williamson     230-3X        K98k German Mauser

High Raw Score: Max Koehl            191-2X        K31 Schmidt-Rubin

Special Challenge (Lever Action Rifle) Match High Score:

Paul Bishop          189-1X        Winchester M1894, 30-30.


High Ordonnanzgewehr:  Paul Bishop   194-7X        03-A3

Next match is September 30, 10AM, Range 1.  Come early if you want to shoot the first relay.  In August the first relay was full at 9:15.  The Special Challenge Match will be for SKS rifles.

Mauser Match rules are center-fire rifles with open sights, but we have added the rifle class "Ordonnanzgewehr" using the German rules, unaltered military bolt action infantry repeating rifles, for the remainder of this year.  This opens the shooting to the M1903-A2, M1917, Enfield No. 4's, Arisakas, FR-8s, etc.

 2006 King's Shoot:  Max Koehl, the reigning Schuetzenkoenig, will host the annual King's Shoot, the Bird Shoot and the Rim-fire Speed Match on November 12th at Range #1.  All you need to bring is a .22 rimfire rifle, preferably a semi-automatic, sufficient ammunition, and eye and ear protection.  Max will provide some food and refreshments.  Mark your calendars for this chance to experience some centuries' old Germanic shooting traditions and to have some good shooting camaraderie.  Call Max Koehl @ (309) 385-1033 or Paul Bishop @ (309) 579-2914 for more information.

 Questions – contact Max Koehl @ (309) 385-1033.


At recent Carthage, IL Buffalo Shoots our shooters have done well:

July 23rd:  First; Barney Rainwater    Second; Mike James

August 6th:  Mike Hallar - 2nd in scope class, 2nd in rotten egg scope, 2nd in rotten egg iron sights and Tim Shoff - 3rd in scope class, 2nd in iron sights; 1st in rotten egg iron sights.  Congrats to everyone.

Next Chillicothe match:  September 17, 9AM, Range 5.

Questions – contact Tim Shoff @ (309) 745-9463.


WILL BAER shot perfect scores in both 17 HMR & 22 Mag Rifle at the July 23rd shoot. 


Classes are scheduled in September & October.  Check the calendar.  To make a reservation or to ask questions – contact Lowell Bennett @ (309) 274-5586.


If you have provided your e-mail address or recently changed 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 into the system.


If you have moved, or are moving, please let us know your new address.  Mail your new address to the Club at P.O. Box 13, Chillicothe, IL 61523 or call one of our officers.  Our monthly newsletters are mailed at bulk rate, which the Post Office will NOT FORWARD to you.  The newsletters are returned to the Club as ”POSTAGE DUE”.


The newsletter and calendar are available for viewing on-line at  The website also lists all Club ACTIVIITIES, events, and contains periodically updated general information as well as the current CSC Membership Application. Tim Vik is the CLUB WEBMASTER and E-MAIL coordinator.  His E-MAIL address is

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) 369-6569       (309) 697-6766             (309) 692-1800       (309) 697-2889


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

ISRA          Illinois State Rifle Association

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.