Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News April 2008




E-MAIL ADDRESS CHANGES:  Some of us have changed or will be changing our e-mail address.  Please notify Tim Vik, our Club Webmaster,  if yours has changed.  This will be especially important to the INSIGHTBB.COM customers who will have to change over to COMCAST.NET about the end of June.

Other e-mail address recipients, if you are no longer receiving your monthly newsletter via e-mail and have previously provided your e-mail address, please e-mail it again to Tim so that we can get everyone updated.

If you wish to start receiving your monthly newsletter via e-mail, and have not previously provided your e-mail address, please do so by e-mailing it to advising him of your desire.

MEMBERSHIP:  CSC DOES NOT PROHIBIT FEMALE MEMBERSHIP.  CSC does have some single parent and/or single female members.  This is an erroneous rumor that has been recently circulating.  Please help to stop this erroneous rumor.

CSC again is accepting new annual members.  Applications will be acted upon at the monthly Board Meetings.  Total first year fees for new annual members are $105.00.

YSSI WEEKEND:  The YSSI Weekend set for April 18-20.  Help will be appreciated in all areas.  Work hour credits will be given to volunteers who assist.  Questions – call Bob Bjerke @ (309) 692-1800.

INDOOR RANGE CLEANUP:  Saturday, April 12, 2008, 9AM.  Questions – contact Bob Bjerke @ (309) 692-1800.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:  There are a substantial number of ANTI-GUN bills pending in the Illinois General Assembly.  Please contact your respective representative, either in Springfield or thru his/her local office and POLITELY request that he/she vote against any and all pending ANTI-GUN legislation.  Additionally, politely request that he/she vote FOR the pending CONCEALED-CARRY LAW that is also pending.  The phone numbers are in your phone book.  They are also available thru the CSC, and websites.  Follow the prompts.


NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION (NMO):  An (**) in your middle initial area means you need to attend to obtain your 2008 card & gate key.  Check the enclosed calendar for dates & times.  ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE 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



The CSC semi-annual gun show is scheduled for the April 5 & 6 weekend in the Clubhouse.  Show times are:

Saturday, April 5, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & Sunday, April 6, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Work Party Dates are set for Friday, April 4, 9:00 a.m. till done for building cleanup, Show setup, Dealer setup; and Sunday, April 6, after the show closes, for Show takedown, help Dealer’s move out, building cleanup.  Work Hour Credits will be given.

Desserts (Pies & Cakes ONLY) are also needed for the Show Kitchen.  Work Hour Credits will be given for help and desserts (3/4 hour per dessert provided).  Make sure your desserts are in containers you do not want back.

Questions, make table reservations, help with the show or kitchen, provide desserts, etc., contact Steve Risinger @ (309) 449-6268.



Mauser Match rules are casual center-fire off-hand rifle matches at 50 meters for rifles with open sights and pre-1964 military bolt action repeaters.

March 8 match results:

High Raw Score: Fred Roe             197-6X        M24/47 Yugo Mauser

First Place:    Fred Roe             205-6X        M24/47 Yugo Mauser

Second Place:   Cody Killion         205-1X        M48 Yugo Mauser

Third Place:    Steve Dippel         203-1X        M48 Yugo Mauser

Challenge Match Winners:      Marty Lehman         199/4X        SKS

                     Bob Eissler          195-5X        “Eagle Eye”, K31 Schmidt-Rubin

April 12 Special Challenge Match is “Greek 30-06” challenge.  You will fire your 30-06 rifle using Greek Ball ammo provided at the range.  M-1 Garands also qualify for this match.

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



CMP matches re-start Saturday, April 5, 2008.  RSO’s and other volunteers are needed for the monthly matches.  Ammunition costs have risen dramatically since last fall.  Ammunition purchases from the Club for the 60-round relays will be $18.00 (223), $22.00 (30-06), and $30.00 (308).

The YSSI weekend is on Saturday, April 19.  Volunteers are needed to help instruct and coach the youth on the line and to ensure safety.  Staplers and some firearms are also needed.

Questions – contact Steve Schneckenburger @ (309) 692-7807.



Are you going to be “TEMPORARILY AWAY(maybe for the winter, an extended vacation or job demands)?  More and more monthly newsletters are being returned to the Club marked as “TEMPORARILY AWAY”!  When you notify the Post Office that you are going to be “TEMPORARILY AWAY” they will ONLY HOLD or FORWARD 1ST CLASS MAIL.  All other mail is returned to the sender.  Your monthly newsletter is mailed to you using Bulk Rate Postage.  Consequently, your newsletter is returned to the Club marked POSTAGE DUE @ $ .41 which the Club has to pay to retrieve it.  These newsletters cannot be forwarded, as we do not know where to send them.

Members that have “MOVED TO A NEW ADDRESS and have not notified the Club of their NEW ADDRESS also have their newsletters returned marked POSTAGE DUE @ $ .41.  The Post Office will not forward these newsletters.  The Club then pays another $ .41 postage to forward it to you and updates your file to reflect your new address.  Please notify the Club when you move!



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 NEW 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

Charles Varnold      Jerry Oglesby              Bob Bjerke           Lowell Bennett

(309) 697-6766       (309) 274-5413             (309) 692-1800       (309) 274-5586

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 – Club Number #IL-08

DCM           Department of Civilian Marksmanship (old designation)

CMP           Civilian Marksmanship Program (new designation) - Club Number #52084

IPSC          International Practical Shooting Confederation

NMO           New Member Orientation

NRA           National Rifle Association - Club Affiliation Number  #R0570

ISRA          Illinois State Rifle Association – Club Affiliation Number  #00282


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.