Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News September 2008





SPECIAL KUDOS TO WALTER WINGET, CSC LIFE MEMBER, ON HIS WINNING A NATIONAL SILHOUETTE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH ON JULY 20, 2008!  He was a regular competitor in our Bulls-eye matches for many years.


WANTED - TRAP MACHINE MECHANIC:  Any individual who is mechanically inclined and interested in performing the necessary periodic maintenance and minor adjustments/repairs should contact Jerry Oglesby @ (309) 274-5413 or Kevin Wunder @ (309) 246-5505 for the pertinent details.


Club Work Day:  DO YOU NEED 2008 WORK HOURS?  Saturday, September 6, 8:30 AM, has been set for a club wide workday.  Projects include tree branch trimming, outdoor range (all ranges) repairs & cleanup, indoor range cleanup, general clubhouse cleanup, clubhouse perimeter cleanup, general grounds cleanup, etc.  PLEASE bring appropriate tools (tree branch trimmers, chain saws, brush trimmers, some open trailers for hauling brush), gloves, etc.  The more people we have the quicker the work can be accomplished.  Questions, contact Cliff Wilcox, (309) 579-2793, for the outdoor work and Bob Bjerke, (309) 692-1800, for the clubhouse work.


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:  Even though the US Supreme ruled in favor of our 2nd Amendments Rights to own/possess firearms, there are still 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 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.


Annual Membership Meeting, Elections, & Proposed By-Laws Revisions:  Mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 12, 6:30 p.m., in the Clubhouse.  The next newsletter (October) will have all the details including an insert with Proposed Club By-laws changes/revisions.  Please consider running for an available Board position (5 positions) or Club Officer (if eligible) position (4 positions). 




The CSC semi-annual gun show is scheduled for the September 27 & 28 weekend in the Clubhouse.  Show times are:  Saturday, September 27, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & Sunday, September 28, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Work Party Dates are set for Friday, September 26, 9:00 a.m. till done for building cleanup, Show setup, Dealer setup; and Sunday, September 28, after the show closes, for Show takedown, help Dealer’s move out, building cleanup.  Work Hour Credits will be given.

Desserts (PIES ONLY) are also needed for the Show Kitchen.  Work Hour Credits will be given for help and pies provided (3/4 hour per pie provided).  Make sure your pies are in containers you do not want back.  Cakes have been dropped from the dessert offerings as they do not sell!

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




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




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.  The next match is September 27th.

August 9 Results:

First:    Jim Martin           203-1X        M48 Yugo Mauser

Second:   George Keller        202-1X        SKS

Third:    Fred Roe             200-2X        K-31 Schmidt Rubin

High Raw Score: Fred Roe      195-2X        K-31 Schmidt-Rubin

8X57 Mauser Challenge Winner: Fred Roe      197-3X        M24-47 Yugo Mauser

KUDOS to Fred Roe on his success!  What happened to Max Koehl & Paul Bishop?

September 27 Special Challenge Match is “Bad-Guy – Blind Target”.  These special targets will have additional scoring opportunities from the “Bad Guys” on the blind/hidden reverse side of the targets.  Being “blind”, this will involve a great deal of chance.  Any Mauser Match rifle & ammunition combination may be used.

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




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 @ $ .42 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 @ $ .42.  The Post Office will not forward these newsletters.  The Club then pays another $ .42 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

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.