Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News May 2009





OUT-DOOR WORK DAY:  The recent flooding has left a lot of trash wood scattered all over our grounds and ranges.  Pickups, open trailers, chain saws, gloves, etc., and HELP are needed on SATURDAY, MAY 2, 8:00 A.M., to get all of this junk wood cleaned up and burned or stacked for future chipping.  Questions – contact Steve Schneckenburger @ (309) 692-7807.


INDOOR WORK DAY:  The final spring Indoor Range Cleanup is scheduled for SATURDAY, MAY 9, 9:00 A.M.  The range needs to be thoroughly cleaned.  The walls and backstop are also scheduled be painted.  HELP is needed.  Questions – contact Bob Bjerke @ (309) 692-1800.


YSSI WEEKEND KUDOS:  The YSSI Weekend Shooting Day of April 18 was a resounding success.  Mother nature held off on the rain until late Saturday evening.  This year’s 91 participants (Boy Scouts, Adult Leaders, & a few leader’s daughters who came for the weekend) expended almost 9,000 rounds of 22-caliber ammunition on the Indoor Rifle Range, Cowboy Town, Buffalo Range, and CMP Range.  The Trap Range expended approximately 4,000 clay birds and over 10 cases of 12 & 20 Gauge shells.  The amounts of other calibers expended on the other various ranges (Buffalo, CMP, & Muzzleloading) are not yet known.  THE PARTICIPANTS ASKED THAT A HEARTY THANK-YOU BE GIVEN TO ALL OF THE CSC MEMBERS WHO HELPED MAKE THIS A VERY MEMORABLE WEEKEND FOR THEM!


M-1 J. C. GARAND MATCH:  The M-1 J. C. Garand Match will be held on Saturday, May 16, immediately following the regularly scheduled CMP Match.  Come out and participate.  The Club has some M-1 Garands available for your use and ammunition available for purchase for this match.  Questions – contact Steve Schneckenburger @ (309) 692-7807.


LOST GUN OWNER:  Cliff Wilcox has repaired your .22 caliber rifle that you purchased at our April Gun Show.  However Cliff has lost the card that contained your (owner) name & telephone number.  Please call Cliff Wilcox @ (309) 579-2793, to arrange getting back your rifle.


SAFETY:  Vision & hearing are very important to each person.  PLEASE remember to wear the appropriately required eye and hearing protection whenever you are on any of the ranges.

Remember to always place your targets so that all fired rounds impact the backstops.  This action will minimize the possibility of any fired rounds richoting out of the range. 




NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION (NMO):  An (**) in your middle initial area of your address means you need to attend to obtain your 2009 card & gate key.  Check the enclosed calendars 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 May 9th.

April 11th Match results were:

First:          Bill Johnson         228-1x        K98 Mauser          

Second:         Drew Bledsoe         219-0x        9130

Third:          Chuck Bledsoe        214-0x        Hakim

High Raw Score: Fred Roe             198-5x        5447 Yugo

April Challenge Match Winner:

                Bob Killion          200-2x        8x57

May 9th Challenge Match will be Mosin – Any Mosin Mauser Match Rifle


Time Change Note:  Beginning in May bench-rest Mauser Match shooting will begin at 8AM with signup at 7:30AM.  Regular Mauser Matches will start as soon as the line is full after 9AM.

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




ALL MEMBERS:  It is your responsibility to make sure that the Club has your current home address, telephone number, e-mail address, etc., for you to continue receiving your monthly newsletter and any other important communications.

1.       Monthly CSC newsletters cost $ .33 each to print and $ .26 each to “bulk mail” out.

2.       The USPS WILL NOT HOLD NOR FORWARD any “Bulk Mail” items when they are or are not notified of an address change or any ‘temporary mail hold’ by the postal customer.  These items are marked ‘return to sender’ and include the monthly CSC newsletters.

3.       Returned newsletters are marked “POSTAGE DUE” and cost $ .42 each (First Class Postage) to retrieve from the USPS/Post Office.  The Club is averaging 2 or 3 per month.

“TEMPORARILY AWAY” – individual is on an extended vacation, gone for the winter, or out of town for an extended job assignment.

“MOVED TO A NEW ADDRESS” – is self-explanatory.

4.  Members that receive their monthly newsletter “VIA E-MAIL” must also notify the Club Webmaster when their e-mail address changes to avoid the dreaded “Unable to Deliver” notice.




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

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.