Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News June 2009






The CSC Trap Range, the road to the Cowboy Town, Pistol Range, Practice Bays, and the middle of the Buffalo Range all are experiencing flooding again.  Hopefully the waters will soon recede enough that we can again utilize all of our ranges.  The road in front of the pavilion and the pavilion are also flooded.  In the interim, lets everyone cooperate with each other while using the available range space. 


June Bowling Pin Match:  Date has been changed to June 20, due Match Director Kevin Monk being unavailable on June 13th.  He will be trying to contact all of the normal participants.


A BIG THANK YOU from Grounds Chairman Steve Schneckenburger to all of the CSC Members who helped with the recent outdoor cleanup work days and from Clubhouse Chairman Bob Bjerke to all who have helped this past winter and spring with the monthly Indoor Range/Clubhouse cleanup.


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. 


 NRA &/OR ISRA MEMBERSHIP.  Are you a member of either or both of these organizations?  IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER, WHY ARE YOU NOT A MEMBER?  These are the only two Organizations that are continually fighting for your rights that allow you to continue to be permitted to own and use firearms for target shooting, plinking, and hunting!  Anti-gun legislators on both the Federal & State levels are constantly introducing legislation to VOID your 2nd AMENDMENT Rights!  Join or renew either or both of these organizations today!  Their websites are: and  Follow the appropriate prompts to the membership applications.




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 Matches are informal off-hand shooting matches, at 50 meters using SR-1 targets, for center-fire rifles with open sights and un-modified pre-1964 military bolt-action repeaters.  The next match is June 27th.

May 9th Match results were:

First:          Colton Killion       218-1x        Finnish Mosin-Nagant      

Second:         Jim Deig             212-2x        Mosin-Nagant

Third:          Chuck Bledsoe        211-0x        Hakim

High Raw Score: Paul Bishop          196-6x        Finnish M39 Mosain-Nagant

May Mosin-Nagant Challenge Match Winner:   

                Paul Bishop          198-6x        Finnish M39 Mosin-Nagant

June 27th Challenge Match will be .303 British Bolt-Action Rifles.


Time Change Note:  Benchrest 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 $ .44 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.