Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News August 2009





Boats:  There are still three (3) member’s jon boats stored by the Club Lake.  They have been stored there for years.  We DO NOT know who the owners are.  The respective owner’s MUST remove these boats from the Club Property by August 1, 2009, because of insurance liability concerns.  Owners please pickup and remove your boats as soon as possible.  The CSC Board will remove any remaining boats on August 1.

Club Road:  Dust suppression has been applied to the entrance road.  The road is a little rough.  Efforts are being made to get the problems corrected.  The signs indicate a 15 mph speed limit.  Please keep you speed down to help keep the dust down.  Thank you.




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 in either or both of these organizations today!  Their websites are: and  Follow the appropriate prompts to the membership applications.

Annual FNRA Dinner:  The annual FNRA Dinner is Saturday, August 22, at the ITOO Hall, Peoria, IL.  Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.  8 free dinner tickets will be available at the August 11 CSC Board Meeting for members desiring to obtain them.  50% of the monies raised at this annual event are used to fund shooting sports, especially youth related, throughout IL.




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



CMP will be hosting a “M1 for Vets” benefit match on Saturday, August 15, after the regular CMP match.  For information about the organization look at  For this benefit match information – contact Steve Schneckenburger @ (309) 692-7807 or Chris Bach @ (309) 256-1712.

Mauser Matches

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 August 8th.

June 27th Match results were:

First:          Ray Ellington        224-0x        K31 Schmidt-Rubin         

Second:         Cody Killion         207-0x        M-48 Yugo Mauser

Third:          Bill Johnson         206-0x        M1903 Springfield

High Raw Score: Paul Bishop          194-4x        Enfield

British Rifle Special Challenge:     Jim Dieg      198-2x        Enfield

July 11th Match results were:

First:          Jim Dieg             206-2x        Sissy French Rifle

Second:         Bill Johnson         206-0x        M1903 Springfield

Third:          Chuck Bledsoe        203-0x        Hakim

High Raw Score: Paul Bishop          195-6x        VZ24 Czech Mauser

July Special Challenge: NONE

August 8th Special Challenge will be for SKS rifles.

September 26th special Challenge will be for South American Rifles (including rifles made for S. American countries).

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.