Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News August 2010


Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club, Inc.

PO Box 13, Chillicothe, IL. 61523-0013






This is your Club and the Newsletter is your source for information about the Club.  Please take the time to read the through all of the Newsletter.  Every month we hear complaints that members didn’t hear about an event, raffle, class or notice—yet all of them had been printed in the Newsletter.  Be a complete CSC Member—read your Newsletter.


NOTE: The CLUB MAIN ENTRANCE is going to be CLOSED due to railroad maintenance at the railroad crossing on July 26 and July 27. The Club is open for your use but you will be required to park on the entrance road and then walk to your range.  Sorry for the inconvience.



Indoor Range:   NOTE:  NO INDOOR WORK PARTY SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST!!!!!!!!                                                                                


Grounds:  NOTE:  If anyone has dirt moving equipment or access to such, please contact Steve Schneckenburger.  Thanks. 


OUTDOOR WORK PARTY on  07August2010 AT 9:00 a.m.  please bring brush cutting tools, rakes, shovels, etc.  Contact Steven Schneckenburger at 692-7807 if you have questions.


Please pickup targets, bottles, cans, hulls when you are done shooting as per range rules # 9 and  #12.



NRA &/OR ISRA MEMBERSHIP.  Are you a member of either or both of these organizations?  IF NOT, WHY NOT?  These are the only Organizations that are continually fighting for your rights that allow 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 


NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION (NMO):  An (**) in your middle initial area of your address means you need to attend to obtain your current year’s membership 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



ALL MEMBERS:  It is YOUR responsibility to make sure that the Club has your current home address, telephone number, e-mail address, etc.  If you leave town, bulk mail is not forwarded.  If you don’t ask us to mail to an alternate address or to suspend your mailings until you return, & we get ‘failure to deliver’ notices on you (& return postage fees), we will drop you from the mailings until you let us know your current info or status.


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              Donald Clemens       Lowell Bennett

(309) 697-6766       (309) 274-5413             (309) 274-6870       (309) 274-5586


Friends of the NRA Banquet

Circle August 21, 2010 on your calendar for the “Friends of the NRA” Banquet.  This is an important event as HALF the money raised at this banquet stays in Illinois and helps all of us.  Plan to attend at the Itoo Hall on Farmington Rd. in Peoria.  For questions and/or ticket info, contact Bob Bjerke @ (309) 692-1800.


                  ***NOTE  RM1ASAAP CMP M1 GARAND RAFFLE   NOTE***                          


            CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of the 2nd Garand Raffle of 2010—Gordon Young.

                            Read your CSC Newsletter for notice of more CMP raffles in 2011!!!



Sister Club Activity:  Put this event on your calendar


The Annual King's Shoot, Bird Shoot and Speed Shoot will be held on August 15th on Range #1 at 10 AM.  You'll need a few bucks and a .22 caliber rifle, preferably with a 50-meter zero.  Direct any questions to Paul  Bishop at 243-9323.



(please read!!)

Several safety incidents have been reported to Board members already this year and some disciplinary actions have taken place.  Most of the reports have concerned MUZZLE CONTROL and DOWN RANGE rules and etiquette.  These are serious safety matters.  Club Range Rules clearly define proper procedure:                        

NO handling of firearms when anyone is down range.  Guns will be cleared (actions open), unloaded & benched (muzzles down range) before ANYONE goes down range. (No inspecting, adjusting, reloading, repairing, or touching firearms when anyone is in front of the firing line).

Remember, someone else breaking the rules does not make it OK for you to ignore the rules.  If anyone is downrange of the firing line, YOU must cease fire and make your firearm safe as described above.  Please (politely) inform those downrange of the proper safety procedures (on the signs posted on each range) & wait until the line is clear before resuming firing.

NEVER let your muzzle cross anything you are not willing to destroy.  BE SAFE.


            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


Jun 26 Match results: High raw score 196-6x, Paul Bishop, Mosin Nagant

1st Pl. 198-6X, Paul Bishop, Mosin Nagant---2nd Pl. 198-1X, Bob Killion,

Mosin Nagant---3rd Pl. 197-3X, Keith Kohler, M48A Yugo Mauser


CAST bullet challenge:  Winner 197-3X, Keith Kohler, M48A Yugo Mauser


Jul 10 Match results:  High raw score 190-3X, Max Koehl, Mosin Nagant

1st Pl. 206-1X, Vince Stubbs, 1903 Springfield---2nd Pl. 194-3X, Justin

Howeler, Mosin Nagant---3rd Pl. 193-3X, Max Koehl, Mosin Nagant.


Please take it easy on Jay Zentko.  It is difficult for a man of his age to remember to hang new targets between relays.


NEXT  month’s match is August 14th w/the special challenge being for U.S. G.I.

WWII rifles.  Call Max Koehl @ 385-1033 with any questions.