Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News August 2011


Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club, Inc.

PO Box 13, Chillicothe, IL. 61523-0013

Webmaster Tim




INDOOR:--Indoor cleanup—06August2011.  Questions call Bob Bjerke @ (309) 692-1800.


OUTDOOR:-- Grounds: The next work party is on August 6th at 8:00AM.  Please bring chainsaws, tree trimming equipment, weedwackers. For more info, contact Steve Schneckenburger @ (309) 692-7807 or (309) 657-0170.


NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION (NMO): You need to attend NMO 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.  For reservation or to ask any questions - Contact Chuck 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.  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS IS CURRENT—THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.


For those with past volunteer experience working with "Kids" in Scouts, schools, coaching a sport, etc.

If you think you might be interested in helping "new" hunters or boaters of all ages get involved with our favorite sports, the Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club Safety Education Team would like to talk to you. Your participation on our State Certified team of volunteers would help new students safely and ethically become involved in hunting and boating, and also help insure that the privilege to participate in these sports remains available to future generations.

For further information about the requirements for becoming an instructor, please contact Lowell Bennett, 309-274-5586 or


If you have any questions or concerns about your Club you may contact any Club Officer listed below or any board member.


President       V-President     Secretary      Treasurer

Charles Varnold      Jerry Oglesby   Donald Clemens  Lowell Bennett

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




CMP M1 Garand Raffle tickets are now on sale for $20 each.  Only 100 tickets will be sold.  This is a refurbished M1 Garand from the Civilian Markmanship Program and these units are really nice—so get your tickets while they’re still available—only about 10 tickets still available. Contact Chris Bach at (309) 256-1712 or at or Steve Schneckenburger at (309) 692-7807.


Mark your calendars for the Friends of the NRA Banquet on 13AUG2011.  To get tickets or for more information, contact Bob Bjerke at (309) 692-1800.


Mauser Match report for June 25th 2011

High Raw Score 196-7X Paul Bishop - Turk Mauser

First 212-1X Jon Dewey - Sissy French Rifle aka he did not write down what he shot

Second 204-1X Bryan Brown - 91/30 Mosin-Nagant

Third 202-3X Martin Lehman - M96 Swedish Mauser

Mauser Match report for July 9 th 2011  – note the score spread was only 2 points, and only 1 point in the challenge match.

High raw Score: 197-6X Paul Bishop Turk Mauser

M1 Carbine Challenge 193-5X Paul Bishop, 192-2X Bob Killion, 192-1X Keith Kohler

Winner Vince Stubbs 200-2X M1903 Springfield

2d Colton Killion 200-1X M-39 Finnish Mosin-Nagant

3d Paul Bishop 199-6X Turk Mauser

 Next match is August 13 th with the special challenge for Swiss Mauser Match rifles.   Mauser Matches are informal centerfire rifle matches shot on the NRA SR-1 target from standing at 50 meters using rifles with open sights or unimproved pre-'64 military bolt-action repeaters. If you have any questions, contact Max Koehl at 309 385-1033.

NEW RANGE NUMBERS                           

The CSC Ranges have been re-numbered.  These new Range numbers will be in use on the newsletter calendars beginning with the September issue of the Newsletter.

The following are the new range numbers:

    RANGE       LOCATION   

1  --      100 yard range

2  --      Trap range

3  --      Short lakeside range (NEW) (just north of Cowboy Town)

4  --      Cowboy Town

5  --      Practice Range

6  --      3-bays

7  --      300 yard range

8  --      Archery Range


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

WTPS               Women’s Target Pistol Shooting (new group at CSC)

ATA                  Amateur Trapshooting Association

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.