Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News Oct. 2011


Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club, Inc.

PO Box 13, Chillicothe, IL. 61523-0013

Webmaster Tim




  INDOOR: -- Indoor Range Cleanup - 9AM, 1 OCT 2011           

OUTDOOR:-- The next work party is on October 1st at 8:00AM.  Please bring chainsaws, tree trimming equipment, weedwackers, shovels, and rakes. Range 5, 6, and 7 will be closed until after the work party is done.   For more info, contact Steve Schneckenburger @ (309)692-7807 or (309) 657-0170.


 CSC Fall Gun Show 

Thank-you to all who helped with & attended the CSC 2011 Fall Gun Show, it is appreciated.—Steve Risinger


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.




The Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic for Sept. 3 & 4 has been cancelled and replaced by the following:  Two Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinics have been scheduled for CSC this fall.  They are Oct. 1-2, 2011 and Nov. 5-6, 2011, Range 1 starting at 8:30 a.m.  For registration information, call Carol Wylie at 309-369-4863.


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 Bolt Action Match


During the 2nd relay of the October 15th CMP match we will be having a vintage military bolt action match.  Legal rifles are any open sighted military surplus bolt action or straight pull rifle.  This match will be the same as a standard CMP match but add an additional 10 seconds to both rapid fire segments and use a SR1 target the whole match.  So come out with your vintage military rifle and give it a work out.  We will also be having the annual CMP picnic after this match. 


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

WITO                     Women In The Outdoors

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.