Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News Nov. 2011


Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club, Inc.

PO Box 13, Chillicothe, IL. 61523-0013

Webmaster Tim





It has come to the attention of the Board that some people cannot follow rules or use common sense.  NO ONE is to go down range on ANY range while other shooters are still firing on that range.  ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS.  All firearms are to be unloaded, actions opened, guns benched with muzzles down range (or placed in gun racks provided on some ranges).  Learn to talk to the other shooters on your range.  Let them know when you need to go down range.  They may have a couple more shots to fire before they are ready to allow this.  YOU WAIT until they finish and make their firearms safe.  Also, these same people went down range with handguns holstered on their hips—this too is UNACCEPTABLE, violates the rules for clearing firearms BEFORE going down range, and will not be TOLERATED.  Range rules are on the web—follow them. 


  INDOOR: -- Indoor Range and Clubhouse Cleanup - 9AM, 12NOV2011         

     OUTDOOR: -- The next work party is on November 5th at 8:00AM.  Please bring hammers, saws, drills, ladders. We will be working on putting the roof on the outhouse. Persons with carpentry skills will be appreciated.   For more info, contact Steve Schneckenburger @ (309)692-7807 or (309) 657-0170.

ALSO:  Found : Arrow Fastener stapler model T-50M on range 1. Contact Steven Schneckenburger at (309) 692-7807 to claim.

Mauser Match

2011King’s Shoot results from September 25th

King Fred Roe, 1st Knight Justin Howeler, 2d Knight Jay Zentko --Speed match: autoloaders – Bob Killion, non-autoloaders Fred Roe

Mauser Match September 24th

High Raw Score 195-6 Paul Bishop Turk Mauser First 209-1X Vince Stubbs “03 Springfield Second 206-0X Bryan Brown M91/30 Mosin-Nagant Third 205-1X Jon Dewey K98k Mauser

Mauser Match October 8th

Zombie Challenge Match winner Jim Martin, Martin Lehman, Keith Kohler --  High Raw Score 186-2X Martin Lehman Mauser Gewehr98 -- First 198-1X Terry Beachler Yugo M48a Mauser -- Second 196-2X Chris Bach Mauser Gewehr98 -- Third 195-3X Bill Wilkinson Yugo Mauser 24/47

Next Match is November 12th.  The annual Vogelsschiessen (bird shoot) will be fired after the Mauser Match.  You may shoot any hand or shoulder fired gun (no shotshells) – bring some One Doller Bills.  The Special Challenge for the November match is the Italian Monte Casino Rifle Challenge.  Any bolt action mauser match rifle that would have been there, whether Italian, German, American, British, French, Polish or Canadian, will be allowed for this challenge. Italian Beef will be served afterwards.  There will be a special prize for the shooter who looks the most like Il Duce.  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.


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


         These changes have been made on the calendars.




The CSC Annual Meeting & Elections are scheduled for 08 NOV 2011 at 6:30 PM in the Clubhouse on the grounds.  Please plan to attend and take an active role in determining by whom and how YOUR club is run.  Nominations from the floor will be accepted at this meeting.  All four Officer positions and four Director positions are up for election this year.  Come to the Annual Meeting & participate in your CSC.



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


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.