Traditional bench rest matches are shot using jacketed bullets. However, at OGC the matches are shot using only cast lead bullets. These bullets are often made by the shooter but it is also permissible to buy commercial cast bullets and use them in the match. These are lower velocity loads, are kinder to the gun and easy on the shooter (less recoil).
There are several gun categories available. This means almost every potential shooter will probably own at least one gun that is qualified for use in the match. These categories include Hunter Production, Heavy, Unrestricted, Long Range Handgun, Plain Base Bullet (no gas check on the base of the bullet) and (3) Military surplus rifle categories. There are weight limits for each category along with some other equipment rules that can be found on the CBA website: Cast Bullet Association Website.
This is a shooting experience and a social experience for many of our shooters.