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Scotchmo
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It depends.

I’ve probably shot both Divisions as much or more than anybody.

If I’m having a bad day holding steady (shaky even without coffee), the sticks are a welcome crutch to keep me in the game. Some days I’m rock steady and the sticks and bucket in Hunter become a hindrance.

If the line of sight to target is obscured at all, the higher seat of Hunter Division becomes an advantage. If there is lots of wind and the the course is well manicured, I would give the advantage to sitting low (even without a bipod).

For offhand, the Open Division can use a shooting jacket to advantage. For ranging, definite advantage in Open.

Based on the scores, the overall advantage goes to Open Division. But there are some courses where I would rather have access to shooting sticks.

How about this – Hunter can be “easier” to participate in. But Open will make it “easier” to get the top score.