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Depends on the shooter!
Years ago I’ve shot matches where a PCP hunter class shooter shot “match high” with 12x optics, but there was a twist to his shooting form……instead of “bucket and sticks” the shooter shot prone resting his 18fpe PCP on a short bipod. Shooting prone that way in the hunter class created all sorts of “commotion” on the forums a while back which ended up with a few rules changes concerning the use of “attached bipods” etc.

Anywhoo…..while the PCP hunter class “belly flopper” mentioned above “shot “match high” at a club I attended years ago, I haven’t seen a “bucket and sticks” shooters take “match high”, however there are probably some who I’m not aware being a rather local shooter.

More direct to the question……….
For ME “bucket and sticks” is easier than shooting “pretzel style”. At the beginning of my field target shooting I tried “pretzel style” but gave up because it didn’t “fit me well” but the excuse I use is the fact that “pretzel style” has nothing to do with off season practice for squirrel huntin’!