People use them all differently, I use Stoney Point shooting
sticks they are more like a bipod. I've never liked the monopod shooting sticks. I've never rested my hand in the yoke, I instead hold the yoke with my hand like in the link I posted. I've made a few LR shots off of the sticks that wouldn't have been possible with my bipods from the prone because of the height of the vegetation or terrain.