Great discussion. Lately I've had trouble getting proper scope/rifle position set for me. I don't know what has changed, eyes for sure, but seems like the scope is too short even purchased set back rings but still having trouble. Don't know if the damn neck surgery has changed my head position??? This has happened on three rifles lately. Head position is too far forward to get full scope picture. This with the old Redfields of yesteryear that worked fine for a younger HM!
HM, things DO change. I noticed that I was starting to have to pull my cheek up from the stock to look into the scope correctly, so I made the cheek piece pad mentioned above. I wish more firearms companies built some rifles models with raised cheek pieces, like they used to. Even though these wouldn't be perfect for everyone, it's pretty true that most rifles wind up with scope on them. Good luck with your situation!