You get a good cheek weld when using the scope with that set up
I almost addressed this point. Yes I do. the stock has a raised cheek piece and it is correct for the scope. The rings were on the rifle when i bought it and I believe they are factory. The height difference isn't all that great to begin with as these aren't raised as high or wide as most of the see through rings I have seen. Dropping to the iron sights is what is a little awkward. Since I am inside 50 yards, and usually 30 when using the iron sights, it isn't much of a problem. I was a little surprised at how well it works. I originally sighted the irons in as a back-up for if I took a fall on a hunting trip or something and was not sure about the scope zero, but they work well.