You can add a spacer and a recoil pad to any rifle. For the price of $50, and a couple of hours time, you can prevent scope bite.
Shooting at angles, shooting from kneeling, shooting from prone, shooting from an off hand position, all can be done safely, all can be done correctly and all can be done without getting scope bit.
If you got scope bit, and you were "in the field", then there were a couple of reasons it happened. One of which was, your rifle does not fit you properly.
And just being "in the field" is not an excuse, it's a condition that is part of taking the shot.
If you hunch the stock, and stick it in your armpit instead of your shoulder, getting your face closer to the scope, because you don't want to risk moving and spooking something, then you are buying into that condition prior to the shot.