rentacop, just throwing this out there, don't know if it will work with you or on your scope or not. With your scope mounted as far back as you can, try changing the focus on your eyepiece, by screwing it out some, or in if you already have it moved out. It might give you a touch more eye relief. I just put a Nikon variable long eye relief (handgun) scope on my Mini-14 in a forward scout mount. The eye relief was good on all powers up to about 7x or 8x. Then I had to do what you described, move my head up on the stock a little. I read a review on the scope where a guy said that you could "tweak" the eye relief slightly by moving the eyepiece focus in or out. It worked for me, maybe just because it was a long eye relief scope, you could give it a try.