I've been hearing this for years.....that accuracy will improve the closer the scope is to the barrel. How much of that is real and how much of it is "cool factor?" Which is more important then....closeness of scope to barrel or actually achieving the proper, comfortable cheekweld? I would choose the comfort option. It seems to me that your elevation adjustment will put you where you need to be regardless of how close the scope is to the barrel. Since I put extra-high rings on my 10/22, the scope is about 3/8 of an inch off the barrel....and I shoot MUCH better. Straining to get my cheek down hard enough on the stock to have the proper line of sight was causing me to tense up. Now I'm much more relaxed. Am I missing something here?