If it works for you that's what counts. Nice setup by the way . I like that color with the black. But for many, and I'm one, if I have to contort my body to get the recoil pad fully into the shoulder pocket and see the sights something is very wrong. Straight line stocks have no drop at the heel and the sights need to be raised. For you that works, but for me I need my sights higher. I want to shoulder the gun properly, put my head on the stock and see through the sights. No strange contortions to get it done. Typically I need to use a 1" riser and sometimes add another minimal height riser to get it placed correctly. Many folks look at the way my guns are setup and state, "Wow, that sight's high!", or words to the effect. Then they try it and state, "The sight picture is right there.". I don't know if they walk away believers but it does work for me. On guns w/o straight line stocks that all changes and stock fit takes the place of raising the sights. After using straight line stocks for 50 years I prefer having the option of raising the sights (and a rail) over expensive stock work. It allows each of us to configure exactly what works for each of us. Then there is better recoil control of a straight line stock. They just work better. But I'm getting off topic.