With many models of sights and scopes, the increased height of the sight creates a situation where the comb of the rifle’s stock is too low to quickly and comfortably acquire the sights without straining upwards, lifting your cheek off the stock.
This is particularly true when installing either the Ashley Outdoors or Brockman style ghost ring sights on lever action rifles. While these sights are excellent irons for hunting, they sit up higher off the receiver than would either a Williams or Lyman receiver sight, making them a little slower to acquire than a lower fitting sight.
To quickly and effectively cure the problem, try using a piece of high density foam sleeping mat cut to proper size to fit over the stock, and raise the height of the comb. An elastic butstock shell holder slipped over both the stock and the high-density foam holds the foam snugly in place. It has the functionality of holding ten rifle shells, and securely holding and concealing the piece of foam. A small slit cut in the elastic shell holder allows the factory sling swivel stud to protrude through the fabric and allow sling attachment while at the same time preventing the butstock shell holder from sliding or slipping on the rifle’s stock.
One thickness generally will bring the Ashley or Brockman sights into line, and two thicknesses of the foam are required for efficient scope sight acquisition. Given just a little experimentation, you’ll find just the right height for your facial structure and eyes.