I had your same concerns awhile back. I have a rem 700 in a A-2 stock, #7 barrel. Originally I mounted a Leu.3.5-10x40LR in Badger standard rings and 20 moa base. Stock weld felt fine.
Eventually I "had to have" a 6.5-20x50 LR scope. I put it in Bager medium rings. Stock weld feels just as good. Scope clearance is .06" from barrel with Butler Creek lens caps in place.
The heighth difference between the Badger standard and medium rings is only .062".
My method of checking proper scope heighth is to close my eyes, shoulder the rifle, then open my eyes and see where things are. No problem at all with the 50mm objective in the stock/base/rings in my configuration.
good shooting, MM