I don't like the looks of the saddle cheek pieces. The stock was chosen do to my personal tastes. All of my hunting rifles use the same stock. However, they all have 40mm objective scopes so there is no problem mounting them low. If I had considered the issue more carefully, I may have opted for the HTG with integral cheek piece. THe die has now been cast and I am trying to mitigate the issue by using the lowest set-up that I can find. Thus far, .840' is the lowest I have found. I believe that I could use a ring as much as .100" lower based upon measurements of other rifles.
If I am still having an issue after finding the lowest usable ring/base combination, I will find a way to build up the cheek piece.