I agree and disagree. What you say about the drop is true but I disagree that it is not good because the rifles had low open sights and the stocks were made to fit that. I never liked combs too high and/or the typical high open sights (at least they seem that way to me) on most US made rifles. With those, when you get low behind the sights, your cheek bone gets a walop. Or maybe it's just the horrible Ruger stocks. Don't know. I'd rather lift my head a bit to get on the scope. Don't get me wrong... I no longer have eyesight good enough to use open sights and I do like scopes just because, but when I can shoot open sighted rifle and see the target, there is something old school and romantic about that for me. I guess I'm used to lifting my head to compensate for scopes on hunting rifles. On target rifles I have the stocks made to fit me while using scopes, obviously. But in general, European stocks just fit me better. However, we're not all build the same either, so maybe that's why you may not like them. I also believe that a stock custom made for you is probably the best modification you can do to any rifle.