That is the way you are supposed to shoot it! I have 2 M1As one is a national match and the other is a super match with the rear lugged receiver with an oversized walnut stock. I can shoot the national match rifle really well with the classic stock weld that you have described; however, I have problems with the thicker walnut stock of the super match. I just cant get my hand around it enough to get the classic stock weld, but it shoots lights out when I do my part.Not a real fan on m14 cheek add-on. But this one is cool. I usually rest my cheek on my back side of my thumb/hand.
I dont know if you want to use the iron sights at all, but with this stock, it would be difficult to use the iron sights. Of course this rifle is designed to be used with the scope.Trying to purchase this M14 not sure what it's worth seems to be in good condition any help would be appreciated