I don't think you are too critical. But, for context, in the past, I have bought many firearms I absolutely love, but also have bought some that made me wish I had gotten something else. I realize that either of the two will do what's needed (that's why I narrowed it down to them first), but I didn't just want to flip a coin to make the decision--especially given it is a rifle I have not seen or held, the kind of money involved, and the amount of work I later will do practicing with the rifle. So, I wanted to think it through and ask some questions. I provided my reasoning above because I thought someone might correct me on something I missed; I felt I owed a response to the helpful advice on both sides; and I thought possibly someone else might find the information useful. I apologize if that was not appropriate.