I don't know a lot about optical clarity on the scopes of your interest -- so can't comment there. You're young (I remember those days well) so -- overall gun weight isn't an issue for you at this time. However, 10 - 15 years will go by in the blink of an eye and if you still have what you put together on your rifle at that time, weight WILL be an issue to you. So I'd let the weight of the scope you choose also enter into your criteria. Every ounce counts!