Yup like Don said - pick the one that will be most beneficial to you, the one you like. Shoulder each one and see which one fits you best. Ask to dry fire the trigger (make sure gun is clear first). Feel which one has the better trigger.
I would pick both of them up in your hands, throw them up against your shoulder and see how they both feel before making a decision. I think that has more to do with a good hunting rifle than make or model is how it handles in your hands
There are still some who insist a scope is not needed for the type hunting they do, ignoring the advances of the last 150 years in optical sights. (Even the ultra-conservative US Army has adopted optical sights.) The idea that in some special circumstances open iron sights or aperture (peep) sights might be more useful is not lost on me, but with the inevitable advance of age comes the reduction in visual acuity needed for using iron sights.
I believe that many who completely resist the idea of...