Between the 2 combos you have listed.
My experience with red dots with magnifiers has given me the opinion that they are a compromise that are the worst of both worlds rather than the best.
Heavy, poor eye relief, poor eyebox.
If you want/need magnification, go with the variable and get a high quality QD base like a Larue or ADM and a good set of BUIS.
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