I would go for the 4.5-16x50. You never know when a coyote will show at close range. It is very hard to pick the right spot when all you see in your scope is fur. And mirage is tough to see through at more than 12 power. Kinda puts any hunting rifle at a disadvantage to have 8 power as its lowest setting. At least where I hunt.
You can't fix stupid....however ignorance can be cured through education!