Although at $722 delivered to your door it is higher than the quoted price. What you get for that extra cash gets you a quantum leap ahead of your current choices.
The reverse draw Vengeance is fast, powerful, precise, and accurate. Off of sticks, a 50ya shot is no problem and a 75ya is not much too brag about either. 100ya? I'll let you know when I have the bottom post in the reticle ranged.
The packaged scope is not much, but it is glass (I think :-). When it comes to illuminated glass, you're not going to get much for under $150 and I would recommend to stay away from them. If you want clear glass + electronics, I usually ask how many thousand you would like to spend.
With that said, the $150 Nikon XR works to perfection for me.
I used a set of Burris XTR rings as they make a nice adapter for the go pro. A Harris Bipod or shooting sticks will make those 50+ya shots very doable.
If your buddy wants to try before you buy, I would be more than happy to meet up for a shot. My stomping grounds are not far from the Clinton range and I shoot Zone 7. Cherry Ridge is also a possibility.