It's a dificult choice between the EV and Steyr. For me the EV was more affordable to begin with, but later I got myself a Steyr as well. At the moment the EV is my FT gun and the Steyr my HFT gun.
I prefer the trigger on the Steyr. It also balances a bit different then th EV. Both my rifles weigh about the same. Only with the smaller HFT scope does the Steyr weigh less.
So the easy answer to your problem is simply to get both.