A low powered scope conventionally mounted is faster at close range and more accurate at long range.
I find "both eyes open" shooting with a conventionally mounted 3x scope gives me a splitting headache from eyestrain- my right eyes focusing on an image close to it and the left out at the target is not going to work for me.
"Eyes on target" shooting with a scout scoped rifle is a wonderful thing, once you master it.....
I have a Ruger Frontier in 7-08, with a Leupold IER on it. It's a Keeper. When I get a suppressor for it, it will be the "Perfect Kid's Deer Gun".