My choice of the LPVO comes from my years of experience as a predator hunter.
I’ve tried everything else and settled on LPVOs because #1, you never know where your target is going to appear…left, right, near or far. I keep my optic dialed down to the lowest magnification in case my target appears close up and I have to take a quick shot…if I see them farther out, I generally have time to dial up the magnification to take the longer shot.
I’ve also found that taking precision shots with the intent to kill as quickly as possible are virtually impossible (for me) with a red dot unless your target is virtually on top of you.
In my case, I’m not trying to hit an 8” steel plate, or shooting to wound, I want a DRT effect, and that usually requires me putting a round into a 4” or smaller target area at various often unknown distances.
I personally assume that this would be useful in a SHTF scenario and so that’s what goes on all my rifles except for the precision target shooters and plinking guns that get either high mag scopes or red dots.
I also have BUIS on all my hunting rifles. I do this because I’d hate driving 3 hours to a location, hiking 5 miles into the wild, somehow damaging my optic and then having to turn around and go back because I had now have no usable sights on my gun.