In addition to Bell and Townsend, John Taylor also spoke highly of the peep sight. I used to have a bolt action with a Lyman 48 peep sight on it and could shoot 5 shot groups under an inch with it. It always seemed like magic to me the way they automatically work.
I am about to embark on another rifle build soon.. my intent is to use NECG front and rear sights (single leaf express.. I dont see a need for "long range" leafs on a .458 win mag.. and if I do need to take a shot at anything past 100 I will have a 1-4x optic on there as well)..
Honestly my eyes are getting a bit old for reliable use of irons.. I am much better with a red dot or a low power optic.. but, I also cant see building a big bore rifle that is intended for DG hunting only and not including a set of irons on it..
The same thing just the peep sight tends to be a smaller aperture more used in target shooting but you can get different size apertures that you screw in...if you take the aperture sight out then you have a larger hole which is easier to quickly picture up the target in a hunting /close quarter situation. That's what I did on my two 458 lotts....so a sort of ghost ring sight . ..but there are purpose made ghost ring sights madeSorry for reviving an old thread, what's the difference between a peep sight and a ghost ring??