I was standing behind a guy once that was shooting a 95 when the receiver blew up. It had one of those original type peep sights, which we couldn't locate afterward....but did manage to find it a couple of weeks later laying in the grass on the range where it landed. Luckily the guy had only minor injuries, including having to have a doctor remove particles of burned powder from his eyes. The rifle was in a 7.62x54 caliber.Here are two of my favorite peep sights on two of my 95 Winchesters
I am feeling your pain. Same issue.Since about all my hunting has been in thick woods in the Deep South - actually kinda similar up here - I've always painted the front sight white. It's much easier to see in shade and dim light. Doesn't work as well in direct sunlight, though. It might behoove me to find some TRUE florescent paint. I'm right eye dominant but have a blind spot in the center of the retina which makes it impossible to focus on the front. So, I no longer can shoot to the great level I enjoyed years ago.
Lately I've been relying on sense of smell, sound, vocal echos and intuition out in the hunting bush.