That's what a lunch should be like. A quick bite, followed by probably 50 pellets off the porch, at paper and a small steel spinner. (Range is probably a little over the airgun-standard 10m.)
Today's lessons: this rifle is completely ambidextrous, and I'm fascinated that I don't have to work on my cheek weld for the left-side at all, even while I continue to fight the right side. Left-hand mounts are consistent and natural, and the hits follow..."weak-side" me woulda beat the snot out of "strong-side" me today, in a formal competition. Groups were tighter and more on point of aim--in fact the only thing limiting me on the left side is the need to close the non-dominant eye.
On the right side, IF my mount is good, I can keep both eyes completely open and hit quickly, but I have a strong tendency to crawl the comb and have to fine-tune the mount when I do, slowing things down considerably. As I work with this a little more I'll do some dry-fire with the Marlin in parallel (which also employs ghost-ring sights) and maybe something will suggest itself.
The Bronco's trigger is excellent. It is so good it is clear to me that I need to raise my game in order to better appreciate it. Very well then, will do! And the operation of the "auto-engaging safety" is clean and positive too. These are two items that are very important to a training and practice regimen, and those are some of the reasons I went with the Bronco in the first place. Gratifying!
With a dedicated airgun spinner of a little higher visual contrast, this "off-the-porch" thing is going to be really, really nice for daily practice throughout the year. The porch provides both rain protection and vertical post options for practicing the tree rest.
I've started thinking about an effective way to carry this piece on walks (breakbarrels are challenging on traditional slings and are probably even worse for Ching Slings), and am intrigued at the back-scabbard option here:
Beyond that, I'm envisioning a few accoutrements like the "pellet pen" which may prove its weight in gold on really cold days, and figuring out what the right backpack or fannypack combination might be.
We'll see. For the nonce, I'll start with lunch tomorrow. :-)