Sighted in my Mossberg 30-06 yesterday. First ten rounds felt fine. Rounds 11-15 hurt a bit. Rounds 16-20 flat out stung. I'd forgotten just how much kick a 30-06 had. I got the scope dialed in, so I can tag Bambi when the time comes. But the last round I fired I flinched. Gotta work on that. Also, the trigger is stiff. If finances allow, I'll take it to a gunsmith and have it lightened up a bit. If not, well, I'm not taking any deer past 100 yards anyways, not in the Wisconsin woods. Hell, I might not take any shots past fifty yards depending on where I hunt.
The shoulder is still a bit sore this morning. But there's nothing like the satisfaction of watching a clay pidgeon explode at 100 yards.
Also, need a good hunting stick to shoot from. I'll see what the wood lot here in town has for staves, and put a "V" top on it.