Finally shot my 30-06 this afternoon. Nobody told me that the recoil would be like being kicked (can't say by a mule, never been kicked by one). I zeroed it using the traditional method, bore sighting. I was confused with my Leupold scope at first. I should have read the manual. I started at 50 yards. The scope is about 11 o'clock 3 inches from the red spot. So I followed the scope's arrow and did the adjustment. When I looked again I was even farther from the center. I did more adjustment and I was more farther from the center. What I did next was do the opposite and to my surprise I was able to get the cross hair in the center. Ok ready for my first shot. Since I have a 22LR Marlin and an air rifle I figure I know how to properly place the butt on my shoulder and deal with the recoil. BANG!!! Took me about 3 seconds to recover from that kick. My shot was about 5 in off 11 o'clock. Ok no big deal, more adjustment. Second shot, still thinking of that kick. BANG!!! 2 in at 12 o'clock. I must have made 4 more shots at that sight and the rifle was consistently making that group. I moved the paper at 100 yds and I figured that I should be hitting the red dot now since I was 2" high at 50 yds. BANG!!! WTF!!! About 5" high from the red spot. OK do some thinking. Darn, I wasn't shooting a 22LR, this is a 30-06 and the velocity is much much higher so the bullet is still going up. I was trying to re-call all those articles that I've read. I talked with the gentleman who was shooting besides me, he looks like he knows all about rifles. Oh-ow, he is a bow hunter and just trying his 22LR rifle. Ok more adjustment but my shoulder is really hurting. Lots of shooters in the range and I can't show my fellow shooters what a wimp I am. OK more adjustment and more pain...er I mean more shots. Finally, on the last cease fire I was able to find my group, too bad I didn't have more time to adjust my sight. The final 3 rds are the ones group together. I'll do more zeroing if time will permit me next week. I need to adjust it so it will shoot 2" high at 100 yds. If there are any mis-spelled words its because my shoulder is hurting.