I was 12 years old and my brother got a new gun from the gun show called a 30-06. We went to the back field to shoot it and site it in and they got it all sited in my dad wanted to shoot it. We were about to leave and I just wanted to look threw the scope and see what it looked like, but they told me that now that I looked threw the scope I had to shoot it. I argued for so long because it has a really big kick and I knew it was going to hurt my shoulder. I finally got up the nerves to shoot it I got the site about three inches away from my eye and I squeezed the trigger. When I squeezed the trigger I didn't have the stock pushed all the way up against my shoulder so it kick back a lot harder and bruised my shoulder really bad. Now when I shoot it I make sure the stock is against my shoulder