Right here in this one thread is the major reason I hesitate even purchasing a chrongraph. They don't like the sun, they don't like the clouds, they hate muzzle blast, and even if they have everything to their liking, they still will produce error factors as much as 8%. So what is the purpose of even doing this if one cannot rely on the accuracy of the equipment? I sense I would be better off not even worrying about MV and just develop a drop chart for my loads in my rifle at the yardages I will be shooting. Of course doing this will result in a cost in ammunition equaling the cost of a good chronograph. Just ain't no inexpensive way to merge into this undertaking I guess.