I have been on this site for a few years, and the knowledge I have acquired has been a great help in getting me pointed in the right direction, learning long range shooting. I have a dilemma I can't figure out, and it is probably something I'm just overlooking so I need help. I am shooting a browning A bolt Stainless stalker in 300 WSM with a SHV Nightforce 5-20x56. I have ran it through the ladder test and it is tracking perfectly vertical, zero to 40 MOA. My load is a hand load with a consistent 5/8 group. I am shooting a Speer 180 BTSP, with Winchester cases, CCI large rifle magnum primers, and 64.5 grains of IMR 4350. Across the chrono I am getting an average of 2927 fps. 2 trips to the range for validation and i get the same results on both trips. I am using the Applied Ballistics app and have studied in detail the manual to make sure all inputs are correct (as I believe it). Here is where it gets interesting and I can't reconcile the data. I have a 200 yard zero, at 700 yards it calls for 13.75 MOA but actual shooting took 16.25 MOA scope adjustmet to zero. I entered that into the program for validation and it changes my MV to 2699. I know chronos aren't always accurate but this isn't close. So while set up, I had a great rock hillside to pick closer targets. I picked a good flat rock at 465 the new validation called for 7.5 MOA but actual shooting took 9 MOA to zero. From what i have read, BC doesn't come into play until you get out to 1000+ yards so I don't know how to reconcile these validations. No matter what I do with the MV I can't get the program to match these 2 validations, I even messed with BC, but it changed a little but not anywhere close to enough. I need help understanding what I am missing. Thanks in advance for your advice.