How to Identify optics problems?
I have a 7mm RM in a sendero SF with a leupold mark4 PR 4.5-14x40 30mm SF. I loaded up 3 162gr hornady sst bullets with 63.5 of rl 22 shot dead on on the first shot, low on second, a little left on the third. Loaded up 65 grains of rl 22 on the next day, cleaned my barrel, and taped new target over the old one. Shots 1,2,and 3 went in the same holes as 1,2,and 3 of the prior day. I looked through old targets and there is a significant history of this gun doing this. This gun almost always places the first second and third holes in the same places at the start of a new day. Is this optics problems? Shoots no more than a 1inch group most of the time and occasionally 3/8 to 1/2 inch groups with really light loads.