All of the 22XX based guns have the same issue, which is a lack of anchoring the front end of the breech. The location of the minuscule 4/48 screw leaves much to be desired. Lots of folks including me have found that the POI drifts. Doing tricks with the barrel band to latch things down has been the accepted way of dealing with it. In your case, what ever Mike @ TKO advises is probably what's best for you.