Springfield Armory Unveils New Model 2020 Waypoint Bolt Action Rifles

From Springfield Armory:

Springfield Armory is proud to introduce the Model 2020 family of bolt action hunting rifles. Precision manufactured in the USA, each Model 2020 is built to deliver the accuracy and performance expected from a custom grade rifle. The Model 2020 Waypoint features a premium carbon fiber stock and the option of a steel or carbon fiber barrel with an impressive .75 MOA accuracy guarantee.

Accuracy and performance begin with the all new Model 2020 action. Precision manufactured from premium materials, each Model 2020 action is the foundation for success and is designed to take advantage of today’s most advanced production techniques. Dual locking lugs on the fluted bolt run smoothly down EDM raceways for perfect, repeatable engagement while an optimized extraction cam provides robust, reliable extraction in any condition. Additionally, the bolt features dual cocking cams for ease of operation and toolless disassembly for maintenance.

Offering users a custom-grade firearm for thousands less than you would expect, the Model 2020’s receiver features top-tier features and refinements. Providing strength and repeatability is an integral machined recoil lug, and electrical discharge machining (EDM) of the bolt lug raceways ensures precision dimensions and smooth cycling. An enlarged ejection port, sliding extractor — for reliable operation in the most adverse conditions — and hybrid dual-plane feed ramp deliver reliable and repeatable performance.

Springfield Armory worked with AG Composites to develop the rifle’s premium line of carbon fiber stocks. When weight matters, carbon fiber’s exceptional capabilities make it the only choice. Each stock is hand-layed, made from 100% carbon fiber and pillar bedded for perfect marriage to the action.

With a weight as low as 6 lbs. 9 oz., the Waypoint and its carbon fiber stock strike the perfect balance between rock-solid strength and mobility.

The trigger is the most important interface between the rifle and shooter. The Waypoint’s trigger from TriggerTech features a low-profile, non-snag safety and employs the company’s Frictionless Release Technology. It’s adjustable from 2.5 – 5 pounds with a patented, free-floating roller for a crisp, clean and repeatable pull.

The Model 2020 Waypoint features a BSF barrel jacketed in a roll-wrapped carbon fiber sleeve and loaded under tension. This means 95 percent of the carbon fiber sleeve doesn’t contact the barrel, providing cooling air gaps and promoting cold bore to warm bore repeatability. In addition, fluting under the sleeve reduces weight and increases surface cooling area.

The result? Carbon fiber done the right way to deliver consistent accuracy. Each Waypoint rifle is 100% free-floated and is available with a carbon fiber or traditional fluted stainless steel barrel.

The Model 2020 Waypoint is the result of years of engineering, testing and evaluation, combined with premium grade components found on rifles costing thousands of dollars more. The rifle combines cutting-edge design with state-of-the-art materials to deliver the accuracy expected from a custom grade rifle. Accordingly, Springfield Armory stands behind all Model 2020 rifles with a rock-solid .75 MOA accuracy guarantee — for a three-shot group at 100 yards with quality match-grade factory ammunition, in the hands of a skilled shooter.

See more details on the new Model 2020 Waypoint rifles here.

Calibers: .308 Winchester, 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC

MSRP: $1,699 to $2,399 depending on options

comments

  1. avatar james g mcninch says:

    awesome

    1. avatar John Boch says:

      “MSRP: $1,699 to $2,399 depending on options”

      Looks like an almost Biden-like answer to Ruger’s Precision line for those who want to drill near-one-hole groups at 100 yards.

      1. avatar SAFEupstateFML says:

        Might be an option for the wife with the carbon fiber weight savings but will be a bit before we really look into it. Good to know there should be a few options. This company may even turn it’s reputation around like Ruger did so not going to count them out for the future.

    2. avatar Madcapp says:

      Make it in 7.62 X 39.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        Who would spend that kind of money on a rifle chambered in x39?

        1. avatar Madcapp says:

          People who like nice stuff. You can have a Hipoint.

        2. avatar jwm says:

          Wowzer. You put me in my place. Can I polish the spinning rims on your Escalade? You get a pimptastic x39 to go with that ride.

  2. avatar Ralph says:

    Apparently, these rifles are US-made.

  3. avatar woody says:

    No one should be giving them business. If we can’t have principle based stands against a manufacturer in an industry that we all support when they turn on us than what are we? People won’t go to stores that ban ccw (myself included) but somehow its ok to pretend springfield is good to go again…..

    1. avatar Hammermier says:

      Do you own a Ruger or S&W? They have done the same thing in the past. Cant hold grudges forever.

      1. avatar woody says:

        No hammer, I dont. I am familiar with Bill rugers past as well as Smith and wessons. If they were the only people selling guns, and obviously there are endless options in most gun categories currently, i would understand. I agree that eventually people should be forgiven for their sins. Springfield isn’t in that category yet, and their denial of culpability mixed with an apology wasn’t terribly convincing that they are remorseful. Spend your money how you like, but if someone spits in my face by challenging my or anyone else’s civil rights I wont be doing business with them again in the near future. They were ok negatively impacting the industry and fellow Americans as long as they got their carve out.

        1. avatar KD says:

          I left IL due to Governor, RRA & Springfield’s carve outs for themselves and scrwing IL gun owners. May they go the way of Remington but in this case they deserve it!

      2. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

        Yes we can !

      3. avatar LKB says:

        Bill Ruger is gone.

        The folks at S&W who sold us out back then are gone.

        The folks at Springfield who sold us out, however, are still there.

        Take out the trash, Springfield, and then maybe we’ll talk. Otherwise, I do not forget, and I do not forgive.

      4. avatar DaveP. says:

        Really hate to tell you this, but Bill Ruger is dead and Smith has gone through about three different sets of hands since the Clinton Sellout.
        SA is still basically the same management and board that sold out gun owners to avoid actually having to fight for their rights.
        Bankrupt ’em… or get used to other gun companies doing similar things.

      5. avatar Ron says:

        Grudges don’t need to last forever is sufficient punishment has been rendered.

        At this point, that hasn’t happened yet. SA has suffered at the hands of customers for a couple years, but clearly not enough to truly bother them.

        Since their foolish actions, they’ve yet to make amends for their behavior. It wouldn’t even be hard. All they would have to do is toss money and support in state elections to fight against the communist democrats.

      6. avatar jwm says:

        Ruger died. S&W changed hands.

        SA is still the same group that stabbed us in the back.

    2. avatar tdiinva says:

      If you want to only patronize major companies that don’t suck up to the government then you are limited to Beretta.

      1. avatar Ranger Rick says:

        Ronnie Barrett also qualifies.

        1. avatar SAFEupstateFML says:

          Good Lord that is a tough one to top in telling .gov where to put it.

        2. avatar tdiinva says:

          Barrett is specialty house in a niche market. He is not a major player in the firearms market.

  4. avatar RGP says:

    You can have it, I’m not buying it. It’s priced like a real gun but it’s just more stuff that anybody could assemble at home in 15 minutes from a DIY kit and probably buiilt by people who don’t know how to do anything but screw parts together. This is why it’s hard to find a real gunsmith these days when you need one.

  5. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    Dandy for S A ,however as to myself they can keep them,Thanks but No Thanks.

  6. avatar TP says:

    Nice. Would have like to see a 60-70° throw though.

    1. avatar Steve says:

      Check out the Fix by Q. Mine has a 45 degree turn…

  7. avatar Specialist38 says:

    Guns….press release….a start…

  8. avatar possum says:

    No matter how hard I yank the trigger I could never get a gunm to live up to its manufactures claims of accuracy.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      I figure the rifle is that good I even close my eyes when I jerk that trigger.

      Minute of rosie o’donnels fat ass is the best I’ve manged so far.

  9. avatar tdiinva says:

    Why not an ’03 Springfield? There is no better platform than a Mauser 98 patterned rifle?

    1. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

      The 1903 is about the equivalent of a small-ring Mauser 98 action. There are several operations in the 1903 receiver that the Mauser doesn’t have, and several operations on parts like the bolt shroud that the 1903 doesn’t have.

      The only company that seems to want to take on the job of putting safety features back into a bolt action rifle is the American Rifle Company, with their “Mausingfield” action, which incorporates ideas from several bolt action designs. But most bolt actions today don’t do that – they are just knock-offs of the Remington 700 design.

  10. avatar Hoodlum says:

    And they are the same as the majority of other manufacturers. They don’t offer a left handed version. So I’ll stick with Savage

  11. avatar Prndll says:

    Alright ya sold me.
    I’ll take one in .308win.
    Can I get it in MAGA?

  12. avatar CplCamelToe says:

    Judging by the receiver contour, trigger pin and action screw locations, my money says it takes Remington 700 stocks, optic mounts, and triggers.

    What say SA?

    1. avatar edward kenway says:

      Well, given the fact the rifle is made in three different calibers (6, 6.5, and .308) based on the same brass case it’s a darned good bet you’re looking at an R700 ….

  13. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

    Wire EDM machining of the bolt raceways isn’t new. It’s been done on several other bolt guns for years.

    Toolless disassembly of the bolt? Huh. The Mauser 98 had that. What’s old is new again, I guess.

    No mention of a safety lug, as the Mauser 98 has. No mention of a bolt shroud large enough to shield the shooter’s eyes from gas coming down the raceways in the event of a gas escape.

  14. avatar WI Patriot says:

    Contacted my fav LGS, none to be had…

  15. avatar Jimmy James says:

    $2400 and the best it will do (guaranteed) is 0.75″ at 100 yds?

    1. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

      That’s actually a fairly aggressive claim.

      Most people have no idea what it takes to make a rifle print under 0.5 MOA groups reliably. Most rifles won’t be able to do it with factory ammo unless the ammo is something like Federal Gold Team Match or similar level of ammo.

      Then there’s the issue of the number of shots in a group. Three shot groups are misleading indications of how precise a rifle is.

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