New For 2023: Springfield Armory Model 2020 Rimfire

posted on July 24, 2023
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Image courtesy of Springfield Armory.

This summer, Springfield Armory added a new model to its 2020 bolt-action rifle series with the backcountry hunting Redline. Now the company is bringing the quality and value of its centerfire bolt-action rifles to the rimfire world with the 2020 Rimfire.

Right side of the Springfield Model 2020 Rimfire receiver.Springfield’s new rimfire series is based around the company's 2020 Rimfire action. Image courtesy of Springfield Armory.

Springfield’s line-up of rimfire rifles centers around its new 2020 Rimfire bolt action. With a 1.14" diameter round receiver, the action uses a bolt with dual cocking cams and a 60-degree bolt throw. The bolt handle is threaded on, and the bolt body has a hard chrome finish. Rifles come supplied with an interrupted Picatinny optics rail mounted to the receiver with 8-40 screws.

The trigger is user-adjustable. It is compatible with 700-pattern aftermarket triggers and mounts with a hanger system. The rifle is fed with a detachable-box rotary magazine with a 10-round capacity of the 10/22 pattern. Barrels have a 1:16” twist rate. The barrel and receiver are matte blued. Springfield 2020 Rimfire rifles come with an accuracy guarantee to shoot a three-shot group under one inch at 50 yards with match-grade ammunition.

Underside of the Springfield Model 2020 Rimfire action, showing the 10/22-style rotary magazine.The 2020 Rimfire uses 10/22-compatible rotary magazines. Image courtesy of Springfield Armory.

The length-of-pull for all models is 13.45”. Stocks have a rubber recoil pad and allow for barrels to be free-floated. They are fitted with sling swivel studs front and rear.

Right side of the black Springfield Model 2020 Rimfire Target rifle.The base model 2020 Rimfire Target uses a black reinforced polymer stock modeled on the profile of the Waypoint. Image courtesy of Springfield Armory.

Left side of the green-colored Springfield Model 2020 Rimfire Target rifle.The 2020 Rimfire Target is also available with a stock finished in sage color with black webbing. Image courtesy of Springfield Armory.

The 2020 Rimfire will be offered in two basic formats. The Target version uses a 20" heavy profile, straight-taper contour barrel with its muzzle threaded 1/2x28 TPI and capped with a thread protector. The bolt has an oversized tactical knob, and the magazine release is extended. The target-style reinforced polymer stock is modeled after the profile of the stock used on the centerfire Waypoint. It is available in a black finish (MSRP $434) or a sage color with black webbing (MSRP $499). The 2020 Rimfire Target rifle weighs 7 lbs., 7 ozs.

Right side of the wood-stocked Springfield Model 2020 Rimfire Classic rifle.The 2020 Rimfire Classic has sporter styling, from its barrel contour to its walnut stock. Image courtesy of Springfield Armory.

The Classic version is a reminder that Springfield has decades of experience working with wood stocks on its M1A rifles. A sporter-style rifle, it uses a 20" barrel with a No. 1 Sporter contour profile. The bolt handle is a small round knob. This is paired with a satin-finished Turkish walnut stock, with different grades available. Models are available with a standard grade (MSRP $529), Grade A (MSRP $690), Grade AA (MSRP $839) or Grade AAA ($1,099) wood in what Springfield calls “heirloom quality.” The 2020 Rimfire Classic rifles weigh 6 lbs., 3 ozs. For more information, visit

Comparison of the differing grades of wood stocks offered on the Springfield Model 2020 Rimfire Sporter rifle.The Turkish walnut stocks on the 2020 Rimfire Classic will be available in four grades. Image courtesy of Springfield Armory.

Left side angled shot of the Springfield Model 2020 Rimfire Sporter with a Leupold scope mounted.The Springfield 2020 Rimfire Classic with a Grade AAA walnut stock. Image courtesy of Springfield Armory.

Springfield Model 2020 Rimfire Target with a Leuopld scope and a Magpul bipod propped up on a rock.Image courtesy of Springfield Armory.


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