NRA Gun of the Week: Springfield Armory 2020 Waypoint

posted on June 25, 2021

From entry-level to its high-end, custom-fitted pistols and match rifles costing thousands, Springfield Armory has succeeded in providing the market a broad sampling of 1911 pistols, M1A rifles and imported polymer-based striker-fired handguns. Now the company has a turn-bolt manually operated rifle in its lineup with the 2020 Waypoint.

The Springfield Armory 2020 Waypoint series of bolt-action rifles are constructed of cylindrical, stainless steel receivers that utilize a push-feed, turn-bolt action. Use of electrical discharge machining in the making of the Model 2020 results in a buttery-smooth action due to the precise tolerances achieved by the process.

BSF Barrels supplies Springfield with its carbon-wrapped, stainless steel barrels used on the 2020 Waypoint. These barrels are made of a roll-wrapped, carbon-fiber exterior that is tensioned to a fluted-stainless-steel barrel. The carbon and steel arrangement, with included airspace within, helps mitigate excessive barrel heat and contributes to high levels of repeatable accuracy; SA warrants a 0.75 minute of angle accuracy guarantee with its 2020 series rifles. Our test sample arrive chambered for 6.5 Creedmoor.

Springfield supplies a hand-laid-carbon-fiber stock from AG Composites. The stock is adjustable, camouflage and provides room for accessories such as a sling or bipod. In addition, a one-piece aluminum bottom metal unit with a squared-off guard around the equipped TriggerTech adjustable trigger comes standard. A Magpul 5 round PMAG is supplied with most 2020 Waypoint series rifles. 6.5 PRC-chambered rifles will ship with a three-round steel unit.

Watch our NRA Gun of the Week video above to learn more about the Springfield Armory 2020 Waypoint.

Springfield Armory 2020 Waypoint Specifications
Manufacturer: Springfield Armory
Action Type: bolt-action, center-fire repeating rifle
Chambering: 6.5 mm Creedmoor
Receiver: 416 stainless steel
Barrel: 22" carbon-fiber-wrapped stainless steel
Sights: none; Picatinny rail
Stock: carbon-fiber synthetic
Finish: Cerakote
Trigger: Trigger Tech Field; single stage
Overall Length: 43.5"
Weight: 7 lbs., 8 ozs.
MSRP: $2,399


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