American Hunter - December 2020 - 64

hardware
RIFLES

Springfield Model
2020 Waypoint
By J. Scott Olmsted, Editor in Chief

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t's a safe bet most gun cranks, especially NRA members, know all about
Springfield Armory. The company
has for years advertised its firearms
in NRA Official Journals. Included in that
list is the M1A, the SOCOM 16, the XD
series of handguns and, lately, the Saint-
all fine firearms. Now, hunters can take
heart Springfield has introduced something explicitly for them: the Model 2020
bolt-action hunting rifle.
The Model 2020 Waypoint is offered
in two stock configurations, two finishes
and the customer's choice of carbon fiber
or stainless steel barrels in four popular
hunting calibers-and it's a doozy.
The heart of the rifle is a proprietary, Model 700-style round, stainless
steel receiver made in Geneseo, Ill., by
Springfield. It is a dual-lug design including dual cocking cams; an integrally
machined recoil lug; a low-profile bolt
stop; a fluted, nitride-coated bolt with
a throw of 90 degrees; an oversized,
removable bolt handle; and a factoryinstalled Picatinny rail including two
recoil pins ready to accept a riflescope.

I fired five different loads through the
rifle: two from Barnes and one each from
Berger, Federal Premium and Remington. It liked the Berger loads best; the
smallest group measured a scant .375
inch and the largest spanned 1 inch.
The Federal Premium load was secondbest-not surprising since it featured the
same Berger Hybrid Target match bullet
as the Berger Match Grade load.
Springfield boasts its receiver-andtrigger design delivers a lock time 45
percent faster than competitive models-a factor that should deliver less
deviation from point of aim due to movement during the shot. It also guarantees

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the Waypoint will shoot .75-MOA groups
with match-grade factory ammunition.
Our tests confirmed this boast with one
of two match loads. Other loads would do
the same if the barrel was allowed plenty
of time to cool between groups.
A TriggerTech trigger features a nosnag, two-position safety along the tang
and Springfield's Frictionless Release
Technology. It is adjustable from 2.5 to
5 pounds' pull weight with a patented,
free-floating roller for a crisp, repeatable
squeeze.
An AICS-pattern, single-stack,
removable magazine feeds the rifle. The
trigger guard is made of aluminum.

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