American Hunter - December 2020 - 65

■ Type: bolt-action centerfire rifle
❑ Herman

■ Caliber: 6mm Creedmoor (tested), 6.5
Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, .308 Win.
■ Receiver: chrome-moly steel

❑ Olmsted ❑ Bier

■ Barrel: 20" (6mm, .308), 22" (6.5 CM)
or 24" (6.5 PRC); steel bore jacketed in
carbon fiber (tested) or fluted stainless
steel; SA Radial removable muzzle brake
threaded 5⁄8x24
■ Magazine: removable; AICS-pattern single-stack; polymer; 5-rnd. capacity

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Accuracy Results*

Springfield 2020 Waypoint
Weight

Load

Berger Hybrid Target
Federal Premium Gold Medal Berger
Barnes VOR-TX LR

Velocity

(grs.)

(fps)

105
105
95

2959
3025
3150

6mm Creedmoor

Group Size (inches)
Smallest
Average Largest

.375
.625
.875

.775
.925
.975

1.0
1.125
1.125

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❑ Radielovic ❑ Draper ❑ Mehall

■ Sights: none, one-piece Picatinny rail
factory-installed
■ Safety: two-position toggle
■ Stock: AG Composites, carbon fiber; 1"
Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad; LOP
13.75"
■ Metal Finish: Cerakote; nitride-coated
bolt
■ Overall Length: 41.5"-45.5"
■ Weight: 6 lbs. 12 ozs.-7 lbs. 14 ozs.

hold zero better as it heated. Either way,
every Waypoint barrel is free-floated.
Barrel lengths measure 20, 22 or 24
inches depending on chambering.
Two stock configurations are made
by AG Composites. Either stock is made
of hand-laid carbon fiber and is pillarbedded. Either includes reinforced,
integral M-Lok sections to allow for
direct attachment of accessories like
bipods and slings-but you won't find
many better options for sling attachments than those already present,
including five flush-cup, quick-detach
points to produce a variety of right- and
left-hand carry options.

❑ Final

■ MSRP: $1,699-$2,399

continued on p. 79

* Outdoors | Sandbags | 50 Yards | 3-Shot Group

americanhunter.org ❘

■ Trigger: TriggerTech; adjustable pull
weight 2.5-5 lbs.

❑ #_____

Customers who prefer a traditional
barrel may choose a Waypoint with one
made of fluted, stainless steel. In fact,
I would. The carbon-fiber-wrapped
barrel I fired at the range heated too
quickly for my taste, and groups opened
quickly because of it. The first three
shots, fired through a cold barrel-
they're money. But after that ... well,
20 minutes between groups to allow
the gun to cool completely might do
the trick. Bottom line: With its carbonfiber-wrapped barrel, the rifle is not
built best to place a dozen rapid-fire
rounds within an inch-plus. A standard steel barrel would do this better. It
would take longer to cool, but it would

»

10/15/20 3:55 PM

❑ Rough ❑ Revised

The unit we tested was fitted with
a carbon-fiber-wrapped barrel, produced by BSF Barrels in Wisconsin. Its
steel bore is jacketed in a roll-wrapped
carbon fiber sleeve loaded under tension. This construction method means
95 percent of the carbon-fiber sleeve
never contacts the steel barrel, providing cooling air gaps to promote
warm-bore to cool-bore repeatability
during rapid fire. Additionally, fluting beneath the sleeve reduces weight
and provides even more surface area
to speed cooling. An SA Radial muzzle
brake is removable; the muzzle is
threaded ⅝x24 for use with a standardthread suppressor.

TAH Proof

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Photos: Forrest MacCormack

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