GENESEO, ILL. (1/4/21) – Springfield Armory® is proud to announce that the Model 2020 Waypoint™ bolt-action rifle has been chosen as the NRA Publications’ American Hunter 2021 Golden Bullseye Rifle of the Year.

Now in their 19th year, the NRA Publications Golden Bullseye Awards acknowledge the finest products available in the shooting sports. The winners are selected by a seven-member committee consisting of editors, graphic designers and veteran NRA Publications staff, representing more than a century of collective experience in the shooting and hunting industry.

“We are extremely proud that the new Model 2020 Waypoint has been given this prestigious award,” said Dennis Reese, CEO of Springfield Armory. “This new custom-grade bolt-action rifle is an exceptional addition to the Springfield Armory line, and it’s an honor for the entire team behind its creation that it has been recognized.”

The Model 2020 Waypoint™ is the result of years of intensive engineering, testing and evaluation, combined with premium grade components usually found on rifles costing thousands of dollars more. Proudly made in the USA, the Model 2020 Waypoint is built to deliver the accuracy and performance you should demand from a custom grade rifle.

The heart of the rifle is the Model 2020 action, designed to take advantage of the most advanced manufacturing methods to hold incredibly tight tolerances. The rifle also strikes a critical balance between light weight and rugged durability. This is achieved through the use of a premium, hand-painted, 100% carbon fiber stock by AG Composites that is hand-laid and pillar bedded for precision and repeatability.

In addition, a free-floated, carbon fiber-sleeved barrel — with subsurface fluting that reduces weight and provides cooling channels to promote cold bore to warm bore repeatability — further enhances the Waypoint’s packable weight and rock-solid performance. The Waypoint is also offered with a traditional fluted, Cerakote® finished, stainless steel barrel.

The result is a production rifle that delivers levels of precision usually found only on custom rifles that have been blueprinted and trued. This allows each Model 2020 to carry a remarkable .75″ MOA accuracy guarantee.

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About Springfield Armory®

In 1794, the original Springfield Armory began manufacturing muskets for the defense of our young, free Republic. The Armory functioned as a firearms supplier for every major American conflict until 1968 when the government sadly closed its doors. In 1974, nearly two centuries after its inception, Springfield Armory Inc. in Geneseo, Ill. revived the iconic heritage of the Armory to carry on its legacy.

We strive to honor this responsibility as guardians of the original Springfield Armory legacy by manufacturing the highest quality firearms to enable responsible citizens to preserve their right to keep and bear arms in the defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

With an unmatched emphasis on craftsmanship, performance and exceptional customer service, our mission is to forge superior firearms and provide the tools necessary to defend individual freedoms and equality for those who embrace the rights and principles secured by our Founding Fathers. For more information, please visit us at:


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