GENESEO, ILL. (3/15/22) – Springfield Armory® is proud to announce it has received a 2022 Gray’s Best Award from Gray’s Sporting Journal for the Model 2020 Waypoint bolt-action rifle.

Every year, the editors of Gray’s Sporting Journal consider hundreds of new products, weighing features like their quality, benefits, cost, performance and more. The best of the best are selected as winners of a Gray’s Best Award, a high honor from such a storied and esteemed publication.

For 2022, the Model 2020 Waypoint was selected as a Gray’s Best Award winner in the Shooting category, beating out a wide range of competitors from numerous manufacturers. The Waypoint was selected due to its exceptional accuracy and predictability, and superb trigger.

“Each year, a few products stand out to our editors in one way or another: a fly rod that comes alive in your hands, a jacket that becomes a part of you, a shotgun you mount and swing — and it just makes you sigh,” says Mike Floyd, editor and publisher of Gray’s Sporting Journal. “The Model 2020 Waypoint from Springfield Armory had this very same effect on our team.”

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 — backed up by a .75 MOA accuracy guarantee for three shots with match-grade ammo and a skilled shooter. The rifle strikes a critical balance between light weight and rugged durability. This is achieved through the use of a premium 100% carbon fiber stock and a free-floated carbon fiber-sleeved barrel.

“We could not be more proud to receive this award from Gray’s Sporting Journal,” said Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “With this publication’s long history as well as its respected voice in the outdoor community, it is an honor for Springfield Armory to have received this award.”

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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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