New For 2023: Springfield Armory Model 2020 Rimfire
This summer, Springfield Armory added a new model to its 2020 bolt-action rifle series with the backcountry hunting Redline. Now the company is bringing the quality and value of its centerfire bolt-action rifles to the rimfire world with the 2020 Rimfire.
Springfield’s new rimfire series is based around the company’s 2020 Rimfire action. Image courtesy of Springfield Armory.
Springfield’s line-up of rimfire rifles centers around its new 2020 Rimfire bolt action. With a 1.14″ diameter round receiver, the action uses a bolt with dual cocking cams and a 60-degree bolt throw. The bolt handle is threaded on, and the bolt body has a hard chrome finish. Rifles come supplied with an interrupted Picatinny optics rail mounted to the receiver with 8-40 screws.
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The trigger is user-adjustable. It is compatible with 700-pattern aftermarket triggers and mounts with a hanger system. The rifle is fed with a detachable-box rotary magazine with a 10-round capacity of the 10/22 pattern. Barrels have a 1:16” twist rate. The barrel and receiver are matte blued. Springfield 2020 Rimfire rifles come with an accuracy guarantee to shoot a three-shot group under one inch at 50 yards with match-grade ammunition.
The 2020 Rimfire uses 10/22-compatible rotary magazines. Image courtesy of Springfield Armory.
The length-of-pull for all models is 13.45”. Stocks have a rubber recoil pad and allow for barrels to be free-floated. They are fitted with sling swivel studs front and rear.
The base model 2020 Rimfire Target uses a black reinforced polymer stock modeled on the profile of the Waypoint. Image courtesy of Springfield Armory.
The 2020 Rimfire Target is also available with a stock finished in sage color with black webbing. Image courtesy of Springfield Armory.
The 2020 Rimfire will be offered in two basic formats. The Target version uses a 20″ heavy profile, straight-taper contour barrel with its muzzle threaded 1/2×28 TPI and capped with a thread protector. The bolt has an oversized tactical knob, and the magazine release is extended. The target-style reinforced polymer stock is modeled after the profile of the stock used on the centerfire Waypoint. It is available in a black finish (MSRP $434) or a sage color with black webbing (MSRP $499). The 2020 Rimfire Target rifle weighs 7 lbs., 7 ozs.
The 2020 Rimfire Classic has sporter styling, from its barrel contour to its walnut stock. Image courtesy of Springfield Armory.
The Classic version is a reminder that Springfield has decades of experience working with wood stocks on its M1A rifles. A sporter-style rifle, it uses a 20″ barrel with a No. 1 Sporter contour profile. The bolt handle is a small round knob. This is paired with a satin-finished Turkish walnut stock, with different grades available. Models are available with a standard grade (MSRP $529), Grade A (MSRP $690), Grade AA (MSRP $839) or Grade AAA ($1,099) wood in what Springfield calls “heirloom quality.” The 2020 Rimfire Classic rifles weigh 6 lbs., 3 ozs. For more information, visit springfield-armory.com.
The Turkish walnut stocks on the 2020 Rimfire Classic will be available in four grades. Image courtesy of Springfield Armory.
The Springfield 2020 Rimfire Classic with a Grade AAA walnut stock. Image courtesy of Springfield Armory.
Image courtesy of Springfield Armory.
Article by JEREMIAH KNUPP