Springfield Armory continues its ascent into the bolt-action rifle market, announcing today the release of a full line of rimfire sporters. The Springfield Armory Model 2020 Rimfire comes in both wood-stocked and synthetic variants, offering a bolt-action rimfire for plinking, competition, hunting and general shooting.
Springfield Armory Model 2020 Rimfire
The Model 2020 Rimfire launches initially in two primary versions: wood-stocked Classic Model and the synthetic-stocked Target model. The Classic offers in four grades of Turkish walnut with a satin finish. Meanwhile, the Target utilizes a reinforced polymer stock modeled after the successful Model 2020 Waypoint.
“The appeal of a well-made rimfire rifle speaks to practically every shooting enthusiast,” says Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “The new bolt-action Model 2020 Rimfire line chambered in .22 LR provides just that, with a wide selection of models offering something for every shooter — from suppressor-ready Target Models to Classic Models with beautiful walnut stocks.”
Featuring premium Turkish Walnut, the Classic model comes in four grades of wood; Select Satin, Grade A, Grade AA and Grade AAA. Each grade of wood offer classic style and craftsmanship, according to Springfield. The Target model’s stock comes in either black or sage with black webbing finishes, featuring a target-style configuration.
Each rifle style sports dual, standard sling swivels, providing twin interface points for slings. A shaped rubber recoil pad and 13.45-inch length of pull provide easy handling.
Inside the action, dual cocking cams and a hard chrome bolt cycle smoothly, according to Springfield. A 60-degree bolt throw enhances speed and ease of use. A Picatinny rail provides a surface for mounting optics, while the threaded bolt handle also enables customization.
Each rifle also utilizes the company’s .22-caliber rotary magazine. Built from polymer, the magazines holds 10 rounds overall. Better still, it’s cross compatible with a Ruger 10/22-pattern magazine, opening up an entire cottage industry of mag choices.
The barrel measures 20 inches long and is free-floated along its full length. Threaded to accept suppressors and/or muzzle brakes, the barrel features a sporter contour. A Model 700-pattern, adjustable trigger, optimized for the .22 action, comes factory set at 4.5 pounds.
The Springfield Armory Model 2020 Rimfire comes guaranteed to shoot 1-inch or less, in a three-shot group at 50 yards with match-grade factory ammo. Retail prices range from the Black Target model at $434, up to the Grade AAA Classic at $1,099. For more info, visit springfield-armory.com.
Springfield Armory Model 2020 Rimfire Models
- Classic, Select | MSRP: $529
- Classic, Grade A | MSRP: $690
- Target, Black | MSRP: $434
- Target, Sage | MSRP: $499
- Classic, Grade AA | MSRP: $839
- Classic, Grade AAA | MSRP: $1,099
The full review of the Springfield Armory Model 2020 Rimfire Classic and Target models can be found in the August-September 2023 issue of Ballistic magazine. Get your print or digital copy or subscription at OutdoorGroupStore.com.