Springfield Armory’s Model 2020 Waypoint Long Action is Here!

Springfield Armory has delivered on a dream that I’ve had since they launched the Mannequin 2020 Waypoint, a protracted motion model of one among my favourite bolt motion rifles.

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We’ve seen an nearly seismic shift within the timing of product bulletins with many manufacturers foregoing SHOT Present and choosing launches all year long or on the NRA Annual conferences. Springfield Armory has been releasing new merchandise over the previous few years on their very own schedule and it has paid off in a giant means. They’ve had a string of very profitable launches together with the Hellion, Mannequin 2020 Redline, and the Mannequin 2020 rimfire rifles. One product specifically has been on my thoughts very often and this week, Springfield Armory has launched it. That product is the all new Lengthy Motion model of the Mannequin 2020 Waypoint.

Over the previous 3 years, a number of of us at OutdoorHub have been touring and testing the bolt weapons that Springfield Armory has been releasing and I can say with nice confidence that they’ve carried out an incredible job with the design and manufacturing of the Mannequin 2020 Waypoint. From accuracy to weight, Springfield’s imaginative and prescient for this product line has been nothing in need of a house run. Now, with the discharge of the Lengthy Motion variants, the Mannequin 2020 Waypoint has, in my view, grow to be probably the greatest bolt weapons in the marketplace.

I’ve mentioned loads with out getting in to why I feel this rifle is a good possibility for hunters so, let’s get in to it. After I’m evaluating a rifle, accuracy is barely a portion of what’s vital to me. I discover myself searching in a lot of completely different places all year long and one thing that’s positioned excessive on my record of fascinating options is a lightweight weight platform. Weight is a killer within the subject however, if you’re flying it can be a killer in your case as you begin to pack and put together for checking your rifle case in to your airline of selection. The brand new Mannequin 2020 Waypoint lengthy motion ideas the scales simply north of 8 Lbs and while you pair the rifle with an optic, you’ll nonetheless be comfortably beneath 10 lbs.

Not solely is weight a vital characteristic, however the stability of the rifle can also be actually vital to me. A recent development hitting the market is searching rifles constructed with a heavier folding chassis system and I’ve discovered that carrying a rifle like that over longer intervals of time can really feel awkward. These new rifles are constructed like PRS weapons and is usually there’s extra weight surrounding the motion and butt inventory. The Mannequin 2020 Waypoint line of rifles, together with the latest Lengthy Motion variants, really feel like a dream to hold. I feel an excessive amount of this is because of Springfield Armory’s selection of inventory.

Springfield Armory has tapped AG Composites for his or her shares and the Mannequin 2020 Waypoint makes use of a hand-layed, 100% carbon fiber inventory that not solely seems nice, but in addition feels nice. There’s something distinctive to those shares that I’ve observed and that’s that they appear to have a barely bigger width when in comparison with different rifle shares I’ve used up to now. It’s a characteristic that’s considerably tough to translate into textual content however, what I can say is that the rifle inventory fills your hand in a means that I’ve not skilled with different rifles. Whenever you get behind a Mannequin 2020 Waypoint the obtainable space that your capturing hand can seal round feels substantial and evokes confidence.

The Mannequin 2020 Waypoint is predicated off of the Remington 700 platform and this opens up a lot of potentialities for aftermarket elements and equipment. Whereas there are a selection of unimaginable triggers in the marketplace which are suitable with the Mannequin 2020 Waypoint, Springfield Armory went straight to the highest and features a manufacturing facility put in TriggerTech set off. The only stage set off is adjustable from 2.5 – 5lbs and has a patented free-floating curler that delivers a crisp and dependable pull.

What’s a set off with out a nice barrel? The all new Mannequin 2020 Waypoint rifles can be found with both a fluted metal or carbon fiber barrel each of which provide .75 MOA ensures. The mannequin I’ve available is a .300 PRC with the carbon fiber barrel. Not solely does it really feel nice, nevertheless it seems unimaginable and I can’t wait to get out and apply it to a hunt.

That is positively one of many extra thrilling product releases for me that has dropped this yr. Thrilling as a result of I’ve sufficient expertise with the Mannequin 2020 to know I actually just like the platform and that it’s correct, snug to hold, and constructed to final. With the addition of magnum calibers, I can go after bigger sport and nonetheless convey one among my favourite rifles on the hunt!

For extra info on the Mannequin 2020 Waypoint lengthy motion rifles, you’ll be able to head over to Springfield Armory’s web site.



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Ben Ryder

Ben presently leads the editorial employees for Outdoorhub, Alloutdoor, and The Firearm Weblog. He’s an avid outdoorsman and has hunted for giant sport throughout the USA together with Alaska, Texas and his house state of Michigan.

Ben additionally has a deep information and fervour for firearms and has participated in varied civilian programs specializing in precision rifle capturing, carbine, pistol, ammunition reloading, and searching centered firearm functions.

Exterior of labor, Ben pursues a lot of water based mostly actions spending his free time in Northern Michigan boating and fishing on Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan.



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