First Look: Model 2020 Rimfire Rifles From Springfield Armory

Available in Target or Classic models, with a wide variety of stocks.

posted on July 24, 2023
Model 2020 Rimfire Rifles

Springfield Armory is releasing a new line of bolt-action rimfire rifles, the Model 2020 Rimfire family. The blued Model 2020 Rimfire in .22 LR is offered in both wood-stocked and synthetic-stocked versions and offers shooters a refined bolt-action rifle with the quality and performance you’ve come to expect from Springfield Armory.

“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.”

The Model 2020 Rimfire bolt-action rifle is offered in two versions: A wood-stocked Classic Model and a synthetic-stocked Target Model. The Classic is offered in four grades of Turkish walnut with a satin finish, while the Target features a reinforced-polymer stock that is modeled after the Springfield Armory’s Model 2020 centerfire rifle.

The Classic Model is offered in four grades of premium Turkish Walnut: Select Satin, Grade A, Grade AA, and Grade AAA. Each grade of wood offers classic style and craftsmanship, allowing you to choose the degree of figure and grain to suit your style. The Target Model’s synthetic stock is offered in either black or sage with black webbing finishes and has a target-style configuration. Both the Classic and the Target also have rubber recoil pad on the stock and a length of pull of 13.45 inches.

The bolt-action on the Model 2020 Rimfire has dual cocking cams and a hard-chrome bolt for smooth cycling and operation, with a 60-degree bolt throw for speed and ease of use. On top of the receiver is a length of picatinny rail to mount the optic of your choice.

Each Model 2020 Rimfire ships with a polymer, 10-round .22LR rotary magazine compatible with Ruger 10/22-pattern magazines of the same capacity for more versatility. The barrel is 20 inches long and is free-floated for its full length. The Target Model is threaded to accept suppressors and muzzle devices, while the Classic Model features a sporter contour for a day afield.

The Model 2020 Rimfire features a Model 700-pattern adjustable trigger that is optimized for rimfire shooting and is factory set at 4.5 pounds. The trigger can be tuned to your preference and is designed to accept many aftermarket 700-pattern triggers for enhanced customization.

MSRP for the Model 2020 Rimfire rifle varies from $434 to $1099, and more information on this firearm and other products from Springfield Armory can be found at


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