Springfield Armory Waypoint, Best Bolt-Action Rifle, bolts

Last, and certainly not least, on our Ballistic’s Best 2020 Reader’s Choice voting is the “Best Bolt-Action Rifle (6.5 Creedmoor)” category. As precision shooting continues to grow, these rifles stood out in 2020.

2020 Reader’s Choice for “Best Bolt-Action Rifle (6.5 Creedmoor)”

The nominees for our 2020 Reader’s Choice “Best Bolt-Action Rifle (6.5 Creedmoor)” were:

  • Accuracy International AXSR
  • Daniel Defense Delta 5
  • Falkor Defense 7EVEN
  • MasterPiece Arms MPA
  • Rock River Arms RBG
  • Sabatti STR Overwatch
  • SIG Sauer Cross
  • Springfield Armory Model 2020 Waypoint
  • Tikka T3x UPR
  • Winchester XPR Renegade LR

Before we get to the winner, here are all of the categories in our 2020 Reader’s Choice voting:

The “Best Bolt-Action Rifle (6.5 Creedmoor)” category saw a total 12,427 votes. Grabbing 31.46 percent of the vote, the winner is the Springfield Armory Waypoint.

Springfield Armory Waypoint Details

Springfield Armory Waypoint, Best Bolt-Action Rifle, right

Here’s some of what our experts had to say about the Springfield Armory Waypoint in their testing for the 2020 issue of Ballistic’s Best:

“Our first of firsts comes from Springfield Armory. That’s right, the maker of the M1A, 1911 and popular XD line of pistols. Heck it wasn’t long ago that it started its first AR platform and now it’s taking on bolt-action rifles. We must say that the Waypoint is phenomenal right out of the gate. Springfield did its homework for sure, working some three years on the Waypoint before its release. Springfield took its time and it shows in a rifle with fit and finish that you’d expect to see on rifles three times the cost of the $2,200 Waypoint. 

“Carbon-fiber-jacketed barrel, a true carbon-fiber stock, steel receiver featuring a EDM cut raceway, integral recoil lug and recoil pins on the top rail are components for the serious rifle and shooter. The Waypoint is a hunting rifle by true definition, but that’s no mark against it. The action is exact and smooth, if not a little tight. There is no slop, and it feels like quality throughout.”

Springfield Armory Waypoint Specs

  • Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
  • Barrel: 18 inches
  • Overall Length: 41.5 inches
  • Overall Weight: 7.6 pounds (empty)
  • Stock: Carbon fiber
  • Sights: None
  • Action: Bolt
  • Finish: Camo and Cerakote
  • Capacity: 25+1
  • MSRP: $2,275

Also, if you want to see all of the official winners, grab a copy of Ballistic’s Best 2020. Both print and digital subs are available now at OutdoorGroupStore.com.

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