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Review: Springfield Armory Model 2020 Redline

July 21, 2023
Kevin "KJ" Jarnagin

Here’s a shocker – KJ is excited about a new hunting rifle. Rewind the clock a couple years when Springfield Armory launched its new Model 2020 Waypoint. I was elated that companies started blowing up the world with lightweight, packable firearms that the everyday hunter and backpack adventurer would proudly carry. Here we are, yet again. Springfield Armory brings a new toy to the table with the Model 2020 Redline.

In a world where firearms must keep up with the ever-changing landscape, the Springfield Armory Model 2020 Redline is the stylish shooter that's fired me all up. Combining cutting-edge technology with a dash of charisma, this gun is more than just a tool; it's an exclamation point that the Model 2020 series is here to stay.

Lock and Load, Fashionistas!

Gone are the days when firearms looked stuck in a time warp. The Springfield Armory Model 2020 Redline epitomizes elegance and power as if it strolled straight off the runway. The sleek olive with black webbing Grayboe Trekker stock has a very "I-mean-business" vibe while ensuring it won't clash with your popular camo patterns of the modern day. I mean, because that’s what we demand, right?

Beating Heart

Behind every true champion is heart. Pick up any bolt rifle from the shelves and folks run the action. But why? They are delicately placing their hands on the heartbeat of the gun, finding out how well that ticker beats.

The Redline is built around the Model 2020 action. With dual locking lugs on a fluted bold that is smooth as butter, the Redline’s heart beats just fine. There’s no binding when pressure is placed on the bolt knob and when nerves run hot the last thing we want is a faulty action.

Stylish Design Meets Tactical Performance - The Grayboe Trekker Stock

The Springfield Armory Model 2020 Redline isn't just about looks; it's built to perform, and the Grayboe Trekker stock is a testament to that. Crafted with precision and durability in mind, this stock is as tough as nails while maintaining a sleek appearance that complements the Redline's overall aesthetic.

Engineered from high-quality composite materials, the Trekker stock strikes the perfect balance between weight and strength. Its ergonomic design ensures a comfortable and natural shooting position, allowing you to maintain control and accuracy even during extended shooting sessions. Plus, the texturing of the black webbing throughout the entire stock gives you that extra "oomph" of confidence, knowing the Redline will stay firmly in your hands when it matters most. Three swivel studs and a compass dawn the stock, allowing you to balance and customize your rig exactly how you like it.

A vertical grip in the Trekker stock is a favorite of mine since it beautifully fits today’s modern shooting techniques.

A Trigger that's a True Game-Changer - Trigger Tech Trigger

Meet the Trigger Tech Trigger, the pièce de résistance of the Springfield Armory Model 2020 Redline. If you've ever craved a trigger that feels like breaking a delicate piece of glass, you're in for a treat! This precision trigger is the perfect marriage of sensitivity and reliability, delivering a crisp, clean break that will make even the most experienced shooters swoon with delight.

Featuring an adjustable pull weight of 2.5 – five pounds, the Trigger Tech Trigger lets you tailor it to your preferences, ensuring a personalized shooting experience like no other.

Unleash the Power - BSF Carbon Fiber Barrel

Thanks to the BSF Carbon Fiber Barrel, the Springfield Armory Model 2020 Redline is no slouch in the firepower department. This revolutionary barrel technology takes performance to a whole new level while keeping weight to a minimum. BSF barrels jacket a 416R stainless steel match barrel unrelenting to accuracy snobs. The stainless steel barrel is then clothed in a roll-wrapped carbon-fiber sleeve.

BSF utilizes a jacketing method to wrap their barrels, so shooters can keep sending rounds downrange without worrying about the barrel heating up and affecting accuracy.

Speaking of accuracy. Springfield Armory boasts a .75 MOA guarantee that holds up from our testing. We used a mix of match ammo, and the Redline held up its end of the bargain.

The BSF Carbon Fiber Barrel's unique design reduces barrel whip, allowing you to achieve tighter groups and outstanding shot consistency. Barrel lengths for the Redline include 16 and 20 inches and are chambered in either 6.5 Creedmoor or .308 Winchester.

Whether you're shooting for fun, competition, or self-defense, this barrel will help you stay on target and dominate the range like a true marksman.

The Symphony of Excellence

When you combine the Grayboe Trekker stock, the Trigger Tech Trigger, and the BSF Carbon Fiber Barrel with the Springfield Armory Model 2020 Redline, you get a symphony of excellence that hits all the right notes. From its stylish appearance to its exceptional performance, this firearm is a masterpiece that combines form and function.

I dig the blend of modern stylings and whispers of tradition held within the stock. The Trekker stock has a large undercut in the buttstock to save weight. I suppose that portion was useless in the field, so Grayboe eliminated it to save weight.

The recoil impulse and controllability is ideal for rapidfollow-up shots, making it a top choice for competitive shooters andenthusiasts who crave exceptional performance.

Firepower Meets Futurism

The Model 2020 Redline is more than just a firearm; it's a glimpse into the future of shooting technology. Plus, it’s a beautiful example of what happens when companies of reputable repute join forces to bring something that shooters collectively can admire and shoot.

Reliability that Rocks

Let's be honest; nobody wants a flimsy firearm that jams at the wrong moment. The Redline, however, is as reliable as an excellent ol' friend who always has your back. Whether you're taking it to the range or relying on it to close the deal on that buck that shows himself only once, this gun performs like a true champion of the people.

Partin’ Shot

In a world that demands style, substance, and a touch of class, the Springfield Armory Model 2020 Redline delivers. Whether you're an experienced shooter, a fashion-forward individual, or just someone looking to add another pea shooter, the Model 2020 Redline is aces.

I typically hate it when a series's second or third gun outshines the first. Why can't companies just release the best right off the bat? I get excited and purchase the first one off the shelf then here comes version two, leaving me wishing I hadn’t bought the first.

In this case, each Model 2020 stands in a class of its own. ~ KJ


Kevin Jarnagin (KJ) hails from Oklahoma but quickly established Louisiana roots after joining the Gun Talk team. KJ grew up as a big game hunter and often finds himself in a different venture often. His early career had him working with one of the finest PR agencies in the outdoor industry – Blue Heron Communications. Before that, KJ molded the minds of business school students at the University of Oklahoma. Quickly learning he had to grow up sometime, KJ dedicated himself to the outdoors no matter what it took.

Sporting his flat-brimmed cap, KJ traverses the country in pursuit of the greatest game and best adventures. Whether it’s making his way to British Columbia for elk or training with pistols, KJ always seems to find a gun in his hands and adventure on his mind. KJ is a skilled communicator and connector in an industry he has loved since childhood.

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