SHOT Show 2020—Benelli Lupo

Fear and Loading Benelli Lupo

The Benelli Lupo is the company’s first entry into the bolt-action centerfire rifle market. Renowned for making high-quality shotguns, Benelli brings expertise and Italian craftsmanship to create a highly-accurate centerfire rifle with precise sub-MOA accuracy, superb ergonomics, patented adjustability and unprecedented recoil reduction.

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The Lupo is loaded with innovative features—including seven exclusive Benelli patents—adding up to a hunting rifle that handles beautifully and provides a truly customizable fit. It makes its debut in three of the most popular bolt-action calibers (.30-06 Sprg., .300 Win. Mag. and .270 Win.). The Benelli Lupo features a chassis-style construction built from an alloy lower receiver and fitted with a synthetic stock and fore-end. The stock incorporates the company’s patented Progressive Comfort recoil-reducing system and Combtech cheek pad for comfortable shooting.

This 3-shot, sub-MOA rifle achieves repeatable, consistent accuracy thanks to a precision CRIO-treated and free-floating barrel, securely bedded (steel-to-steel) into the alloy chassis receiver. This accuracy is unleashed with a crisp and adjustable trigger mechanism.

An innovative barrel attachment system creates an unaltered chamber and perfect alignment on every gun. The rifle was subjected to rigorous military quality and safety testing while precision accuracy was assured by testing across a wide spectrum of ammunition.

Fear and Loading Benelli Lupo

In addition to great accuracy, the Benelli Lupo design features modular adjustability to provide the perfect fit between shooter and rifle. The chassis-style configuration of a separate stock, receiver and fore-end allow the shooter to customize the Lupo to one of 12 drop and cast positions with the included shims. This is easily expandable to 36 postions by utilizing optional combs. Further fit adjustments can be made with included LOP spacers. Finger reach to the trigger is also adjustable with included spacers that can be placed between the receiver and the stock. Additional fit choices include two raised cheek pad styles and one optional length butt pad.

A threaded muzzle (5/8 x 24 thread) gives the option of adding a muzzle brake or suppressor. The short bolt throw quietly chambers and ejects rounds for quick and smooth follow-up shots.

If you’re looking for a bolt action with AR versatility, though, take a look at the new SIG Sauer Cross.