Benelli Lupo: the innovative design bolt-action hunting rifle
SHOT Show 2020 – With the Benelli Lupo, the famous Italian gun manufacturer enters the bolt-action hunting rifle market, with an innovative design built around a machined aluminum chassis and a fully customizable butt stock
The 2020 edition of the SHOT Show marks Benelli's entry in the bolt action rifles market with the launch of the Benelli Lupo bolt-action centerfire hunting rifle. Offering precise sub-MOA accuracy, top-level ergonomics, near-full adjustability and recoil reduction, the Benelli Lupo is loaded with innovative features – including seven exclusive Benelli patents – and is available in three of the most popular bolt-action calibers (.30-06 Springfield, .300 Winchester Magnum and .270 Winchester).
The Benelli Lupo is made unique by its chassis-style construction built from an alloy lower receiver and fitted with a synthetic forend and buttstock – this, incorporating Benelli's patented Progressive Comfort recoil-reducing system and Combtech cheek pad for comfortable shooting. A precision, free-floating 22" or 24" (55 to 60 cm) CRIO-treated and free-floating barrel is securely bedded (steel-to-steel) into the alloy receiver through an innovative barrel attachment system thay creates an unaltered chamber and perfect alignment on every gun. The Benelli Lupo is military-specs tested for safety and accuracy across a wide spectrum of ammunition, and comes equpped with a precision trigger that's adjustable between 2.2 and 4.4 pounds (997 grams to 1,9 kilograms) in weight.
The Benelli Lupo’s design provides modular adjustability to provide the perfect fit between shooter and rifle. The chassis-style configuration of a separate stock, receiver and forend 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 positions 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.
The Benelli Lupo feeds through a double-stack, proprietary polymer box magazine that is incredibly easy to load in or out of the gun and offers a five-rounds capacity. A two-position, tang-mounted safety offers ambidextrous manipulation. Airtouch Grip surfaces provide a safe and firm hold on the rifle. A 5/8x24 thread at the muzzle gives the option of adding a muzzle brake or suppressor. The three-lugs bolt with a very short (60-degrees) throw quietly chambers and ejects rounds for quick and smooth follow-up shots.