At SHOT Show 2020, Benelli has revealed a bolt-action rifle that further expands their offerings. This new rifle is the Lupo Bolt-Action. The LUPO’s namesake stems from Benelli’s Italian background and means “Wolf” in English. Appropriately named, the LUPO will be the ultimate killer out in the field.
The LUPO is designed to be great, starting from the bottom up. It is a modular chassis style hunting rifle. It is modular because it contains aspects of a typical hunting stock as well as a 7075 T6 Aluminum chassis that supports the action; and I assume that in the future, you can customize this configuration with other features that are soon to be released.
Being a high-end factory rifle, the LUPO has a free-floating barrel, barrel extension system that ensures perfect headspacing, cut-rifled & cryo-treated barrel, 5/8×24 threaded muzzle, 5 round detachable mag, adjustable LOP, Drop, and Cast, Progressive Comfort Recoil Pad, Comb-Tech cheekpiece and I could go on!
The LUPO is incredibly smooth to operate. This is thanks to a fluted, chrome-plated bolt design. The fluting in the back of the bolt allows the bullets in the magazine to sit up higher into the action. This not only reduces drag, making the bolt smoother to operate but also allows you to fit more bullets in the magazine while maintaining a low-profile design. The bolt is 3 lugged, making the bolt throw 60 degrees and keeping your knuckles away from your optic when operating it.
The other thing I want to specifically address: the trigger. The trigger has a 2-4 pound adjustable pull-weight. This is a pretty standard pull-weight for a hunting rifle. However, I would go as far as to say that the LUPO has the best trigger-pull that I have ever felt of any factory-produced rifle/trigger combo. It had absolutely no creep, it broke extremely crisp, and there was no takeup or overtravel.
The LUPO will be available for purchase around July 1st, so keep your eyes peeled. It can be found anywhere that you can find a Benelli shotgun.
Specifications and Features
- available in 30-06, 300 Win. Mag, 270 Win.
- modular chassis system
- utilizes barrel extension design
- cut rifled & cryo-treated barrel made by Benelli
- 5/8×24 TPI muzzle threads
- steel plates in aluminum receiver allow steel-steel contact with action
- fluted, chrome-lined bolt W/ 60 degree throw & 3 lugs
- 5 round detachable magazine
- accepts Weaver 1913 Picatinny bases
- 2-position tang safety W/ cocking indicator
- 2-4 pound trigger
- Adjustable LOP, drop & cast from shim system
- Comb-Tech soft cheekpiece
- Progressive Comfort recoil pad
- 7.2 pound weight
- available July 1st
- $1,699.00 MSRP
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