Benelli’s New Changes to the Montefeltro, M2, and Lupo Firearms — SHOT Show 2023

Benelli M2 and Montefeltro Upgrades

Benelli has implemented some updates to its scatter guns in 2023. To start us off, the Montefeltro and M2 now come with a 2-piece shell latch that makes loading shells into the magazine tube easier.

Also, the tried and true Inertia-Driven System of these shotguns now comes complementary with the new Easy Locking Bolt System that will reliably cycle the lightest of shotshell loads.

The last update to these guns was in 2004, so these are a welcome change to these proven shotguns.

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There are subtle differences between the M2 and Montefeltro that place the M2 in the waterfowl niche while the Montefeltro is known more as an upland shotgun.

Since the M2 is more of a waterfowl gun, you will also find new camo patterns for 2023 that help you blend in, including the OPTIFADE Waterfowl Timber, Realtree Max-7, Mossy Oak Bottomlands, and the original synthetic black color.

The new upgrade to the M2 also includes a tweaked buttstock design featuring an extended AirTouch surface behind the trigger, aiding in grip with gloved hands in wet conditions.

From the top down, the new Benelli M2 camo schemes are Realtree Max-7, OPTIFADE Waterfowl Timber, and Mossy Oak Bottomlands.


  • Montefeltro $1,499.00
  • M2 W/ Camo $1,499.00
  • M2 black synthetic $1,399.00
A redesigned bolt handle is also new for the M2 in 2023.

Benelli Lupo Rifle Upgrades

Benelli’s BE.S.T. Lupo Bolt Action Rifle is the same as the original Lupo rifle but features Benelli’s exclusive industry-leading BE.S.T. surface treatment and comes in other rifle stock colors and material options.

This surface treatment is a hybrid PVD method and is guaranteed corrosion-resistant for 25 years.

A new AA-Grade satin walnut stock is now available for the .308 Winchester and .30-06 Springfield. This classic look is well-loved, according to Benelli, and they wanted to offer these new calibers in this classic style.

Don’t be fooled though, the BE.S.T. Lupo Bolt-Action Rifle still comes with its aluminum bedding block, cryo-treated barrel, and adjustability that makes its performance so legendary. Price on this new offering will be $2,199.00 and it is available for purchase now.

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More photos:

The Montefeltro and M2 will both come with the new Easy Locking Bolt System.
The Montefeltro and M2 both have a trimmed-down loading port that makes reloading smooth and effortless.
A peek at the upgraded 2-piece shell latch.
The Lupo’s threaded muzzle.
The Lupo’s beautiful satin walnut stock.

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About the author: Riley Baxter is an avid and experienced hunter, shooter, outdoorsman, and he’s worked in the backcountry guiding for an outfitter. He also get’s a lot of enjoyment out of building or customizing his firearms and equipment. Check out Riley’s Instagram @Shooter300

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  • Mike in a Truck February 7, 2023, 3:51 pm

    That Lupo in walnut is nice. Little angel on shoulder: “You dont need another rifle” Little Devil on my shoulder: “Buy it. You know you want to”. L.A.: Dont listen to him -hes tempting you.” L.D.: Remember the last time you listened to her? You could have bought all the “Colts Pythons you wanted for $299.99 bucks!” L.A.: Oh noooooooo…..

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