Benelli USA set a new standard in bolt-action hunting rifles by introducing the all-new Lupo in 2020. This year, the company expands the award-winning Lupo BE.S.T. series with premium wood stock models that bridge Lupo’s precision performance and technological innovation with defined ergonomics and contemporary styling.
For 2022, Benelli Lupo BE.S.T. models chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, and .300 Win-Mag are available with premium AA-grade walnut stocks well-thought ergonomics making the Lupo one of the most comfortable rifles on the market today.
The new Lupo BE.S.T. rifles include the field-proven, glossy Benelli Surface Treatment (BE.S.T.) on the barrel—a finish so dependable in preventing rust, corrosion, and abrasion that Benelli backs it with a 25-year warranty.
BE.S.T. (Benelli Surface Treatment) is a new proprietary finishing technology developed by engineers and scientists at Benelli’s manufacturing headquarters in Urbino, Italy. It is a hybrid Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) and Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) technology that applies a protective coating to parts. This coating provides corrosion and abrasion resistance superior to any other firearm finish on the market.
In addition to the glossy BE.S.T. finish on the barreled receiver, the rich walnut stock features a durable satin finish that speaks to classic rifle aficionados and stands up to the hard use and challenging conditions Benelli firearms are known to endure. The function continues with the stock’s Monte Carlo profile and integrated features that have made the Lupo a standout in the field, such as the Progressive Comfort recoil reduction system to mitigate felt recoil and muzzle rise. The AirTouch Grip surfaces along the forend and grip provide a solid purchase in all weather conditions.
Benelli Lupo bolt-action rifles share praise with experienced hunters and the shooting media for their rich features, high-quality manufacturing, durability, sub-MOA accuracy, and, most importantly, reliability. The Crio-treated free-float barrel combines with a hardened steel barrel extension bedded to a steel block within an alloy receiver to deliver precise and repeatable point-of-impact. Other features include a detachable box magazine that blends smoothly with the chassis, top-mounted ambidextrous safety, a two-piece Picatinny rail system for optic mounting, as well as user-adjustable stock spacers to customize length-of-pull. The Lupo comes with shims to adjust drop, cast, and trigger reach for an even more custom fit. This innovative platform is driving new performance levels in the bolt-action rifle category.
Lupo Wood BE.S.T. models include:
- .300 Win-Mag, Satin Walnut/gloss BE.S.T., 24-inch barrel, 4+1 capacity, 1:11 RH twist, 7.1 lbs, MSRP $2199
- 6.5 Creedmoor, Satin Walnut/gloss BE.S.T., 24-inch barrel, 5+1 capacity, 1:8 RH twist, 7.1 lbs, MSRP $2199
For more information on Benelli USA premium centerfire hunting rifles and shotguns, visit BenelliUSA.com.
Benelli, headquartered in Accokeek, Maryland, offers the largest selection of semi-automatic shotguns in the world, as well as a variety of rifles. Since the company’s inception, Benelli has led the world in innovative firearm technology, including the ground-breaking Benelli Inertia Driven system, effective Comfort Tech recoil-reduction systems, and the BE.S.T. anti-corrosion coatings. Because of this commitment to innovation, they are recognized as the world’s leading manufacturer of premium firearms for competitive shooters, hunters, and defense professionals.