New Guns: Benelli Lupo Rifle

The words “Benelli” and “bolt-action rifles” haven’t really gone together—until now.

Benelli Lupo rifle
The new Benelli Lupo bolt action rifle.Benelli

The words “Benelli” and “bolt-action rifles” haven’t really gone together—until now. The shotgun giant released the Lupo at SHOT Show 2020. This is a bolt-action centerfire rifle that promises sub-MOA accuracy, superb ergonomics, patented adjustability, and unprecedented recoil reduction.

“Lupo” mean “wolf” in Italian, and the rifle is so named because it’s designed to be an apex predator. The Lupo will be initially offered in three chamberings—.30/06, .300 Win. Mag., and .270 Win. It features a chassis--style construction built from an alloy lower receiver and fitted with a synthetic stock and forend.

The new Benelli Lupo rifle on the floor of SHOT Show 2020.
The new Benelli Lupo rifle on the floor of SHOT Show 2020.Staff Photo


The stock includes Benelli’s proprietary Progressive Comfort recoil-reducing system and a Combtech cheek pad. A Crio-treated, free-floating barrel and an adjustable trigger help it achieve that sub-MOA accuracy.

Other features include an easy-to-load, double-stack box magazine, a two-position tang-mounted ambidextrous safety, Airtouch Grip surfaces, a threaded muzzle (5/8 x 24 thread), and a short bolt throw that allows for quick chambering and ejection for smooth follow-up shots. Capacity is 5+1 in all calibers. The .270 and .30/06 versions have a 22-inch barrel and weigh 7 pounds, while the .300 Win. Mag. version has a 24-inch barrel and weighs 7.1 pounds. SRP: $1,699. Booth #13656. (benelliusa.com)

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