January 2023, Accokeek, MD – Since its introduction in 2020, Benelli’s first bolt-action rifle has earned praise from discerning consumers and the firearms media alike for its innovative engineering and out-of-the-box design features that deliver point-of-aim/point-of-impact performance more akin to a specialty custom rifle than a factory production model. Building on that success, Benelli expands its Lupo lineup for 2023 by offering two new calibers in a walnut stock platform.
The Lupo in AA-Grade satin walnut has been a hit with shooters who appreciate the classic look and feel of a wood stock rifle. Previously available in .300 Win. Mag. and 6.5 Creedmoor, the walnut stock Lupo is now offered in two more popular hunting calibers—.308 Winchester and .30-06 Springfield. Both rifles are available with 22-inch Crio®-treated barrels and are protected with the same Benelli Surface Treatment (BE.S.T.) as featured on many Benelli long arms, including the award-winning Super Black Eagle series shotguns. BE.S.T. offers superior protection against rust, corrosion, and abrasion and comes with a 25-year warranty.
The Benelli Lupo sets new standards for production bolt rifles. Its ingenious chassis system hosts numerous features that score high marks in both comfort and precision performance. These include a free-floating barrel attached to a hardened steel barrel extension bedded to a steel block in the chassis-style alloy receiver. A sculpted bolt that boasts three large locking lugs and a 60-degree throw offer precision lockup and smooth action. A crisp trigger, adjustable from 2.2 to 4.4 pounds, significantly reduces shooter-induced shot disturbance. Combined, the Lupo system boasts three-shot, sub-MOA accuracy…guaranteed.
On the ergonomic front, the new Lupo delivers. Integrated into the walnut stock is Benelli’s Progressive Comfort®system. Derived from the same system found on select Benelli shotguns, Progressive Comfort® is a combination butt pad and three-stage recoil reduction module that reacts to recoil pulse via multi-stage buffers housed inside the module. The result is maximum recoil absorption across varying cartridge loads. Additional features contributing to comfort and fit include stock spacers to adjust length of pull and trigger reach spacers to customize trigger reach.
Benelli Lupo .308 Win./.30-06 Spr. Walnut Specifications
Calibers: .308 Win., .30-06 Spr.
Barrel Length: 22 in., free-floating
Muzzle: 5/8×24 thread
Twist: 1:11, RH
Barrel Treatment: Crio®, gloss BE.S.T.
Trigger: 2.2- to 4.4 lbs. adjustable
Optic Mounting: two-piece Picatinny rails
Magazine: detachable box
Overall Length: 44.225 in.; 44.625 in.
Average Weight: 7.0 lbs.
Length of Pull: adjustable (13.8 – 14.75 in.)
Stock: AA-Grade checkered walnut, satin
Recoil Reduction: Progressive Comfort®
For more information on Benelli USA premium shotguns and centerfire hunting rifles, 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.
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