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The LUPO is Benelli’s first bolt-action rifle. Sub-MOA accuracy, advanced ergonomics, and shooting comfort have been carefully engineered into this chassis-style hunting rifle that allows for exclusive fit and customization out of the box. Lupo is Italian for wolf and the Benelli LUPO is destined to dominate the land the way Benelli’s Super Black Eagle dominates the skies.
The LUPO is packed with innovative features—including 7 exclusive Benelli patents that add up to hunting rifle that provides a customized fit, handles beautifully and proudly carries a 3-shot sub-MOA guarantee.
The LUPO was built for accuracy and the key is the Lupo barrel system featuring a precision Crio-treated, free-floating barrel attached to a hardened steel barrel extension bedded to a steel block in the alloy receiver. The result is precision sub-MOA accuracy…shot-after-shot.
The LUPO tames recoil felt of big-game calibers with a patented, built-in Progressive Comfort system and Combtech cheek pad. Modified from Benelli’s proven Progressive Comfort system used on shotguns, the system is engineered with sets of interlacing fingers that flex, absorbing much of the recoil before it reaches the shoulder. Decreased recoil, less muzzle flip and less anticipated recoil by the shooter result in a greater ability to stay accurately on target.
Built For Comfort
The shape of the Benelli LUPO has been optimized for control. The trigger is crisp and with an adjustable trigger pull weight. Included trigger reach spaces can be used between the receiver and the stock to position the shooters hand at an optimal distance from the tigger. The ambidextrous top safety is easy to access. The Airtouch Grip surfaces allow for a safe and firm hold on the rifle.
Advanced Ergonomics and Adjustability
One of the truly unique features of the LUPO is the ability to adjust drop, cast and trigger reach with included shims. Shooters can achieve a customized fit out of the box without the need for expensive gunsmithing. Shims allow the stock to be set in one of 36 different positions. Optional fit choices include two raised cheek pad styles and one optional length butt pad. Great fit equals better control…and increased accuracy.
Detachable Box-Type Magazine
The detachable box magazine is a double-stack configuration with a partial divider that loads like a single stack. Cartridges can be easily loaded with the magazine removed, or smoothly top loaded with the magazine in place, holding 5 rounds without heavy spring pressure. The LUPO cutaway bolt works with the magazine, allowing the magazine to insert fully into the receiver without protruding from the bottom of the gun.
After 10 years of research and testing, Benelli solved the number one issue with waterfowl shotguns – rust and corrosion. The revolutionary Benelli Surface Treatment (BE.S.T.) prevents rust, corrosion and abrasions. The proprietary BE.S.T. finish bonds molecularly to the barrel, barrel extension and select internal components to create an impenetrable armor that stops rust and corrosion while providing superior abrasion resistance. The treatment is so effective, Benelli provides a 25-year warranty on BE.S.T.-treated parts.
Benelli torture tested an assortment of barrels with different finishes to see how each compared to the BE.S.T. treatment. A blued barrel was subjected to four hours in a salt fog test (ASTM B117), resulting in rust accumulation over the entire barrel. The barrel coated with the BE.S.T. treatment underwent 200 hours in the same conditions with no signs of rust or corrosion. In fact, BE.S.T-treated barrels have been exposed to saltwater for more than three consecutive months with no sign of rust or corrosion. To test for abrasion resistance, Benelli subjected competitive barrels along with a barrel treated with BE.S.T. to rounds of abuse on a steel brush wheel (IL 279). The competitive barrels showed partial to complete removal of the finish while the BE.S.T. treated barrel only experienced polishing.
• Calibres: 243, 270, 30-06, 308, 6.5 Creedmoor
• Action: Bolt Action
• Barrel Thread: M14x1
• Stock Finish: Black Synthetic
• Receiver Finish: Matte, Blued
• Barrel Finish: Matte, Blued
• Barrel Length: 20"
• Twist: 1:10 (270) 1:8 (6.5CRD)
• Magazine Capacity: 5 Rounds
• Drilled & Tapped: Yes
• Overall Length: 42.625"
• Weight: 7.1lbs
Purchase of this item requires a firearms licence, you will need to complete a Police Order Form and take it into your local police station to have it signed off. The form can be found from the link below.
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