Benelli Expands Lupo BE.S.T. Rifle Series With Wood Stock Models

posted on January 24, 2022

New for this year, Benelli Lupo BE.S.T. models chambered in 6.5 mm Creedmoor and .300 Win. Mag. are available with AA-grade walnut stocks.

Benelli Lupo bolt-action rifle with wood stock
The reliable Lupo comes with shims to adjust drop, cast and trigger reach for a custom fit.

The new Lupo BE.S.T. rifles include the glossy Benelli Surface Treatment (BE.S.T.) on the barrel—preventing rust, corrosion and abrasion. This proprietary finishing technology was 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. Benelli backs this finish with a 25-year warranty.

In addition to the BE.S.T. finish on the barreled receiver, the walnut stock sports a durable satin finish that Benelli says will stand up to the hard use. The stock has a Monte Carlo profile, along with the Progressive Comfort recoil reduction system and AirTouch Grip surfaces along the fore-end and grip.

Also provided with the Lupo are user-adjustable stock spacers to customize length-of-pull, plus shims to adjust drop, cast and trigger reach.

Benelli Lupo bolt-action rifles include a Crio-treated free-float barrel combined with a hardened steel barrel extension bedded to a steel block within an alloy receiver. Other features include a detachable box magazine that blends smoothly with the chassis, top-mounted ambidextrous safety and a two-piece Picatinny rail system for optic mounting.

The new Benelli Lupo Wood BE.S.T. models include:

  • .300 Win.Mag., Satin Walnut/gloss BE.S.T., 24-inch barrel, 4+1 capacity, 1:11-inch-right-hand twist, 7.1 pounds, MSRP $2,199
  • 6.5 mm Creedmoor, Satin Walnut/gloss BE.S.T., 24-inch barrel, 5+1 capacity, 1:8-inch-right-hand twist, 7.1 pounds, MSRP $2,199

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