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Benelli Lupo BE.S.T. Rifle Wins ShootOn Excellence Award

January 23, 2024
Lupo Bolt-action Rifle Elevated II

January 2024, Accokeek, MD – Four years ago, Benelli set out to prove that a factory production hunting rifle could be engineered to a performance level on par with that of a custom rifle. Mission accomplished. The Benelli Lupo series of bolt-action rifles has changed the game in terms of what serious hunters should expect from their hunting arms right out of the box. 

Recently, the editors at ShootOn acknowledged the Lupo BE.S.T. for its turnkey performance with a ShootOn Excellence Award. 

“Although best known for their ultra-reliable and durable semi-auto shotguns, Benelli hit it out of the proverbial park with their Lupo BE.S.T. bolt action rifle…” writes ShootOn. “Our testing on the long-distance range and on the pronghorn prairies of southern Colorado proved this rifle’s claim to sub-MOA accuracy, and it is one of the finest factory performers on the market today.” 

That sub-MOA guarantee is the result of engineering that begins at the human level with a hybrid chassis-style stock system that is customizable for optimal shooter fit and comfort. From here, a Crio-treated free-float barrel beds to a steel block in the alloy receiver to deliver the kind of rock-solid barreled action assembly that is essential for repeatable point-of-aim/point-of-impact performance. Combine all this with a robust tri-lug bolt, adjustable trigger, Progressive Comfort buttstock and Combtech cheek piece for unrivaled recoil mitigation, and a BE.S.T. finish for maximum rust and corrosion resistance in the harshest climates and it is little wonder that the Lupo BE.S.T. earned this year’s ShootOn Excellence Award. 

“Benelli incorporated seven proprietary patents into the Lupo that have made it – straight out of the box – one of the most accurate, comfortable and easily customizable rifles available on the market today,” said Tim Joseph, Vice President of Marketing. “We deeply appreciate ShootOn’s recognition of the Benelli Lupo BE.S.T. with this award.” 

For more information on the Lupo series bolt-action hunting rifles or to explore Benelli USA’s full line of premium shotguns, visit 

About Benelli 
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. 

Benelli USA | 17603 Indian Head Highway | Accokeek, MD 20607 | 
Media Contact: Kim Cahalan, [email protected] 
Office: (309) 944-5341

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