New for 2024: Benelli Lupo HPR BE.S.T.

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posted on January 23, 2024

When Benelli's original Lupo hit shelves in 2020, it shook up the hunting rifle market as a deadly accurate and reliable hunting gun for the serious backcountry hunter. Now, the company looks to add to that legacy with the Lupo HPR BE.S.T. Standing for "High Precision Rifle," the HPR BE.S.T is intended as a crossover gun, designed to bridge the gap between extreme long--range shooting and hunting.

Lupo HPR BE.S.T.

It does this by building around a receiver with a chassis structure. What this means, is a steel upper receiver and aluminum lower receiver work in concert to guarantee maximum structural rigidity, greater weight and stability at the time of the shot. The stock further contributes to a stable shooting position with a comb that adjust to eight different positions 5mm apart at the touch of a button; four drop positions; six different lengths of pull (including two thicknesses of recoil pad); neutral, right and left-hand deviations; and a trigger spacer plate (for adjustable trigger reach). All in all, this means the stock has 672 distinct configurations, for a perfect fit to the shooter. Out front, the fore-end is widened for support, while six MLOK and three QD attachment points make it easy to add a sling, bipod or other accessory simultaneously. AirTouch checkering both here and on the pistol grip promote grip while channeling sweat away from the hand. Speaking of the grip, two different modules allow shooters to fit it perfectly to their hand. A Progressive Comfort system inside the recoil pad soaks up any recoil.

Lupo HPR Closeup

The gun's 24-inch barrel is crio-treated, fluted steel, with a matte BE.S.T. finish that is impervious to corrosion. Its muzzle is threaded to 5/8X24 TPI, and comes from the factory with a brake mounted. This barrel is a large part of why the gun bears a .75 MOA, five-shot accuracy guarantee. Shots are fed by a five-shot detachable box magazine, and release by a trigger with a weight adjustable from 2.5 to 4.5 pounds. Atop the receiver rides a stretch of 30-MOA Picatinny rail, for the easy addition of an optic. For more information, visit benellusa.com, or check out the video embedded aboveMSRP: $2949

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