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On the Range

We've spent lots of time discussing the features of the Lupo and how they benefit hunters. Now, on episode 11 of Beyond the Rifle, it's time to put these features to use on the range. We realize not everyone can shoot a Lupo today, so we hope this episode gives hunters a good idea of the kind of performance they can expect from this rifle.

Easy Maintenance

As we've seen in the first nine episodes of Beyond the Rifle, the Benelli Lupo is a high-tech bolt gun with many advanced features. But, just as important, the rifle doesn't require any sort of special cleaning or maintenance. There aren't many hunters who enjoy cleaning rifles, but the Lupo's straightforward disassembly makes it bearable—and fairly quick.

Trigger Time

If there is one thing that can make a hunter a better shooter, it's a better trigger. Triggers with heavy pull weights, and excessive creep and overtravel can ruin a shot—and a day—in the deer woods. The Lupo's trigger is designed to help hunters place their shots accurately. Let's look at the details on episode nine of Beyond the Rifle.

Comfort Features

Few, if any, hunters enjoy recoil. Benelli has developed ways to tame the punch delivered by magnum waterfowl loads in its shotguns. The company has adapted these technologies to the Lupo so that deer hunters no longer have to withstand punishment every time they fire a shot. Let's see how it works in episode eight of Beyond the Rifle.

Stock Options

The Lupo's stock, unlike on most bolt-action rifles, is a two-piece design. In episode seven of Beyond the Rifle, we'll see if two really is better than one. Let's look at how Benelli uses the two-piece stock to improve gun fit and ergonomics.

Full (Featured) Magazine

Most deer hunters want more than one round at their disposal; it's why we hunt with bolt-action repeating rifles. In order to be useful, extra rounds must feed from the magazine smoothly. On episode six of Beyond the Rifle, we'll take a look at how the Lupo's magazine is optimized to allow for reliable follow-up shots when they are needed.

Changing to the Chassis

Instead of being bedded in a one-piece stock, the Lupo's barreled action is secured to an aluminum chassis. It's one of the Lupo's most obvious departures from conventional deer rifle design. Why did Benelli choose a chassis? Learn about the benefits in episode five of Beyond the Rifle.

The Rifle is the Barrel

During the fourth episode of Beyond the Rifle, we'll examine the barrel of the Lupo. Many hunters and shooters realize that a rifle's accuracy depends on the quality of its barrel, and Benelli ensures this critical component doesn't fall short.

Time for Action

A bolt-action rifle starts with, well, the bolt action. Benelli engineers saw ways to improve several aspects of the action when they designed the Lupo. In the third episode of Beyond the Rifle, we'll look at how these changes enhance reliability, accuracy and handling.

A Look at the Lupo

In the second episode of Beyond the Rifle, we'll discuss the innovation behind the major components of the Lupo. Just how unique is this new rifle? Prepare yourself for some surprises.

A Bolt Action from Benelli?

We know what you're thinking: Isn't Benelli a shotgun company? Of course it is, but decades of shotgun manufacturing actually put Benelli in a unique position to redefine what a hunting rifle should be. Episode 1 reviews some company history to explain how this all came about.

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