Marlin Model 780
|Marlin Model 780|
|Place of origin||USA|
|Produced||ended in 1988|
Marlin Model 781
|Feed system||7 round box magazine|
|Sights||open rear, ramp front|
The Marlin Model 780 is a .22 Bolt action rifle produced by Marlin Firearms Company of North Haven, Connecticut. Major features include micro-groove barrel, a 2 position safety lever, walnut stock, and 7 round box magazine. Production of the model 780 ended in 1988 and it was replaced by the Marlin 880 in 1989
The Marlin Model 780 features a 21.25 inch barrel inch barrel with micro-groove rifling (16 grooves). It has buckhorn iron sights. It has a 2 position thumb safety lever. It uses a 7 round blued steel box magazine. It is capable of chambering .22 Short, .22 Long, and .22 Long Rifle cartridges.
The Marlin 780 is well suited for small game hunting. It can also be used for low cost but serious target practice or hunting practice, or just plinking around. It is ideal for young shooters since it is small and light-weight. Since it can chamber .22 Short it is capable of target practice or pest control with less noise than a .22 Long Rifle. Due to its microgroove barrel, it is noted as being highly accurate at longer distances than most other .22 LR rifles.