Size doesn’t always matter – especially when you’re able to take out the smallest threat with a single shot. The Marlin 780 is a silent but deadly standby for those in the know. The 21.25-inch long barrel was machined with micro grooved rifling, which significantly improved accuracy as intended. It has a 7-round box magazine capable of both .22 short and .22 long. For the price, if you can find one, they’re worth keeping on hand for small game, rodents, and as a solid way to introduce firearms to youth and newcomers. The 780 had a limited run up until 1989 when it was replaced with the Marlin 880. But this simple, effective rifle is touted as an apex of accuracy.
Marlin Model 780 (8/18)
Submitted to "Best Bolt Action Rifles of all Time"