I do not like like lever guns and i have never seen a 30-30 bolt. Tho the lever has been around a very long time, i just dont like doing alot of shooting with them. I can shoot a ar-15 all day long, and for .15 cents a round, ya, it limited a little bit compared to a 30-30 with heavy bolts, but the range the OP suggested. It will do fine
Voila: The Savage 340, cheap and cheerful
And the distances in question do not change the relative dearth of suitable hunting ammunition in 7.62x39. As to preference for a semi-auto, that was never mentioned by the OP.