Max effective range with a .30-30?
So - I have a .30-30 lever gun which I really like, but there are no ranges near me where I can practice beyond 100 yards. I know that the .30-30 is generally considered a shorter-range "brush gun," and that is what I bought it for - the ability to penetrate light cover at relatively short range in a defensive scenario. There is also the fact that I cannot see much beyond 200 yards in my area, due to homes, vegetation, etc.
That said, in the (unlikely) event I need to take a longer range shot, I would like to know what the .30-30 could do, out to perhaps 500 yards or so. I've seen some YouTube videos of guys getting hits at that range with a lever gun, so I guess it can be done. I would imagine there would be a fair amount of "bracketing" involved, given the ballistics of the round.
Also, I have some of the Hornady LeveRevolution ammo on hand - this is supposed to give better long range performance, and extend the envelope of the cartridge.
So - anyone have any real-world experience using the .30-30 at longer distances? Any input appreciated.