Just remember to use only round nose or flat nosed bullets in any weapon with a tube magazine to prevent recoil caused chain fire a pointed bullet could cause in the mag. If you do load a sharp pointed bullet load them in the rifle chamber one at a time.
My .30-30 Marlins have all liked good handloads over factory ammo. Hornady LeverEvolution rounds are about the next best shooting, but they do add some range because if the powder blend they use and the pointed bullets with rubber tips.
I've bought used ones at $250-$300 depending on condition. So, $350 new sounds pretty good. Just hope it doesn't have those super high "shoot through" scope rings. Those are garbage because you can hardly get a good cheek weld if you use the scope.
Also, .30-30 can be a bit finick in reloading. It requires a good enough crimp to hold the bullet in the neck under recoil, but if you over crimp it it can cause the shoulder to bucke a bit, and make chambering hard or impossible. So it takes, getting a feel for the right crimp.