You better reconsider the Garand. I went through this same debate with myself for several years before I bought a couple Garands.
BAR, Remington, and someone makes a 30-06 version of an AR. Way expensive and iffy reliability. All three of those have one thing in common though, through the roof spare magazines and low capacity for the main part.
Spare "mags" for the Garand, less than a buck apiece, available every where. No special order. 80 years of proven reliability. 8 round capacity and designed specifically for reliable, quick reloads under the stress of enemy fire.
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