Thanks Gundoctor. I needed the info on spare parts, lubing, etc.
I have a Springfield M1A Scout/Squad as my MBR and a Winchester Garand that had been sent to Israel, rechambered in .308, used there for a while then sold back to an importer in the US. I bought it on a whim in Sevierville, Tennessee back in 1997 at Wynne's Sporting Goods before they went out of business. I love it so much I'm considering buying a new one in .308 from Springfield.
If the Garand were my only weapon, I'd still be very well armed indeed. In addition to it's rugged reliability, I think it (and by extension, my M1A Scout/Squad) has the best adjustable iron sights of any rifle.