Almost 30 years ago, I witnessed a scene at a local gun shop when this doof was trying to get his friend to buy a hunting rifle, IIRC, his FIRST hunting rifle, for the trip they were going to later that year. The doof kept trying to push this friend into a Weatherby in a large, "different" Weatherby caliber with a huge price tag to match. The savy gun shop owner saw the friend's exasperation with the rifles he keep denying and to save the sale, he brought out a Browning Safari in stainless in .30-06 with a Leupold 3 x 9 scope to put on it. "This is what you need", he said. The owner then gave told us the famous, sensible quote, "The only thing I have against a .30-06 is that you have no excuse to own another rifle." I laughed out loud, but yall know that it's true. There is NOTHING in the Western Hemisphere that a .30-06 cannot kill.
Of course, we have to own many different rifles, but if you can have only one.......
Also, Brother Seasmoke, keep both Garands. You may have a young, special family member who would love to have , use, value and keep it until he can pass it on, and that will be more valuable to see his face when you lovingly give it to him than a few scroungy dollars, easily blown and forgotten, you will get from selling your rifle for less than what it is worth.