I bought my Mini-30 back in 98' as a happy divorce
gift to me....
.... & started reloading for it for a couple of reasons. One - was in the remote chance Y2K turned out to be a real issue. My 2nd X-wife was a bank Mgr. & thought the sky was going to fall on Jan. 1st, 2000.
Of course.... nothing ever happened, but thanks to her paranoia - I wound up having 20k primers poked back while others were scrambling around to find a few hundred.
The other plus
to reloading for the Mini, is the better accuracy. I own a 760 Remmy carbine in 30-06 & reload for it as well so the cost of 06 ammo is really a non-issue.
I've never been in the market for a Garand, but would snatch 1 up in a second if I had the dough & the right deal came my way.