I think it comes down to how much work you're willing to put into them. The receiver will never be a very good one. With enough work, they can be made to shoot as well as any other M1A. The question remains how long that receiver will last though. I traded mine off many moons ago, but I know the guy who still has it. It hasn't gone bad yet, but I don't know the round count. I know I put a few thousand through it before he got it. If I could get one with GI parts for under $600, i'd take it. The worst that would happen would be I paid $600 for a GI parts set. In the best case, if the bugs were already worked out of the one you get, it could be a decent priced pre-ban.
Unfortunatly, it's every bit the crap-shoot. Their problems seem to mirror those of Entreprise. How serviceable they are depends upon whom you ask. Some of the receivers seem to be a bit out-of-spec.
Best bet...stick with Springfield Armory. Better reputation by far.
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