Remember back to the late 70's early 80's. Polytech brought out their AK Legend series. It came in a few various forms,cost over a thousand $,and was raved over by American gun rags as one of the best AK systems around.
When the Norinco, and poly SKS's came out they were OK too. The worst you might hear is their finish needed work.(I like the rougher finish myself,don't tend to baby it as much as my springfeild).I had a norinco SKS for a while,and it allway's did what it was supposed to.
Then they come out with a fairly priced M14 clone.Priced so your average Joe could afford one.This is going to cost the American company's some sale's for sure.Then came the name calling, the snobbery,and the very unfair gun test's.Things like leaving the action spring's packed with cosmoline,and then shooting the weapon till the cosmoline burst in to flames,and fried the temper out of the spring's.Of course the weapon then failed the test.(
Big Surprize.)Also the Chin's forgot all their metallurgy skill's over night.I wonder how many Legend AK's have soft bolt's,Or bad head space?And that aint all,they also lost their abbility to machine a bolt so the locking lug's fit the weapon's receiver.Probably due to the bolt's butter like consistancy.
Hey don't worry though,the guy's making and selling those very expensive M14 clone's here in America are willing to upgrade those butter soft part's with American G.I. part's,and only for more than you paid for the inferior Weapon to begin with.This is possible because even though the chin's screwed everything else up their receiver's are just great! Dimensions are almost perfect. So pile on those over priced American G.I. Part's!
I have a poly and a S.A.,and though the S.A. has a nicer finnish the poly has no trouble keeping up with it.It's proved it self very reliable.