Hi, here is a thread I started some time ago about about my 1960.
It was an impulse buy, I liked it because of the milled receiver. The only draw back to it is that it does not have a chrome lined barrel. This never really bothered me, lots of good weapons of this type out there without them. I can say, as you will be able to see, they shoot really well for an AK. In this regard I was impressed.
So far I have about 300 rounds through it. No trouble yet, but hardly a well tested rifle. I'm not really a big AK type guy so I really don't know if anything else compares for $700. All I know is that at this point it seems like a good rifle.