I know you were an AK guy for awhile... Aim has M70s for $529.
Of note, Palmetto State Armory has been running some deals that would let you assemble a sub-$500 AR. Looks like the AK price advantage has finally been crushed.
Ryan here: We talked about the AK vs AR price situation awhile back. Prices have changed slightly upwards since then but the point is still valid. Since it's almost a wash just buy what you like.