I agree with you about the springfields.....they are total crap.
I have a polytech scout with a TRW bolt that has over 4K through it and not a single problem.
I had a new "NM" M1A from springfield that ran like shit out of the box....got rid of it.
POS Springfield for $1200-1400
or Norinco or Poly for $700 or so, with a USGI bolt ($100-150), trigger parts ($30-40)=$800-900 you have a gun that is 10 times better then anything coming out of Geneseo IL.
You get a chome line barrel and forged reciever to boot.