This is an observation on my part with regards to Ron Smith and heat treating. MsgtMaze reported that his M1A needed to be heat treated. I was not aware that Springfield had a problem with their heat treating. Correct me if I am wrong. Ron Smith says that PolyTech M14's need to be heat treated while Clint McKee of Fulton Armory feels that they are not in need of heat treatment. The only reason that I bring this up is that I have heard time and time again from posters on various boards that the rifles they sent to Ron Smith needed heat treating. I have heard that Ron Smith does excellant work and have no reason to believe that he doesn't, but the heat treatment issue keeps poping up in posts. Is it just me or have any of you noticed the same thing?