BHO mags for a .22 AR SHOULD be a simple thing. Thats the problem here is they (the first gen mags) are overly complex.
Only problem I've had with the CMMG Gen 1 BHO mags is the follower sticking in the feed tube (and that is the complaint that I read the most from others). Has nothing to do with stiff springs, "variation in the "Mil Spec" lowers ", or any of that. It was a follower design that is impressive from a "wow, they made that work" perspective, but not a realiable real world solution. They seem to have figured that out, and designed a proper one piece follower for the gen 2 mag.
I have a perfectly working solution for my CMMG upper now, I've modified my lower to use the S&W 15-22 mags (currently by far the best mags for .22 LR rifles). They BHO perfect everytime, and in amost 10,000 rounds (Most S&W 15-22, > 600 CMMG upper/lower), and I've never had a mag jam, or BHO fail to work. And they are very, very easy to load. This really is not rocket science.
As far as the gen 2 CMMG BHO mags, I ordered mine on 7/2 (both 10 and 25 round), and have heard nothing. I also had another order that was listed in stock, but has not shipped (not mags), so I called them today to find out when I could expect shipment. Thier line was busy, but they did have a message that says they no longer give order status by phone
, and you have to e-mail them, So I e-mailed and got no response. I'm very sad to see such poor customer service as I used to really have high hopes for this company.
Any of you guys ever read the Magpul website? They are a company I greatly admire. Not just products, but product design attitude. I often quite them at work, sometime to great affect
Here are some words about what is simple and what is hard from thier site:
Easy is hard, hard is easy.
Unnecessary complexity and expensive construction are the hallmarks of mediocre design. It is almost always easier to design a product that is complicated, confusing, and expensive rather than simple, intuitive, and affordable. Although it is more difficult, Magpul has chosen to take the latter of these two approaches to product