Can somebody out there please settle an arguement I'm currently engaged in on another forum. It has been alleged that when in service, the .303 Bren was normally issued with a different type of .303 ammunition to the stuff issued for use in the Lee Enfields used by the rest of the section. Now this sounds like utter hoop to me and although I'm strictly an SLR/GPMG man by age and experience I'm pretty f**king sure this is a non-starter as I have never heard of such a thing before, despite being a bit of an Army nut since I was about 8. It goes against all common sense for a starter and would clearly present all sorts of logistical problems for eveyone from the "BOWOW" down to the section 2i/c. My opponent is adamant that: "A standard round contains granular powder as the propellant and is not filled to capacity. The round for a Bren contained 'sticks' of cordite and is packed tightly. The annular ring colour code is different. Specialist rounds are not "found out" in QC, they are manufactured deliberately as specialist rounds." (NB. This point refers to my assertion that in my day (L42!) both 7.62 Sniper and competition ammo were taken from batches identified as above-average when tested at the relevant ROF (Radway Green) and marked as "Green Spot". I'm sure I remember this from one of my very earliest SAA lectures many many moons ago?) "As for "mixing up" ammo types, it happened to me once. A single round designated Bren was inserted into a magazine by someone else, four rounds standard, one round bren. I got a broken collar bone (chipped), he got charged with negligence. One of the reasons why machine gunners and riflemen didn't/don't load magazines together." Now as an Infanteer of no small experience this sounds to me like total balls, but you have to admit, he's got conviction! Any thoughts? I should add that this guy is not speaking from a British Army perspective.