I went to a talk at PMP on Friday and the CEO gave a presentation where the following was stated:
Production of military .303 ammunition started in South Africa during 1938, and this round was also widely used to hunt in those early years.
• During the 2nd World War, 45% of the .303 ammunition used by the Allied Forces, came from PMP – a staggering 768 million rounds.
I find it difficult to believe that so much of the 303 ammo was made in South Africa - just the logistics of shipping it to the theatres in Europe and the far east make it unlikely. I am not queriing the amount of 768 million but more the 45% - are there production figures from other countries that we can tally up & verify this percentage?