I much prefer a bottom pour over the ladle method. Quicker, more efficient. Then again I blow through quite a few 9mm and 45, so I need something fast.
"Quicker and more efficient", for you. I use a top access, and two six-cavity moulds for the same bullet. I always cast with two moulds of the same bullet that I am casting that day. I like shooting more than I like casting. And when it comes to bullet count per/hour, I will put my method against yours any day. Tried bottom pour, hated it, after a year, I put a sheet metal screw into the bottom pour hole and removed the handle structure that went in the top making it a top access for use with a ladle. Good riddance bottom pour.