Smoke is for signalling other indians, keep it out of molds. Forget what Lee tells you to do. Lee tells you to smoke their molds because they're usually so rough they won't release the boolits. Smoking helps that, only as long as it lasts, which isn't long.
There's crud/dirt in that lead. Also, when fluxing use something that allows you to scrape the sides and bottom of the pot. Dirt and crud can be trapped against the inside of the pot by the molten lead. Scraping it knocks it loose so it can float out to be skimmed off.
Best thing to use for flux it sawdust. Then use a wood stick to stir it with. Let it burn until it chars, then stir with the DRY WOOD STICK. The carbon is what does the fluxing.
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They're going to get their butts kicked over there this election. How come people can't spell and use words correctly?