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Old March 14, 2018, 06:01 PM   #26
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"Some advice from a 35+ year caster: back away from the ladle and spend about $70 for a Lee bottom pour furnace. If you go the ladle route, it will be so time consuming and tedious that you will give up on casting in no time."

I'm inclined to disagree with you. Some molds will never cast a good bullet from a bottom pour pot. The only way to get a good cast is do the run with a ladle.
Well, Paul, thousands of guys with bottom pour furnaces will disagree with you. In fact, most of the guys who shoot in Bullseye Competition, which involves shooting one handed at 50 yards with a 1911, use a bottom pour furnace. Personally, I've got more than a dozen moulds, including moulds that cast hollow point and hollow base bullets, and none of them are crying for a ladle. If you stop and think about it, a mould doesn't know where the lead is coming from when it enters the mould. Just MHO.

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