O.K. Tomorrow I'll be picking up the Lyman manual for bullet casting..."first things first" as they say.
I know that "the book" will be a great resource, but I'd also like to get some opinions.
1) I've weighed the gas vs. electric melting power, I like the simplicity of electric.., no tank to fill, no hose, and no open flame. However the initial cost isn't bad, a simple turkey fryer and a casting pot.
2) "Bottom spout or ladle?" It "seems" that passing back and forth from pot to mold and then back again would cause lead to build up on/in the ladle, but..?
3) Who makes the "better" quality molds when choosing between "good molds and better molds?" Considering 260-300 gr. for .452" and 350-400gr. for .458" (45 colt and 45-70).
4) Who makes a "trouble free" sizer ?
5)How did you determine what lube to use for your cast bullets?
It "seems" that those kind of lubes which are melted in a shallow pan, bullets stood in pan, and then after cooling, bullets are "cookie cut" from out of the lube, are well.., simple. While it "seems" that the "Lubricating-Sizers" can be cantankerous..?