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Old 04-23-2018, 10:44 AM
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Casting equipment

I have burned out three LEE pots. They don't have a thermostat so your constantly having to adjust the heat depending on lead level, temperature of the ingots added to the pot and how fast your casting. Not to mention the valve drips and its held together with sheet metal screws.
I bought a RCBS Pro melter and love it. If you get into casting buy a quality pot.
I use range lead, smelted over a propane turkey fryer.
The lee 6 gang mold is a somewhat serviceable tool. Just about the time you get a good casting rhythm going a screw would work loose for me or a alignment pin will fall out. Don't catch it in time and the soft alloymold gets mangled.
I bought a SAECO/Redding four cavity DEWC mold and its a thing of joy. Classic case of buy once and be very happy.
I did buy a LEE push through sizing kit which works great with the little LEE bench press. Mount it in a vice to save bench space.
I've been powder coating my bullets and its fast, easy and won't smoke up the range. My revolvers don't get covered in lube after a range session.
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