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  Does anyone use the Rowell bottom pour ladles for casting that Ross Seyfried  recommends?

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Jack

(Edited by Jack Monteith at 9:55 pm on May 19, 2001)
 

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Hello Jack,

I can help you half way on this. I have what I think is the #3 ladle not sure anymore (about 2 1/2 to 3 " diameter) no number stamped on it. It is a bit big for casting as its heavy with a load of alloy in it so I use it for pouring ingots from my big batches into the little 2-3# ingot molds. Works very well and as you know can pour from the bottom of the ladle or the top from the opposite side. Like a mini bottom pour pot. For strictly casting, I would get the #1 for a double cavity or the #2 for say, a 4 cavity mold. Aids greatly in pouring clean metal.

The one I have is from Ferguson and is very well made. There was another company something "southern car mover" I think, and used to see their ad in older Handloader mags.

Here is a link to Bill's site if you don't have it. <a href="http://www.theantimonyman.com/ladles.htm

I" target="_blank">http://www.theantimonyman.com/ladles.htm

I</a> use a bottom pour pot so can't relate actual casting experience to you. I would just say don't get one that is too big for what you are doing, they would be too heavy after a while and fatigue will set in.

Hope some of this babble helps.


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The bottom pour ladles are the best thing to happen to the casting crowd. When I used to cast bullets I used an old dutch oven that held about 100 pounds of alloy. I used a propane fired burner and a Rowell ladle. Having tried many different methods I can say that ladling is the best method to produce QUALITY bullets. Now to produce QUALITY bullets I call Beartooth and wait for them. I just don't have time to cast, to many rocks to shoot and to many trout to catch.
 

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Thanks, Moose. You made me feel better. The envelope to Mr. Ferguson went in the mail today.

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