16 January 2022
New Lee 358-200 got opened this past Friday. Took it out of the box,hit it with brakleen,wiped it off and put it the mould oven on medium high.
Turned the pot on and then went about some chores.
20 minutes later.... touched a cpl places on the hot mould with a little 2 stroke oil,and started pouring. About 10 casts later,the new mould perked right up and then ran off a hundred or so. Only problems were a cpl self induced,mis pours.
Alloy was pretty "stiff" as it was in there from some HV.... I cut it with some clean range scrap. Cast indoors this time of year. An 8" 90* L fits in our furnace damper. This doesn't impede the damper op at all. The 90 gets turned down,and goes over the pot.... which is on a roll around cart. Works peachy. As did the new mould.
Loading for a 358Win bolt,Ruger M77.