Hadn't had a chance to actually cast any lead yet but I did stick a few lbs of lead in it and melt them. They seemed to melt relatively fast. There was a good bit of smoke as to be expected. There isn't a rest at the bottom to rest your molds on like the 20lb pot has but I plan on just sticking some type of support underneath. Seems to be constructed well, the valve appears to be well designed. I can't wait to cast some pistol ammo!
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