After watching your casting video a few times, one question nags at me. Why the hell didn't I think to rest my bigger moulds on the rim of the pot? Some of them are pretty heavy.
Even the aluminum 4 cavs wear me out after awhile. I put a real effort into my bottom pour technique, and can cast decent looking bullets, but I still have weight inconsistencies with BP, so it only makes sense to me to spend my time casting a couple of hundred good bullets, as opposed to 500 mediocre bullets. I probably need to open up the BP nozzle a bit more to get rid of the pesky air bubbles.Funny thing how they seem to weigh more every year.
I use wax to remove the oxides that build up on the spout. Over time they make it a bit messier to pour since they form a film on the surface of the lead. A quick swipe with wax of some sort eliminates the oxides for a bit.
The oxides aren't an issue in bullet quality as the Rowell ladle pours from the bottom.
I just shortened my Rowell handle. It was almost too easy. The wooden handle is hollow, and all I had to do was extend the threads for the handle about 3 inches and screw the handle on till it bottomed out, then back off a half turn so the end of the rod wasn't in contact with the wooden handle itself. This knocked about three inches off the length, and if I want the handle a little longer I can adjust it.Firstthing I did with my Rowell #2 was shorten the handle, much better casting with it and still works great in the dutch oven.