I started out ladle casting and went the other direction.
I still pull out the ladle from time to time, well not really pull it out, it's laying on the bench right behind the lee 10 lb pot.
as an aside I wouldn't recommend the LEE 10 lb pot for ladle casting, it builds up waay too much oxidized lead on the surface, the 20 lb pot is much better for that..
If my memory is correct I have 2 Lee 20# bottompour, a Lee 20# ladle only, a Lyman 5 pound pot I use for casting soft nose bullets, an RCBS 22# bottompour, and the Magma 40#. I purchased the Lyman and one of the Lee 20# bottom pour pots, the others were gifts.
See John, 6. Get with the program.
Ladle convert here too.
Took the advice last year and now I have a nice RCBS bottom pour I have not turned on in a year. I have a Lee ladle pot and a new RCBS digital ladle pot.
I went from one ladle to seven but and this is a big but the Rowell ladle is that cats meow period!
Tune up complete. I cleaned the pot out, made a wood sleeve for the spout handle to keep it cool. There is a little room behind to add a little more weight of needed. The mold guide is scrap aluminum from a shower enclosure. It is adjustable for height. I also re tapped and religned the screws that guide the spout, makes operation easier. I looked at several new pots but decided to try this first.