I just got my Lyman 457121PH mold to go with my 457122 Gould HP. My alloy is 9lbs of WW with 1lb of 50/50 bar solder so I am close to Lyman #2. The challenge is getting the bullet out of the mold. When I took the mold out of the wrapper I hit it with some Gunk, then brake cleaner and then alcohol followed by the air compressor and the mold is nice and clean. I poured about 50 bullets tonight and every one of them was a PITA to get out of the mold. I first noticed that the mold does not open easily once lead is inside. some gentle back and forth on the handles and you can see the nose open first. Then it is easiest to crab the tops of the mold and open that way once I have worked the halves loose. However, the bullet stays in one side or the other and does not want to come out. I also picked up a casting thermo and the alloy is about 700 degrees, I tried to cooler (in the Lyman #2 band on the thermo) and the spout on the pot clogged. So I have tried opening the mold right after the pour as well as waiting a few minutes and the bullet is no easier to extract either way. I have never had this problem with the Gould bullet but it is much shorter. Any suggestions????