I definitely had some problems yesterday; I think Father Grand Caster was looking somewhere else, (I really do like that Buckshot) . My mind was dealing with quite a few issues from work so I decided to cast and clear it out, I was making more 358477's and my difficulties were sprue tearing. At least I think it's sprue tearing; I was left with a little dimple in the base, kinda grainy-looking.
I think, from my reading all of the advice posted here, that I was going a little too fast. It was nearly always the inboard mold, (the one I pour last), and I did get a significant amount of lead smeared on my sprue plate. I tried slowing down & things improved, not completely though. I also think I may need to hit up Bullshop for some of his Plate Lube, (I probably would've done it in person yesterday, but that's about a 5-hour drive from here). The casting did have the desired effect of getting my mind off work, but then my mind became obsessed with figuring out what I was doing wrong.
So, I'm asking for a little help here; any advice out there? Thanks guys, take care