This just in from Threeper SJ:
Made my first batch today. 200 grainers for the .44.
Definitely a learning experience. If you haven't scolded the IIIpers to be learning it before you might admonish them to spend the time now before times really get lean if they intend to use casting to enhance their ammo supply.
The whole process took up most of this afternoon with two hours spent actually casting (setup, prep and teardown was a large chunk).
Got 200 loadable bullets for my efforts.
Not much invested either.
$20 for the mold. $5 for the ladle. $15 for a .429 sizer. I didn't need on this batch (but the lube needed came with it). The cast iron pot was free, used the burner for my turkey fryer as a heat source. I paid $25 several moths ago for a 5 gallon bucket filled to overflowing with wheel weights (good for thousands of bullets).