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Just a tip: if you look under the sprue cutter with the attached sprue still in place, is the lead kind of smeared across the holes? That will mechanically hold that sprue in place. Let the mold cool a little bit before you smack the sprue plate. It should be a clean cut off the top of the pellet.

 

I haven't checked it but this explanation makes a lot of sense.  I should have mentioned that I was using pure lead for casting so the metal is more prone to being smeared.