Thanks for those replies, I was hoping that for larger pieces like a 3 oz cuff, that there would be a price break in the metal charge.
The two casters I spoke to give a per casting charge and a metal charge, within that they obviously have all their overhead factored in.
I realize that part of the metal charge is a "fabrication" charge , but the "fabrication" for spruing and investing a cuff vs. a ring, while definitely more time consuming is probably not the (whatever it works out to going from ring to cuff, 5 gr to 80 gr) 40 times more in fabrication. But as Jbin1 mentions there is the flask space being used.
But I will shop around some more, but yes I want good castings and I am willing to pay for It, but just wanted to see what the consensus was here for the going rate .
I could use some recommendations for casters on the west coast.
Thanks again, much appreciated.