Have things really changed so much? I have been away from muzzleloading for about 20 yrs. I recently bought a lyman GPR .54 percussion kit and finished it and went to the local range to shoot it. There were two other guys there. Now I understand the concerns of some today about blowing down the barrel between shots ( I DON'T WANT TO OPEN THAT CAN UP HERE), and will follow whatever the clubs rules are, even if I disagree. BUT, what about the nonsense of NOT loading with a wooden ramrod?! Yes, unbreakable ones make sense, but since when have outdoorsmen become so squeamish? "It might break and impale your arm!" I was told. You ought notta do that!" I was flabbergasted. I disagree, but will not blow down my barrel at the range, nor will I any longer use my wooden ramrod in front of the light hearted. I guess I've kind of ranted on... but my question is, Are people no longer using wooden ramrods?