Im new to blackpowder. Found that the ram rod was hurting my hand seating the bullet at the range. Tried the Thompson center ramrod with the t-handle but it didn't help much. I started putting a scap of something flat between end of rod and my hand. Saw this tip online and it's nearly free, fits in my pocket, and works great. Drill a hole in an old golf ball! Fits like a glove!