I like the extra weight of a brass ramrod on my GPR.Sure it's a little heavier to carry...but it makes it easier to hold steady while shooting offhand. After snapping off a wood ramrod in the field...you'll wish you had a brass ramrod!308Havoc said:the brass will do you just fine. it may even help balance your gun out. if the the weight(1 pound) is too heavy for you, look into a glass-reinforced polymer ramrod. it is flexible, light, and strong.