Originally Posted by Tee2Trees
Also remember that today's 2-iron is equivalent to the classic 1-iron in specs ...
I'm not so sure this is true. The GI and SGI irons have definitely gotten stronger in their lofts, but those sets have all compensated by switching to 4-GW as the standard, with a 3-iron optional, and most of them don't even offer a 2-iron. If you are playing a set that even has a 2-iron option (like OP's MP-33's, which aren't even new irons to begin with) then your playing some type of advanced "players club" and its going to be pretty close to matching the "old school" lofts, I'd think. The MP-33 2-iron is 19*, by the way. And the 3-iron is 22*.
But, yes, if you are uninformed, and are playing SGI irons and just want to also play a 2-iron because its cool or whatever, it's very possible that your 3-iron and 2-iron will be very close to the same club.
Either way ... I don't get it. My current 4 iron goes almost as far as my old 2 iron and is 3000% easier to hit and hit well. Why on God's earth would I want to torture myself with a 3-iron even ... let alone a flippin' 2-iron?!?!