My pro shop is advising a Project X Flighted or non-flighted 5.5 or an S300, any advice on which will be closest to the original Rifle Flighted 5.5? I'm not sure the flighted / non-flighted is a big issue as I'm replacing the 7 iron shaft, i.e. in the middle of the set. My understanding of the flighted shafts is that the long irons and short iron shafts have different kick points to 'normal' shafts to promote different ball flights, so the kick points in say a Rifle Flighted and an S300 7 iron shaft would be similar and have similar ball flights?
Onto flexes. I've read that the Project X Flighted 5.5 will be similar to a Rifle Flighted 5.5 but that a Project X (non-flighted) 5.0 would be closest to the Rifle Flighted 5.5. Any thoughts on this? I've also read that an S300 would play about 5.7?
Finally, weight? I was originally fitted for the Rifle Flighted 5.5s over S300s as they are a bit lighter, does this sound about right? Can anyone shed any light on whether the Project Xs (flighted or not) are similar weights to the Rifle Flighted?
In summary, I'm trying to choose between the Project X Flighted 5.5 or S300, which will be closest in terms of flex and weight, or is there not much in it? Cost is also a concern as the S300 will no doubt be significantly cheaper.
Or should I be looking at something entirely different, say a KBS R+ or something?
Thanks for reading!