Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Norm3333

RIFLE shafts question

16 posts in this topic

I looked through old posts to find out what the difference is between Rifle shafts.

What does 5.5 mean?

What ball flight does each one have? I have read so much conflicting opinions.

If you really understand the differences, please help.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Want to get rid of this advertisement? Sign up (or log in) today! It's free!

Check their website and F.A.Q.'s for their explanations.

I believe it's Royal Precision.....True Temper.....etc. Google it up and you may get a better explanation.

Good luck.

Finding the right shaft is key.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

5.5 is basically your standard stiff flex. However, if you get the original Project X's, it's going to be slightly stiffer. go to royalprecision.com and look at their chart.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yea 5.5 is jus a stock stiff flex. The whole idea behind the rifle shaft is it has no perferations (or like the dilerbrate dents in the shaft) i guess it makes it more consistant.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just got custom fit for new Irons. The shafts are Rifle Project x 6.0 half inch longer than standard.

The pro was supised I was playing regular flex shafts before that
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just got custom fit for new Irons. The shafts are Rifle Project x 6.0 half inch longer than standard.

How has your ball flight changed between you new and old set of irons???

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was looking at the new PX high launch shafts and noticed they are only offered in 4.0, 5.0 and 6.0. Would the 5.0 be regular or stiff?
Also, on the fitting chart it said a 90 mph swing speed (with a 6 iron) requires a 6.5 and a 160 yard carry requires a 5.0. My recent results on the launch monitor said 83 mph and 159 carry (it was 0*c outside) so I am non the wiser which would suit me. Any advice?
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Royal Precision made the Rifle range (of all types) but I think they're owned by True Temper now.

The "Rifle" shafts are different from the "Project X" shafts and the "Flighted Rifle" shafts are different again.

5.5 (at least in the standard Rifles) is stiff(ish) but probably a bit less stiff than the old favourite Dynamic Gold S300 (I read somewhere that these come in about 5.8 on the Rifle scale).

The standard Rifles tend to hit the ball with a reasonably high flight. The Flighted Rifles have varying kick-point positions depending on the iron shaft. The long irons (2, 3 and 4) have a low kick point to help you get them off them deck and the shorter irons have a higher kick point to generate a lower flight (not that low though) for control. I've used the standard Rifles and the Flighted Rifles and I prefer the Flighted version - very nice, good feel and a nice flight. Slightly higher than DGS300. The standard Rifles were too high for me.

I haven't played the Project X in one of my own sets but I've tried them and although they played pretty straight, I loathed the feel. Too 'boardy' for me. They tend to play a bit stiffer than the other Rifle shafts for the same flex rating i.e. the 5.5 in the PXs seems a bit stiffer to me than the 5.5 in the other Rifles.

All of them look great without the standard stepping profile that most shafts use.

If you're looking for good shafts you could do worse than take a look at the Nippon range as well; a lot of people sing their praises.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I couldn't find a demo for the normal flighted rifles. The idea of flighted.... i don't really like it. I ended up going with Project X 6.0s. They are too stiff for me right now, but the s300s didn't feel stiff enough. Though, I'm confident I'll grow into them.

I still hit the ball QUITE high on good solid shots despite the "low traj." shaft and the stiffness. I wonder how much higher the ball could possibly go with Proj X High launch.

Admittedly it's not easy to get the 3 iron in the air like the others... but when I do it still goes up a good ways.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

look the 5.5 Rifle shafts are just plain stiff shafts and have a more penatrating ball flight, but I would seriusly look into getting SST PURE for all of your irons shafts. This system finds the center of each shaft and aligns it proper with the face. The results are unbelieveable! A club test showed that with a swing robot the shot dispersion with regular shafts was 20 yards left and right whereas with the PURE shafts it was only 2 yards ask around to PURE your irons.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

look the 5.5 Rifle shafts are just plain stiff shafts and have a more penatrating ball flight, but I would seriusly look into getting SST PURE for all of your irons shafts. This system finds the center of each shaft and aligns it proper with the face. The results are unbelieveable! A club test showed that with a swing robot the shot dispersion with regular shafts was 20 yards left and right whereas with the PURE shafts it was only 2 yards ask around to PURE your irons.

A more penetrating flight than

what exactly? A Rifle of the same flex as a DGS300 will fly higher assuming all else is equal. It's meant to. SSTPuring is over-rated as is "spining". It probably helps a bit but there is no way Iron Byron is going to hit, say, a DGS300 non-Pured club up to 20 yards off line and a Pured version of the same only 2 yards off.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How has your ball flight changed between you new and old set of irons???

Yes!

I hit a really high ball prior to that. Now my ball flight rises quickly but levels off at its peak....It seems to penetrate far more now. My distance has improved from about 160 with a 6 iron to 170-175..also iam more accurate.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

look the 5.5 Rifle shafts are just plain stiff shafts and have a more penatrating ball flight, but I would seriusly look into getting SST PURE for all of your irons shafts. This system finds the center of each shaft and aligns it proper with the face. The results are unbelieveable! A club test showed that with a swing robot the shot dispersion with regular shafts was 20 yards left and right whereas with the PURE shafts it was only 2 yards ask around to PURE your irons.

You need to do a little bit more homework. There's more to pureing a shaft than finding "the center of the shaft", as a matter of fact it has nothing to do actually with finding the "center" of the shaft, it has to do with finding spine, NBP and flo of each individual shaft. Some swear by it and others think it's hooey. I think at least a person should be consistant thruout the set. I find NBP and align towards the target in my shafts. Usually the flo is pretty close to the NBP. 5.5 is on basically their stiff and 6.0 is somewhere between stiff and X. As far as ball flight goes, it depends on the type of rifle you have, there are different kick points depending on different shafts in the set ie: Low kick for the higher # irons and high kick for the higher # irons, These are flighted rifles. There are Tour flighted which the kick is based on the flex rating also. Normally the softer the flex the lower the kick point.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just got custom fit for new Irons. The shafts are Rifle Project x 6.0 half inch longer than standard.

Those are my exact shaft specs! I moved from regular flex to the 6.0's. I sacrificed about 1/2 a club in distance, but picked up WAY more control! (look at me, working the ball!)
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sorry a bit out of topic.. just wondering, how much will Project X cost in US?

They're about $30 per shaft MSRP, but you can buy them cheaper as pulls, on BST's or ebay auctions.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2016 TST Partners

    GAME Golf
    PING Golf
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • I know what u mean. I found Bridgestone e5 brand new for 14.98 a dozen which is a 50% savings!!!! I wanted to shout it from the roof tops!!!! Bought six dozen...then shouted it from the roof tops. From the response, it appears no one is listening to anything golf ball related being shouted from the mountain tops as my forum entry had 0 replies. But hey!!! GO US!!!! Everybody loves golf ball deals!! :)
    • I agree with the first reply. Take some time away and give yourself an opportunity to recharge. We all have our slumps - even the tour pros. Remember, it's just a way to get some fresh air and exercise!  
    • I had a stretch like that about a month ago. For a few solid weeks (playing nearly every day), I couldn't break 80 for the life of me. I kept shooting 83, 86, 84... that sort of thing. And I think I was just trying too hard to fix everything all at once.  I started to overthink about mechanics and my confidence was low and I was tense over every shot and every putt and it all just compounded into poor scores and frustration. But then I decided to take a few days off and then followed it up with a few good sessions on the driving range where I focused on swinging smoothly and swinging within myself.  The issues I was dealing with seemed to fix themselves.  I didn't change anything about my swing, I just focused on approaching the game with "ease".  And at the moment I am playing some of the best golf in my life! Everybody goes through their slumps. Maybe just take some time away and when you return remind yourself to slow down and play within yourself. I bet that will help a lot!
    • I disagree with this. Let's take Titleist and/or Mizuno for example, the manufacturing tolerances are the same, the heads are all coming from the same factories and they all get assembled in the same building. In terms of design they probably spend much less time on the muscle back irons because there is only so much you can do with a blade design. More time goes into the design, R&D of the AP irons than the blades.
    • I was in the same place as u about 9 months ago. My home course was a very tight challenging par 66 golf course. Between the terrible hooking and the complete inability to get the golf ball in the air and the losing of 14 golf balls during one round I absolutely hit rock bottom. I was terribly depressed, angry, and heart broken. Unlike most everyone I know, golf is the only interest I possess other than my family. I own firearms but I do not hunt. I enjoy shooting and bowling over work but Im not overly passionate about either. My round on that given day concluded with me on 18 25 yards before the green aimed away from it. I retrieved the last 9 balls from my bag and hit every single one as hard as I could into the lake!!! I yelled, I cussed, I screamed, I behaved like an absolute lunatic. Broken and ashamed, I returned to my car and swore that no matter what I was done for six weeks. I had lost control and track of my priorities. I was holding golf above all else including my beautiful wife and amazing young son. Im ashamed to admit that esp publicly, but golf had consumed me. It was hell, but for six weeks; no golf channel, no golf browsing, no sand trap visits, didnt touch a golf ball or golf club. After six weeks and re prioritizing my life (getting my shit together) I returned refreshed and re discovered my love for the game. And now Ive dropped 8 strokes from my handicap and have done so while playing much longer more difficult courses. And MOST importantly Ive learned to balance golf with life and things that actually matter. Like family!! If u have reached the point u are at now, u are in danger of becoming me. RUN!!! Dont walk...RUN away from golf before its too late. For six weeks ignore all things golf at any and all costs!! Then come back and see what happens. Hopefully u rekindle your passion, if not, theres no law that says u must play golf. There comes a point where giving it up is the right move. ;) But I bet it doesnt come to that. Best of luck!!!!  P.s. Golf takes a lot of time away from the ones we love. Spend that extra time with those u cherish most. 
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Images

  • Today's Birthdays

  • Blog Entries