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Has anyone gamed the Epic Forged irons? Obviously they have strong lofts. The 7 iron has a 27-degree loft. By comparison, I just bought MP20 HMBs. The 7 iron in that set is a 32-degree loft. The HMB have 120g Nippon shafts. The Cally had the Mitsubishi AV Silver graphite shaft which is much lighter at (I believe) 60g. The Cally 7 iron is a little over 1/2 inch longer. I took the Cally's on the course (demo) to compare.

Based on the specs, one would think the added 5 degrees of loft on the Cally 7 iron, and extra shaft length would result in roughly 12-15 additional yards, but the Cally was more like 25 yards longer. And during hitting, the misses on the HMB were more pronounced in terms of lost yardage. The Cally's distance on mishits seemed to cost maybe 5-7 yards where I lost 10-15, or more, with the HMB.

Added to the above, I've played the HMBs for 3 rounds now and can't seem to get flush feeling shots. Every shot feels slightly "clunky" and labored which is weird because I have a set of Wilson Staff FG-51's from 1991 and the shots feel far better, even off-center shots.

So I'm curious if others game the Epic Forged.
 

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Thanks! I actually did a search before posting and this didn't show up, at least right away!!!
 

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Thanks! I actually did a search before posting and this didn't show up, at least right away!!!
No problem, I remember because I was reading through it the other day. These seems like great irons.
 

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Has anyone gamed the Epic Forged irons? Obviously they have strong lofts. The 7 iron has a 27-degree loft. By comparison, I just bought MP20 HMBs. The 7 iron in that set is a 32-degree loft. The HMB have 120g Nippon shafts. The Cally had the Mitsubishi AV Silver graphite shaft which is much lighter at (I believe) 60g. The Cally 7 iron is a little over 1/2 inch longer. I took the Cally's on the course (demo) to compare.

Based on the specs, one would think the added 5 degrees of loft on the Cally 7 iron, and extra shaft length would result in roughly 12-15 additional yards, but the Cally was more like 25 yards longer. And during hitting, the misses on the HMB were more pronounced in terms of lost yardage. The Cally's distance on mishits seemed to cost maybe 5-7 yards where I lost 10-15, or more, with the HMB.

Added to the above, I've played the HMBs for 3 rounds now and can't seem to get flush feeling shots. Every shot feels slightly "clunky" and labored which is weird because I have a set of Wilson Staff FG-51's from 1991 and the shots feel far better, even off-center shots.

So I'm curious if others game the Epic Forged.
I have played five or more rounds with the Callaway Epic Forged irons. I did not see the additional 25 yards that some report, but I definitely saw a good club extra distance than what I am accustomed to seeing. The biggest benefit that I saw is what you noticed, extremely good results from bad strikes. The set that I played have Catalyst 100 6.0 shafts. I was told at the recent Small Batch Event with Project X/True Sports in San Diego that the Catalyst 100 plays stiff to flex and that it is not a shaft the provides a lot of kick. So, that could be some of what I noticed when I have played the set of Epic Forged irons available to me, but although not giving me an extra 25 yards per club, that combination is still the longest set of irons I have ever hit, but the dispersion was also ridiculously good.

I say to anyone who doesn’t mind spending the dough, the Epic Forged irons should be given careful consideration.
 

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yeah, been hitting them for a few rounds ... have the 6i - gw; pm me if you want any details or anything! good luck with your choice
 

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