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OP is still here. Glad to see there are still dudes out there hitting these irons. Great sticks and the FM shafts are awesome!
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What's up Big mac!

I love mine with the FMs! I don't know too much about them honestly. Wish I knew what they weighed in at for starters.

Recently picked up another set of heads and going throw some KBS shafts in them. Mix up old school and new school. What do you think?
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Surfin Turf I'm doing great. Golf season in Ontario is like a month earlier than normal thanks to the mild winter. You are correct about sand wedges RAM did for Watson. I have one that I have ground myself that I mean to send to the Iron Factory to get rechromed/regrooved. Also, you can check my RAMs out if you check my linked WITB in my sig...


Also, FWIW the FM shafts are Royal Precision not TT.




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Grave diggin here.. Let’s go back in time a little while.. Just picked up a set of Tour Grinds 3-P with Precision 6.5s from my golf coach for $90. Found a matching 2 on eBay for $20. Thru on new golf

Love seeing Ram Tour Grind posts.  🙂   If you're inclined to use the original standard lofts, the lofts that are mentioned on the first page appear to be those for the Frequency Matched Gold

I have the vibration matched Rams and leaving shafts and lofts the way they are. Plan to play 3-9 as I have a 50* vokey sm7 that I like quite a bit and switch between the 2iron and the hybrid I carry

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[quote name='big_mac' timestamp='1197209651' post='817598']
Just acquired a set of mid 80s Golden Ram Tour Grind forged blades. Can anyone tell me what the stock lofts are supposed to be 2 through SW?
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I'm picking up a set of 2-SW this weekend. I'm glad you asked this question.
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The guy that was selling the GR Tour Grinds sold the damn clubs to someone else... guess the guy offered him more money. I did find a good set of irons though.

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The one thing I liked about the Watson wedges was they could be had in BeCu, Ni and Cobalt. I have about 4-5 sets of 53-55-58 BeCu, 2 or 3 of the Cobalts and one of the Ni. Fantastic wedges.

The old Brunswicks were the best shaft made, too bad they gave them up for rifles. I had 2 sets of NIB one set the 6.5 for when I was young and another set of 5.5 for when I get older. But I gave the latter away.

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[quote name='SurfinTurf' timestamp='1334191915' post='4704356']
[quote name='big_mac' timestamp='1334187545' post='4703866']
OP is still here. Glad to see there are still dudes out there hitting these irons. Great sticks and the FM shafts are awesome!
[/quote]
What's up Big mac!

I love mine with the FMs! I don't know too much about them honestly. Wish I knew what they weighed in at for starters.

Recently picked up another set of heads and going throw some KBS shafts in them. Mix up old school and new school. What do you think?
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Surfin Turf I'm doing great. Golf season in Ontario is like a month earlier than normal thanks to the mild winter. You are correct about sand wedges RAM did for Watson. I have one that I have ground myself that I mean to send to the Iron Factory to get rechromed/regrooved. Also, you can check my RAMs out if you check my linked WITB in my sig...


Also, FWIW the FM shafts are Royal Precision not TT.
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Your WITB is [i]sweet![/i] I've been there before actually. You've got the earlier heads stamped "Vibration Matched".

Both my sets are stamped "Axial" and "Frequency Matched". Shafts are labeled [i]"Frequency Matched[/i], [i]Dynamic Gold, 265 Cycles".[/i] Circa '89 or so I'm told. So they're FM's, huh? Not sure of the differences. Definitely lighter than S300's.

Glad your season is starting early! We have no seasons where I live which ain't too bad either.

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Just acquired a set of mid 80s Golden Ram Tour Grind forged blades. Can anyone tell me what the stock lofts are supposed to be 2 through SW?
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I'm picking up a set of 2-SW this weekend. I'm glad you asked this question.
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The guy that was selling the GR Tour Grinds sold the damn clubs to someone else... guess the guy offered him more money. I did find a good set of irons though.
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Keep searching Bro! I got my second set of heads on ebay 2-PW for [i][b]10 BUCKS[/b][b]![/b][/i] I was the only bidder.:russian_roulette:

TM '07 Burner TP 8.5° Protopype 80X
TM '07 Burner TP 14.5° PX 10A2
Adams Pro Idea Gold 18° PX HB6
Mizuno MP 32 3-PW DGS300
Cleveland 588 RTG 51°/56°/60°
The Wilson 8802

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The one thing I liked about the Watson wedges was they could be had in BeCu, Ni and Cobalt. I have about 4-5 sets of 53-55-58 BeCu, 2 or 3 of the Cobalts and one of the Ni. Fantastic wedges.

The old Brunswicks were the best shaft made, too bad they gave them up for rifles. I had 2 sets of NIB one set the 6.5 for when I was young and another set of 5.5 for when I get older. But I gave the latter away.
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[i][b]Soooooooo...[/b][/i]

NIB c. 1982 TG's and 4 or 5, [i]HaHa[/i], sets of BeCu's!!!

You don't need all that stuff do you really? I'm right here Bro.

BTW, I picked up a bunch of VTLT's partly 'cuase of your old posts. Now I'm hunting for Brunswicks.

TM '07 Burner TP 8.5° Protopype 80X
TM '07 Burner TP 14.5° PX 10A2
Adams Pro Idea Gold 18° PX HB6
Mizuno MP 32 3-PW DGS300
Cleveland 588 RTG 51°/56°/60°
The Wilson 8802

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Your WITB is [i]sweet![/i] I've been there before actually. You've got the earlier heads stamped "Vibration Matched".
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I put them at '83 vintage. I've also got a set of late 80s Accuform PTMs (awesome irons), '85 Wilson Staff Tour Blades (my fav irons of all time), and a set of Hogan Apex IIs that I've had refinished. Will post pix when I get them shafted.

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Back in the balata days, Tour Grinds could be had with both TT dynamic golds and the Brunswick FMs. IIRC some TT sets had 2 stickers 1 the DG the other a FM # sticker- could be wrong as I've slept since then.

The only difference between old school shafts and new ones is really the better QC seen today. Back in the day the pros would find a set of shafts they liked and they'd just get new heads for them. But as far as technology goes I think the older steel shafts still got it.

I'd rate the old Brunswicks as the best shafts ever made and the Apex 4s as second.

JBeam ZY-11 10* Basileus Alpha S / Crazy 435ii 10.5* Basileus AAA X
Tour Issue TM Superfast 2.0 TP 13.5* & 18* UST VTS SIlver 7S
Apex Pro Recoil 95 R // Steelhead XR Pro Recoil ES 760
Vega VM06 50 - 54 - 58 Shimada W
Slighter Auburn

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Those are my blades up 4 posts BTW.
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Looks like I missed your previous post where you wanted to know what the modern equivalent to the TT FM 6.5's would be. My 5 iron came in at 330cpms which would make it XXStiff, in a TTDG S300, and I'd think 6.5 - 7.0 in a PX.,

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Grave diggin here.. Let’s go back in time a little while.. Just picked up a set of Tour Grinds 3-P with Precision 6.5s from my golf coach for $90. Found a matching 2 on eBay for $20. Thru on new golf pride victory grips to keep them original and touched up the paint fill. Seemed like the perfect match with my ballstriking ability and the ball flight. Definitely gonna game them this coming season and eventually make them my backup set when I decide to buy a new set. Even found an old 80’s Ram staff bag to go with em. I never thought I’d be playing irons almost 40 yrs old and almost 10 yrs older than I am myself.

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Love seeing Ram Tour Grind posts.  🙂

 

If you're inclined to use the original standard lofts, the lofts that are mentioned on the first page appear to be those for the Frequency Matched Golden Rams.  They largely match what I was given when I got my first set of Golden Rams, which were Frequency Matched models.

 

The Vibration Matched and 1980 Tour Grinds may have been slightly weaker.  Possibly the "20-30-50" lofts for 2i/5i/PW that were seen with the FG-17, but they could be a degree weaker.  I'm reshafting my Vibration Matched Golden Rams, will be setting them to 17-20-23.5-27 for 1-4, then 4* from there to a 51* PW.  FWIW  

 

Welcome to Club Ram.  🙂

 

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The Ever Changing Bag!  A lot of mixing and matching
Driver: TM Original One 11.5* set to 10*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 X, 43.5"
3w:  Cobra King LTD, Matrix 8m3 X, 42"
Hybrid:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, NV105 S or DGS400

Irons grab bag:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4 (reshaft pending); 1-PW Golden Ram TW282 or Vibration Matched Golden Rams, RIP Tour 115 R (coin flipping for the reshaft project); 1i & 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S
Wedges:  Dynacraft Dual Millled 52*, DGS400; Scratch 8620 DD 53*, SteelFiber i125 S; Ram Watson Scoring System 55*, DGX 7i shaft; Ram TG-898, DGS400; Ram TG-898, NV105 S; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS300; Ram 1982 Commemorative Nickel 58*, Dynamic S; Ram TW282, DGS; Ram TW276, DGS; Ram Troon Grind 58*, Dynamic S; Maltby Design 60* mid sole, DGS400; Maltby Design 60* mid sole, NV105 S
Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34"
Balls: Wilson Staff Duo Professional or TaylorMade TP5

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