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Yes, good reeds. 2 1/2 seems quite soft for either of your mouthpieces, however.
I don't know about the alto reeds, but the tenor ones come in three different sizes for 2.5: light, med, and strong. I tried all three and there's a significant difference in strength. 2.5 strong is pretty close to a 3 in most other brands. The 2.5 light is pretty soft in comparison. So it depends on which '2.5' you try.
 

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2,5 vandoren is same as 2,5 strong rigotti, no 3m..
is this right?
I don't know about the vandoren blue box, but the chart appears very accurate in terms of the reeds I do know. I found rigotti 2.5 strong to be very close to a V16 2.5, and a bit harder than a RJS 2.5H, just as the chart suggests.

In some cases it may be necessary to give the closest match, but still not an exact one. Ultimately, you just have to try them and find out. I've been pretty happy with the 2.5 stong tenor reeds on my 120 RPC. Still have to play them on a few more gigs to be sure.
 
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