Hardest target 9260 or 1095?
by Angel Pellot
(Jeffersonville, IN )
QUESTION: I'm wondering what steel is better for hard targets if 9260 spring steel alloy or 1095 high carbon steel.
ANSWER: Hi Angel,
I would definitely want to use 9260 on harder targets. 1095 is very hard (high carbon content of .95%) and can tend towards the brittle side.
Of course, much depends on how it is heat treated, but speaking very generally, hard targets plus hard steel = something has to give, and it is usually the 3' long sharp object!!
No steel is indestructible, so always err on the side of caution.
Stay safe and have fun.