Using a stone point isn’t a new idea, but I had never tried it before the black bear hunt. The experience further cemented my opinions on heavy arrows and broadheads.
The finished wooden shaft and point, tied on with moose sinew, weighed 950 grains. Wooden shafts aren’t as consistent as carbon, but even with a sharp rock on the end, these flew great. Any doubts I had dissolved when that bear piled up dead within seconds.
The average hunter isn’t going to try a stone point, but that doesn’t change the takeaway. If you are willing to sacrifice a little speed in favor of an extra-heavy arrow-insertbroadhead combination, I bet you’ll be shocked by the increase in penetration you see on big game.