The points are made of various types of stone (looks like quartzite and
chert variations, but I'm not a geologist). As to whether they'll hold up
to practice rounds and hay bale targets, it's impossible to tell. The
variety of stone, and the individual characteristics of each stone point
(the differences in profile, chipping, inclusions in the stone, etc.) make
each one uniquely different and thus they will each perform and respond
differently. At some point, they and every other point made by man will
fail. The only questions are when, how, and under what circumstances.
With stone, there is no way to even begin to guess at those answers. If
you want to practice with stone points, these probably aren't a bad way to
go, though I would surmise that learning to make your own is going to be a
much better solution in the long run. Good luck!
Answered on 12/7/2012 by Anonymous