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Stonebow

Cost 35 gp Weight 4 lbs.
Damage 1d4 (small), 1d6 (medium) Critical x2 Type bludgeoning
Range Increment 50 ft. (projectile)
Category ranged Proficiency simple
Weapon Groups bows

A stonebow, or bullet crossbow, resembles a light crossbow except for the distinct U-shaped bend in the stock.

Instead of bolts, the stonebow shoots sling bullets. The bow has two strings with a leather pocket between them to hold the bullet.

Loading: Loading a stonebow is a move action (a free action if you have the Rapid Reload feat) that provokes attacks of opportunity.

Firing: You can shoot, but not load, a stonebow with one hand, but doing so imposes a –2 penalty on your attack rolls. You can shoot a stonebow with each hand, but you take a penalty on attack rolls as if attacking with two light weapons. This penalty is cumulative with the penalty for firing one-handed.

You can shoot ordinary stones with a stonebow, but stones aren’t as dense or as round as bullets. When using stones, you take a –1 penalty on attack rolls and deal damage as if the weapon were designed for a creature one size category smaller than you.

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Pathfinder Player Companion: Ranged Tactics Toolbox © 2014, Paizo Inc.; Authors: David N. Ross, David Schwartz, and Kaitlyn Sprague.