|Owen K. C. Stephens Contributor|
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So, in the APG, the Crossbow combat style for rangers lists Crossbow Mastery and Focused Shot feats as options.
The descriptions of those feats mentions they are also options for the archery combat style.
If true, that means the archery style has more feat options than any other style, and can be used to master a crossbow, even though there is a separate crossbow combat style that offers rapid reload... which you don't necessarily need if you take Crossbow Mastery (which, as a ranger, you can take as a combat style without meeting its prerequisites, although you may still want Rapid Reload to avoid taking AoOs from reloading).
And Crossbow combat style gives you Deadly Aim, while Archery does not.
So an archer might prefer Crossbow combat style for Deadly Aim (since Far Shot is the similar option for archery style, and doesn't come up as often), while a crossbow user might prefer the Archery combat style since it gets him Rapid Shot and he can still take Crossbow Mastery.
This strikes me as odd.