|Kor - Orc Scrollkeeper|
Looking here -- does point blank shot not benefit ray spells any more?
Point-Blank Shot (Combat)
You are especially accurate when making ranged attacks against close targets.
Benefit: You get a +1 bonus on attack and damage rolls with ranged weapons at ranges of up to 30 feet.
The Benefit wording is identical to 3.5. The descriptive text before it now refers to "ranged attacks" as opposed to "ranged weapons", so to me it better includes ranged touch attacks. Perhaps they could have better clarified this by also replacing the reference to "ranged weapons" in the benefit wording, to "ranged attacks".
Anyways, pg 214 defines a Ray as "You aim a ray as a ranged weapon... "