I need another point of view. Currently I am caught between a rock and a hard place, at least a bit.
In another thread Agent 333 and MilitiaJim mentioned some things I hadn't kept in mind.
To clear the air right from the start: I let my group vote if they wanted chambered weapons - even after in anothe thread the whole idea came up with mixed results. But nonetheless we played some rounds with chambered guns who can be reloaded 1 bullet per half action. My buddies said "hey, its not a gamebreaker, let's keep it". Also these modifications are pretty costly and difficult to pull of. Keep this in mind with regards to my questions.
Militia Jim mentioned that with a fireball gunpowder/bullets could be set off. Alright so let's assume the elves are a bit squeamish about arms that can so horribly backfire. Especially since they are quite easily in the camp who can come up with big numbers of spellslingers. So in a case like this and some applied sense they decide to go: "Whoa, guns are nice and shiny. But no way we use gunpowder. Let's find another way." And there we go. Also they will still use bows and fire the living hell out of anyone... because let's face its hard to use a bow properly and it needs time, which they still have.
Through the Charm Binding and Essence Mastery (I think it is Charm Binding, but I don't have my books here) you can convert the damage of a weapon. Let's assume the elves use the basic design of a gun and pack some elemental damage on it to kick some ass.
Do they still need ammo for it or has it basically unlimited ammo?
In they case of the bow should the damage conversion charm/essence be put into the bow or the arrows?
And finally how to protect a gunslinger against going out with a boom because of a firespell?
On a sidenote: I take it that guns/bows and their respective ammunition can be both equipped with weapon upgrades, or am I mistaken?. E.g. a bullet and the gun could be both equipped with AP and vice versa with a bow.
If this angle for unlimited ammo doesn't work, how could it possibly be done? I think of something in the vein of bows who create arrows of force or such.
Thanks for the help.