*nod* I noticed the several archer-related PrCs on the first page just after I posted. I agree with your skills, and we can probably come up with some more. As for the ranger, I want the archer to have specific, class features that set it apart, and not just feats (otherwise there'd be little point to making the class). And all Ranger really does is give you a couple free feats when you focus on archery, nothing special.

Ascension, good point about the bucklers. Hard for one to get in the way, especially since it could double as a wrist gaurd.

Anyways, I've got to run to work, so more in depth posting and pondering tonight!