I'm about to play a Halfling in my 1st Pathfinder game and I'm a bit confused about the Halflings Staff Sling.
Under "Standard Racial Traits" for halflings it states:
Size: Halflings are Small creatures
In the rules weapon size is described as follows:
Weapon Size: Every weapon has a size category. This designation indicates the size of the creature for which the weapon was designed. A weapon's size category isn't the same as its size as an object. Instead, a weapon's size category is keyed to the size of the intended wielder. In general, a light weapon is an object two size categories smaller than the wielder...
Also in the rules "Dmg" is described as follows:
Dmg: These columns give the damage dealt by the weapon on a successful hit. The column labeled “Dmg (S)” is for Small weapons. The column labeled “Dmg (M)” is for Medium weapons.
Under "Simple Weapons" the "Sling" is listed as follows:
Sling: Dmg (S) 1d3 or DMG (M) 1d4, x2 Critical, 50' Range
Under "Exotic Weapons" the "Staff Sling, Halfling" is listed as follows:
Staff Sling, Halfling: Dmg (S) 1d6 or Dmg (M) 1d8, x3 Critical, 80' Range
Does the bullet shot from a "Staff Sling, Halfling" do 1d6 or 1d8 in damage or is that considered the damage done using the staff sling as a blunt weapon, and the actual bullet dmg is the dmg listed under "Sling"?
Also, if the staff sling is made for a Halfling, and a Halfling is "Small", why is there something listed under "Dmg (M)"?