# Bows in ShadowRun: How do I calculate the damage?

In the SR4 rulebook 20th Anniversary edition, Bows damage assisted as (STR min+2)p yet later on, in the rulebook it says to calculate the base damage as the lowest of the bow and arrow rating.

To clarify, this is the relavent text:

Bows have minimum strength ratings that indicate the minimum Strength a character must have to use that weapon....The weapon's minimum Strength rating is also used to determine the weapon's range and damage. Material science limits high-tech bows to a maximum strength rating of 8. Calculate base damage using the lower value of the bow rating and arrow rotting.

Now, that leaves me scratching my head. Is that to say the bow damage is (STR min+2+rating)p? Or is through damage listed in the table for a rating 2 bow? That would make the bow damage (STR min+rating)p where rating is the minimum of the bow and arrow rating?