The dps calculator, insists that even with 2 100% crit dmg gems on the manticore (with archery) the bow still does 5k dps more. The manticore was a gift from a friend, and I insisted I didn't need it. Should I sell it or keep it?
I too think that the bow is better, even though it is a bit slower. But it's common that bows aren't as good as crossbows, especially manticores...
Well it is hard to tell for me because i dont know your char and stats always scale and change different depending of the current base stats.
But it seems the bow scales better because you have kind of low critchance and so the added 15% dmg outweigh the added critdmg. (just an assumption)
I would chose the bow ;D
get a Calamity with >1200 close to %50 damage, 11% as, above 80%chd, socket and maybe high death mark % and your life will be so much easier in higher mps. I facetank without moving at all until mp7, and up to mp9 am doing some moving around