It's been a while since i played phantasy star portable and i'm thinking of getting back into it

but i'm thinking about weapon types for photon arts i like and i had a couple of questions about some weapons

specifically: which is better for long ranged enemies like the diamogulous/de ragan type enemies or the boss in awoken serpent between rifles and longbows?

tbh i like longbows better but i dont know if there's a difference in rates of fire between the rifle and bow