It works. By all rights and ancestors it shouldn't but it does. The look on my opponent's face when the cannoneer plopped a 16" shot on his caster with the extroller buff: priceless. Venators Black Spot shooting an entire unit of Brigands turn 2 with mini-feat/aim bonus. Delicious.
Granted it's not as fast and satisfying as meeting sword to sword but it does have a special place now whenever I want to feel sassy and irregular.
Have to hand it to PP, that Cyclops Raider opens alot of new ideas up.