Check edit... I went into some more detail about the root of why I think it's better. I can shoot ya my TS info as well... prob not gonna be on until late tonight and will be on less in the next few weeks. (getting married friday)
But in the end... I noticed that when tech damage went up my over all damage went up significantly.... when another guildie broke it down in the same way I did... it actually makes a lot of sense.
But like many I was too concentrated on my rail shot damage which is a waste of stats IMO.
First off Congratulations. Many happy years!
And yeah I'm not saying Tech Damage isn't important. Obviously it is. I'm just still thinking about 5 bonus damage vs 1% crit (both ranged and tech). Still seems you could hit a better sweet spot just dropping down to the 115 range of crit rating to and the 41 extra power would leave you with more bonus damage for the same overall crit rate.
BTW I'm sure you know this, but make sure to go out and get the cunning datacrons too =X