can someone please explain why there in the game other than to tick enemies off and let them know your positioning. They cant compete at midrange because of the fast TTK. Its a OHK out to 10m your better off using the buckshot for that. Its a 2HK out to 30m which is only 5 meters better than the revolver. No need to challenge someone outside of 10m because 90% of the guns have superior sights and a faster RPM. Its very difficult to get the second shot off if your going against a half decent player. The headshot out to 50m(headshot should be at any range) doesn't help because we don't get 3x scopes. Also what's up with M1897 hipfire is it broken or what? IMO they should increase the OHK to the upper chest out to 20m anywhere else on the body takes 2 shots. I would leave the 2HK out to 30m. Your trading in hipfire for accuracy and a bit longer range. This is the worst I've seen slugs in any battlefield. Don't get me wrong I've had some decent games with slugs in BF5 but the majority of the time they are not optimal or viable.
Edit: I'd be fine if Dice just increased the 2 hit kill out to 40-50 meters. This would be a more appropriate buff to slugs.