Why do we have so many shotguns that serve no purpose in this game? They nerfed the Model 10a Hunter already and it still does everything you need a shotgun to do and more. There is literally almost no reason to use anything but a Model 10a Slug or Hunter in this game unless you are getting very particular and want to try out the 12g now and then. I find the m97 to be almost useless, although I am sure there are people that use it.
The M97 is basically garbage auto aim yourself into a coffin unless I think you use the backbored? It barely works at 5 feet let alone anything else. I try the other shotguns now and then but I just can't really get into any of them much besides the Model 10a.
I mean against good headshotters you have only have one shot with the shotguns most of the time. If you miss that you are toast. I don't even see the point in these supposed choke hole shotguns that never do what they are supposed to. There are still so many grenades out there and guns with such ferocity even from 20m that you better pray no one sees you to handle these things. Getting that close barely even works in trenches. The aim is so messed up you are bound to miss a shot and get yourself wiped from behind as they hear your massive shotgun auto itself into the ground.
What do people think about the shotguns? I am by no means an expert, but I am rarely killed by a lot of the shotguns. It seems only a small few are what people can be comfortable with even after the weapon balancing that has been going on. I don't speak for everyone, but I think they need to sort out the weapon balance for assault better.