" Moreover, DICE also reduced the ability to elicit one-kill shots from certain weapons, including the Magnum .44, which used to be able to reduce health pools from 100 to 0 with one shot to the head. You can still do so, but you'd have to be in a very specific distance to manage it.
I think you're overthinking this particular issue (and in my opinion, it's a non-issue).
Edit: AHHHHH, I'm always writing books >.<
I know for a fact in HC mode any weapon one shot kills within 15 meters since the spring patch. In addition, after X meters (weapon type specific) bullet damage reaches a point it takes two head shots to kill.
It is a non-issue because of how stats are "kept" unfortunately.
You have always been clear, thank you. Maybe it was I who was not clear? I was building my questions off of your comments such as, your "stuff" is listed based on max damage, that's all we can, in any kind of good conscience, accurately calculate. So...
I use the M249 at all ranges. My "Dmg" is 29, exactly middle of 25 and 33. Meaning for using a weapon on ALL Maps at ALL ranges, 50% of the time i'm in the middle of min / max damage, or, 50% of the time I'm shooting at targets more than 45m away, and 50% less than 45m away.
In comparison, look at my AEK, it's 32 (still under 33). I can tell you i ONLY use that POS bullet dispenser on CQB maps where long distance shots are extremely limited! It's a beyond trash accuracy weapon, the bullet spray is huuugggeeee (Trump voice). Trying to shoot anything beyond 45m not on single shot, LOL. That's also how you can spot a cheat. For example, the subject in question running a muzzle break, trigger mashes full auto the AEK and has no spray penalties, LOL blatant obvious. But still back to my point, 32 of (25 : 33) shows I get 90% of my kills under 45m which is accurate. I do not even bother on shots that "look" long distance, not worth wasting the ammo.
How can 93% weapons damage be justified as "legit" on big maps when it's clear targets are over 45m away???
Edit: We come to the numbers of 25 and 33 based on HC mode and weapon type. 5.56 weapons take three hits to kill max damage, and four hits to kill min damage. 1:3 = 33.33% 1:4 = 25%
Conversely 7.62 weapons are min damage, three hit kill and max damage two hit kill. 1:3 = 33.33% and 1:2 = 50% (33.33 / 50)