Quick video showing damage differences between hip-fire and ADS fire in the same range.
This video is NOT to prove a "hidden" range finder perk for TLW. It just shows that the gun can have SIGNIFICANT damage differences in the same range when firing from ADS or hip-fire in PvE, even on body shots (though this happens less consistently than with critical shots.) I don’t use the gun in PvP, so I have no idea if it happens there. Others might know.
I just know this poor gun has been worked over and over and over and over and still doesn't work right. Just bring back to year 1 perks/stats and ban it from PvP. That'll fix everything.