Hunt Showdown: All Shotguns Reviewed

Hunt Showdown: All Shotguns Reviewed

This guide compares all of the shotguns in Hunt Showdown and their many variants. We look at pellet spread patterns, base stats, and discuss tactics and strategy around how to use these powerful CQC weapons.

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  1. Taskophilus Tanner on October 28, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    Compact Spector.

  2. Jack Burton on October 28, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Is this information still relevant ?
    I started about a month ago

  3. Josh Feldman on October 28, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    Romero slugs and a stripper pistol (forgot name) is my fav to run

  4. Marcelo HF on October 28, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    Specter with regular shells and lemat fire rounds with fanning

  5. Steffen aka iRule on October 28, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    New Video with all shotgun Spreads for buckshot and pennyshot please 🤗

  6. Umar Ahmer on October 28, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    Plz make a new updated video on this topic

  7. Michael Cancella on October 28, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    Do you intend to update your take on shotguns? Custom ammo has significantly upgraded the capability of some of these weapons. I’d love to hear your take on it.

  8. EmpyreanDreamer on October 28, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    Can’t really beat the Romero. For those watching now the handcannon has improved spread since this video was posted including the hatchet version which seems to have pretty much identical spread now.

  9. Richard Lucas Cronley on October 28, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Pretty new to the game but one of my favorite kills was a double kill with the short double barrel shotgun.

    Me and my team got into a heated gun fight in a road near some trees. I made some pot shots with a pistol and ducks into the bushes. I could hear bullets wizzing by. I snuck through the foilage and flanked and single shotted each of the two surviving enemies dropping them instantly. Super satisfying.

  10. Illumin4t on October 28, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    i take the romero or cadwell over any other shotgun in this game.

  11. Vyse Arcadia on October 28, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    Idk how you can forget that the Specter Bayonet is sawed off at the tip and reduced from 12 to 10 meters and is also why the spread is greater. Yet quick to announce the Romero Hatchet’s 1m reduction and spread increase.

  12. p on October 28, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    I do like the specter but yeah the pump feels like an entire lifetime in the game. Enough time to eat a headshot if anyone was able to remain cool after getting peppered.

  13. Peter Tran on October 28, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    Lemat shotgun shell is so satisfying.. I’ve gotten 5 surprise bops with it this week alone 😀

  14. The Creator on October 28, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    That explains why I feel like the lemat shotgun shell isn’t doing anything… ITS LITERALLY GOES EVERYWHERE

  15. MetalGear0987 on October 28, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    Great video! Loved how you added the spray patterns.

  16. Tobias Rasmussen on October 28, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    Specter number one

  17. mitchell sollenberger on October 28, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    I like using 2 lemats with a scoped rifle so you got long range med range and anti melee in one build.

  18. dark reaper on October 28, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Shotguns are pure trash in this game…the most unrealistic and over estimated spread I’ve seen
    Basically shotguns in Hunt aren’t better than throwing knives despite faster projectile speed
    That’s BS
    Well okay I’m fine with shotguns in e.g. Far cry series where tye spread is high but it is possible to 2-tap enemies at decent distance but Hunt…Shotguns in Hunt are a joke
    Though fun to use for defence as melee weapon

  19. Enrico Cvik on October 28, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    I learned about the specters slow rof the hard way.
    Me: "about 6 meters away from target, I hit a shot"
    Opponent: "still alive, they pull out their secondary"
    Me: "I pull the tr-"
    Opponent: "unloads half a clip of a chain revolver worth of lead straight into my skull thanks to the fanning perk"
    Me: "ded :("

  20. Daren Gauthier on October 28, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    I’m a fan of the lamat ii
    And the specter

    It’s usually my primary loadout those two

    But today I learned, that bayonet is poo poo

  21. hat shot on October 28, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    5:46 wtf is this, comfortably reloading in the enemys face, while hes shooting at you??? I would have received 3 head shots doing that.

  22. NatTheKiwi on October 28, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    I fought and nearly wiped a trio with the compact specter. Granted, they were a bit boosted and I probably could have killed the last guy had I ducked under his knife. This is why you don’t split up from your random trio buddies! They did to booster teams lol

  23. OnionOfShame on October 28, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    question: does the fire rate affect spread? i.e. if I spam the Crown & King as fast as possible will the spread be widened (aside from the point-of-aim moving with recoil)?

  24. Jared Lucus on October 28, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    The Romero hatchet currently has a glitch where the spread actually tightens significantly while you are aiming down the sights!!! Just a heads up to anybody

  25. marvin marvin on October 28, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    LeMarkII shotgun version saved my ass so many times xD

  26. Agpiplup on October 28, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    Tbh the spectre is probably my favorite shotgun. it isnt as good close as the external hammer shotguns, but it is a cheap medium range 2 shot beast. It is so reliable in the fights I find myself in, and I can deal with alot of people. I dont really know why people don’t like it besides the slower firerate (Screw the variants just the base gun)

  27. GulagtusPrime on October 28, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    you didnt do the lemat

  28. LesMuise on October 28, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    I went from Caldwell over Specter to now Romero ( That blast is just unbeatable).

  29. 0FF_13LVcK on October 28, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    Any of this change with recent updates?

  30. Robert Harris on October 28, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    Are there any plans to update this with the changes to the shotgunz?

  31. The Void. on October 28, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    I’m guessing this was made before custom ammo became a thing?

  32. Alex Smith on October 28, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Where is the Winfield terminus?

  33. ark player on October 28, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    honestly i love the spectre

  34. Nomad on October 28, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Lemat’s shotgun is actually amazing because if you’re using a sparks you’re dealing 149, and at medium range you can just shoot with the Lemat and kill him

  35. Leopoldo3 on October 28, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    romero talon does 150 now, ive killed many trios by shooting one and chopping the other 2

  36. Tar ziq on October 28, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    What are the new patterns for the new ammo.

  37. Ben on October 28, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Thanks for the video. I’m a fan of the Romero 77. Cheap, strong, good range.

  38. Dylan Vaughn on October 28, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    I find shotguns to be really useful against bosses. Though I wish the 1887 lever action and 1897 pump action was in this.

  39. line zero on October 28, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    The romero hatchet is the best gun in the game. I love that fella

  40. Mattia Canepa on October 28, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Are these stats still true ?

  41. RadiationZack10 on October 28, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    I hate the crown and king I was a few meters away from a guy fired 4 shots into him and it didn’t kill him completely useless

  42. Henrik Bernwald on October 28, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Great vid! The Romero 77 talon is my absolute fav gun in the game. My aim ain’t that good, so i have to compensate that with speed and close quarter fights. It works really well in this game!

  43. Lifepak on October 28, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    With the recent update shotguns lost the ability to cause bleeding…

    What‘s your opinion: Does this change affect the reliability significantly?

    After this update shotguns somehow feel even more RNG. I got ~15 meter hitmarker with a Rival Handcannon dealing heavy damage and miss people with a Romero Hatchet at approx. 5 meters.

  44. William Reardon on October 28, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    One of the ways the Specter seems inconsistent is because people don’t aim high enough. From his figure you can see that the pellet spread is centered almost entirely bellow the middlepoint of the crosshair. This means that you have to aim higher than other shotguns to land your pellets to the upper chest and get a killshot.
    So if you’re just taking the base specter for a spin without knowing this (or more commonly getting used to the weapon and adjusting through muscle memory) you’re going to have a hard time aiming it like other shotguns.

  45. Grimace on October 28, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    funny how it seems the romero 77 is one of the best shotguns because of how it easily outclasses the others in range and damage

  46. Alex Lotze on October 28, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    What about lever action shotty with levering?

  47. Stay Fractalesque on October 28, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    addicted to your shotgun focused content 🤤

  48. JRed on October 28, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Good video for when it was made… but with 1.4.0 it is now outdated and spreads false information (primarily that the romero hatchet is worse than the hand cannon).

  49. Rob kankerboef on October 28, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Romero handcannon as a backup for the springfield compact striker. Now thats a real mans loadout

  50. StateOfShock on October 28, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    It’s been almost a year, the shotguns have changed quite a bit, would be cool to see an updated shotgun video like this one