As an example, when looking at the Romero 77 Handcannon is the correct way to think about it that the 140 damage is divided among x pellets? Or does each pellet deal 140 damage?
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The 140dmg is an expected average of total damage accumulated by all pellets hitting at the mentioned 10m distance. So you could be lucky to score a bit more or less in this case, but it gives you a rough estimation of the punch at that range.
Shotguns fire a number of pellets, each with a certain amount of damage. As they travel, they lose more and more power until they strike a target. Each pellet is calculated separately with the damage varying bases on body part, but all pellets striking at the same time are combined to one damage event with the sum of their damage added up together.
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