TL;DR Consistent effective and lethal ranges for firearms please?
I know the effective range of a gun is limited, but the lethal range is much further. In other words, you probably won’t hit that guy that’s over 25 meters away, but if you do, it will still hurt just as much.
I just want to be sure that we can hold a shooting contest to hit something past effective range, and also that weapons have a realistic effective range (Not for the sake of balance, but for the sake of consistency).
For example, a Mosin Nagant (your surplus “Schofield” rifle you find on farms) has an effective range between 500 and 800 meters, depending on the model, sights, and accuracy of the individual rifle. This makes sense cause it uses a big 7.62x54mmR round and it has a long barrel (excluding carbine variants)