Hunter compromise suggestion: shotguns
I think NG should replace rifles that have the wide bore trait with shotguns. In the real world shotguns shoot with a spread and don't have the range of a rifle. The range for rifles should be greatly extended. Well beyond the new shotgun range and that of pistols. This could change tactics where you could have a sniper stay back to pick off people and send your people with shotguns in for closer combat. You could adjust traits slightly by adding a scope to increase the chance of a head shot/critical and different gauges for wider shotgun spread. Maybe even sawed off for a wide spread but shorter range. And of equal importance, the survivors would look cool carrying new weapons. Just my $0.02.