I believe the removal of Waste Not, Want Not was an unhealthy change.
Ammo sustain is a ranged careers engine and fuel, taking it away leads to lack of build variety, coaxed talent/trait choices and/or mandatory picks.
Pre BBB Huntsman could get away with running any trait depending on a players skill level/how they managed their ammunition, but with the removal of Waste Not, Want Not, Conservative Shooter is almost a mandatory pick now.
Sure Shot is also redundant on Handgun and to some degree Empire Longbow.
It’s only notable on Blunderbuss, however pre-BBB Bluntsman was already good. Now it’s over the top.
Overall, the changes has made mechanical skill less rewarding, made Huntsman both less and more accessible, nerfed/removed builds and made some builds like Bluntsman even stronger. It’s rather gimmicky.
Remove Sure Shot and return Waste Not, Want Not as a main passive.
Rework Free Shot: Every third/fourth ranged hit grants a ranged headshot.
Free Shot now offers a way to make Huntsman more accessible and bumps headshot rate whilst limiting potential cheese/OP breakpoints as it can’t be stacked with One in the Eye.
(Both on level 10 row)
Rework Burst Of Enthusiasm
Burst of Enthusiasm was a decent talent pre-BBB but didn’t match the likes of Crit chance or reload speed. Reworking it to cooldown on ranged headshots could make for a competitive option.
30% cooldown is boring but much more balanced and had great synergy with every ranged option.
The other option is to implement the above Cooldown on Headshot suggestion as a level 30 talent and return old thp Burst of Enthusiasm to the level 20 row.