Nah bro. Since they changed the hit reg the game is horrible h3 plays more like halo 2 now. That update has taken the skill out of the game, no trailing, just point and shoot. Can be cross map on standoff and you can hit them easily smh. Can't actually believe no one has complained about this, Coz the game is not fun to play because of this. they need to revert the bullet speed back to how it was.
They didn't change anything aside from the BR's hit registration, which was absolutely broken prior to the patch. You do still need to lead your shots at range, all the skill is still there. You're either vying for attention, or just venting from a bad game or two.
To the OP: it does seem like the Assault Rifle took a hit in the last update. It seems like the first couple shots just don't connect, even at close range with the reticle dead-center on the target. I've seen it pretty consistently, too.