Lol, good idea, there was a shitton of junk in there. i did and sold most of the stuff myself.. well, next time. Nice strategy! I tried rifleman for a while, it's brutal in combo, with sniper and other perks... But i decided to go back to older save and try commando instead. I ended up using kiloton radium rifle which was also affected by demolition expert and nuclear physicist - farting out fusion cores in flight was another fun thing to try. You're ultimately right that shotguns are still probably most powerful weapons, with the fact that each pellet is affected by the legendary attribute - i had one with the bleeding effect, but i had to put it away eventually - shooting mirelurk queen, or basically any enemy, from a long distance 2-3 times and watching its health bar instantly evaporate wasn't all that enjoyable.