It greatly depends on your skills and the creature skills. When I was fighting Dodge 3 creature I was lucky to get 3 out of 5 hots, most of the time it was 2 or less. But when I found something with low or none Dodge skill my average was 3-4 hits.
Not only is the Leader of a bandit group/creature squad the last to die, it appears he/she are immune to taking any incoming fire until all other members of that squad have been killed.
I know this may belong in the Suggestions thread, but I was wondering: is there a way for the invulnerability of the leader to be turned off during the same combat round when the last member is killed? More than once, my squad has had only a few HP left to finish off the remaining non-leader, but instead of shifting fire to the leader after the first three or four shots removed the last remaining member, they simply blast a hundred holes into the dead body.
I wouldn't mid if they got exp for that, but of course, they don't.