I've researched this quite extensively but my results seem to be going against the information provided already.
Excluding additional benefits such as bonus stats/relics/skill points (etc) my weapons that do "bonus elemental damage" (excluding launchers) seem to do:
Weapon damage x elemental effect (150% flesh/200% corrosive etc) + 2x splash damage (Torque pistol = 100% etc)
So when it comes to, for example, the Torgue pistols with bonus explosive damage it's doing 3x the damage it states on the weapon card and from all my research nobody is boasting that kind of multiplier.
Therefore my question is, is my evaluation of the damage of weapons that say bonus elemental damage correct or am I somehow evaluating it incorrectly.
Additionally, are there explosive weapons that don't have bonus explosive damage as I only really collect elemental weapons and have neglected to see if there are explosive weapons that don't have bonus explosive damage.
These, I'm aware, are really nooby questions but I am a Borderlands 2 noob so any help would be much appreciated. Cheers.
p.s. My Maliwan pistol with bonus damage seems to do 100% splash damage (2x) which contradicts this post.